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I have had a Hawke Sidewinder 30 8×32-56 SR Pro since July 2014 and finally had to send it to Hawke for service two weeks ago for the following reasons:

  • Rheostat stopped working
  • Parallax turret was loose and had too much play making it impossible to adjust
  • Chromatic Aberration kept getting worse
  • Both Elevation and Windeage turrets wobbly and loose

After two weeks of waiting to hear back, I finally emailed them to find out what was going on. They replied a day later saying my scope was defective and that they would be sending me a new scope. I got a tracking number shortly there after and should have the new scope delivered tomorrow. I can/t complain really as I’m getting a new scope which is nice so I’m happy.

In my opinion, Hawke makes a decent entry level scope with quality about what one would expect for it’s price point. There are definitely much better scopes out there and the old saying “you get what you pay for” holds true in the case of scopes. If one wanted to take a step up from Hawke, I would say SWFA, Sightron, Leupold, and Vortex (excluding Crossfire II model) would be the next level up. Costs would be between $700-1300.