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

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:54 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

Viper is a winner.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:01 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

I have two 6.5-20X Dead Hold Vipers, a 44 and a 50, one on a Varminter AR in .223 and the other on a Varminter AR in .308. Both of them are great scopes. Not QUITE as good as Zeiss, but as good as Leupold VXIII's and better than Monarchs for sure IMO.

I also have a set of the Viper 15X50 binos, great glass for the cash.

I used the waranty once, was getting some fogging in the binos (took agood spill with them on, could have damaged seals), they were back in under a week (they actually turned them in just over 24 hrs), no questions asked. No fogging either.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:38 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

I have the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 30mm on my Savage 260 LRP and would buy another...
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:38 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

Neither tis time for me. Neither make a camo scope so I got a Nikon Pro Staff in Realtree 3-9x50 for my CVA.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:57 AM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

i have no knowledge of the hawke, but i have a 6-24x50 pst ffp, mil-mil on my 338 lapua. over 300 rnds shot, shoots and tracks flawlessly out to 1200 yrds. glass is good, and the warenty / service is second to none.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:28 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

Just purchased a Sidewinder in the new SRPro reticle and am very impressed with it! Haven't got it out to shoot yet, but have looked thru it in low light and the glass is very nice. Turrets are sturdy, clicks are solid, illumination is not overpowering (5 levels) a very robust scope for the money!
Can't wait to get it out and do some testing with it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:47 PM
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Re: Poll: Vortex Viper or Hawke Sidewinder

You'll have to report back on how it witstands recoil. I've been kicking around getting one for my AAC Blackout.
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