Building off the success and popularity of the Compatto, Brocock has taken the design further and for 2017 introduces the new Bantam. This semi bull-pup design shifts the action rearward giving it great balance but still maintains the original trigger location (no linkages needed as in a bullpup) and it still maintains a full 18″ barrel length.
Brocock Bantam HiLite with Black Soft Touch Stock
The Bantam is available in a few different options. The stock has two options in wood, stained or soft touch black. Both are attractive skelentonized stocks and include a comfortable non-adjustable cheek riser as well as a rubber buttpad. They are simple but sleekly designed stocks and the soft touch is a joy to handle but does come with about a $100 up-charge.
Brocock Bantam Cheek Riser and Rubber Buttpad
In addition to the stock there are a few bottle options as well. 500cc aluminum and a 480cc Carbon Fiber. Brocock gives the title (HiLite) to the later option and wanting to maintain the already light weight design of this rifle, we chose this option and glad we did. It removes almost 11 ounce from the original Compatto weight coming in at 6 pounds 10 ounces and feels feather light in the hands.
Brocock Bantum HiLite Carbon Fiber Bottle
Mounting a scope is easy. With the action shifted rearward the Bantum will come with an 11mm scope rail cantilevered forward while still maintaining a low profile and comfortable eye to scope alignment. Once the scope is mounted, the rail/scope combination can be easily removed as one complete assembly giving easy access to the set screws holding the Lothar Walther barrel for cleaning or breech seal replacement.
Brocock Bantam 11mm Scope Mounting Rail