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By Karlheinz from Germany on 2013-01-10 12:07:13Things I liked:Excellent scope, not to heavy or even bulky.
Things I would have changed:The cover caps are screwed, hence it takes a while to put the on and off. On the other hand it's a quite reliable protection...
What others should know:I can hit matches from 30 yards with this scope and my Feinwerkbau 300. German precision meets American top brand in rifle scopes ;-) Greetings from Germany to all Air gunners, Karl
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By 103David from USA on 2015-01-02 14:55:06Things I liked:Hard to know where to begin...everything the other reviewers have said is true. Supurb quality all around, far more accurate than certainly I can shoot, but with features that are teaching me to shoot better. In the past, I've tended to scope for the lower powers based on the idea that I'm unlkely to engage a target beyond 100 to 200 yards/meters or so. An air gun, half that. So my collection of air/firearms tend strongly to carbines wearing 1X-4X scopes, the idea being if one is woods-walking a 1X setting allows keeping both eyes open for quick target acquisition. Now, all the sudden the Hawke scope allows me to actually see the pellet going downrange -easily- and watch it rise and fall with its trajectory and even more importantly just how much even a gentle crosswind effects the right-left impact point. Pellets being far more sensitive than even .22's, much less .308 projectiles. Learning to use the half mill-dot reticle allows quantification so you can do the same every time.
Things I would have changed:Nothing with the scope, but the instructions could be on a bigger piece of paper. Aging eyes and all that, you know.
What others should know:Don't skimp on the mounts, and pay attention to where it's going. Mine is on an AirArms S510 with a rotating magazine protruding above. A one piece base is not going to work with that, so pay attention. The mechanics of the turrets vs your personal needs for eye relief may require offset rings. This is a physically longish scope, (but not abnormal or excessive) so if it's to go on a springer, make sure it's going to clear the loading port.
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