Experiences with Hawke scopes?

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Re: Experiences with Hawke scopes?

Post by Garth » 26 Jun 2017, 9:43 pm

Got a hawke 4 x12 on a 30 .06 dam good scopes its 4 x 12 ir
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Re: Experiences with Hawke scopes?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 28 Jun 2017, 1:39 pm

I have a Hawke 10-50x60 Sidewinder, which comes with a 4" side focus wheel, sunshade and flip up aluminium covers. The 1/4 moa turrets are exchangeable, there are 1/8 moa and 1/10 milrad available.
The glass is very clear right up to 40x, but the image softens noticeably from 40-50x. It's airgun origins are obvious with the ability to focus sharply down to 10m. Hawke also have a phone app, X-Act, that has a range of functions for all Hawke reticles and ballistic presets for calibres from .177 pellets to 12g slugs and crossbows.
I have looked through a couple of multi$k Nightforce scopes at the range and the only difference my to untrained eye on casual inspection is the clarity at the top magnification, so unless you are looking to seriously compete at +700m I can't see why one would spend more. With the 60mm objective the light gathering at dusk and dawn are excellent and the reticle has a stepless rheostat for infinite brightness adjustment.
By buying mine from a dealer in the UK (http://www.tacticalscope.co.uk/about-us-1-w.asp) I got the scope, Leapers quick release mounts and 6 day air freight to Australia for $77 less than the Hawke webstore and $300 less than I could get it here, it also has a non-transferable lifetime warranty.
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Re: Experiences with Hawke scopes?

Post by Mitch@Ripley » 12 Jul 2017, 6:48 pm

I have two at the moment and possibly a third on the way around christmas, I have a 4-12x40 (or42) Airmax riding atop a .223 which pulls quarter inch groups at 50 and also .33 inches at 100. I also have the 8-32x50 riding atop the lithgow .22 which pulled .22 inch group at 50 metres the other day so exactly 1 bullet diameter of spread. I can definitely vouch for the scopes, I know a few other people who own them and for the money they are un-f*cken-believably good. I couldn't recommend them more however the BDC equivalent scopes are only approximate, so if that is a huge worry you'd be better off going with a leupold with BDC turrets, hope this helped :)
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Re: Experiences with Hawke scopes?

Post by Jeff303 » 20 Jul 2017, 10:50 am

Any scope that survives use on a springer will withstand anything. Good idea for a test bed. Used this thinking getting a cheapo for my 303-270. It was flawless
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Re: Experiences with Hawke?

Post by solarpak » 27 Dec 2018, 6:28 pm

MR. WINCHESTER wrote:No .... but, what else have you learned ?

Country of origin ?

Internet reviews ?




Have a look to see where your smart-phone is made??
Enough said......

Like with lots of things .....you do pay more for labour costs and the "branding".....

Lots of so called "experts' trash the Hawke scopes without even giving them a go.....but the Endurance and Frontier range made by Hawke are great optics as are their Airmax line for air rifles....

CK
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Re: Experiences with Hawke scopes?

Post by Bruiser64 » 29 Dec 2018, 7:17 am

I have a Hawke 4(?) to 16 x 50 with front parallax adjustment. It was on my 204 when I bought it. I think it is ok, but not great. The optics are not as good as those on my VX 3 Leupold, but I wouldn’t expect them to be given the price difference between them. If the price of a Hawke is all you are able to spend, it will be ok. But you do get what you pay for.
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Re: Experiences with Hawke scopes?

Post by Ham » 29 Dec 2018, 8:13 am

Been shootin a mates 223 lithgow with a hawk 6-18x 50 ($700) with the 223/308 reticule

And 308 with vortex viper HS 24x
($1700) mil dot i think

I prefer the hawk and will be purchashing one in the 6 x 24 x 50
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