Hawke Sport Optics 8-25x42 Sidewinder Riflescope (20x 1/2 Mil Dot Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black)

BH #HA8525X42SR • MFR #17120
Hawke Sport Optics
Hawke Sport Optics 8-25x42 Sidewinder Riflescope (20x 1/2 Mil Dot Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black)
Key Features
  • 20x 1/2 Mil Dot, 2nd Plane
  • 5 Intensity Levels in Red or Green
  • 30mm One-Piece Maintube
  • 1/4 MOA / Click Impact Point Correction
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Hawke Sports Optics crafted the 8-25x42 Sidewinder Riflescope to address the needs of long-range precision tactical shooters. To emphasize its goals, Hawke outfitted the scope with the unobtrusive 20x ½ Mil Dot fully-illuminated reticle and a 42mm objective, which can provide bright images from dusk until dawn. The fully multi-coated optics offer 18 layers of anti-reflection coatings to further increase image resolution, clarity, and brightness. Located on the 2nd focal plane is an etched-on-glass 20x ½ Mil Dot fully-illuminated reticle. Its offers four short, hollow outer posts and a thin crosshair with major and minor marks evenly spaced at 0.5 mil. At the inside edges of the four outer posts, minor hollow bars are spaced at 0.2 mil to provide ranging capability. To make precise shots at a variety of ranges, you can easily correct the parallax from 10 yd to infinity with the side focus parallax knob. To help with compensating for wind and a ballistic bullet drop, the riflescope offers 70 MOA of windage and elevation adjustment range and a 1/4 MOA per click impact point correction.
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Hawke Sport Optics Sidewinder Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 320x 1/2 Mil Dot Illuminated Reticle
  • 4Use and Handling
  • 5Compatibility with Hawke Ballistic Reticle Calculator (BRC)
  • 6Construction Details

Hawke Sports Optics crafted the 8-25x42 Sidewinder Riflescope to address the needs of long-range precision tactical shooters. To emphasize its goals, Hawke outfitted the scope with the unobtrusive 20x ½ Mil Dot fully-illuminated reticle and a 42mm objective, which can provide bright images from dusk until dawn. The fully multi-coated optics offer 18 layers of anti-reflection coatings to further increase image resolution, clarity, and brightness. Located on the 2nd focal plane is an etched-on-glass 20x ½ Mil Dot fully-illuminated reticle. Its offers four short, hollow outer posts and a thin crosshair with major and minor marks evenly spaced at 0.5 mil. At the inside edges of the four outer posts, minor hollow bars are spaced at 0.2 mil to provide ranging capability. To make precise shots at a variety of ranges, you can easily correct the parallax from 10 yd to infinity with the side focus parallax knob. To help with compensating for wind and a ballistic bullet drop, the riflescope offers 70 MOA of windage and elevation adjustment range and a 1/4 MOA per click impact point correction.

The scope's ultra-lightweight and durable magnesium construction is centered around its 30mm single-piece maintube, which is filled with nitrogen for fogproof and waterproof performance. The overall design features a slender, unobtrusive shape with finger-operated, exposed turrets. To prevent recoil-related zoom shift, the fast-focus eyepiece is outfitted with a high-torque zoom ring. To keep your scope's lenses protected from debris, dust, and dirt while it is not used, flip-up lens covers are also included. Other included accessories are a lens cloth, one CR-2032 battery, and a screw-in sunshade.

Optical Performance

  • 8.5-25x zoom range
  • 42mm objective lens
  • Fully multi-coated optics: 18 anti-reflection layers
  • 12.7 - 3.9' field of view at 100 yards

20x 1/2 Mil Dot Illuminated Reticle

  • 2nd focal plane
  • Etched-on-glass, fully illuminated 
  • Four short and hollow outer posts
  • Inside edges of outer posts have minor bars spaced at 0.2 mil for ranging
  • Thin crosshair with dots and bow-ties evenly spaced at 0.5 mil
  • Red or green illumination
  • 5 brightness settings

Use and Handling

  • Fast-focus eyepiece
  • Knurled high-torque rubber ring
  • 1/4 MOA per click impact point correction
  • 70 MOA windage and elevation ranges
  • Side focus parallax correction: 10 yd to infinity
  • Eye relief: 3.5"
  • Exit pupil: 5.0 - 2.0mm

Compatibility with Hawke Ballistic Reticle Calculator (BRC)

  • Downloadable free Hawke BRC software and mobile apps for Android / iOS / Windows allow you to:
    • Customize the reticle performance
    • Change Ballistic Coefficient (BC)
    • Change zero distances, muzzle velocity, and magnification
    • Plot your trajectory and find suitable aim points
    • Print trajectory graphs, reticle images, and range calculations

Construction Details

  • 30mm one-piece maintube
  • Lightweight aluminum housing
  • Finger-operated capped turrets
  • Side focus parallax correction
  • High-torque eyepiece zoom ring
  • Metal flip-up lens covers are included
  • Nitrogen-filled for water and fogproof performance
  • Shock-resistant

Hawke Sport Optics Sidewinder Specs

Performance
Magnification8 to 25x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Field of View8x: 12.7' @ 100 yd / 4.2 m @ 100 m
25x: 3.9' @ 100 yd / 1.3 m @ 100 m
Exit Pupil Diameter8x: 5 mm
25x: 2 mm
Eye Relief3.5" / 88.9 mm
Reticle
Reticle Type1/2 MIL Dot Duplex Crosshair Reticle (Second Focal Plane)
IlluminationIlluminated
Illuminated ColorGreen, Red
Features
Impact Point Correction1/4 MOA per Click
Windage Adjustment70 MOA
Elevation Adjustment70 MOA
Parallax CorrectionYes, 10 yd / 9.1 m to Infinity
Environmental
Water ResistanceWaterproof
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
General
Maintube Diameter30 mm
Battery1 x CR2032
DimensionsLength: 16" / 406 mm
Weight27.5 oz / 779.6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.4 x 7.5 x 3.8"
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Does this scope hold its adjustment with spring powered air rifles?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does. It can be used with large caliber rifles so it can easily maintain it's stability with spring powered air rifles. The +Sidewinder is designed with a generous eye box to give you ample room for recoil when using the high-caliber rifles required for accurate long-distance shooting.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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