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Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Optics Sidewinder?
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Vortex Viper or Hawke Optics Sidewinder?

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Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

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Unread 11-19-2011, 09:37 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

I just scored a brand new Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16X44 on opticsplanet.com for 449 with free shipping and a 5% off promotional code! I just scored big time. Vortexoptics.com has that scope for $600 msrp! Jam!


BUT to answer your thread poll.. give me about 3 days til the scope gets here.. and then Ill tell you how much I like vortex optics. It will be my first!
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    Unread 11-22-2011, 05:22 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

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

    I have a PST 6-24x50mm FFP MOA. I did not know that you could get a PST with Mil Dot reticle.

    joseph
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    Unread 11-25-2011, 08:28 AM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    Hawke scopes are made in China except for the top end Frontiers that are made in Japan.

    I have one of the Chinese Hawke scopes. It sits on a PCP air rifle with almost no recoil.

    Almost all Chinese scopes suffer failure after use on springer air rifles or heavy magnum recoil. The parallax ring scales are usually way off as well. There are other issues you will spot after you own them a while. Always choose the Japanese scope if you can afford it.

    My Hawke scope has a good ballistic reticle with a well designed Christmas Tree configuration that is etched on glass and well illuminated for night use. Way better than most Chinese scopes, but it will stay dedicated to night use on an air rifle or rimfire due to the 50mm objective.
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    Unread 11-25-2011, 10:36 AM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    My neighbor just picked up a hawke sidewinder 30 8x32-56, it is AWESOME!!! I really like the recital. its got mil dots and little hashes in between them its a great scope, I found it local in the classifieds for 200
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    Unread 12-16-2011, 05:12 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    I got a Hawke Sidewinder Tac 30 8.5-25x42

    Mounted it on my CZ 455. Tracks well and returns to zero. Reticule is awesome. Bright optics. I will post if it goes bad as it is the third scope on this rifle....the others were centerpoint and tasco.
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    Unread 12-24-2011, 10:07 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    I really like the hawkes! Local shop has them on special! 6.5-20 42MM with the sice focus and 30MM tube and the 4-14 too $350 shipped TYD! can't beat that for either one! I have shot them on hunting guns and comp guns. message me if you want info.
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    Unread 12-28-2011, 08:33 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    I just got a Viper and am impressed with it. The eye relief is a little strange over 15X but the glass is great and the scope tracks perfectly so far. Mine is on a Savage Predator in 260 and it is a great combo. Vortex has the lifetime VIP warranty which helped make my decision.
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