The reticle illumination brightness adjustment is positioned on the side focus turret. This allows 5 red and 5 green settings. The settings have been carefully considered to produce low enough illumination levels for dawn and dusk shooting. The open sniper style turrets are calibrated to 1/4 MOA per click. To adjust the turrets the whole assembly is pulled up to unlock, then once adjusted they can be securely locked into position by pushing the turret back down. The turrets are simply reset to "0" by loosening a hex screw on the top. All Hawke Sidewinders come with a large 4" side wheel, to enhance range finding, a sunshade for bright conditions, and screw-in lens covers to protect the outer lenses.
- Fully multi-coated optics for maximum clarity
- Dual color (Red/Green) illumination
- 30mm matte black mono tube
- Coil erector spring provides superior stability during recoil
- Screw-in lens covers to protect your investment
- All airgun and firearm caliber rated
- Locking ¼ MOA target style turrets for easy adjustment
- Locking fast focus ocular bell
- Waterproof, Shockproof and Fog Proof
- Hawke Worldwide Warranty
- 10x ½ Mil Dot Reticle
- Fully floating design, featuring dots and ties spaced at mil dot spacing.
- The hollow bars are calibrated for 0.2 mil spacing and whole spacing.
The newly designed 10X 1/2 Mil Dot reticles take the standard Mil Dot to a new level. They feature dots and 'ties' spaced a 1/2 Mil Dot spacing ensuring there is always a suitable aim point available. The reticles are compatible with the free Hawke BRC software, designed to calculate all the aim points to your rifles trajectory.
The reticles are etched on glass. This allows a fully floating design where the hollow posts do not reach the edge of the FOV, and the whole reticle can be fully illuminated. The hollow bars are calibrated for .2 Mil spacing and whole Mil spacing. The 10x reticle has true mil spacing at 10x.
- ManufacturerHawke Sport Optics
- Tube Size30mm
- AOSide Focus
- Reticle1/2 Mil Dot
- Eye Relief4"
- Product ConditionNew
- WarrantyLimited Lifetime
Hawke Optics Sidewinder 4-16X50 Scope w/ 1/2 Mil Dot IR Reticle- 30mm Tube Side Focus
San Antonio, Texas
I would recommend this item to a friend.
March 13, 2014
I love this scope. The optics are crisp even in low light. The illuminated reticle is unlike the ones I've had on other scopes. They stay well defined and the mil-dots do not bleed together which allows for great low light shooting. the side focus is a dream. The sunshade not only prevents glare but it gives the scope the look of a sniper worthy instrument. The knobs perform flawlessly and move the reticle exactly as they are supposed to. You don't have to "walk the scope in." The only issue I have is that Airgun Depot does not handle exchanges for defective devices. You are redirected to deal directly with Hawke and YOU have to pay the return shipping for the scope. Other than that, this scope is incredible and I only wish I had the money to put one of these on every rifle I own.
Pros:Crisp optics, knob function, side focus, sunshade and looks.
Cons:Having to pay return shipping for defective device