Hawke Optics 200 Yard Rimfire Scope
One of the best scopes for the dollar out there is the Hawke Optics Sport HD line. They are miles ahead of what you might expect in a value scope, featuring fully-multi-coated lenses, a quick eye focus eyepiece, positive click adjustments, and 3.5 inch eye relief. The new Hawke Sport HD IR 3-9x40 with its etched, illuminated Rimfire SR Reticle has both red and blue illumination (5 settings each) and this scope has range marks from 50 to 200 yards.
The field of view
is from 38.5-12.5 feet at 100 yards, the scope weighs just under 15 ounces,
and is just over a foot long at 12.5 inches. Calling it a rimfire
scope isn't strictly true, for you can use it on most common rifles with
no worries. Hawke calls it all-caliber rated. The reticle
is set for a common .22 Long Rifle round, 1260 fps, .1262 G1 BC, 1.75
inch scope height. Zero it in at 50 yards and you're ready to have some
fun out to 200 yards with the scope set at 9 power.
I've not spent much time shooting at super long ranges with rimfires, but there are several .22s that group well at 110 yards, like the above group from a Savage MKII BV, with Lapua ammo.
Hawke is going to
sell a huge number of these scopes, I have no doubt of that. You might
think a scope that looks this good is going to be on the pricey side,
but that's the best news of all: Hawke sells them for $139.99 plus shipping:
. It is part #HK3035 and as this is written, they are in stock.
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