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Hawke scope shock!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tinbum, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Following on from yesterday's thread of the Mrs claiming my brand new hw97kt stl with Hawke Varmint scope, I took her to Helston Gunsmiths this afternoon. I wanted to buy a scope for the prosport, and while I was there maybe take a look at some other guns.....:cool:

    I asked Rommel for a scope with decent glass, multi aim points, parallax adjustment of some sort, as short as possible to avoid obscuring the loading port and to include 10x zoom somewhere in its range. My budget was £0-250.

    He grabbed a box and handed me a scope, a Hawke scope. It looked ok, nice and short, Matt finish with AO. I had a look through, it was clear, the AO turned smoothly and brought things up pin sharp and it had a ret I'd not used before (map6 it turns out).

    And the price? £90!! I looked quizzically at him, "£90?" I asked. "Yeah, I'll even chuck in some mounts!"

    I bought it!:D Its an Airmax 4-12x50 or some such and its great value for money! If you're in the market for a sub £100 scope have a look through one.;)

    BTW, while we were there Karen has a play with a brand new TX200 full length in walnut and has now decided I need to buy that as well, so she has a choice of guns to play with!:D
     
  2. saddler1980

    saddler1980 Busy Member

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    more chance of my missus wanting to shoot me than join in the fun.........
     
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    I thought that most of our collective missus's would put shooting us as the main source of fun ;)

    No ?

    Must just be me then :(

    :rolleyes:

    I've said it before but many of Hawke's lower to mid range stuff is really good value for money with pretty decent performance and features overall.

    It's their mid-to-high range stuff that baffles me given it's comparatively rubbish performance at quite the premium.

    The Airmax isn't bad at all - a friend of mine has one on an HW80 but his is a 4-12x40 and he likes it a lot and seems to hit what he aims at with it. His is a MAP6 ret and it's nice to look through with useful aim points :up:
     
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    as above
    the low-mid range hawkes seem to be the best features & quality for money scopes,
    i picked up a hawke varmint for £99 new posted off ebay so thats a side focus hawke (which is proabaly similar to your airmax) to look out for also.

    a concern and something to look out for, is when i looked into the airmax's a few months back, they seem to suffer from zero change ??
     

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