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hawke panorama

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mikey, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. mikey

    mikey Pro Poster

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    im thinking of buying the hawke panorama 4-12x50 ir ao but before i do what do you peeps who use or have used these scopes wether it be the 3-9x40 upwards think of the optics on them.
     
  2. The Robin

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    Hi Mikey

    I have two Hawke Panorama EV scopes, 3-9x50 and 4-12x50 both AO with half mil dots. Both are top draw and i love the ret on these, i really like these scopes. I have spent a ton of money on all sorts of scopes and my fav is the MTC Viper Connect but bought a Panorama off Jay Jay and wow i loved it so bought another one for my other rifle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5HXHBO6Vnk
     
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    bradleymarky Keyboard Hero

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    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    i've got two 3-9x40 and the 4-12x40 on both my hunting rigs,love'm :up:
     
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    hi simon,have you looked at the map 6 version,this is the one i get in 4-12x50 ir ao like new for £100 posted but not sure if i would prefer the half mildot version
     
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    Its not that bad really.......although i havent tried the IR yet but the glass seems clear enough....i normally buy crosshair scopes but though i`d have a change and so far so good :up:
     
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    I have the 4-12x40AO.

    IMO it's the best 'scope you'll get for the money. The glass is clear, it seems very tolerant of eye alignment most of the time, the EV (marketspeak for wide angle) gives a nice broad, clear sight picture, the etched half mil dot ret is beautifully defined and crisp and offers loads of holdover points (preferable in my opinion to the MAP 6A).

    On the downside QC can be a little variable, eye alignment is critical at 12x otherwise you suffer a loss of contrast (small exit pupil though, so I suspect the 50mm would be better in this respect), and I think it lacks a little contrast compared to competitors (although it might just be giving a brighter image). It's not as sharp as the sidewinder, but then this is more than double the price and doesn't offer a whole lot more for the money IMO.

    Considering a 4-12x50 for the S410, which should tell you something :p
     
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    Akita177 Addicted to Iron

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    Will the 3-9x40 and the 4-12x40 have the same field of view at 4x and 6x?
    I want a light and high field of view scope to fit on my S410 supelight and i cant really afford an MTC connect.
     
  10. The Robin

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    Nothing wrong with the map6 version and will be spot on, i just prefered the mil dot ret

    Have a look at the link, shows the different ret's :up:


    http://www.hawkeoptics.com/rifle-scopes/panorama-ev.html
     
  11. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    superb scopes had 2 still got 1 very good for the money you'll be hard pressed to find better glass at the hundred quid mark. it also got excellent reviews in air gun world if you believe them.
     
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    I wouldn't give it houseroom having had several. The optics cannot be described as "good", average would be better. To be fair, I paid a lot more than £100 for mine, it was just under £140. For the money the Nikon is MUCH MUCH better for clarity of sight picture, crispness of image, flare control, white out is only a problem with the sun actually in the lens. You can have a problem with the sun over your shoulder, but solved with an eye cup (Panorama the same). The reticle on the Nikon is much simpler too, which makes shot placement that much easier - anyone who can hand hold a rifle on a half mildot at a target 40 yards away is a much better man than me. I know I can't, so I don't try. The BDC reticle will fit ANY calibre that exists, you just need to know how to use it.

    The Map 6 reticle or the SR12 are air rifle designated and will work with chairgun (all designed around each other. The BDC reticle can also be used with chairgun, but you need to shoot a few cards to know the aim points. Also worth remembering that when you zoom ANY of these, the hold over changes! Zoom from 5x to 10x and the hold over required DOUBLES.

    Your money. You buy what you like. I wouldn't give another Hawke the time of day.
     

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