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Old 09-15-2011, 10:52 PM
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Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

Ok guys, thanks for all of the help narrowing down my scope selection for me. This newbie to long range shooting really appreciates it. I am down to two scopes I'm trying to choose from and they are these two:

Hawke: Hawke 6-24x56 Sidewinder 30mm Riflescope

Vortex: Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope

Which one of these will be my better option? I like the mildot reticle on the Hawke but am tempted to try the Dead Hold BDC reticle rather than Mildot if I go with the Viper...any thoughts??
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:25 AM
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Ok guys, thanks for all of the help narrowing down my scope selection for me. This newbie to long range shooting really appreciates it. I am down to two scopes I'm trying to choose from and they are these two:

Hawke: Hawke 6-24x56 Sidewinder 30mm Riflescope

Vortex: Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope

Which one of these will be my better option? I like the mildot reticle on the Hawke but am tempted to try the Dead Hold BDC reticle rather than Mildot if I go with the Viper...any thoughts??
I like what I read on both but haven't gambled on one for myself.

Google "Sniper's Hide Review" for each of them.

That's a very good source for unbiased reviews.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:46 AM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

Own a viper. Love it!

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

I've got Vortex Viper PST with mildot and matching turrets on a 300wm and absolutely love it,

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Old 09-24-2011, 10:33 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

I have a 6.5X20 and it lasted about 50 shots of 30/06. Had to send it back for repairs. The elevation adjustment got screwed up some how.

They did a fast turn around with the repairs and it now has probably 15 rounds through it now. Seems OK.

I like the scope as far as it's clarity and tracking ability but was sure disapointed having to send it for repairs so soon. Sh*t happens I suppose.

Regards, Keith

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:18 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

I own two Vipers ,one on a 300wsm rifle and one on a sav.striker pistol in .308 win. I'm very happy with both of them. Only had the striker since may and have put around 300 rounds thru it, the 300wsm has about 500 rounds thru it and both scopes are functioning perfectly.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:10 AM
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I own two Vipers ,one on a 300wsm rifle and one on a sav.striker pistol in .308 win. I'm very happy with both of them. Only had the striker since may and have put around 300 rounds thru it, the 300wsm has about 500 rounds thru it and both scopes are functioning perfectly.
Sounds u got great stuff.
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