Hawke Optics have been a mainstay in the airgunning community for some time now. They represent a level of quality and value that appeals to many airgunners. But few know all that Hawke has to offer in the way of optics. That’s what we’ll get to in this article.
Great Glass, Great Value
As airgunners get started in the sport, they focus on the airgun before they consider the glass they will put on top of it. This is entirely understandable. It’s not until later that they start looking past the raw price point and start looking at the quality they are getting for that price point. This is where Hawke Optics shine. They are not the least expensive option nearly 100% of the time. But, when you look at the quality of the glass, and the set of features, then the value-to-price-point starts to make sense.
Springer’s Best Friend
Spring airguns kill scopes. Generally, that statement is completely true. But, if you get the right scope, it doesn’t have to be. What typically fails are the crosshairs within the tube of the scope.
Most of the time, on lesser expensive optics, these are made from wires suspended in the scope. These wires don’t hold up well to the recoil caused by powerful spring airguns. The solution to this is to use etched glass reticles, and Hawke has a line of entry-level scopes that use etched glass reticles.
The Vantage line from Hawke is their starting point. Some Vantage scopes use wire reticles, but there’s also the Vantage IR line. Anytime you see “IR” within the Hawke naming scheme, it means “Illuminated Reticle.” And, all of Hawke’s Illuminated Reticles are etched glass constructed. The Vantage IR line starts with a 2-7×32 mil-dot adjustable objective scope and goes all the way up to a 6-24×50 mil-dot adjustable accurate scope. These are great scopes for those who shoot spring airguns.
Field Target and Hunting
Serious Field Target competitors need serious glass, and Hawke has just the kit for their rig. The Sidewinder line has been a favorite for airgunners for years and will appeal to the competitive shooter and hunter.
It keeps many of the same features as other Hawk scopes but is built explicitly with airgunners in mind with options from 4-16×50 (Pro II version) to 8-32×56 (Pro II version). Sidewinder scopes come in both first focal plane and second focal plane options, various reticles, and magnification.
Pistol, Crossbow, and Other Optics
Hawke doesn’t just cater to long gun shooters. They also have a wide range of red dot scopes, reflex scopes, crossbow scopes, and a whole host of other optics to help you out in the field. Hawke brings an entire suite of optics products to the table, all of which are built to an exceptionally high standard.
How high? Well, Hawke backs up all their optics with a lifetime warranty. So once you’ve bought your Hawke Optic, you’ve got it for life and that’s a value that’s hard to beat.
If you are wondering which Hawke scope is the best option for your airgunning passion, stop wondering and give us a call. We can walk through their entire line with you and make sure that you get the perfect match for your shooting needs and your budget.