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Hw99s Scope?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AndyGFitness, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    I have a Hw99s with a hawke scope ( package ) and it works great for me but my uncles birthday is in two weeks so I am going to buy him one aswell so we can go to the range together etc

    He loves the Hw99s but he struggles with my scope to see the crosshairs , can anyone recommend a scope for someone who doesn’t have the best eye sight

    Thank you
     
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    What scope do you have on there at the mo? 2-7x32, 3-9x40 etc. Also what ret - mildot, amx etc.
     
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    Has he adjusted scope at eye end so focus on cross hairs is right for his eyesight? Just picking up scope used by someone else won't work if eyesight significantly differs.
     
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    Then if you wear glasses you have to focus it for either glasses on or glasses off :D, I have to wind my Turbo focus out a long way as I shoot without my glasses on, then if I need to adjust anything it's glasses back on, you'll normally see me with a pair of glasses balanced on top of my head so I don't have to keep putting them on every few minutes :D:D
     
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    In what way does he struggle to see the reticle? Is it blurred, obscuring the target, too small etc.

    Tbh the cheaper Hawke scopes (if that's what you've got, like Eclispes, HDs & the newer Vantages) actually have fairly thick reticles, if it's got IR too, it's probably the best you'll get in terms of visibility wise.

    Is the eye bell/ocular relief correctly adjusted?
     
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  6. AndyGFitness

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    he has adjusted the eye end which helps a bit but not a lot , he is struggling to see the crosshairs

    it is a 3-9x40 mildot fastmount if that helps
     
  7. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    just to say the scope is fantastic for me but since the other rifle is for my uncle and he has tried to adjust it for him but he still struggles to see the crosshairs , he says they are either to faint or to thin for him
     
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    Have a look through a bug buster it’s got quite a thick Ret but short eye relief . I have one on my 99 and it’s pretty good.
     
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  9. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Thank you I will have to give that a look !
     
  10. gtfreight

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    The best thing he can do is go to an rfd and get him to look through some scopes to see what suits him best.
    I understand that it's a birthday present and you may want to surprise him but to get something that suits his eyes will be difficult without him being there.
    Good luck.:)
     
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    Look for an old MTC mamba or viper with the scb retical. I have the same problem. Or konus 3_9 x40 with ballistic ret its similar to the christmas tree on the MTC, its basic but good glass and very light the 3_12 x 44 is alot heavier for some reason.
     
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    Thank you everyone! I am going to go to my RFD with my uncle and pretend I need a new scope for myself and just see if he gets on with any but thanks to everyone’s comments I have an idea of what scopes to look out for ! :)
     
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    Probably the wisest thing to do try a few and get him to look through them and pass his opinion on them. It can be difficult otherwise recommending a scope in a case like this as peoples eyesight varies so much. He may find that an ordinary duplex/or 30/30 reticle as it's often called a bit easier to see as the thin part of the cross hairs is sometimes a bit thicker than on mildot reticle scopes. If he's adjusted the ocular bell i.e the eyepiece and the reticle is still slightly blurred then the problem may be with his eye sight and not the scope. If he hasn't had an test for a long while he may need different glasses as most scopes offer sufficient adjustment on the eyepiece to allow for the difference in each person's vision although the amount of adjustment can vary on different scopes.
     
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    My nikko-sterling 6x40 AO has quite a thick reticle - good for hunting and low light. Not great for fine target work though!
     
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