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Hawke Sport Optics Panorama 4-12x50 Rifle Scope
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Great Glass/Terrible Mechanicals!

by Cal, from United States, WA Written on November 23, 2014
In Chinese scopes, I've come to the conclusion that great glass (image quality) is inexpensive and available but mechanical soundness is expensive or unavailable. When changing the AO adjuster on this scope resulted in a significant windage shift in my rifle's POI (and there was no wind), I decided to investigate the accuracy and repeatability of the AO and all the other adjusters using my Leupold Zero-Point. I found that the reticle wanders through ~2MOA in both elevation and windage as the AO is turned though its full range. I also found that the reticle moves an MOA or so, worst case, when "bumping" the ends of its zoom travel. It's best to avoid hitting the limits of the zoom adjustment ring and it's also best to always turn the adjustment ring in the same direction to the desired final setting--just like one might do with elevation and windage adjusters.

Speaking of E/W adjusters, my Panorama EV has much more mushy clicks than my significantly less expensive Sport HD and the Panorama EV adjusters also have more slop, hysteresis, and elevation/windage "coupling." Using my Leupold Zero-Point, I've learned that, in order to keep elevation and windage adjuster changes from significantly affecting one another, I must always finish adjustments by turning the elevation adjuster in the POI down direction (clockwise) and turning the windage adjuster in the POI right direction (counter-clockwise). This is sort of expected for the elevation adjuster, because POI down should be a t...
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Hawke panorama 4-12x50mm

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, CA Written on June 24, 2013
If ur looking for a nice scope for a great price. This is it!!
Pros: Good quality for the price
Cons: None I can think of ...
Would recommend: Yes
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