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HFT scope; Hawke or MTC?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mattyts, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    After shooting HFT at WAR and thoroughly enjoying it,I've noticed my Sport HD is lacking a little so I'm in the market for a scope to go on a dedicated HFT rig.

    I've been having a look around at a few scopes and the following three have stood out:

    Hawke Panorama (looking at 3-9 or 4-12,both AO)
    Hawke Airmax EV (same as above, variable zoom and AO)
    Or,a 10x44 MTC Viper,I have a 32x Viper on my FT rig and really like the reticle.

    So,from the above,what would you choose? I'd be looking at pre owned to keep cost down.

    Also,regarding reticles, the MAP6A looks good,so does the SR6,half mildot on the Hawkes are simple but functional so if I got one of the Hawkes,which reticle would you prefer?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I'd have the hawke panorama ao map 6a over a mtc :up:
     
  3. yorkshireshoot

    yorkshireshoot Posting Addict

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    I had a look through the new hawkes other week at redbecks they were mighty nice but a little pricey ! I did like the viper 10x44 tho !
     
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    All down to personal preference mate, everyones eyes are different, ask 20 men they may all say something different.

    Last Hawke panorama I owned was very clear and bright, the mtc vipers ive had have been a bit eye relief fussy not great in low light but very accurate clicks little px error and great rets.

    I sold the panorama simply because It didn't suit the gun I put it on as I wanted something smaller.

    Don't discount Falcons not much said about them these days, I and a few others may agree, reckon they are slighty better than mtc, stronger made body and tube and turrets, weighty but FFP, (plus ive just put an as new one in the for sale section:D) mans scope;)
     
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    Hawke SR6 or SR12 if you can find one.

    Great ret for air rifles and ensures good shooting technique through feedback - basically it lets you know when you are the slightest bit out of alignment.

    Of the ones you listed the Panorama, but stay away from half mil dot.
     
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    I'm with 177 on the reticle, I much prefer the SR6 to the MAP6A but you will have to buy used to get one as Hawke seem to have dropped it from most of the range.
     
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    Yep a while back because I couldn't buy a new panorama with the sr6 ret, have to get half milldot now if buying new.

    And that was about a year ago.
     
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    Matty I have a Hawke panorama 4-12x50 AO that isnt on a gun at the moment if you decide that the scope for you. Special price for our nextgen shooters:D
     
  9. mattyts

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    Thanks Ozzy,what reticle is it? :)
     
  10. OzzyJ

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    half mildot, Sorry cant bring myself to part with my map6A pano which is my HFT scope:)
     
  11. mattyts

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    This type?
    http://www.hawkeoptics.com/user/hawke/products_extra/riflescopes/reticles/20xMilDot-Red-Green.jpg
     
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    I've a Hawke SR6 3-12x44 AO in a box upstairs...
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    that's handy :rolleyes:
     
  15. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Sent you a PM,177.
     
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    I hope that was meant in jest...

    Got it - will reply very shortly.
     
  17. mattyts

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    If you ever find yourself choosing between 2 scopes,buy them both :)

    Thanks Ozzy and 177 :D
     
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    I just bought a 4-12x40 ao ir half mil dot from redbecks today £125 which I thought was a grea t price.
     
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    Hawke IMO, no need for all that weight :)
     
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    Buy a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 AO

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