For many years I used relatively cheap scopes. I took a break from shooting. When I came back after many years a lot had changed. I decided to start off where I left off with a scope at about £100
Very happy with it but I fancied side parallax adjustment. So I spent a little more. £300. I went for the Hawke Airmax 6-24-50 sf 30. Great scope and I could defiantly tell the £200 spent. I recently bought a FAC Air Rifle and spent a little more on another scope. £500. I went for the new
Hawke Frontier 2.5-15-50. After using that for a few hours zeroing in the new rifle and general plinking I was massively impressed. The glass was crystal clear. The retical was very nice. I then swapped rifles in the same shooting session. I picked up the rifle with the Airmax on it. I'm not saying I was dissapointed but again I could tell the difference in quality.
Surely this can't keep going like this? I haven't looked through any other more expensive scopes than my Hawke but curious to know how good these £1000+ scopes are.
What scopes do you guys use?
I will be buying two new rifles soon and I need to look at scopes for them. I haven't got the money for two expensive scopes so I may have to do a little swapping around. The two Rifles I am buying will be the .22lr this will be mainly used for informal target shooting ( range is 100 yards) plinking on my perm and a little hunting.
Then the .17hmr.
What scopes would you put in these?
I'm thinking of putting the 6-24-50 on the .17hmr as this has the turrets to dial in.
The New Hawke sits pride of place on my Matador and works well with that.