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Hawke or MTC ?

Postby woto » 24 Mar 2014, 19:14

Hi Guys

i am getting a Mk4 and i am in two minds whether to change my scope I have a Hawke Panorama EV 3-9x50 AO what I like and get on with but I have seen the MTC Mamba lite 3x12x44, is it worth changing to the MTC ? I do like the side focus and the ret on the MTC not to bothered about the IR as only used it a couple of times, it's just that I am thinking new rifle new scope. has anyone compared these two scopes

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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby Spider1V » 24 Mar 2014, 21:33

Hi John,

What are you shooting? HFT,FT, vermin etc etc.

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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby woto » 24 Mar 2014, 23:36

Hi Spider1V

It's mainly for pigeons and rats, I do like a bit of targeting as it's good practice, didn't want a heavy scope, that's why I a asking about the mamba lite as they are both a similar weight.

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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby stryder5 » 25 Mar 2014, 18:34

I think you should look thro both, depends on whether you prefer mil dot or Xmas tree reticle
If Xmas tree the mtc has thicker bars than the Hawke from memory
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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby audi swift » 25 Mar 2014, 19:35

The mamba lite are great scopes i have had 2 in the past but i don't use zoom on scopes due to me doing hft, so i got the viper's 10x44 scopes instead.

however i would check out a few scopes off different manufacture's and see what suits you the best.
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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby cliveo » 25 Mar 2014, 23:42

hi, i own both, the mtc is good but the panorama all day long for me but as with everything its horses for courses :)
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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby top » 27 Mar 2014, 10:28

Ive got both but I prefer the reticule on my hawk. :lol:
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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby salop sniper » 27 Mar 2014, 10:50

I have the following scopes from both:
Hawke Panorama 1/2 Mildot
Hawke Sidewinder SR Pro

I would say Hawke have the better scope and optics but I do like the SCB reticule very closely followed by the half mil dot of the Hawke.
I love my sidewinder for use, build and optics but am not loving the SR Pro ret so much. I will give it another chance but will likely look to swap it for a sidewinder with half mil dot !


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Re: Hawke or MTC ?

Postby sharroff » 13 Nov 2015, 19:19

I have both and prefer the Mamba lite. It's 20g compared to the 27 of the airmox 30 SF means the airmax is about 33% heavier. My favorite scope of all though is my Leopold VX-III target. Tons of light, great optics and 12g. My Wolverine and Wolf don't need any more weight for hunting. Of a bench, doesn't matter.
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