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Hawke or Athlon for a rimfire? #14577853 02/15/20
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RatherBHuntin Offline OP
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Lookin at Hawke or Athlon for a 22 LR. Which would you lean towards and why?

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Re: Hawke or Athlon for a rimfire? [Re: RatherBHuntin] #14577871 02/15/20
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I have a Hawke Endurance 2-10x50 that has been reliable on a .270win.Little bit of tunnel-vision in the sight picture is my only complaint...

Re: Hawke or Athlon for a rimfire? [Re: RatherBHuntin] #14577910 02/16/20
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What power and reticle? Totally set on trying those brands?


Critical thinking not needed.

Re: Hawke or Athlon for a rimfire? [Re: RatherBHuntin] #14580080 02/17/20
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I bought the Hawke Vantage 2-7x32 because of the following reasons:

  • I was specifically looking for something with an objective around (no larger) than 32 mm
  • I began appreciate the low powers on variables when going in to the field
  • Did not feel a need for more than 7x on a 22lr
  • Had some friends on the fire speak highly of Hawke value and QC
  • Fully multicoated, click adjustments, on sale for around $100- very low risk


Observations and how it turned out:
  • Power range is PERFECT for all situations where I might use the Ruger
  • Bright as heck. Nice glass, no tunnel vision, no flare problems.
  • Repeatable clicks- tracks as hoped. Has kept poa. Admittedly I did spend a couple of dollars and add a recoil buffer because it is a semiauto after all.
  • Did seem a bit large for a 32mm - although not heavy or off balancing. Feels natural now.
  • Good eye relief
  • It has greatly increased the fondness for the rifle- and validated best ammo (which were as recommended the CCI standard velocity stuff)

    I am sure Athlon and other scopes out there would be fine, maybe even better although I can't imagine in what way or situation that would be for my use of the 22LR. Some want more X's, some larger objectives, or 'more' something but for keeping a 1022 fast handling or 75 yard plinking...squirrels....turtles- my def of 22 stuff - could not be happier with it even at twice the cost.

Last edited by kenjs1; 02/17/20.

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