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    Hawke Airmax

    Looking to purchase a Hawke Airmax scope. Any opinions on these? Thanks for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackca3 View Post
    Looking to purchase a Hawke Airmax scope. Any opinions on these? Thanks for your help.
    Good value, nice wide field of view, clear optics, all you need for an airgun scope really.

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    AMX ret is great but quite thin.
    If your eyesight's not so good the Vantage might be better.

    I have the airmax 2-7 on my 30s and the 4-12x50 on my 97.
    Fantastic scopes.

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    Personally, i don't rate the Hawke glass. The small sightron is way better value for money.
    https://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/pr...2-x-40-ft-moa/

    Depends on what you want the scope for?..Hunting, HFT, plinking?

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    I have three Hawke Airmax 2-7x32 AO . They’re £125 from Uttings. The Sightron is double the money.
    I can’t fault them. Very nice for hunting and plinking. They are light, compact and easy to use with no problems. I like the fine redicle and mildots. If you keep distances to <45 yards this scope is ideal imo.
    If you’re thinking on sticking one on a FAC air , rimmy or centrefire i’d think again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    Personally, i don't rate the Hawke glass. The small sightron is way better value for money.
    https://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/pr...2-x-40-ft-moa/

    Depends on what you want the scope for?..Hunting, HFT, plinking?
    http://sureshot-airguns.co.uk/hs/ FFP side focus....

    http://sureshot-airguns.co.uk/discovery-vt-t/ ffp side focus

    all with mounts, sunshades, the vt-t even has a free phone holder...
    Oooh Look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    Personally, i don't rate the Hawke glass. The small sightron is way better value for money.
    https://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/pr...2-x-40-ft-moa/

    Depends on what you want the scope for?..Hunting, HFT, plinking?
    Hawke scopes are fine for air rifles and .22 rimfire. Anything more then they struggle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbuck View Post
    Hawke scopes are fine for air rifles and .22 rimfire. Anything more then they struggle.
    It's down to your eyes & fine tuning the scope, I use a Hawke Sidewinder on my HMR & Airmax 30SF on my Hornet CF, while my RFD tells me the Airmax 30 is very popular with the local foxers on 223's with NV

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    It's down to your eyes & fine tuning the scope, I use a Hawke Sidewinder on my HMR & Airmax 30SF on my Hornet CF, while my RFD tells me the Airmax 30 is very popular with the local foxers on 223's with NV
    May well be popular but had one on my .223 and didn't rate it at all Milky at distance!!!!
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    Thanks for your replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbuck View Post
    May well be popular but had one on my .223 and didn't rate it at all Milky at distance!!!!
    Don't rate them myself either, popular with fox shooters though because the coatings they use work well with night vision, downside is they don't work very well for those that want them as a normal scope

    at £130 I would spend a bit more and get a Nikon Prostaff but that's just my own preference. Its allways best to use as many as you can and decide for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbuck View Post
    May well be popular but had one on my .223 and didn't rate it at all Milky at distance!!!!
    Then I'd have sent it back

    My 6-24x50 30 SF is crystal clear, first day I had it I watched a tractor ploughing other side of the valley, 3.5km according to the OS map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    Then I'd have sent it back

    My 6-24x50 30 SF is crystal clear, first day I had it I watched a tractor ploughing other side of the valley, 3.5km according to the OS map.
    Okay i respect your opinion.
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    I have just purchased a Hawke Endurance 6-24x50 mil dot centre dot run out model and I'm pretty certain that it is mechanically the same as the Airmax but with different knobs on, to say I'm bowled over is an understatement.

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