RIFLESCOPE

RIFLESCOPE
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RIFLESCOPE
USER MANUAL
MOUNTING THE RIFLESCOPE
CAUTION: Be sure that the firearm is NOT loaded.
Always practise safe firearms handling.
Always check that the diameter of the riflescope body
tube matches the diameter of the scope rings that
you wish to use. There are two body tube diameters ,
1” (25mm) & 30 mm. Always purchase the best mounts
that you can afford making sure that the base of the
mount will fit your rifle. Hi-recoil rifles may require mounts
to be fitted with a recoil stop pin. All Hawke Match
Mounts are fitted with a recoil stop pin.
OCULAR LENS ADJUSTMENT
All Hawke riflescopes are fitted with an adjustable
ocular focus. To focus your personal eye characteristics
to the riflescope, giving a crystal clear picture of
the reticle, carry out the following adjustment.
Focus with lock ring
Focus without lock ring
• Fix the rings to the rifle base - do not tighten.
• Lay the riflescope into the rings. The scope should
be mounted as low as possible without touching
either the barrel or the receiver.
• Before tightening the rings, look through your scope
in your normal shooting position. Adjust the scope
(either forward or backward) until you find the
furthest point forward (to ensure maximum eye relief)
that allows you to see a full field of view.
• Hold the scope about three or four inches from your
eye and look through the eyepiece at a featureless,
flatly lit, bright area such as a wall or open sky.
• If the reticle is not sharply defined instantly, loosen the
eyebell lock-ring (if fitted). Turn the eyepiece (either
direction) a few turns. Quickly glance through the
scope again. If the focus has improved, but is still
not perfect, continue focusing.
• If the focus became worse, turn it the opposite way.
• Rotate the scope in the rings until the reticle pattern is
perpendicular to the bore and the elevation turret is on top.
• When the reticle appears in sharp focus, retighten
the lock-ring (if fitted).
• Tighten the screws evenly on each side.
WARNING: AVOID OVER-TIGHTENING THE RINGS. THIS
CAN DAMAGE THE SCOPE AFFECTING PERFORMANCE
OR RENDERING IT INOPERABLE.
WARNING: NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN WITH A RIFLESCOPE
– IT MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR EYES
WHEN INSTALLING A RIFLE SCOPE TO A RIFLE WITH
HIGH LEVELS OF RECOIL, ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THERE
IS ADEQUATE EYE RELIEF. THIS WILL AVOID EYE INJURY.
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TURRETS
PRE-ZEROING
Before mounting the scope remove the windage and
elevation caps (where fitted) to expose the adjusters.
Typical examples of turrets are shown below:
1. Low profile resettable.
3. Posi-grip resettable style.
5. Locking and resettable.
2. Finger Resettable
4. Low profile resettable
6. Turret reset to zero
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Pre-zero sighting can be done either visually or with a
bore sighting collimator. Bore sighting collimators such
as the “Hawke Shot Saver” are the best way to pre-zero.
If a Bore sighting collimator is not available, it is
recommended to pre-zero visually.
To bore sight visually:
• With the firearm in a steady rest position open the
action of the firearm and look along the bore to a
predetermined target (at approximately 50 yards
distance).
• Scopes fitted with an adjustable objective or side
focus should be adjusted to the 50 yds position.
Set a variable power scope to mid-power.
• Remove the caps from the windage and elevation
turrets. Adjust the windage and elevation adjusters
to position the reticle on the center of the target.
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• For windage adjustment, turn the windage
adjustment turret clockwise to move the point of
impact left and counter clockwise to move the point
of impact right. In the same manner, adjust the
elevation by turning the elevation adjustment
clockwise to lower the point of impact and counter
clockwise to raise the point of impact.
