Sidewinder 30 scopes
Hawke Sidewinder FFP First Focal Plane 6-24x56 30mm SF Etched Illuminated Mil Dot Rifle Scope 17420
Long-range shooting has a very specific set of requirements when it comes to optics. The Sidewinder series of scopes delivers performance and features at an almost unbelievable value.
A 30mm mono-tube chassis provides a strong, stable platform for the optics, even when used on brutal long range calibres like the .338 Lapua. Exposed turrets allow for quick, yet precise adjustments, and a variety of magnifications mean no matter what your application or preference, Sidewinder has your long range shooting applications covered.
All calibre rated and supported by Hawkes Worldwide Warranty
First Focal Plane optical system - When the magnification is increased, the reticle increases in size along with the image you are looking at.
- 18 layer Fully Multi-Coated optics for superior clarity
- Side Focus control for parallax adjustment to infinity
- 30mm mono-tube chassis for superior strength
- Glass etched reticle with red and green illumination
- Rheostat on saddle offers 5 levels of brightness
- 1⁄10 MRAD exposed and locking turrets
- Locking ocular and high torque zoom ring
- Includes screw-in metal Flip-up lens covers, sunshade, sidewheel and sidewheel pointer
The FFP Mil reticle was developed specifically for first focal plane optical systems and based around the common principles of mil spaced reticles. With half mil spaced markings out beyond 5 mil in all directions, the FFP Mil is a versatile reticle that provides aim points no matter how extreme the conditions.
FFP Mil Dot Center Red-Black Illuminated Reticle - Etched Glass
A series of crosses etched on the lower section of the reticle make for extra windage aimpoints and act to give an easy quick-glance method of counting which mil spacing you’re aiming with. Hollow posts are segmented into mil spacing and 0.2 mil spacings, so can be used for bracketing and range finding.
When the magnification is increased, the reticle increases in size along with the image you are looking at.
The mil spaced reticle and 1/10 MRAD turrets make for easy point of aim adjustment. Every 10 clicks on the turret will measure exactly 1 mil spacing on the reticle, also known as 1 MRAD.
Because of FFP this is true on all magnifications.
Benefits of Glass Etched Reticles and Illumination
Glass-etched reticles are superior to wire for several reasons, most notable is how much more crisp, fine and clean your view is when you look thorough 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 illuminated scopes with glass-etched reticles have 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.
Parallax Focus by Side Focus Turret
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 pass 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 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, it's probably possible to see the reticle move against the target. That affects where you perceive the aim point to be, and that affects your accuracy.
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.
Scopes such as this have Parallax adjustment which basically means you are able to adjust the scope using the SF - Side Focus turret, to reduce the effect significantly.
- Chassis: 30mm Mono-tube
- Optical System: 6-24
- Objective: 56mm
- Reticle: FFP Mil
- Illumination: Red - 5 Levels
- Focus/Parallax: Side Focus - 9m / 10yds to Infinity
- Field of View: m @100m / ft @100yds 5.2-1.5m / 15.7 - 4.5ft
- Eye relief: 90mm / 3.5"
- Length: 404mm / 15.9"
- Weight: 910g / 30.1oz
All calibre rated.
- Material: Aluminium
- Exit Pupil: 9 - 3mm / 0.4 - 0.1"
- Ocular Type: Locking Fast Focus
- Lens Coating: Fully Multi-Coated - 18 Layers
- Power Selector Style: Knurled Posi-Grip
- Focal Plane: First Focal Plane (FFP)
- Warranty: Hawke Worldwide Warranty
- Elevation Increment: 1⁄10 MRAD
- Elevation Adjustment Range: 18 MRAD
- Windage Increment: 1⁄10 MRAD
- Windage Adjustment Range: 18 MRAD
- Turret Caps: N/A
- Turret Type: Exposed
4" Side Wheel
4" Screw-in Sunshade
Metal Flip-up Covers
Mount rings to fit it onto a rifle ARE NOT included
If you need .22 rimfire 3/8", airgun 11mm, 20mm weaver/picatinny mount rings you will need to purchase them in addition to the scope. See shop and look for high profile models for 30mm tube. Please ask if unsure. We can also help with adapter bases for rifles such as Crosman, Ruger, Remington, Howa, Weatherby etc