Whilst it is a really busy and time consuming thing to do making these programs, it is also hugely rewarding..Meeting new people, making new friends, being asked to get involved right at the start with new companies, getting hold of the latest models and even pre production guns from manufacturers and being able to test out the latest offerings, wether they be good bad or indifferent.
Then, just occasionally it’s nice to look back and reflect. After testing the amazing Edgun Leshiy 2 recently with it’s beautiful finish and diminutive dimensions, I thought I would go back to my gun cabinet and take a trip down memory lane. The equally diminutive Brocock Contour Super 6
Yes this week it’s a trip down memory lane, to a time when chocolate bars seemed bigger, the world didn’t seem so busy and the roads where as quiet as they were in lockdown, but every day. It was also a time when things were simpler no electronics or the like, a time when the name on the gun was the name of the company who made it and sold it. This little Brocock is mine, I bought it many years ago, simply because I loved its size and design, let’s take a look at it shall we.
Size wise, this is just 69cms or appropriately 27 inches long without a silencer and was supplied without a silencer, but it does have a bark if you don’t fit one, I’ve fitted the Hugget Ann summer’s special to this one and it does a really good job of quietening everything down, I have reviewed this little beauty in the past and that review is available here https://youtu.be/h36-OGcjlNE if you want to take a look.
This is in .177 calibre and is a sub 12 ft/lb version. The barrel is 320mm long and is open, No straps and non shrouded. Nothing complicated going off here, below this is the air cylinder which is not only small in diameter and length meaning a low volume, but doesn’t even have a manometer or gauge to tell you what air you have left. The filler is under a metal screw on dust cover and is a simple foster fitting design. With this in mind, it does mean you need to revisit your pump or bottle fairly frequently to ensure you’re keeping the pressure up. I usually take this to about 190 bar and get about 35good shots out of it, before it drops to approx 100 bar at which point pellets start to go southwards, that shot count, from a non regulated simple design gun is more than acceptable to me.
Power wise, this is pretty consistent at 11.9ft/lbs using 8.44 grain JSBs which are its preferred choice of nutrition.
Underneath this cylinder is probably one of the main reasons why I bought this baby rifle, the stock. It is a single piece of what would appear to be walnut and has more curves that the entire cast of love island, the only difference being this piece of wood is all natural and hasn’t been artificially fiddled with other than to lovingly shape it into what we see here. There are no rough or sharp edges and the whole thing is beautifully ergonomic with the cut out thumbhole and thumb up shooting position, the removal of non essential wood from the rear of the stock simply helps with the lightweight intention, leaving this thing weighing in at an anorexic 1.8kgs or 3.9 lbs unscoped.
The grip and forestock are stippled with a beautiful design and finish, and the underside of the grip has the original Brocock name embossed into it. The trigger is a two stage item and has a pull weight of almost exactly 1 lb. The bolt action above, again, is about at simple as it gets and is short and easy to use. This is also the only form of safety you have, so don’t cock it unless you are going to use it. The magazine is a 6 round item and is both small and uncomplicated simply drop in your 6 rounds and the o-ring holds them in place, slot that into place and your ready.
Let’s take a look at the accuracy shall we. Before we do, here is the list of excuses.....
This being July in England the weather was miserable and I managed to film this between the rain, but it was still very windy. This has a really bad scope fitted to it, and I wanted to drop a Hawke or Vector scope on it, but I didn’t have one lying around at the time of the target work and I was trying to film this before it started raining again, so I stuck with the one fitted, Out at the usual 40m ....
Excuses to one side, Not bad at all I can accept that. I should also point out this was great fun, and even after I got the camera in from the rain, I carried on shooting the bottle tops and flip targets and was hitting them consistently, right up until the thunder started and I thought it would be best to get in out of the way. It really was great fun to use...it is crying out for a nice scope though and I promise to treat it to a better one in the scope review I’m putting together.
Yes it would be nice to have a higher shot count, but a larger cylinder would spoil the looks in my opinion. I have used this for a spot of pest control in the past, when in tight places, before I got the EDgun Leshiy and it did itself proud, and of course you can carry this around all day without it becoming tiresome. It’s also a great little gun for the younger shooters to use and get some supervised practice with.
I really make no excuses for bringing this gun out today and whilst there are guns that will out perform it and are far more modern and suffisticated I still love it’s simplicity and design and I do feel I should give it an airing more often than I do because in smaller spaces where a light, lower powered and accurate tool is required, this certainly does the job. But I’m now at the point in its life where I wouldn’t want to damage that sexy little stock.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trip down memory lane with me, for now though, thank you f me, stay safe and shoot safe and I’ll see you next week. Thanks for watching.
Watch the review here: https://youtu.be/wSn6pBoT72E