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Thread: Hawke Endurance scopes

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    Hawke Endurance scopes

    My friend and i have recently been evaluating a hawke endurance scope and you know what?.......they are very good...but bloody ugly!!

    it has been used extensively for stalking in some pretty s****y weather to boot, mounted on a sako 75 in 270. and performed faultlessly.

    It has the german no.4 ret. with an illuminated dot, 30mm tube and fast focus eyepiece.

    as for optical performace.....s&b and the restof the daftly priced stuff..BRING IT ON!!!!!

    and for 300quid or less depending where you shop

    makes you think doesn't it.. the so-called best really only applies to the price.

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    This is where I show my ignorance, and laziness I guess. I got it into my head sometime age that the Hawke line of scopes were only suitable for airguns and rimfire. Did this use to be the case? I take it form the fact that you have it on a 270 they must be more robust than I thought. I always understood that they were never lacking in optical quality or fancy features, just that they would not do for a hard kicking centrefire.

    OK now make me look dafter than usual

    John

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    You're not alone in that thinking, but these are designated fulbore riflescopes, and although most of the hawke range are aimed(no pun intended) at the airgun/ rimfire market most will take the punishment of a kicker. When Deben used to just be an importer and they brought in the TASCO range of scopes there were some designated fullbore scopes in that range, Titan, Euroclass and Super-sniper. All were and still are very good scopes.

    You'll see alot of tasco scopes sat on the rifles of New Zealand hunters, and over there the 243 hardly gets a look in!

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    Thank you Stephen,

    Seems I am only half daft, big improvement. I shall take another look at them I think.

    John

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    silly me.. forgot to mention that they have their reticules in the first focal plane(the ret. is behind the ocular lense, the one you look through) and so it stays the same size when you crank up the magnification, great for longer ranges. Although swarovski et al have the same reticule available, they only do them in the second focal plane so they increase in size with the magnification, not so good for precision.

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    Are these the scopes in question?
    http://www.eabco.com/HawkeRiflescopes.html

    If so looks as if they would be a good bargain at todays exchange rate.

    John

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    They aren't the ones i've tried and although they are rated for a centrefire you'll find that they are more rimfire/airgun orientated, mainly because of the SR reticule design.


    The endurance i'm reccommending are the 30mm IR range. Click onto the DEBEN websote for more details, I suspect you can can these scopes from the states as well and no doubt cheaper.

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    I know I have just resurected a very old thread,and like a bellend I've just sold a brand new oneI thought it might be of interest to anyone who might be in the market for a decent scope without the silly price tag.

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    there not bad i had one on a .308 blaser and if you are on a low budget i have just seen there do a scope for driven and will be getting one shortly i think

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    there not bad i had one on a .308 blaser and if you are on a low budget
    sorry but that does not add up. If one can afford the Blaser then surely one can afford a decent scope.

    Now I will take a lot of convincing that Hawk are of decent quality. My trial of a nite-eye was an very saddening affair.. Quality was about that one would expect of something destined for the Bin. Customer service was non existant.

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