as promised...a short(?) writeup.- I failed to take pics of the packaging and simply refuse to dismount the scope to take them.- when you buy your Hawke, you can supplement this thread LOL
I was looking for a workhorse hunting scope for my .308 with decent low light performance and my primary focus was a scope with good optics and a no-nonsense duplex reticle.
The Endurance scope has a one piece tube, quick focus eyepiece, and resettable turrets.- all i wanted in a hunting scope.
The flare in this image is from the screen door glass which is slathered with 2 year old hand prints.- I neglected to take another pic.
Anyone care to calc the distance to target knowing the reticle is 30MOA?-
I just realized too that all my range pics are in that magical hidden folder on my HTC Imagio phone.- I will have to re-take.-
I took it to the range today to sight in, and did the old look thru the barrel to bore sight.- It was close enough for military work, so I loaded up and sent 3 rounds with the scope on lowest power.- I centered the group 3" low and 3" right.- Adjusted up and left 24 clicks each and sent the shot.- dead center in the bull...NICE.- to see how repeatable the turrets are, I came up 32 clicks and left 32.- This is 4" left and high at 50yards.- Fired, shot in the 1" square at the 4" mark.- Right 64 clicks, fire, in the next black square.- Down 64, wash rinse and repeat.- Left 64, same thing.- right 32 and up 32, in the bull, touching first shot.- I'm done.-
Ran the muzzle velocity harvested from my handloads into a balcalc today and settled on a 200 yard zero with 2" high at 100.- Come up was 8 clicks and left windage alone.- Recentered the turrets on the current setting and will verify after the weather gets cold.-
Seriously, the best 59 bucks I ever spent on a scope so far