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Hawke Scope Advice

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by dangerdave, May 16, 2015.

  1. dangerdave

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    Morning all, I use my Weihrauch HW60 .22lr for general hunting on the farm, mainly for crows and pigeons up in trees, and closer range rabbits. I have it zeroed at around 50 yards. At the moment I have a Leupold VX3 scope on it which is a great scope but I am not sure if it's really right for the gun, and may be of more use on a .17
    I have in a box, never used, a Hawke Sport HD IR 3-9 x 40 Rimfire scope, which has markings on the ret for rimfire aim points e.g 50, 75, 100, 125 and so on. Has anyone with a .22lr used one of these and are the markings useful, and do they actually work? Obviously a change of ammo would make a difference, but I mainly use this gun when there are cows and bulls in the fields, and I can use subsonics so not to bother them too much, so the choice of ammo would be mainly the same.

    With my CZ .17hmr I am a big fan of using clicks on the elevation dials to make distance adjustments, and it works well with the scope it has on it, but it isn't that successful on the .22

    Cheers, David
     
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    i reckon if my flo thought i was shooting any r/f up into trees my ticket would vanish instantly ;)
     
  3. dangerdave

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    You obviously don't know the lie of the land, size of the perm, height of the trees or location then do you smart a*** !!
     
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    wow dude, you sound very tired, are you getting enough sleep ? is everything ok at home ??
     
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    How did you come by the name 'dangerdave' Dave?..... Fair enough if you have acres and acres of land without footpaths/roads etc. Most of us couldn't risk a shot into a tree for fear of not knowing where the bullet might land to be fair.
     
  6. Elk hunter

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    Wow not the sort of statement I would put on an open forum.

    But if he has an open ticket it's down to him to whether he thinks it's safe shot to take or not still wouldn't have posted it as its open to the wrong interpretation either way. Sorry

    andrew
     
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    Yep, I'm of the same opinion about broadcasting rf shooting up in to trees :eek:
     
  8. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Yeah not good shooting in tree with a RF :confused:
     
  9. RodN

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    Perhaps he would consider this to be a safe shot with a RF?
    (One of my perms)

    [​IMG]

    Air rifle, maybe, after some other considerations. But not a RF, even though there is an apparent backstop at 250 yards to 400 yards.
     
  10. Kyska

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    Thats really not necessary, there is nothing wrong with fellow shooters questioning potentially dubious actions, which was done in good humour.

    No need to bite so quickly.
     
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    If it's the Rimfire SR reticle it might not be absolutely dead on those distances, but it will offer at least a couple of useful aim points and be far more useful than a mil dot scope.

    I run a Meopta 6x42 with the B4 ret. With Eley subs and a 50 yard zero the second aim point is almost dead on at 100 yards.

    A mil dot scope would me much further out by comparison.

    Also keep in mind that the aim points will change depending on magnification - typically the higher the magnification the closer the aim points will be at distance (reduced drop) while at lower magnification the drop between aim points will increase. Based on that I would highly recommend you zero on one magnification, check your aim points at range and don't touch the zoom thereafter. Either that or you will have to map the aim points at high, medium and low zoom and make a chart of what they are. This is one reason that I tend to leave most of my zoom scopes on 6x or 7x

    As long as you put some range time in to verify the claimed aim points you can make very good use of the ret.

    Good luck with it !
     

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