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Why are Hawke Scopes so popular!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Lydford, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Lydford

    Lydford Posting Addict

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    Have to say I have tried most scopes made by Hawke and found them wanting. Probably the best of the bunch is the Varmint but even then, the reticule is overcrowded and a little crude.

    Is it just a cost issue?
     
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    i find the fifty quid ones fine, but then i am not a serious shooter. i also have no problem with the cheaper niko sterlings.
     
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    Because they are cheap,relatively high quality and Deben's warranty service is fantastic...
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    The glass suits my eyes a lot better than offerings by other scope makers!
     
  5. jay5488

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    A good scope for my needs, I hit everything the bloke sat next to me does... But I've still got £100 in my wallet.... No brainer!
    And when ratting I don't usually miss, how do I justify the extra expense????
     
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    Got to agree with all the praise plus I like a strong stand out reticle against my target.
     
  7. Lydford

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    I find the Chinese Nikkos better than Hawke. The earlier Nikkos are fab!
     
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    Hawke optics agree quite nicely with my current vision, with the exception of one second hand Hawke scope I once owned which had blurred vision (I suspect a previous owner has abused it) they have all been absolutely spot on, I had a factory (warranty) fault on my previous Panorama which was replaced and the new one has been great!

    Price is competitive, if they get damaged are easy to get fixed and cheap enough to throw away without any loss of sleep!

    What's not to like?
     
  9. Bluesboydave

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    I have to agree with all the comments, I have nothing but positive things to say about Hawke scopes, I have some different models and cant fault them from the sport to the panorama.

    The gun shops wouldn't supply them as part of their package deals if there were issues with them, they couldn't afford to be disappointing their customers, especially if its a beginner and they want to grab their loyality

    Bluesboydave
     
  10. HWnut

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    Because they are cheap. Compared to Nikon they are not cheap but rubbish.
     
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  11. mattyts

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    I wouldn't say they are rubbish in comparison with even the dearest of scopes...you simply can't get a scope like Hawke for the money (they start at £25!!) with the exception of some of the Nikko Sterling mount masters but they are about £65 from what i've seen.
     
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    I have two frontiers and the glass is as good as my Nikon.
    sadly not available any more so they are keepers!
     
  13. lone wolf

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    My only issue with a hawke scope was that for me personaly the crosshair was to thick on a 3-9x50 sport hd.

    But i think there ok at the lower end of the budget.

    Not looked through a panorama or varmint to comment.

    Gaz
     
  14. HWnut

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    I had a Hawke Sport scope bought for 100 quids. The lenses looked like being cut from PET bottles, didn't like the crosshair at all, lenses and inside the tube was full of glue. Light transmission, FOV and colour was not that great too. Switched to a Nikon Prostaff. That's a good scope.
     
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    Even the dearest Sports are £65,you got ripped off big time!
     
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    because there cheap
     
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    quality is fairly good
     
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    My Hawke Sidewinder suits me perfectly. Very fine 1/2 mildot reticle and very good glass. Ive also gone retro and have an old nikko silver crown (that's the one!) and the glass is a lot better than the Hawke. Hawkes are good because of the price and quality, not all of us can afford a Schmidt and Bender....
     
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  19. Lydford

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    I do wish we could still get the older version Nikko Silver Crowns. But then they would be much more expensive than the comparative Hawke offering.
     
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    i looked at scopes a lot the main offerings in the gun shops are hawke and mtc. i was considering a £650 bushnell which i have looked through and it was nice at a price. I bought a gun which came with a hawke HD scope i was surprised how good it was for a cheap scope . In the end i got as falcon menace 3x the price of the hawke which i'm pleased with. nikon need to do a mid range half mildot scopeand i would try one but most nikons don't have mildots

    i looked at a lot of high end scopes at the recent gun fair hard to judge indoors. but i dont think the much higher prices of top end scopes can be justified for my eyes.
     

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