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Hawke Red Dot Sights VantageRD Reviews

Hawke Red Dot Sights VantageRD 1x20, 9-11mm Dovetail

Hawke Sport Optics Hawke Red Dot Review

Rating 4.54.5 (15 reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 5.05.0 5.0

Rating 5.05.0 5.0

By Jay from USA on 2020-10-10 17:13:23

Things I liked:

Work great with my air pistol. I shot with my grandson and he loves it. He says it is very easy to hit the target.

Things I would have changed:

Nothing! Its a great fit.

What others should know:

Works great in sun light. We have no complaints. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality sight.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 2.02.0 2.0

Rating 2.02.0 2.0

By eclem from USA on 2023-02-18 18:32:17

Things I liked:

Compact size is nice.

Things I would have changed:

See below.

What others should know:

The turret caps have screw blades molded in for adjusting the POI. They are too thick and don't fit the turret slots / screw driver needed to zero. The turret screws have no click - it's all guess to zero. The 11mm base seems to be soft aluminum. When I attached it to my Weihrauch HW30 the steel of the gun ate into the base so that it was almost impossible to remove it. (I used minimum torque). The dot is too big even on min setting - completely over covers 1 inch bulls at 20 yards. Tight groups nearly impossible. The battery cap has to be tightened really hard to work. This unit behaves like a $30 Chinese unit - not a $110 unit. I would return it but it was damaged when I had to remove it from my HW30.

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  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I mounted this on a Crosman 2240XL & it is the perfect optic for this pistol. IMHO Includes a cleaning cloth, removable anti-glint honeycomb objective filter, handy tool to open the battery compartment (battery included), & the windage & elevation caps have a rectangular bar on top so adjustments are tool free!

    Things I would have changed:

    I don’t think I would change a thing here. Way to go Hawke & Pyramyd!

    What others should know:

    Comes in a sturdy little box but you won’t keep or store it in the box for very long.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Seems good quality for the price.

    Things I would have changed:

    Change you parallax description.

    What others should know:

    Description reads 10m parallax which are my intentions for this red dot. It has parallax issues at 10m and be advised, the picture appears slightly smaller looking through it at 10m. The parallax issue can be almost illuminated by centering the dot in the scope, and then center it centered above the front sight post. Used on a Crosman 1701p forward of the loading port for easy loading.

  • Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Compact size is nice.

    Things I would have changed:

    See below.

    What others should know:

    The turret caps have screw blades molded in for adjusting the POI. They are too thick and don't fit the turret slots / screw driver needed to zero. The turret screws have no click - it's all guess to zero. The 11mm base seems to be soft aluminum. When I attached it to my Weihrauch HW30 the steel of the gun ate into the base so that it was almost impossible to remove it. (I used minimum torque). The dot is too big even on min setting - completely over covers 1 inch bulls at 20 yards. Tight groups nearly impossible. The battery cap has to be tightened really hard to work. This unit behaves like a $30 Chinese unit - not a $110 unit. I would return it but it was damaged when I had to remove it from my HW30.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Love the accuracy of the 3 mil. dot as opposed to a 5 mil. Adjustments are precise and predictable.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Really brought out the accuracy of my Crosman Silhouette.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The best red dot that I own. The dot is small and sharp. The overall size is small. Works well on my Crosman 2240 carbine.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    This fits Crosman's 2240 steel breech and looks proportional. I usually don't spend that much for a red dot but I am glad that I did. Fits this combo perfectly.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It pays to read instructions. I tried dialing windage and elevation adjustments, getting no results. I soon after discovered that the caps unscrew. Once removed the adjustment hardware is clearly revealed -- as the instructions make clear. What wasn't clear was me. As another happy customer mentions, the red-dot fits nicely absent any need for adaptive fittings. I'm impressed with the red-dot's build quality. I've no idea how it would hold up on the slide of a conventional firearm. For indoor pellet shooting it fits the bill.

