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I just came across the Hawke scope line.
I want to put on a Marlin Model 60 22 LR.
What do you suggest 3 -9 or 4-16 magnification?
Have you used the SR or the MAP reticles?
All suggestions welcome.
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For a 22 on a budget right now I would get the BSA Sweet 22. Its on sale now for I think $39.99http://swfa.com/BSA-3-9x40-Sweet-22-Riflescope-P42505.aspx.
 
3-9 is plenty for a 22 for plinking and until you get to wanting precision which a scope for that would be considerably more, the BSA will fit fine. 
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BSA = thanks but no thanks. Been there done that. I had one once and it served as two times. My first and my last.
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I don't like the BSA scopes personally...or the Leapers for that matter. Hawke on the other hand are solid and pretty nice for an airgunner. Of the less expensive scopes I usually recommend a Bushnell (the Banner 6-18x50 can be had for about $90). The Hawke I have is an Airmax. I think those and maxpro are rated for springers specifically, and because of that I would stick to those models. As far as what to get...how far do you shoot and how much magnification do you prefer? I don't think that clearly one is better.

I hope that helps!
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Personally,  I use a MAP 6. Two of them, in fact. With the free ballistics calculator from Hawke's site, you can't miss a shot. It works.  For the price, Hawke scopes are a very good deal. Bright and sharp, even around the edges.

 
I've been using Hawke scopes now for the past 3 years now, 7 scopes, 4 models, 2 red dots. They also have the best customer service in the optics business hands down. I had to wait 3 months for Bushnell to fix a scope, and send it back to me.  I sent a scope back to Hawke for a turret problem, got it back a week later with no problems since.
 
Also, all Hawke scopes are rated for airguns and airguns break more scopes than powderburners. So going with a Hawke on your .22 won't be an issue. You'll be surprised at how good these scopes are, I was.
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Thanks for alll the replies. I
Do you like the Map 6, Map 8 or Mil Dots reticiles?
I have been playing with the Hawke Ballistic Software.
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I have all three types and prefer to use the MAP reticles more.
With the program, you know where your shots are going. I was a little
skeptical about Hawke when I first saw them. I'm glad Zo gave them
a try, now all of my optics are Hawke.
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Thanks for the reply.
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Anyone else have Hawke scopes?
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