Turret Adjustment:
Each click of adjustment is measured in minutes of
angle on the target. One click of movement equates
to 1/4” of movement on a target set at 100 yds
distance. Therefore at different ranges, each click
of adjustment changes:
Example: One click at:-50 yds
-100 yds
1/8” 1/4”
1/2”
-200 yds
3/4”
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NOTE: When using windage-adjustable rings,
make major windage correction with them. In certain
shooting situations such as close range air gunning
when specialised elevation adjustable rings are
not available, the rings may have to be shimmed.
Only final precision adjustment should be made with
the scope’s adjustment turrets.
-300 yds
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ZEROING WITH LIVE AMMUNITION
WARNING: ALL SHOOTING SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT
AT AN APPROVED RANGE OR OTHER SAFE AREA.
EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IS RECOMMENDED.
Final sighting-in of your rifle should be carried out
with live ammunition, based on your preferred
target distance.
DANGER: If a bore sighting collimator or any other
bore obstructing device was used, it must be removed
before zeroing with live ammunition. An obstruction
can cause serious damage to the gun and possible
personal injury to yourself and others nearby.
Sighting in should be at the distance that you are
normally going to shoot. The parallax should be set
to this distance during the sighting in process.
Set variable-power scope to highest power then from
a steady rest position fire three rounds at target.
Observe point of impact on the target and adjust
windage and elevation adjusters as needed to
correct aim. Repeat until on target zero is correct.
NOTE: Each click of adjustment changes bullet strike at
a shooting distance of 100 yards by the amount shown
on the windage and elevation screw dials (see page 3)
Resettable turrets:
After zeroing, loosen the two Phillips screws on the
turret top about 1/2 turn, take care not to disturb your
zero by “losing” a click or two when loosening the
screws. Rotate the turret top/drum (which should now
turn freely) to align the “o” with the index line on the
turret body (see page 3 fig.6). Retighten the screws in
the windage and elevation adjustment turrets.
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SCOPES WITH ILLUMINATED RETICLES
If your rifle scope is equipped with an illuminated reticle,
the rheostat is located at either the top of the
eyebell (fig.1) or on the “third turret”(fig.2). If you have
purchased a Hawke digital scope the illumination
buttons can be found on the top of the eyebell (fig.3).
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The rheostat provides adjustment for varying degrees
of reticle brightness. When using the illuminated reticle,
the highest brightness settings are recommended for
daytime use where the ambient light is bright. This will
allow the reticle to be visible against dark backgrounds
such as woods. At times of low light such as dawn or
dusk, the lowest brightness settings are recommended,
These settings will not obscure the target. For digital
illumination see separate instructions.
NOTE: The lower settings may not be visible during
bright daylight.
The batteries are CR2032 coin style lithium batteries.
To insert a battery unscrew the battery compartment
cap on the top of the rheostat adjustment turret,
and then insert a new one “+” up (fig.4).
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PARALLAX ADJUSTMENT
MAINTAINING YOUR RIFLESCOPE
Hawke riflescopes feature two types of parallax adjustment.
Objective front
Sidewheel
Each Hawke riflescope is a precision instrument that
deserves a high level of care. During manufacture the
scope is purged with dry nitrogen and sealed to give
a lifetime of reliability. Do not attempt to disassemble
or clean the scope internally.
Keep the protective lens covers in place when the
scope is not in use.
When mounting riflescopes with sidewheel parallax
adjustment it is good practice to check the scope rings do
not squeeze the scope too tightly. An over tightened front
ring may cause binding or backlash of the sidewheel
mechanism. Over tightening the rings can cause damage
to the riflescope tube. This is not covered under warranty.
To give the best accuracy all riflescopes should be
parallax error-free at the required target distance.
Non parallax adjustable riflescopes are set at 100 yds to
be parallax error-free. Crossbow optics are set to be
parallax error-free at 50 yds. Any other distance can cause
a parallax error, this will show itself as a movement of the
reticle on the target. Riflescopes with parallax adjustment
allow the shooter to correct this error for any target distance.
After the zero-in process, we recommend that the parallax
adjustment is checked.
