Hawke Vantage line

Hawke Vantage line

Joined: August 16th, 2006, 10:39 pm

March 16th, 2017, 9:49 pm #1

is this line springer rated???
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Joined: December 31st, 2013, 4:00 pm

March 17th, 2017, 1:43 am #2

I really like the Hawke product line. I started with the Airmax line and it is very nice quality & durable.

I have since started using the Hawke Vantage line of scopes. My very favorite is the Hawke vantage 4-12x40 with an adjustable AO. I have this scope on my Walther LGU that is a 12.3 FPE Airgun. I have another on my TX200 that is 14.7 FPE.

My dad has a Vantage 3-9x40 on this Walther, that is a 15.0 FPE Airgun.

I have used the Hawke product line for a bit over 5 years, and the quality has been reliable. Any problems I just send it back and get a new one.
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Joined: October 11th, 2011, 9:31 pm

March 17th, 2017, 4:31 am #3

is this line springer rated???
Hawke suggest that you only use 30mm tube scopes on springers.
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Joined: March 16th, 2011, 10:46 pm

March 17th, 2017, 12:00 pm #4

I've seen the warning on Pyramid Air's website about only using 30mm on springers, but not on Hawke's website. The Aimax comes with a one inch tube, and are used on lots of springers.
Last edited by d-mick on March 17th, 2017, 4:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: May 6th, 2013, 6:24 pm

March 17th, 2017, 1:32 pm #5

30mm tubes are stiffer than 1" but what really makes a scope "springer proof" is re-enforced reticles. If the reticles aren't up to the two-way recoil snap you're going to have issues. Not all 30mm tube scopes are intended for use on springers.
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Joined: July 9th, 2015, 1:00 pm

March 17th, 2017, 2:16 pm #6

with a heavy 30mm tube scope. It seems to me that the heavier components of a 30mm tube scope would be more prone to "recoil damage" with piston gun recoil than the lighter components of a 1" tube scope. I'm currently using a 4-12x50 Hawke AirMax scope and even though it's heavier than the 4-12x40 Vortex diamondback I owned the Hawke with 50mm objective is still a couple ounces lighter than my 3-12x44 Optisan Viper with a 30mm tube. Matter of fact, I'm considering reverting back to a 40mm OA scope like the Diamondback I owned to reduce the weight a bit more.

Oh well.....just making some personal comments that might be in error.
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Joined: March 16th, 2011, 10:46 pm

March 17th, 2017, 4:35 pm #7

is this line springer rated???
Vantage 1" - Light spring or gas piston rifles only around 12 ft lbs.
Airmax 1" and 30mm- For heavy spring and piston rifles.
Panorama 1"- Heavy spring and gas piston.
Endurance 1" and 30mm- Heavy spring and gas piston.
Sidewinder and ED - Heavy spring and gas piston.
Frontier - Heavy spring and gas piston.
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Joined: August 16th, 2006, 10:39 pm

March 17th, 2017, 11:25 pm #8

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Joined: March 16th, 2011, 10:46 pm

March 18th, 2017, 12:17 am #9

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Joined: March 16th, 2011, 10:46 pm

March 18th, 2017, 12:17 am #10

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