You should reconsider the Hawke scope. All the Hawke Sidewinders I've evaluated had their reticles vertically offset by about 5 MOA. That is, there was 5 MOA more up adjustment, and 5 MOA less down, from the the optical center. You can expect the Hawke to have at least 36 MOA up adjustment, which is equivalent to at least 72 MOA of total adjustment on most other scopes.
The Sidewinders I've evaluated have had very good contrast, especially in the 20-24X magnification range.
Last edited by bruce_ventura; 11-12-2012 at 02:21 AM.