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Why are Hawke Scopes so popular!

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

  1. Accuspell

    Accuspell Pro Poster

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    Why are they so popular?

    Mass market saturation, that's why. I don't know a gun shop that DOESN'T have an account with Deben. Easy availability puts them in front of more people. During the hours of daylight, there is little to tell the difference, after 4 pm, then the better optical designs, glass and coatings will come into their own. Get to 40 minutes after sunset, long after Hawke shooters have gone home for their tea because it is too early to use a lamp yet.....then the decent scopes will still be putting tucker in the bag! For everyday use and back garden plinking they service a need.
     
  2. Kenbarcon

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    Price......to suit everybodies pocket.
    Availability.......every dealer stocks them.
    Range........lots of models to choose from.
    Deben back up service........excellent.
    Quality.......they do what you want them too at the price you want to pay.
     
  3. bunny basher

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    i have 2 or 3 hawks and i have had a some other makes over the years but i can only say that it dose not matter if a scope costs £20 or £2000 as long as you hit what you are aiming for
     
  4. Kenbarcon

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    Your probably the same as me who knows people that think "if it costs more it must be better". never understood that one.
     
  5. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Never used a Hawke Nite Eye then have you? Mine is still usable a good hour after sunset, putting tucker in the bag, which is why I sometimes get accused of using night vision to roost shoot, as I have had to use flash photography to get a photo!
     
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    Got a link to that one mate?
     
  7. leaky5

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    This is very true. A shop near me advertises Hawkes and Nikkos, but when you ask about the Nikko's they actually have very few in stock and say they are harder to get in quickly. Where as Hawkes are the opposite, the even have the Hawke display with 4 or 5 scopes on dummy rifles.

    I personally have found them better optically than Nikko's and really like the Hawke range
     
  8. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Link to what? Being asked or accused of using night vision to shoot roosting birds?
     
  9. neiled

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    [QUOTE - 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.[/QUOTE]

    Apart from that I think he quite like it :rolleyes:
     
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    Have to say, I've not tried mine at dusk, it's either light or dark for me!!! I don't have any trouble when using it at night without proper nv and just the red torch!!!
    Mine is the sport HD with 50mm objective, it probably would be better with a 30mm tube but if it was that much of a problem I'd buy another scope, and I would be another hawke!!!!!
     
  11. Meteor62

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    No, your nite eye doh!
     
  12. HWnut

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    Hawke scopes are expensive in Germany. It can go up to 139€ for an Hawke Sport HD 4-12x50AO. A Nikon Prostaff with 40mm lense is a little over 200€. So it comes to no surprise I favour Nikons. Nikons have better build quality, better lenses, better light transmission and better FOV.
     
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    I had the Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 AO and it was fine but I actually prefer a straight forward 30/30 ret for hunting. Good glass though.
     
  14. tomsteebs

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    Nikon! That is all :D Hawkes qc is all over the place but when you get a good one, the glass is good for the money
     
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    Could order within the UK,I think?
     
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    Doesn't the UK have export restrictions on scopes with a mag. more than 4x?
     
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    I think it does to Germany as i once was helping a German out with scope choice on YouTube....
     
  19. edtwozeronine

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    I haven't been through a lot of scopes but I felt I had to replace the Nikko Stirling that came with my TX200 because it was a bit cloudy. Chucked on a £50 second hand Hawke and found it much clearer with a better eye relief.
     

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