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Hawke optics? #8952480 11/09/23 11:41 PM
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Anyone have experience with any of these? I was looking at a few that on paper seem pretty impressive for the price. Are they any good? Looking at scopes for a 7mm mag

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Haven’t used one but been around them being used so not much help.
While they were based out of the UK they are made in China so I am sure they are of similar quality as Arken and lower end Vortex that are Chinese made.
So they are decent products for the money you spend on them.


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Re: Hawke optics? [Re: justimm] #8952532 11/10/23 01:08 AM
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I look at them every time I go to a show, never been impressed. Easy pass

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Really? I’ve never seen one in person… that’s what I was wondering about

Re: Hawke optics? [Re: justimm] #8952578 11/10/23 02:14 AM
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That’s what came on my Mission crossbow. I dont ask much out of it so no real comment except no problems.


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That's a brand Camera Land sells. Talk to gr8fuldoug.

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The crossbow forums used to swear by them. I have a pair of binoculars that we compared side by side with some Leupold that cost 3-4x as much, and you couldn’t see much difference under 1 mile. Talk to Doug.


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So many better options

They were known for x bows and maybe some pellet guns

My opinion was based off of glass and turrets

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I would trust one more than Vortex but that's not saying much.

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Ended up going with a Leupold.. never had one of those

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Like mentioned Hawke makes some very good crossbow scopes and airgun scopes, Spring Piston airguns and crossbows can kill most rifle scopes from the vibrations shooting them. I would expect the crosshairs would stay where you put them on a rifle if that carried over. Not sure I would trust one for dialing for range though.


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Originally Posted by justimm
Ended up going with a Leupold.. never had one of those


A wise choice.

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I've got four of their Vantage 3x9s with red/green illuminated crosshair. I use them on my varmint rifles for night hog hunting with kill light or night predator calling, again with manual red light. Mine are all on small caliber rifles with no recoil to speak of and Ive used them extensively.Don't know how they'd hold up on a hard kicker...never tried but Im very happy with them, great eye relief and available at a good price.
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