    Things I would have changed:

    As elsewhere mentioned, the glass on the eyeball end ought to be recessed. It's too easily smudged. The brightness dial is very tight. I expect it will loosen a bit with use. However, I do like the zero setting as an easy way to turn the sight off.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It pays to read instructions. I tried dialing windage and elevation adjustments, getting no results. I soon after discovered that the caps unscrew. Once removed the adjustment hardware is clearly revealed -- as the instructions make clear. What wasn't clear was me. As another happy customer mentions, the red-dot fits nicely absent any need for adaptive fittings. I'm impressed with the red-dot's build quality. I've no idea how it would hold up on the slide of a conventional firearm. For indoor pellet shooting it fits the bill.

    Things I would have changed:

    As elsewhere mentioned, the glass on the eyeball end ought to be recessed. It's too easily smudged. The brightness dial is very tight. I expect it will loosen a bit with use. However, I do like the zero setting as an easy way to turn the sight off.

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Size. & Weight Mounted on a crosman 2300T Behind the loading area. Seems to be holding zero after sighting in. Approximately 150 rounds shot.

    Things I would have changed:

    This red dot is not I repeat is not very bright outdoors. It will be just fine for indoor shooting.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I bought this red dot for use on a Crosman 2240 air pistol. I like that it mounts directly to the dovetail rail so that there is no need for a special mount. I also like that it is relatively small at 20MM, as opposed to 30mm. In my opinion, it is appropriately sized for a pistol, and it sits nice and low toward the breech. As for the clarity of the dot, I am very happy. It is nice and crisp, and the variable power allows me to adjust it to any level of ambient brightness.

    Things I would have changed:

    The rear lens is flush with the body. That makes it very easy to accidentally smear it with a finger while handling the pistol. I would like to see Hawke recess the lens into the body of the sight the way that most scope lenses are recessed. That would protect it, making it harder to inadvertently smudge.

    What others should know:

    I'm very pleased with this red dot. I would buy it again.

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the compact size & clear sight picture.

    Things I would have changed:

    If possible, I would change the mounts to fit a Hatsan Mod 25 air gun.

    What others should know:

    The previous review by Scott is totally correct in that this optic will not fit properly on a Hatsan Mod 25 Supertact air pistol, which is what I was looking for. It does, however fit my old Stevens .22 rifle which was manufactured about 50 years ago.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Nice scope. Fits well. Made well

    Things I would have changed:

    Different available colors?

    What others should know:

    Maybe

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the size, shape and the function. I love the price. I am quite pleased that it has 11mm mounting.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    I am a serious air gunner and I shoot several times per week. I own at least a dozen red dot sights. My old favorite is the Romeo 5....I own and use three of them. This new Hawke sight is every bit as good as the Romeo and at half the price....and no mounting adapters needed to fit 11mm guns. I will buy more of these. Mine is mounted on a nicely tuned P 17 and I love it. The red dot can be adjusted to be very small which is perfect for accuracy.

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Nice crisp optics Compact and solid Acceptable price for what you get

    Things I would have changed:

    Needs a wider stance to fit on an 11mm dovetail properly. I'd like a smaller "dot" for more precision. Wind/elevation knobs are a little mushy. They'd be more convincing with a nice sharp click to them.

    What others should know:

    This sight did NOT properly fit on the 11mm rails of the Hatsan Model 25 pistol. It looked like it fit fine but when I tried to zero the sight in, I discovered that the sight was riding about 1/8" to the right of the barrel line and the clamp was not properly wedged into the dovetail groove on one side (the side with the clamping screw). This Hawke sight was completely unusable on the Hatsan pistol. I returned it. Admittedly, it might be the pistol's rail that is poorly manufactured but it seems to me that the Hawke needs a slightly wider stance in order to properly fit on an 11mm dovetail. As far as I can tell, this would make a fine sight on a narrower dovetail.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Work great with my air pistol. I shot with my grandson and he loves it. He says it is very easy to hit the target.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing! Its a great fit.

    What others should know:

    Works great in sun light. We have no complaints. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality sight.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Lightweight, point of impact does not change, solid optics

    Things I would have changed:

    Two mount screws, smoother intensity setting knob

    What others should know:

    This little red dot is working well on my Crosman 1701p. I was looking for a light weight scope since I shoot one handed and the 1701p is heavy. Also, it's small enough to mount forward of the chamber, alleviating any obstruction when loading pellets.

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