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Hawke Sidewinder 30 8-32x56 SF RGB IR 20x Half Mil Dot Rifle scope + lens Caps, Sidewheel, Sunshade

Classic top of the range award winning hunting and target scope
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Hawke Sidewinder 30 8-32x56 Side Focus Red-Green-Black IR 20x Half Mil Dot Rifle scope + Screw in lens Caps, 100mm Sidewheel and screw in Sunshade

Top of the range premium Hawke Sidewinder 30 Side Focus. 30mm body encompasses a high quality optical system with fully multi-coated glass. Providing a sharp, bright and high resolution image in all light conditions

>>> Suitable for any caliber.

>>> Etched glass floating reticle

>>> Supplied with flip up lens caps, screw in sunshade and 100mm sidewheel

Key Features:

  • Etched glass reticle: 20x Half mil dot.
  • 8-32x variable magnification.
  • 18 layer 56mm full multi coated lens.
Dual colour Red / Green reticle illumination - 5 red and 5 green settings - or turn off for plain black.
  • Side focus control for parallax adjustment to infinity
  • Coil erector spring provides extra smooth stability during recoil.
  • 30mm mono-tube withstands the heaviest recoil and offers top class light transmission.
  • Locking-resettable ¼ M.O.A target style turrets.
  • Fully multi-coated optics.
  • Fully Chairgun Pro software compatible.

Additional Features:

  • Locking Fast-Focus ocular adjustment.
  • Screw-in lens covers to protect your investment.
  • Screw in sunshade for glare and reflection elimination.
  • Waterproof, Shockproof and Fog Proof.
  • All firearm caliber rated - use on anything from recoiless PCP airguns to shoulder busting monster hunters.
  • Hawke Worldwide Warranty.

Optimum performance in low light conditions, while offering excellent range finding properties.

20x Hal Mil dot Etched glass illuminated reticle

True mil spacing at 20x magnification. The hollow bars are calibrated for 0.2 mil spacing and mil spacing. Fully floating glass etched reticle with red and green illumination.

The mil spacing segments of the hollow bars can also be used to accurately range find targets.

Reticle illumination brightness adjustment is positioned on the side focus turret. This allows 5 red and 5 green settings. The settings have been carefully considered to produce low enough illumination levels for dawn and dusk shooting

Benefits of Glass Etched Reticles and IR
Glass-etched reticles are way superior to wire for several reasons, most notably is how much finer and cleaner they are when viewed through the scope.

A glass etched reticle, also cannot be broken. Anyone who has shot enough has seen a wire reticle actually break within the reticle field. As the reticle design is etched into the reticle lens, it is static and cannot physically be broken.

All Hawke scopes that are illuminated use the superior glass-etched reticles which as the added benefit of zero internal light reflection which occurs to some extent in illuminated scopes with wire reticles.

This superior design requires an additional cost, but even if you don’t plan to use the illumination, the glass-etched reticle is a feature with value to the shooter.

Illumination comes into its own when shooting targets that are either naturally dark or made dark by light conditions such as shadow, dawn dusk, very bright light or night shooting with lamps or night vision kit.

Without Illumination a black reticle can be very hard to make out against the target. Illumination fixes this problem and gives immediate contrast. Adjust intensity according to the light conditions.

Side focus Parallax focus from 10yds to infinity.

Parallax effect is the term that describes the difference in angles between objects that are seen up close and those seen far away. When you look at telephone poles passing by on the side of the road, those closest to your car seem to pass very fast, while the ones far away seem to go very slow. That difference is due to the parallax effect.

The reticle in your scope is like a telephone pole that's very close. If you move your head on the stock while watching the target through the scope the reticle may seem to move, wobble or blur against the target. That affects where you perceive the aim point to be, and that affects your accuracy. Parallax focus correction adjustment reduces this phenomenon to the greatest extent possible.

Parallax focus correction therefore is a must for anyone attempting to use either a high magnification scope, shooting drastically different yardages with the same scope or anyone attempting to shoot at extremely close ranges or extremely long ranges. Especially so if it is a combination of these factors.

This scope features Parallax focus correction using the side focus turret and for extra fine tuning, the supplied larger sidewheel.

Important note on parallax focus versus regular ocular focus

A common mistake is to use the parallax adjustment in an attempt to focus the reticle. The ocular end (eye piece) has a focus for the reticle. That is the sole purpose of the ocular focus. Returns have been caused by users attempting to use the reticle focus as an image focus and or using the parallax adjustment as a reticle focus. If you get both of them so far out of whack bad things will happen.

Only use the ocular focus to focus the reticle and only focus the reticle while looking through the scope at the sky. This will keep you from trying to focus an object instead of the reticle.

Ocular Focus (eyepiece) adjusts the scope to the individual shooter's eye... this is a one time adjustment. (For wearers of prescription lenses this could be a multiple procedure event if new prescription arrive.) The purpose of this adjustment is to adjust the scope so that the image of the reticle (crosshairs) is properly aligned with the back of the shooters eye.

Parallax focus adjusts the target to the reticle (crosshair). The target image and the reticle must be on the same focal plane within the scope or there is room for apparent movement of the reticle on the target when the shooters eye moves (or is positioned differently at the scope).

Lock and reset Turrets
The open sniper style turrets are calibrated to ¼ MOA per click. To adjust the turrets the whole assembly is pulled up to unlock, then once adjusted they can be securely locked into position by pushing the turret back down.

The turrets are simply reset to "0" by loosening a hex screw on the top. All Hawke Sidewinders come with a large 4" (100mm) side wheel, to enhance range finding, a sunshade for bright conditions, and screw-in lens covers to protect the outer lenses.


  • Chassis: 30mm Mono-tube
  • Optical System: 8-32
  • Objective: 56mm
  • Reticle: 20x ½ Mil Dot
  • Illumination: Red / Green - 5 Levels
  • Focus/Parallax: Side Focus - 9m / 10yds to Infinity
  • Field of View: m @100m / ft @100yds
  • 3.5 - 1.1m / 10.6 - 3.3ft
  • Eye relief: 89mm / 3.5"
  • Length: 432mm / 17"
  • Weight: 870g / 30.7oz

Waterproof, Shockproof, Nitrogen purged.

All calibre rated.

  • Material: Magnesium Alloy
  • Exit Pupil: 7 - 2mm / 0.3 - 0.1″
  • Ocular Type: Locking Fast Focus
  • Lens Coating: Fully Multi-Coated - 18 Layers
  • Power Selector Style: Knurled Posi-Grip
  • Warranty: Hawke Worldwide Warranty
  • Elevation and Windage Increment: ¼ MOA
  • Elevation and Windage Adjustment Range: 53 MOA
  • Turret Caps: N/A
  • Turret Type: Exposed

4" Side Wheel
4" Screw-in Sunshade
Metal Flip-up Covers
Lens Cloth
CR2032 Battery

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Brand Hawke
Code NW854
Weight 1kg
MPN HK4014
EAN 5054492172306
Length 432mm / 17"