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    Hawke 8x56

    Has anyone used a Hawke Eclipse 8x56? I have the 3 - 12x56 on my 17HMR and I find it adequate, I'm looking for a cheap scope to get me up and running with my new 243 - thought that it would be better to go with a fixed power in the lower price range.

    Regards

    Paul

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    Yes its not bad for the money!

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    There's a guy selling them on ebay for 139, not sure what the postage is.

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    Funny you should say that I was looking at a cheap 8x56 for my howa and there was also the nikko Stirling around the same price,do people think 8x56 is adiqete for stalking up to 250-300yds? Any comments from those who have got or tried this magnification?

    http://www.uttings.co.uk/Product/543...6-rifle-scope/
    Last edited by MONGOOSE; 14-08-2012 at 21:15.

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    I wonder what is the closest range that they will focus on, at 50m I have to drop my 3-12x56 back to 4 or 5X, (not that this will be a problem on a CF)

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    Well they say there paralaxed to 100yds so hard to guess without looking at one I suppose

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    Fixed mag scopes of 8x or less tend to be fine down to about 15yds.
    Below is a link to my website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGOOSE View Post
    Funny you should say that I was looking at a cheap 8x56 for my howa and there was also the nikko Stirling around the same price,do people think 8x56 is adiqete for stalking up to 250-300yds? Any comments from those who have got or tried this magnification?

    http://www.uttings.co.uk/Product/543...6-rifle-scope/

    the .270 I learned to shoot on is dressed in a 4x32 Nikko Stirling.
    it gets used at the range out to 600yds.......

    magnification is not relevant, reticule size can be.
    big fat posts can be tricky to get on target without obliterating what you are aiming at in the sight picture....but won't cause you to miss

    the benefit of low mag is instant target acquisition and a much steadier sight picture

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    Another quick question with the scope being 56mm one would assume you need high mounts does this cause a problem being able to look down the scope without a comb raiser?

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    I have a 56mm scope on my CZ American and don't have problems with it but you are correct, high mounts will be needed. To be honest I'm getting a Howa 1500 with a Hogue stock i.e. nothing special so I don't mind "customising" the stock if necessary.

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