Hawke half Mil Dot reticle
I apologies if already somebody in this forum already did a review about this scopes, but I has fortunate enough to get one scope Hawke SideWinder 30 Tactical Series 6.5-20x42mm Half MIL dot.
I have to thank to Jamie - the Store Manager of Wolverine Gun & Tackle - Red Deer for his generosity of let me do a review on his brand new line of scopes what he cares on store.
I was asked few month ago from Jamie to do a review on his new line of scope, and at the moment I was very skeptical about them. So ... after few days I stopped at his store (Wolverine - Red deer) and he bring from the shelf a brand new box with one of the Tactical series of Hawke SideWinder 30 Mil tube with half mil reticle.
I have to be honest I owned few scopes up end from Leupold, IOR, Nightforce, specially with tactical reticle due to my applications.
At the first I was impressed by the new look of this New Brand Hawkee - looks somehow close to Nightforce, IOR line, robust scopes in 30mil tube or 1 inch tube, with 42mm exit or 50mm.
The one in particular what I got for review was the SideWinder 30 Tactical 6.5-20x42mil HalfMil dot.
I mounted the scope on my very accurate rifle 7mmRem Mag in Weatherby action - this rifle with 168vld is very accurate in 0.25MOA up to 1200yrd.
I remove my NSX and installed the Hawkee scope (30mil ring - Leupold Heavy Duty tactical rings) on 20MOA Picatinny Rail, and headed out for the range test.
After I sightened the scope, and make sure it was level, I start shooting in low light in day light.
At dusk in low light the scope lenses are bright enough even for an older eye shooter.
I cranked up the power from 10x to 20x (max power on this scope) and up to 18x i have a bright view, and then at 20x the image get little bit (10%) darker.
I can compare this glasses with Leupold.
I did a box test at 100yrds - I cranked 20MOA up shot 1 round, 20moa left - fired one round - 20moa down - 1 fired round and come back 20moa right and the bullet hit the first round.
The scope PASSED THE BOX TEST
- Second test was to do a check on all power marks and the reticle to see if factory settings match the field value.
This scope comes with 1/4 MOA clicks and MIL Dot reticle.
I see this as a downside because you can get mixed if you are used both of them in the same time. It was very nice if this was coming in MOA - MOA for reticle and click, or MIL - MIL (The same as Nightforce)
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