Brocock pushes forward
British airgun maker, Brocock, has started production on its latest pre-charged air rifle, the Concept Lite, which promises to be a hit across the range of airgunning disciplines, but particularly with those who hunt.
The first small production batch is destined for the US market in early July. Production will then ramp up to fulfil orders from elsewhere in the world and Brocock expects to be in full production in August.
Revealed at the IWA Germany show earlier this year, the Concept Lite generated an immediate buzz which the gun trade will be able to leverage thanks to a recommended retail price of just under £1,000 and a healthy trade margin.
Weighing less than three kilos, the rifle features a Huma-regulator, in keeping with other current Brocock models, as well as a new design hammer. In addition to UK legal limit 12 ft. lbs. models, the Concept Lite is available in a range of hi-power settings including 18 ft. lbs in .177, 30 ft. lbs. in .22 and 40 ft. lbs. in .25. The rifle also has a power adjuster forward of the magazine and a safety catch at the front of the trigger guard.
The Huma-regulated bolt action delivers 120 shots in .22 and 100 in .177 UK legal limit versions. Testing at the company’s 100-yard Accuracy Research Technology range in Nottingham, UK ensured the two-stage and fully adjustable trigger complements the 457mm Walther Lothar barrel to deliver outstanding levels of accuracy.
In addition to the Concept Lite’s performance, the rifle’s striking aesthetics ensure it will catch customers’ eyes on the gun rack. The features that have drawn airgunners’ attention so far are the AR15-style pistol grip and silky-smooth sliding synthetic stock, which extends from 180mm to 270mm in five lockable positions.
The metal work has been finished to the highest standard with a matt black finish on the breech, which incorporates an 11.5mm dovetail to mount optics, and a shrouded barrel which has a ½ inch UNF thread under a protective cap to accommodate a silencer. An alloy accessory rail underneath the fore-end and additional accessory rails that bolt onto the sides completes a competitively priced, aesthetically pleasing high-performance rifle that is already proving popular with airgunners.