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They sent me several scopes to ck out and so far have been awesome to work with.
 
After looking over most of their product line I picked the Endurance 30mm as the best ones for my needs. On a scale of 1-10 this is their 8 as far as price range goes and seems to be a real value for money spent.
 
So far I have only used one an Endurance 30 2.5-10x56 illuminated which I mounted on a CZ 550 9.3x62. After mounting I did my normal check on the boresighter. 20 clicks left, 20 down, 20 right and 20 up. Did this twice and both times it went back to center. Then I went from 2.5-10x and did not see any change in POI or movement in the reticle. So far I've shot 39rds of full charge 286gr loads with no change in zero. Optically I would compare it to a Leupold VX-III, not quite as good as a Bushnell 4200.
 
I really like the reticle (kind of a thin German #4 with illuminated dot) and the overall look of the scopes in the Endurance line.
 
At under $400. retail, for the money it seems to be a real value so far.
 
I'm headed to S Africa on Sat for a 30 day hunt, this will be the real test!!!!!! I'm taking my Bushnell Elite 4200 though just in case................................
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  THANKS for the info/review,Bill.
 
  Have GOOD and SAFE hunt.
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30 days!! Shocked  You lucky dog!
 
Can't wait to hear all about it and see some pictures.
 
Good luck and have a great time.
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Hope you have a great trip.  A whole month, WOW!!!  I'm sure you will have some great stories upon your return.
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thanks and have fun!!! 
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Wow, Bill, I'm envious!
 
Please do post pics and stories when you return!
 
Have a safe and enjoyable trip, sir!
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Send them pictures, I want steaks...
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hawke makes very nice scopes at a great price point with a great reticle system in the SR and MAP reticles.  the endurance scopes do not include these reticles, but is a very nice scope in it's on right.  i own one of these too.  have a good trip.  i too am envious.
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WOW a whole month.........I too own a Hawke scope and so far I feel that for the money they provide a good quality product and the ballistic calculator is great option......
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/30/2009 at 20:06
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Thirty days!!!   You HAWG, You!!!    Big Grin               Roll on Floor Laughing
 
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So far so good with Hawke in Africa. Both of my 9.3x62 rifles were still zeroed when I got here and I took a big Eland bull yesterday from 250yds with a hit low on the shoulder. The Barnes TSX did it's job and he only ran about 50yds.. Was a good hunt, we stalked from over 1000yds and I shot him accross a canyon.

I plan to put the whole story of the hunt and lots of pics up on my ranch web site when we return. Aircard connection way too slow here to send pictures.

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  Thunbs Up   Thunbs Up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2009 at 07:46
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This is good stuff.  I look forward to reading more about and to see the pictures.
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hey Bill..
me and my son are very excited to come up and hunt with you!
thanks again!
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ExcellentYippeeHowdy THAT IS GREAT.........
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