Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Major Sharpe

I need a scope for my new Tikka hmr

Recommended Posts

 

 

I have just bought a Tikka .17 hmr and want a new scope for it.

Does anyone use the calibre dedicated scopes from Hawke?

I am thinking of getting a Hawke 4-12×40 Rimfire .17 HMR Scope

Any information, personal experiences gratefully received.

Many Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a leupold vx3 on mine. Would rather opt for better glass than calibre specific especially on hmr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Hawke Airmax 6-24 x 50 and find it covers everything from 20yrds to 200yrds extremely well. With the side wheel adjustment you can dial in on small partially obscured targets, eg squirrels with absolute clarity. Would not change it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, Pigeon Shredder. said:

Have a Nikon Prostaff on my hmr, point and shoot out to as far as your comfortable with.

What size scope do you have?

2.5 - 10 x 50?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Major Sharpe said:

What size scope do you have?

2.5 - 10 x 50?

4 - 12 x 40. Nikoplex.

Light collection very good, and a nice lightweight scope for an HMR.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD with side parallax on mine - stunning picture. Light gathering less important on a rimfire where you can use a lamp, IMHO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Falcon M18 4-18x44 FFP on mine. Very happy with it.

There might be some left in stock somewhere, or the new version is the S 18 3-18 x 50 FFP about £300

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a hawke tv 30 on mine, fantastic quality for the money. Target turrets, zero lock etc... great scopes 

 

Mines a 8.5-25x42

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never really got on with variable mag even with some of the high end S&B (I tried 3-12 and 4-16 on my HMR) - I'm currently experimenting with a fixed 10x42 as other than zeroing most of my pals run at 10x normally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎31‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 21:52, Walker570 said:

I have a Hawke Airmax 6-24 x 50 and find it covers everything from 20yrds to 200yrds extremely well. With the side wheel adjustment you can dial in on small partially obscured targets, eg squirrels with absolute clarity. Would not change it.

Is there much squirrel left after it gets hit with an HMR round?  Or is it mostly red mist?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, udderlyoffroad said:

Is there much squirrel left after it gets hit with an HMR round?  Or is it mostly red mist?

You dont hit them man , Ye gods how barbaric !
A close miss, usually scares them to death :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 31/03/2019 at 21:05, bumpy22 said:

Got a leupold vx3 on mine. Would rather opt for better glass than calibre specific especially on hmr

No better scope to have on one

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, udderlyoffroad said:

Is there much squirrel left after it gets hit with an HMR round?  Or is it mostly red mist?

Not everyone looks at them as sunday lunch like you do matt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out the Falcon M18 FFP.

Great value for money scope with superb optics.

Several reviews on YouTube. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Robertt said:

Check out the Falcon M18 FFP.

Great value for money scope with superb optics.

Several reviews on YouTube. 

 

Great scopes but heavy.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, tweedledee said:

Great scopes but heavy.....

Good solid 30 mm tube, most 30 mm tube scopes are heavy, the Falcon is 750 g , your equivalent Hawke around 800g

A T 1x  is 2.6 kg so a combined weight with mod about 3.5 kg (7lb ish) should be manageable for most

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Calibre specific scopes are only "about" at best. 

Too many barrel lengths, barrel conditions, type of moderator (or Not) ammo types/weights, mount heights, etc.

Why bother, you need to zero anyway! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, udderlyoffroad said:

Is there much squirrel left after it gets hit with an HMR round?  Or is it mostly red mist?

It does open them up occasionally but the round allows me to take tree rats out to 200yrds down lengthy feed rides.

My CZ 17HMR isn't light but that makes it that much more stable.  The weight doesn't bother me and I have never considered it,  as in all situations I am in ambush and I have thin ropes down my high seats to pull up and let down my rifles safely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mate has the hawke 4 -16 hmr scope 

Its great glass and spot on .couldnt be easier and more perfect. Unsuprisingly. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive got a Hawke Vantage 4-16x50 on my hmr and it does just what it says on the packet.

why pay more for a scope on a rifle like that   save the dear glass for a c/fire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...