The riflescope has printed pre-set distance markings on
the parallax adjuster, these are only a guide to get you
started. Shooters should test and adjust the parallax
settings by using a measured distance target to set the
optical system to your personal eye condition. It is best to
first bench rest your rifle, set the riflescope magnification to
the maximum setting, then proceed to check the parallax
markings, if required be prepared to re-mark the adjuster
to your own personal settings.
Always set the parallax first, then after setting, adjust the
reticle focus at the eyebell. Parallax is a critical adjustment
when shooting small game or paper targets over long
distances. For hunting large game at closer distances the
parallax error is not so critical.
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The external lens coatings should occasionally be
wiped clean with the lens cloth provided or an optical
quality lens paper. Remove any external dirt or sand
with a soft brush to avoid scratching the lens coating.
Warning: Unnecessary rubbing or use of a coarse
cloth may cause permanent damage to lens coatings
To clean the external surface of the scope it is
recommended that a silicone impregnated cleaning
cloth is used to protect the scope against corrosion.
Tips for safe storage:
• Always store in a moisture-free environment.
• Never store the scope in places such as the
passenger compartments of vehicles on hot days;
the high temperatures could adversely affect the
lubricants and sealants.
• It is recommended that the battery is removed if
storing for long periods of time.
• Avoid direct sunlight that can enter the objective
or the ocular lens, damage may result from the
concentration (burning effect) of the suns rays.
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RETICLE TYPES
BALLISTIC RETICLE CALCULATOR
Hawke has many exclusive reticle designs.
To view the full range of reticles available from Hawke
visit www.hawkeoptics.com.
HAWKE BRC SOFTWARE  ADVANCED SOFTWARE DESIGNED
TO ENSURE THE SHOOTER IS ALWAYS ON TARGET
All Hawke reticles are designed to give greater
accuracy. The Hawke BRC is a free to use ballistic
reticle calculator that is available to all shooters on
www.hawkeoptics.com
This enables easy set-up of the additional aim points,
and other advantages such as flip-up lens cover
print-outs labels and trajectory graphs. The BRC works
with all calibres and on all magnifications. It is simple to
use and free to download.
Mil Dot
30/30 Duplex
With BRC you can:
• Browse a list of preset aim points suitable for your
own calibre
• Choose a preferred reticle for your shooting
calibre and requirements
• Adjust the presets to work either in metric or
imperial measurements
10x Half Mil Dot
MAP 6A
• Change zero distances, muzzle velocity, magnification
& Estimated Deterioration/Ballistic Coefficient value (ED/BC)
• Plot your rifle trajectory and find aim points
• Carry out advanced range finding calculations
SR6
SR12
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ACCESSORIES
WARRANTY
1. Haze filter caps (elasticated lens covers):
Haze filter caps are quick to install and remove,
ideal for storage, transport and field use.
2. Flip-up lens caps:
Flip-up lens caps made from semi-flexible rubber and
high quality clear and amber see-through lenses.
3. Screw-in lens covers:
Screw-in lens covers are designed to protect the
lenses when not in use (will not fit sunshades).
4. Sunshades:
Hawke sunshades (sold separately) ensure that any
stray light is kept to a minimum.
5. Honeycomb sunshades:
1/4” (6mm) Honeycomb sunshades reduce lens glare
as effectively as a standard length sunshade.
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Your new riflescope has a limited lifetime warranty
(restricted to 10 years in Europe) against premature
failure due to defects in materials and/or workmanship,
subject to the following conditions:
• The warranty does not cover failure due to damage
caused by abuse.
• The warranty does not cover failure from excessive
wear and tear even within the warranty period.
• A cash register or computer generated proof of
purchase must accompany your claim.
• Should any original defect appear, please log
your warranty claim with your retailer or at
www.hawkeoptics.com
This warranty is limited to the original purchaser and is
in addition to your statutory rights
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Hawke is a registered trademark. SR reticles are registered designs © Hawke Optics US
Patent Nos. 29/230,616 European registration Nos. 000 262 795-001-004
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