*If you don't use the illumination, the reticle will be black.
Hawke Sport Optics has built a very trusted reputation in England and Australia, where their scopes are used for everything from shooting field target with 12 ft-lb. rifles, dispatching pests with your magnum springer or shooting large game with firearms. Their scopes are second to none in quality, clarity, sharpness and easy of use. No matter what type of rifle you use with the Panorama EV scope, you'll get perfect performance every time.
This Hawke Sport Optics scope has an etched-glass reticle, which is superior to a wire reticle because it's etched by a laser and is much more precise. That lets you get even more accuracy from your gun. Another way that etched-glass reticles are superior to wire reticles is when they're illuminated. The etched ones show the illumination only on the reticle. It looks like the reticle is floating. Wire reticles often have a reflection of the illumination in the objective lens, which can be distracting when shooting.
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Item Code: Hawke-HK5166 [PY-A-4706]
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By Joe from USA on 2014-12-02
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Things I liked: The optic is clear and sharp. I especially like the etched reticle as a wire reticle can break on a strong springer. The turret adjustments are precise they do not at all feel mushy. The scope has plenty of adjustment I mechanically centered the scope before mounting it. I was able to sight in my air rifle in three shots at 20 yards. The air rifle is a HW97k .177 cal. The lighted reticle when used does not over power the sight picture. It really is an aid when aiming at a dark target.