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hawke varmint mk2 8x32-50 any good???

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by woodyrapid7, May 21, 2015.

  1. woodyrapid7

    woodyrapid7 Engaging Member

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    hi all, my mate is after a cheapish scope to start ft and has been offered a brand new hawke varmint mk2 8x32-50 are these any good???

    atb paul
     
  2. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    I'd have to say no tbf, don't think there is such a thing as a cheap FT scope mate
     
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    i think its the shooter more than the scope, just a decent scope helps the shooters who are not that good be a bit better!!!
     
  4. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    you asking or telling me :rolleyes: ft guys spend £1000's on there scopes, they have tobe good quality glass to do what they need it for
     
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    For a starter, who wants to see if he enjoys FT before committing money to a real scope, there are some cheap alternatives.

    A ZOS or XDOptics 10-40 chinese scope can be capable enough to allow FT rangefinding ( the last, farthest, yards will be a problem however) ..
    Glass quality is sh*te, and don't try anything better as you won't be able to go back to such a scope.. But it can definitely be used as a starter scope, for around 100 gbp.

    I'm doing it right now ( using a XDOptics one), and it's a third hand owned scope which belonged to fellow FT shooters previously used to start.


    I'm not sure if the 32 mag is enough.. But the optic quality will certainly be better.


    If he feels uncomfortable with spending a lot starting out, something like this can be a good compromise.
     
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    I know an FT guy who has a March scope on his rig..About £2300. :eek:
     
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    You can't really rangefind the last 10 yards in a FT course with a cheap scope... That's where the difference in price really shows.

    The expensive ones will tell you if a target is at 44 or 45m, with the cheap ones you will have a range of >5m from which to guess.

    That and things such as targets in a shadow being mostly invisible.
     
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  8. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    yeah nice scope, I didn't shoot FT but my mate has a S&B at £2500, not cheap for sure lol
     
  9. woodyrapid7

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    Thanks that is good advice and much appreciated, I will pass it on .

    atb Paul
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Are you sure it's a Hawke Varmint? I didn't think they made them in the size you say - I have the Hawke Sidewinder in that size - but at over £300 I would not say it's a cheap scope - but perhaps for FT:confused:.

    I would say use anything to get round the course a few times and see what he thinks of it, if he is serious then he should do a bit of research afterwards and buy the best he can afford or justify depending how serious he is. Let's face it - most guys on here have guns from under a hundred quid to well over a couple of grand, and to every one of them THEIR gun is worth it.

    James
     
  11. woodyrapid7

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    Thanks James , well said

    Atb Paul
     
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    To be honest I think the clue is in the name 'Varmint' I'm not a FT shooter but a google search will probably give you an idea of which scope is popular in that price range. :up:
     
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    What I've seen people use for FT per price range:

    ZOS or XDOptics 10-40 ~100 GBP
    MTC Viper or Hawke Sidewinder 8-32 - ~350 GBP
    Sightmark 10-40 - ~400 GBP?
    Falcon T50 10-50 - 450 GBP
    Sightron 10-50 - ~900 GBP?

    And then we get to crazy money scopes such as those mentioned before...

    The Falcon seem to be one of the most popular around here , maybe because for it's price it's usually much better than the cheaper scopes.

    I've tried the Falcon and then a Sightron in the same day.. It's clearly much better.. But is it twice better so as to be worth the cost?
    The owner definitely thought so.. (by random chance, the owner started with the very same chinese XDOptics I'm currently using).
    I'm still too much of a beginner in FT to even have an opinion on the subject.
     
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    One of our local guys qualified for world champs with the hawke. Put a lynx on Gore's champs and placed 4th.

    My advice is get something you can afford and upgrade when you are outshooting your equipment
     
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    Thanks for the great advice guys, as he is just starting he's gonna get something cheaper and just see if he enjoys it for a start, before he looks at something more expensive.
    atb Paul
     
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    Sorry, spoke to him today and it's a 8-32x44
     
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    When I get it right first time, every time, the world had better watch out..........................but until them everyone is pretty safe LOL :D

    James
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    As long as its parallax adjustable it's fine. Ft started with 3-7 x 32 taco wirld class
     

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