Brocock Bantam Sniper HR – Information thread

Forums PCP Airguns Brocock Bantam Sniper HR – Information thread

  • Views : 7087
  • Link

    Element
    Participant
    Member

    The mags all are interchangeable same caliber of course!

    Link

    remnar
    Participant
    Member

    Element

    The mags all are interchangeable same caliber of course!

    Thank you!  Happy shooting!

    Link

    remnar
    Participant
    Member

    DHart

    Can't wait to get back outside again tomorrow and launch some Crosman Premier 14.3 grainers (which just arrived today – recommended by bill).  These CP pellets look totally different than the usual JSBs and H&Ns… they're really clean, polished and shiny looking!  

    I backed the hammer tension out to "flush", dialed the Huma reg to 140, lubed the bolt, lightened the trigger to 16 oz..  Rifle cocks really easily.  Looking forward to punching some holes, bro!  (My Red Wolf is "on break" and righteously jealous of the Bantam Sniper HR.)

    Aztec Emerald 5.5-25×50 FFP scope is fabulous!  I like it much more than my Emerald 5.5-25×50 SFP, which I do like a lot.  The reticle size on the FFP is much better than on the SFP and the illumination is waay cool, too.  I think well worth the extra bill vs the SFP version.

     

    Now… I want to know about the wood stock option for the Sniper HR!

    I, too, was hoping for the beech stock version of this rifle.  My understanding, after speaking with AOA and SPAW, is that it may never come to pass.  I would buy an additional wood stock, if they offered it, and use the plastic stock when in the field.  Just sayin, if anyone is listening,..

    Link

    DHart
    Participant
    Member

    I would guess that the wood stock from a Bantam Hi-Lite might be made to work… routing out the cavity for the two gauges?

     

    Link

    Rico_navy1
    Participant
    Member

    Hmm I have shot and owned some very expensive polymer and metal powder burners, and I have to say I was very surprised how sturdy and solid the stock on the sniper felt. They could've built it much cheaper because of the lack of recoil on pcp rifles, but they didn't. It's a great stock with some nice built in features, minus the sharp rough edges of course. 

    Link

    remnar
    Participant
    Member

    Agreed.  Very sturdy.  I just like wood stocks.  One may be able to use the original bantam stock, and it would still have a cutout on the left side.  No way to repair it, really.

    Link

    remnar
    Participant
    Member

    After shooting the Sniper with high Sportmatch rings and no rail I decided to give the rail a try.  I ordered 30mm medium Seekins rings and mounted my scope in a few minutes.  The Seekins rings really make the Sportmatch rings seem 2nd or 3rd rate.  The rings simply "fit" everything!  The scope is held snug, with no pinch.  First class, all the way.

    Though you cannot see it in the photo, due to the lighting, there is 1/4 " of clearance between the front and rear ends of the scope, and the rails.  

    Link

    Zebra13
    Participant
    Member

    Gents,

    What kind of velocities are you getting out of your 22 caliber Snipers with the 25 grain JSB?

    And does anybody have any velocity numbers for the Sniper in 25 caliber?

    Thanks,

    Justin

    Link

    Kaeokini
    Participant
    Member

    Zebra13

    Gents,

    What kind of velocities are you getting out of your 22 caliber Snipers with the 25 grain JSB?

    And does anybody have any velocity numbers for the Sniper in 25 caliber?

    Thanks,

    Justin

    Aloha Justin, 

    If you do a search for "brocock bantam sniper hr .25" I did a shot string with jsb kings 25.39gr. This was when I first got my gun and everything was stock not tuned yet. Hope this helps.

    Aloha,

    Keone

    Link

    Zebra13
    Participant
    Member

    Keone,

    Thank you much, sir.  I thought I read everything there was on this site about the Sniper.  Missed that one!

    A 25 grainer at 890 is nothing to sneeze at. Especially if you're a ground squirrel!

    Have you done any shooting with the power setting turned down?  If so, what where your reults?

    Thanks,

    Justin

    Link

    DHart
    Participant
    Member

    From a Bantam Sniper HR in .22 caliber, you could expect a 25 gr pellet to fly at around 730 fps.  Extremely effective match to a ground squirrel.

     

     

    Link

    Kaeokini
    Participant
    Member

    Zebra13

    Keone,

    Thank you much, sir.  I thought I read everything there was on this site about the Sniper.  Missed that one!

    A 25 grainer at 890 is nothing to sneeze at. Especially if you're a ground squirrel!

    Have you done any shooting with the power setting turned down?  If so, what where your reults?

