Question for Brocock Compatto folks

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    get2anthony
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    Hello all!

    I am seriously considering a .22 cal unregulated Bantam or the old format Compatto (I like the 'older' stock shape).  I'm leaning toward the Bantam due to the drastic difference in shot count, and to a lessor degree the much nicer and more rigid stock.  The Bantam is wood with soft touch covering whereas the Compatto is plastic – but clearly not a deal breaker for me.

    Finally, the question. I've heard and read contradicting info on shot counts relating to the power adjustment.  Since 50% of my use would be rats and occasional squirrel within 25 yards, I would love to use the low setting (~20FPE), buy the compatto and therefore increase shot count (the 150cc cylinder and 20 shots is tough).  Many have said the power setting has no effect on shot count, it's the same regardless of Low, Med, High.  Others have claimed the shot count increases dramatically with the low setting.  So, does the power setting have any affect on shot count??  I'd be curious to see shot strings on the low power setting if any one has them for the Compatto.  Much thanks.

    -Anthony

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    hawkeye69
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    I have a Bantam in beech and from everything I've read, the power adjuster has no effect on shot count. Lower power settings simply waste air. Nice gun though, I love the weight and balance; you can expect to get 60+ shots in .22. Mine pushes JSB 18.13's at around 880 FPS and 15.89's at 920 on high power.

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    rwsmike
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    I have a compatto and I do wish it got more shots but on the other hand this compatto i have is probably the most accurate ag i have owned and i owned a ton of them .

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    Domars
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    I have a compatto in .177.  On low power i am getting 60 very consistent shots. On high power that goes down to 30 shots ! I find medium is about the same as high. The rifle is very accurate & backyard friendly with a hugget moderator on it. Lightweight & easy to handle also.  No chronny so no fps numbers sorry. I'm not a hunter but I have  taken a chipmunk at 20 yards on full power without an issue. The power switch on mine does make a difference. Hope that helps i know your looking at the .22. I love mine , it's a great shooter, good luck with your decision!

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    get2anthony
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    Thanks all. I understand there's minimal difference between Medium and High so not concerned about that.

    @domars I appreciate you sharing your experience shooting on low power.  No worries on the fps – and I'm not worried about the power since I know its 18-20FPE in 22.  I just wanted 'proof' for those consistent shots on low power.

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    get2anthony
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    Anyone else see a difference in air usage between High and Low setting?

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    intenseaty22
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    I used to have one, .22 Compatto, unregulated. It was very accurate and gave me about 24 shots. I smashed a Fly at 30 yards once. 

    The most disappointing thing about it was the power wheel. Mine was pretty useless. On low, it lost its accuracy. Med & High were almost nothing different. 

    The stock itself was really nice. I would actually prefer the Bantam have a synthetic one as an option. 

    The other thing was that those unregulated models don’t have the Harper hammer ( I think) 

    I’d check out the original Bantam in .177, should give you plenty of shots. 

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    douger
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    I used to have a compatto in 22 was ok just not good shot count  waiting for my bantam to arrive  22 also 

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    Brislee
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    I own 3 Bantams. I have a full power .177 and a full power .22 and I have a 12ftlbs. .177 that AOA built for me. The 12 ft lbs. gun shoots one hole @ 25 meters and without a moderator it is whisper quiet It's the only one that doesn't prefer JSB's. I tried every pellet you can imagine in this gun and the H&N Field Target Trophies in 4.52 are the most accurate. I use this gun to shoot in my backyard and I shoot HFT with it every now and then.Easily the most accurate of the 3. I shot the .22 last fall @ the Pa. Field target State Championships on low power (18 ftlbs. with 16 gr.JSB) and won HFT. This is the gun my son shoots now. Currently I am shooting the full power .177 on low power (13 ftlbs. with 10.34 gr.JSB) and I get over 120 shots on a full charge. About 80. on the .22 and over 200 on the 12 ftlbs. gun. Someone mentioned the Harper Slingshot in one of their posts…only the .25 cal does not have it. The .177 and .22 all do. Would love to compare the new Bantam HR to the Bantams I own. Might have to buy one more Bantam if I did though. I use Rowen single shot loaders on all my Bantams and they all have Hawk AirMax 6-24x 50 scopes. all 3 guns are better than I will ever be and at the price they are selling for now they are a deal…IMO.

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