Hawke Sport Optics Nature-Trek 16-48x65 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

BH #HANT1648X65S • MFR #55200
Hawke Sport Optics
Hawke Sport Optics Nature-Trek 16-48x65 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
Key Features
  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • 16-48x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 65mm Objective Lens
  • BAK4 Porro Prism System
With its short length, wide zoom range, and larger objective, the Hawke Sport Optics Nature-Trek 16-48x65 Spotting Scope will become your constant companion in the field, on the trail, or at the range. Utilizing BAK4 glass in their Porro prism and anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, images are vivid with high contrast and accurate color representation, casting minimal distortion—even in low-light conditions. Its 11-foot close focus distance and 16-48x magnification range make this an ideal spotter for mid- to long-range glassing needs.
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Hawke Sport Optics Nature-Trek Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

With its short length, wide zoom range, and larger objective, the Hawke Sport Optics Nature-Trek 16-48x65 Spotting Scope will become your constant companion in the field, on the trail, or at the range. Utilizing BAK4 glass in their Porro prism and anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, images are vivid with high contrast and accurate color representation, casting minimal distortion—even in low-light conditions. Its 11-foot close focus distance and 16-48x magnification range make this an ideal spotter for mid- to long-range glassing needs.

Hawke designed the Nature-Trek with its eyepiece set at 45° to the body to place your head in a more natural and comfortable position whether you are standing, sitting, or lying prone. For optimum eyepiece positioning, the mounting collar can rotate to change the orientation of the eyepiece relative to your support system. The aluminum-alloy chassis is wrapped in protective rubber armoring and is nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for water and fogproof performance. A retractable sunshade reduces glare to improve visibility, while a stay-on case adds another layer of protection, ensuring you're ready to move quickly and quietly without fumbling for the case.

Optical Performance

  • 16-48x zoom eyepiece
  • 65mm objective lens
  • BAK4 Porro prism system
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics help to improve light transmission, color rendition, contrast, and overall image brightness
  • 138.0-73.5 foot field of view at 1,000 yards
  • Long 20mm eye relief
  • 4.1-1.4mm exit pupil

Use and Handling

  • Magnification indicators on eyepiece allow for easy repeatability
  • Eyepiece set 45° to body puts head in a comfortable viewing position whether sitting, standing, or lying prone
  • Single-speed focusing knob
  • Rotating tripod collar allows for precise eyepiece positioning for optimal viewing angle
  • Twist-up rubber eyecup for use with or without eyewear
  • 1/4"-20 mount to fit most photo/video/field tripods and quick-release plates

Construction Details

  • Lightweight and durable aluminum-alloy chassis
  • Protective rubberized armoring
  • Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for water and fogproof performance
  • Retractable sunshade reduces glare and reflections to improve view
  • Stay-on scope cover offers additional protection and ease of use
  • Length: 14", including eyepiece

Hawke Sport Optics Nature-Trek Specs

Design
Viewing AngleAngled
Performance
Magnification16 to 48x
Objective Lens Diameter65 mm
Field of View16x: 138.0' @ 1000 yd / 46.0 m @ 1000 m
48x: 73.5' @ 1000 yd / 24.5 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance11.5' / 3.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter16x: 4.1 mm
48x: 1.4 mm
Eye Relief20.0 mm
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20
DimensionsL: 14.0" / L: 18.5 cm
Weight39.9 oz / 1130.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17 x 7.5 x 5.5"

Hawke Sport Optics Nature-Trek Reviews

Good optical quality, but has it's flaws

By Kfir
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-18

The optical quality of this scope pleasantly surprised me, however, this product is by no means flawless. The specs specify 20mm of eye relief, but that's only at the lowest magnification, and the eye relief drops significantly at higher magnifications, to a point where I struggled to see the entire field of view with glasses above 35x or so. Additionally, adjusting the magnification does bring the scope out of focus, so you have to adjust the focus every time you adjust the magnification. I consider these issues acceptable at this price point, but they may or may not be a deal breaker for others.

Truly amazing bang for the buck

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-07

What an amazing surprise this purchase was. Ive bought about a half-dozen lowish-priced scopes over the years, including a Trophy XLT, C90, Ultima 80 Vanguard HD-65A, and thoroughly lacklustre Vortex Diamondback 60... and this newly revamped Hawke Nature-Trek is (by far) the best of the bunch. What first struck me is the overall look and feel of the scope. It looks like it should cost at least twice as much. And then theres the eyepiece: its BIG!--as in 2 inches wide big. The ocular lens is a hair under an inch wide. The main benefit of a large EP in this case is an above average apparent field of view: 42 deg. (16x) - 67 deg. (48x); those are impressive numbers at this price point, and 67 deg. is very close to being super/extra wide angle. The broad and grippy zoom ring is moderately stiff but smooth and well damped, and devoid of any metal-to-metal scratchiness. The image quality is also impressive: sharp, contrasty, neutral, and with very low levels of chromatic aberration (even at 48x!). Im not exaggerating when I say that the image at 48x is actually better than what the Vanguard HD-65A could deliver at that same magnification (keep in mind that the Hawke is not a special/ED lens scope!). Which brings me to another thing I like about this scope: the zoom range. 16x-48x is ideal in the 60/65mm class of scopes, instead of the usual 20x-60x found elsewhere (if theres a non-ED 60mm scope that gives a good image beyond 50x, I havent found it). Next is the focuser. It feels sooooo nice! Buttery smooth, direct, and zero image shift when teetering the knob. In other words, the polar opposite of what I experienced with the Diamondbacks abysmal focuser. And now for the (very few) cons: For starters, that fold-down eyecup is frankly archaic (though truth be told, Id rather have that than the dinky-feeling twisty found on the Vortex). Second is the tripod mounting shoe: While very rigid and offering a large mounting surface, the long-end of the shoe should be pointing rearward instead of forward. This scope is rear-heavy and a rear-pointing shoe would significantly help with the tilt balance (note that this is likely less of an issue with the 80mm model). The final (minor) niggle is the lack of a straight-view model. (None of these cons are serious enough to warrant a star deduction.) So unless youre really hung up on VIP warranties, then this scope is, in my humble opinion, the very best scope you can buy at this price range (heck, it would still be an amazing deal at twice the price).

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