    Thanks,

    Justin

    Aloha Justin,

    I have not turned down the gun because I found this gun likes the reg. pressure where it's at. I get very good accuracy with polymags out to 50 yards. That's what distance I mainly do my pesting at.

    Aloha,

    Keone

    Link

    Zebra13
    Participant
    Member

    DHart

    From a Bantam Sniper HR in .22 caliber, you could expect a 25 gr pellet to fly at around 730 fps.  Extremely effective match to a ground squirrel.

     

     

    DHart,

    Thank you, sir.  Your answer leads to another question.  Keone is getting 890fps out of his 25 caliber Sniper shooting 25 grainers, and one could expect 730 or so shooting 25 grainers out of a 22 caliber Sniper.  Why the 160 fps difference between the two calibers shooting the same weight pellet?  I suspect something to do with air volume, but I'm not sure.

    Newbie question I'm sure, but a newbie I am. 

    Justin

    Link

    DHart
    Participant
    Member

    Yes Justin… the .25 cal pushes a fair bit more air, has more energy, lower shot count.

    Link

    Rico_navy1
    Participant
    Member

    I have my reg pressure turned up to about 160 bar and my hammer sprint set at 0.1 inch. This gets a H&N 21 grain pellet going around 840 fps netting me around 33 fpe On cold days. Will drop a squirrel in thier tracks at 20 yards with a body shot. I rarely ever get over penetration at this level, usually only a bulge on other side of ribs. While not the best shot placement, I aim directly for the shoulder usually breaking thier arms?? Paw?? Leg?? Hitting that bone limits my over penetration and like I said before drops them right there. I love the sniper man this thing is a tack driver. I can hit the head of a deck screw at 20 yards from a shooting stick. It's gotten too easy to shoot the pest squirrels that I had to limit myself to about 2 a week lol. Don't want to completely eliminate them because my wife loves looking at them, but gotta keep the population down. 

    Link

    slcrcflyer
    Participant
    Member

    So I got one of these a few weeks ago and man I was not getting good accuracy results. I was seeing flyers all over. I chronographed it yesterday and I was seeing a standard deviation of 9ish after 10 shots with an average of 858FPS with an 18gr. I swore the regulator was bad but I kept fiddling with it.

    Long story short after disassembling and inspecting the reg screw, hammer spring and slingshot, in order to fix this I ended up having to adjust the reg from 125 to around 135 and I had to dial in the hammer spring screw about a half a turn. That seemed to work because I am now seeing a standard deviation of 3ish. Has anyone else experienced this? I did loctite the hammer spring screws as suggested. I’m just a little disappointed that I had to do this much work on a brand new gun.

    Link

    remnar
    Participant
    Member

    slcrcflyer-  man, that sucks, and I agree you should have near perfection out of the box for that kind of money. 

    I will say this, mine has been shooting perfect, with no adjustments, as it arrived.  I had some beautiful near one-hole groups at 30 yards this weekend, using some left over 14.5 grain RWS Superpoints of all things (which are not known for accuracy) and shooting from the magazine. I think Ken at SPAW gives a little more attention to them before shipping, though.  Mine had multiple test targets and clearly had been checked for holding air, etc.  I hope he can keep it up as his business expands!

    Question- were you shooting from the magazine, or the single shot tray?  There is a thread on the board about poor accuracy from the magazines, which includes a response from Daystate.

    Link

    slcrcflyer
    Participant
    Member

    Glad to hear yours was good out of the box. I did use the single shot tray and the magazine without much difference between the two. It was just frustrating that I had this many problems right out the gate, but two tins of pellets and many 4 letter words later hopefully all is well now and I can use my pellets for other than tuning.

    Link

    DHart
    Participant
    Member

    slcrcflyer

    So I got one of these a few weeks ago and man I was not getting good accuracy results. I was seeing flyers all over. I chronographed it yesterday and I was seeing a standard deviation of 9ish after 10 shots with an average of 858FPS with an 18gr. I swore the regulator was bad but I kept fiddling with it.

    Long story short after disassembling and inspecting the reg screw, hammer spring and slingshot, in order to fix this I ended up having to adjust the reg from 125 to around 135 and I had to dial in the hammer spring screw about a half a turn. That seemed to work because I am now seeing a standard deviation of 3ish. Has anyone else experienced this? I did loctite the hammer spring screws as suggested. I’m just a little disappointed that I had to do this much work on a brand new gun.

     

    I've settled at Huma Reg pressure of 145 bar and hammer tension screw turned in about .06" from flush.  

    Link

    slcrcflyer
    Participant
    Member

    I probably need to clarify the hammer spring tension screw is screwed in 2.87 mm from flush and loctited in

Viewing 20 posts - 161 through 180 (of 205 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.