I just ordered a Hawke Sidewinder 30

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    LSS152
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    I ordered the 8-32 x 56, for my FX Crown. Anybody else have one of these? 

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    LSS152
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    I would like to use the turrets for my elevation instead of using a hold over technique for my yardage. Is there a guide to how to do this somewhere? I was thinking about zeroing the rifle at 50 yards and then using the turrets for yardages down to 10. I mostly squirrel hunt and very rarely shoot past 50 yards most shots are between 50 and 10 yards. Thanks for the help.

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    Greencop
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    What size rings are you guys using with the Crown (height)? Also is there a large difference between the 42 and the 56? 

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    anqgiap
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    It’s quite a difference between 42 and 56; I use BKL high mount on mine, not Crown but AA FTP 900 and DS Griffin – single strap is more than enough to hold the scope.

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    LSS152
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    I have a set of the “no Limit” FX mounts – I hope its enough clearance for the 56 on the crown
     

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    Greencop
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    Thanks LSS, let me know how it works out. I have the FX no limit on my Crown now with a Vortex scope that I’m not liking too much. I want to get the Hawke 6-24×56 the only problem is my FX mounts are 1inch not 30.  I kind of don’t want to want to get another set of no limits if I can get by with regular high mounts. I will hold off ordering the scope till I know.

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    LSS152
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    I just got my Hawke today. I would have a hard time believing there is a better scope. I had it zeroed in just a few minutes. The FX no limit rings are the way to go. I will post some pictures shortly.

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    Greencop
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    LSS, pictures would be great. I ordered a set of 30 no-limit rings today. Just need to decide what sidewinder I want. Pretty sure I’m going to go with the 6-24×56. 
      Thanks, 

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    LSS152
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    Sorry it took so long to get these uploaded. 

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    Greencop
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    Thanks LSS, looks great. I’m going to wait a few weeks and then order the Hawke. Just one more question, did you zero it at 50 yards? Thanks for you time.

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    LSS152
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    I Zeroed the scope at 30 yards.

    Hawke has and app you can download to you phone or computer that is pretty neat its called X – ACT. You can plug in your pellet weight, average velocity type of reticle, magnification setting and the program will tell you where to hold based on your zero and the other info. I used the program when I set my scope up and I was dead on. Took a lot of the trial and error out of figuring out the hold overs. 

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