A new and improved Airmax line of rifle scopes from Hawke were debuted to the public at the 2015 Shot Show in Las Vegas. The Hawke Airmax scope can be used for any type of shooting but are also built to take the punishing double recoil from spring powered airguns in addition to being able to focus down to 10 yards.
Hawke Airmax Rifle Scope with Side Focus Rifle Scope
The Hawke Airmax line of rifle scopes are available in two series. The first having a 1″ tube, non-illuminated reticle and an adjustable objective and come in a 2-7×32, 3-9×40, 4-12×40 and a 4-12×50. The 2-7×32 can focus as close as 7 1/2 yards. The 1″ series has 16 layer fully multi-coated optics for exceptional clarity as well as a Hawke AMX glass etched reticle. The AMX reticle is based on a 10X Mil Dot with 1/2 Mil Dot markings as well as windage bars at .5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 Mil spacing. Turrets are low profile with 1/4 MOA click adjustments.
Hawke Airmax 4-12×40 Rifle Scope
The 2nd series in Hawke’s Airmax line will have a 30mm tube construction and available in the sizes of 3-12×50, 4-16×50, 6-24×50 and an 8-32×50. The 30mm series will have a side focus, included attachable 4″ large wheel and all focus down to 10 yards. In addition, this series will also come supplied with a 4″ screw in sunshade as well as flip open adjustable metal lens covers. The glass is also 16 layer fully multi-coated and has Hawke’s AMX glass etched reticle as well but with illuminated in red by way of a rheostat located on the eyebell taking a standard CR2032 battery.
Hawke Airmax Illuminated AMX Reticle
The turrets on the 30mm line are raised target style turrets that can be locked as well as reset to zero with 1/4 MOA click adjustments.
Hawke Airmax Turret and Side Focus
We found the Hawke Airmax rifles scope to be very comparable to the Hawke Sidwinder with some minor difference. The Sidewinder series will have stepped illumination located outside the side focus wheel, a larger 56mm objective lens on the larger 6-24 and 8-32 scopes as well as different reticle options. Another difference noticed was in turret function where the Hawke Sidewinder target turrets are pulled up to unlock and push back down to lock, a system that is a little quicker to operate. Both lines are very clear with good solid and smooth functioing controls and have Hawke’s Worldwide Warranty.
For more information, availablity and pricing on the Hawke Airmax line of rifle scopes visit Hawke Rifle Scopes at Trenier Outdoors.