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Which 3x9x40 Hawke Vantage Scope?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Montala, Sep 16, 2021.

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    Montala Engaging Member

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    Having decided to buy a fairly cheap scope for my new Weihrauch HW57, which will be used mainly for target shooting, I am becoming somewhat confused over the above range.

    There is the 14121, the 11121 (which seems virtually the same but includes mounts) and the 'fast mount' 11323 which apparently has a split tube chasis (what ever that means!).

    Is one of these a fairly new model, as Andy (AAR) seemed quite impressed with the one he reviewed, but they do all appear to be very similar... or am I missing something here?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    vinnyp Plinkin ain’t easy !

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    Personally I wouldn't recommend the 14121 as it's a non-AO model which will be less than clear across all typical airgun ranges.
    I would suggest model 14123 as a minimum or even better for a few pounds more is the model 14225 which is the illuminated version which has the added benefit of a glass etched reticle which is immune to the potentially damaging recoil of a springer.
    (but they all have Hawkes lifetime warranty anyway).
     
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    I faced the same choice when reviewing these models. Personally, I went for the Vantage IR 3-9x40 AO (14225) for my Weihrauch HW99s. AO seemed to me to be essential, the IR not so much. In fact, I hardly ever use the illumination. But the advantage of that model on a springer, as td_boy has said, is the glass etched recticles. I'm very happy with it and the price (I think I paid £95 new earlier this year) I thought was fairly cheap for a reliable scope with a lifetime warranty.
     
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    vinnyp Plinkin ain’t easy !

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    Thanks for the replies I have received so far!
    At the moment I am leaning towards the non illuminated 14123 which I think would meet my requirements. :)
    Other views or comments are welcome though! ;)
     
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    I have the 14123 on a springer and so far it's perfect :up:

    The other Hawke scope I rate is the 4 x 32 fixed, not getting on so well with the 2-7 x 32 AO.
     
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    AO is best but nowt wrong from 2-7 x 32 AO. as well on a good springer.
     
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