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Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

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  #29  
Unread 06-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

Just ordered my 3rd Viper PST a few hours ago. I feel they are as good as a Mark 4 Leupy for half the price..... I have 2 of that flavor.
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    Unread 06-24-2012, 11:51 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    I have seen both, VORTEX hands down
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    Unread 07-03-2012, 10:38 AM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    i have a few rounds downrange with my 5-15 viper hs and love it. it worked great on my 7WSM for 50 or so rounds, then got mounted on my 338LM and has been solid so far. i think any non-crossfire vortex is going to be tough & repeatable, period.

    i was recently talked into looking through a hawke 6-24 sidewinder & was kinda blown away. it's bright & has a decent eye box, but the creepy thing is how accurate the side focus distances are. maybe i got a "good" one- time will tell. the local rep said to put it on the 338 & see if i could break it.
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    Unread 07-03-2012, 02:18 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by minute of elk View Post
    i have a few rounds downrange with my 5-15 viper hs and love it. it worked great on my 7WSM for 50 or so rounds, then got mounted on my 338LM and has been solid so far. i think any non-crossfire vortex is going to be tough & repeatable, period.

    i was recently talked into looking through a hawke 6-24 sidewinder & was kinda blown away. it's bright & has a decent eye box, but the creepy thing is how accurate the side focus distances are. maybe i got a "good" one- time will tell. the local rep said to put it on the 338 & see if i could break it.
    I have shot a lot of them!!!! seriously a really over looked scope! I have used them on all kinds of guns and had a LOT of success with them. I Have two I keep for "backup scopes" and testers cuz I am 100% comfortable with them.
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    Unread 08-30-2012, 05:39 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    I sent an older Leupold 6 X 20 - 1" - 40mm target scope to Leupold for repair. I sent it out
    on a Monday, from Pa. to Oregon, and it was returned fully repaired and adjusted, on the
    following Monday. Would you receive this service from either Vortex or Hawke?
    This one was the only Leupold I had to send in for service, and I have owned over 12 and
    there was absolutely no probems with any other Leupold I have owned.

    Jack1k
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    Unread 09-03-2012, 12:19 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    Quote:
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    I sent an older Leupold 6 X 20 - 1" - 40mm target scope to Leupold for repair. I sent it out
    on a Monday, from Pa. to Oregon, and it was returned fully repaired and adjusted, on the
    following Monday. Would you receive this service from either Vortex or Hawke?
    This one was the only Leupold I had to send in for service, and I have owned over 12 and
    there was absolutely no probems with any other Leupold I have owned.

    Jack1k
    cannot speak for Vortex in this department but I can for Hawke they have a lifetime warrenty.
    My friend put one on and used thick ring tape then over tightened it and it boogered up the side focus (it can happen to any scope) he called sent it in and they had a brand new scope mailed back to him. the process took less than a week he recieved the new scope with a detailed letter on why the old one was malfunctioning. The rep gave him his personal cell number and said if he ever had another problem call him directly and he would handle it. that IMHO is just as good as anyone. with scopes were lucky, I have delt with:
    nightforce
    sightron
    leupold
    hawke
    and all were great and easy to deal with. gotta give the edge though to leupold and hawke.
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    Unread 09-03-2012, 05:48 PM
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    Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

    Vortex loaned me a 6-24x50mm PST to take to Wyoming and when I got back they had received their first shipment of that scope which was a demo. When I called them to tell them I loved the scope they loaned me they sent me a new one over night which I received the next day even before I had a chance to send the loaner back.

    joseph

    PS: Here is the loaner and the first target shot at 400 yds. with their custom turret to see if I hit the paper. - - - - - - - - - - -
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