This is Part One of my review of the Hawke 2-7×32 AO air rifle scope. If you are relatively new to air guns, the most sophisticated air rifle scope you’ve encountered is probably the 4×32 entry level glass provided with air guns selling in the $100.00 price range.
I got a 4×32 scope with the Remington Express, another with the Beeman Teton Gas Ram, and a third with the Beeman Marksman. All were fixed 4 power with 32mm objective lens (4×32) scopes. All had simple – duplex – cross hair reticle, lacked an adjustable objective lens, and had the parallax set beyond normal air gun range.
Like many people, I struggled with all three of these scopes on my indoor 10 yard range. And I vowed that soon I would ask HAM Publisher Stephen Archer to recommend an air rifle scope which would serve me better.
But before that happened, Pyramyd Air sent me the Diana 240 Classic “Bundle” complete with a Hawke 2-7×32 AO scope.
Click these links to read Part One and Part Two of this review.
BUY FROM PYRAMYD AIR
Diana 240 Classic Air Rifle
My initial impression was that the advanced features of this $99.00 Hawke 2-7×32 AO air rifle scope were “overkill” in an air rifle scope. I reasoned that few beginning shooters would need all of the features packed into the Hawke Advantage optics.
But then I started to explore these features and I’ve changed my mind…
It took a lot less time than I had imagined to become familiar with the scope and the supporting X-ACT/Chairgun Pro Ballistics programs. And once I became comfortable with these advanced features, I realized that they are features any beginning airgunner can put to good use.
Let’s list a few, and …read more