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Old 17th August 2016, 06:54 AM
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Default Sidewinder 10-50x60

As per title has anyone tried one etc.
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Old 17th August 2016, 09:12 AM
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Had one for a few days but sent it back to supplier , liked the TMX reticule & nice glass. But it would not focus down to 10 yds even on lowest mag setting & the gaps on the 6inch side wheel where very small approx 15mm between 35 -55 yds & 2mm between 50 & 55 unable to range find accurately as no change in focus between close ranges. Spoke to Hawke technical about reparallax to airgun FT range they said can't be done ?
Don't know if its a duff one as no other to compare with but definitely not an FT scope.
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Old 17th August 2016, 02:23 PM
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Only had mine about a week but sounds like mine must be a better one, snaps in and out well but not as clear as my Sightron at 50 yds. On the 150mm (6in) wheel I get 6mm 50 - 55 and 42mm 25 - 55. going to try and re-parallax at weekend (the front carrier locking ring was very tight, had to use straps to undo). Will let you know how I get on.
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Old 17th August 2016, 02:29 PM
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At 850 hawke have come in towards the top end cash wise, be interesting to see if these can compete with others of the same value.
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Old 17th August 2016, 04:16 PM
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guess im better just to buy another nikko when im ready then
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Old 17th August 2016, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratinator View Post
At 850 e.
Looked at one in my local gun shop, 680 so for illuminated ret not bad
Clear optics.
Nice feel to it.
Clear optics.
No idea on range finding but looks OK.
One on display at the wftf is also very good.

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Old 17th August 2016, 06:51 PM
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I have one on trial at the moment. Took it to club last Saturday and compared it to my MK2 Nikko.
The first thing I noticed was the clarity of the optics on 50X which was better than the Nikko and also noticed that more detail can be observed at the targets on 50X. I turn the mag down to 32X to shoot on and as expected the clarity was even better. The Hawke on 50X snaps in and out as good as the Nikko. I have the 4" wheel on and have a gap of about 3mm between 50 & 55 yards (as it snaps in so well this is good enough for me) and this scope does come down to 10 yards on 50X.
Whilst on the plinking range I also tested to check for any POI changes at different magnification settings which I have observed on some more expensive scopes (including a Sightron I used to own). There was no POI change all the way through the magnification range from 10 - 55 yards.
The turrets have good positive clicks and when returned to zero numerous times there was no loss of zero at my zeroing range of 35 yards. Only time will tell if they suffer any issue in this or any other department.
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