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Hawke Scopes For Longer Range Shooting

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics' started by darklord, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Not impressed to say with the optical quality at 300 yards plus on my new sidewinder 6-24 x56

    I bought it for my .223 before Xmas

    I suspect it was a bad buy

    It’s just about fine at 100yards

    Over 100 Parallal and focus errors are terrible and anything above 14 x is unusable.

    Never tried one of these on anything other than an at airgun ranges

    For 430 quid to say I should have bought the red field

    This is on my .223 bolt action so I need to get out to 600 yards.

    Guess I’ll be contacting Hawke later today and the shop
     
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  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy

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    Good luck mate, hope you get sorted.
     
  3. Issac

    Issac Post Whore

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    Buying the right scope is a nightmare. I am reading so much and getting confused. I don't need 600 yards, only 150yards but its not easy.

    Good luck @darklord
     
  4. jesim1

    jesim1 Keyboard Hero

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    Getting the right scope is difficult, it's only when you get to go shooting with it you really know if it's for you. Price is a good guide, but not a guarantee, and even good brands don't suit all eyes. I've just bought 4 scopes and already I've sold one and got another up for sale, a Bushnell 4200 series, so it's not a crap one. There is nothing wrong with these scopes, and the sellers have not misrepresented them in any way, but they just don't suite my eyes. Ironically I like the Hawke stuff, it's usually good value, but I don't shoot at 300yards, so perhaps it's a great air gun scope where 50/55 yards is about the limit for 99% of shooters but not so great after that?

    I try to buy second hand so I don't end up losing a load on doing this, if I get my postage back then great, but quite often I won't so it may cost me £15/20, but at least I've not dropped £150 by walking out the door with a new one.
     
  5. bucketboy

    bucketboy Post Whore

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    I have never found a Hawke that my eyes like for all the problems on your list.

    Unfortunately, like you, I have wasted a lot of money on then.

    Bb
     
  6. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Used them for years no problems

    Contacted Hawke told what the problem was

    They said about recentering the inside tube

    I replied I only had to adjust 1 MOA to zero so that isn’t the answer

    They RMA it so it’s gone back today

    At £28 my cost

    So I’ll be wanting that back
     
  7. gasman

    gasman Up there for thinking, down there for dancing,,,,

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    I have a Burris Xfour on my .223 and I find that to be great, I'm shooting moa right out too 500y
     
  8. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Up date hawk confirmed there’s nothing wrong with the scope

    I swapped my hft500 scope to my .223 and the settings where identical
    (Same scope) basically Hawke where correct the scope is out of adjustment

    So lots of fiddling with bases and mounts and shims

    So now aligned with the bore sight and no more than 2 MOA from centre to bring in

    Tested and it’s now perfect

    So I’ll swap the new scope back to the hft as I am not going through that pain again. Full bore scope bases, mounts
    Etc can be a right pain

    All my other guns have full rails so don’t have this problem yet a rail for the 223 browning is 90 quid bar pennies
     
  9. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Queried my return from Hawke and it appears someone has my scope and no idea where it is. Apparently been shipped to the wrong address.

    They’ve said they’ll ship a replacement by sat am delivery as I need it for Sunday.

    Looks like I’ll be leaving my air rifle scope on the full bore and setting up the new scope on my air rifle.
     
  10. gasman

    gasman Up there for thinking, down there for dancing,,,,

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    Cf scopes are a nightmare, I bit the bullet a got a z6i not cheap though, trouble now is I look though any other scope is there all crap ,I had a minox before on my .270 they are worth a look
     
  11. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    I’ve a Zeiss on my 308. It’s stunning out to 1000

    The Hawke will be ok now if sorted the alignment so technically your looking through the centre and not the edge of the inner tube.

    I nearly stuck a red field on it. I’m some ways I wish I had as they have excellent glass.
     
  12. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging lead me!'

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    Well I have a SW30 8-32x56 and cant complain really, seems to work a treat at longer range.. though at 600y.. never shot that far.. so cant vouch for it there.
     
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    Gazz81 Donator

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    I'm looking at an Athlon for my .223. I already have one on my .22lr and its far superior to the Hawke I currently use.
     

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