Things I liked: Over-all construction and theory is good.
Things I would have changed: The clamping slot needs to be .100" deeper. The way they are now, we are trying to bend nearly .250" of aluminum.
What others should know: As someone else said, it take excessive force to engage any clamping pressure. I'm going to put mine in a mill and use a slitting saw to weaken the metal so that it more springy. I think .100" cut should workout fine. Packrat1947
Things I liked: I”m really happy with this scope. Very good optics and focuses down nice and close. The ocular lens offer plenty of travel for us with older eyes. On some scopes we almost have to completely unscrew the eyepiece to get the crosshairs into sharp focus. The rings are nice and sturdy, and lens caps are a plus too. I put this on my Crosman Backpacker and couldn't be happier. I prefer 32 mm objective lenses to get the scope down near the barrel.
Things I would have changed: Can't think of anything right now.
What others should know: I previously returned two 2-7 Hawke scopes because of focusing issues. Although I wrote a politically nice review, it was never posted.