On A/Cs under 3.5 ton. A recip that is rated 2000 to 4000 BTU less then the scroll will provide the same BTUs as the scroll did.
Next time you do one.
Also check the amp draw compared to a scroll of the same BTU rating.
Actually I have, so far current draw has been on the money, also factoring in indoor and outdoor temps. I even checked back on a couple when the indoor temps got within 70-72 to make sure amps and pressures were within limits.