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2021, 2022 & 2023 Optics product of the year (under £1,000)
SIDEWINDER SYSTEM H5
Hawke’s new System H5 optics boast a stunning 24 ultra-wide field of view with generous 4 inch (100mm) eye relief. This projects a high volume ‘eye-box’ image that passes through the scope, bringing you closer to the action than ever before.
Improved sharpness and clarity provides incredible accuracy and unrivalled down range performance. 18 layer multiple lens coatings allow for the intense light transmission required from top optical devices.
High grade, low dispersion crown glass is used throughout to create crisp first and second focal plane optical systems that have minimal field curvature and distortion.
EXPOSED, LOCKING TURRETS WITH WITNESS WINDOW
The Sidewinder’s new push/pull locking elevation turret has a ‘witness window’ to ensure you always know which revolution your turret is on.
This is especially useful for shooters who like to dial out to longer distances and need to keep track of how many revolutions have been made. As the elevation turret passes through each full rotation, the internal scale travels up or down and can be seen at a glance. No more uncertainty or lengthy click counting needed to get back to your original zero. The turrets are either 1⁄10 MRAD or 1⁄4 MOA and are easily reset to 0 after sighting in.
SIDE FOCUS WITH REMOVABLE INDEX-MATCHED SIDE WHEEL
An all new index-matched side wheel (included*) makes parallax adjustment more accurate than ever before. The oversized wheel locks into place ensuring a solid and more responsive rotation. This allows for the finest focus adjustment and perfect parallax error correction.
All models are focus adjustable from 10 yards (9 metres) up to infinity.
*2.5”/65mm included with 17140/17150.
4/100mm included with other models.
ZOOM MAGNIFICATION THROW LEVER
All models are supplied with a removable throw lever that allows you to instantly adjust the magnification.
This is vital in the field when reaction speed is crucial or weather conditions demand you to be wearing gloves.
FAST FOCUS EYEBELL WITH LOCK RING
Set it and forget it. Quickly achieve sharp reticle focus and then lock it down to avoid accidentally adjusting dioptre settings. This simple yet essential feature is something that is omitted on far too many riflescopes and can lead to focusing issues when it comes to pulling the trigger.
By locking the ocular focus in place you can be sure that when the time comes you have one more thing in check and the confidence you will be on target.
FIRST FOCAL PLANE (FFP) AND SECOND FOCAL PLANE (SFP)
Sidewinder offers a selection of first and second focal plane optical systems. FFP models ensure your holdover aim points stay true no matter what magnification you are using – when the magnification is increased, the reticle increases in size along with the target image. SFP models see the reticle stay the same size to your eye during magnification adjustment, meaning you maintain a finer reticle for target accuracy when on highest magnification setting.
ULTRA-WIDE ANGLE (24°) FIELD OF VIEW
Up to 20% wider, which is the key to success for rapid target acquisition and ease of use.
4 INCH (100mm) EYE RELIEF
Provides a generous and comfortable eye relief at all magnifications, ensuring a safe viewing distance from the riflescope, ideal for high recoil and magnum calibres.
HIGH VOLUME 'EYE-BOX'
A thin FOV edge and larger eye-box creates an easy to achieve full image for faster more comfortable targeting.
MINIMAL FIELD CURVATURE
The high-end optical system reduces the effect of curvature and blurriness seen at the edge of view.
Crown glass is used to remove radial distortion, creating a flatter field of view and removal of barrel distortion, to ensure optimum quality of image.
18 layers, treated with multiple lens coatings including ion-assisted coating allows for highest light transmission and a high level of abrasion resistance, exceeding military standards for hardness and durability.
LOW DISPERSION CROWN GLASS
Crown glass is a high-quality optical glass used in precision lenses for a low dispersion property that combats chromatic aberration. It is also lead free resulting in lighter weight optical systems.
30mm MONO-TUBE CHASSIS
We use 6061-T6 aluminium with a hard heat treatment for superior strength. It remains resistant to corrosion even when the surface is scratched. The aircraft-grade, aluminium chassis creates a stronger and lighter riflescope.
DUAL LED RETICLE ILLUMINATION
The new custom designed dual LED illumination system delivers intense brightness to ensure the reticle can be seen in bright daylight. There are six levels of brightness with off settings between each level. The lowest setting prevents low-light blindness from overpowered illumination.
WATERPROOF, FOG PROOF & SHOCKPROOF
Fully sealed for waterproofing and purged with nitrogen gas to fog proof. Assembled in a climatically controlled environment. Heavy duty recoil proof lens assemblies utilised throughout, with recoil testing to 1000G.
FLIP-UP COVER AND ACCESSORY COMPATIBLE
Compatible with Hawke’s exclusive Professional Flip-Up Covers, allowing protection for your lenses no matter the conditions. Additional side wheels are available in two sizes offering great flexibility (4”/100mm and 2.5”/65mm).
SUPPLIED WITH SUNSHADE
The supplied 4 inch (100mm) sunshade screws effortlessly into the objective end of the riflescope and keeps out unwanted glare during bright days, or when the sun is low.
Accurate, multiple aimpoint reticles ensure you are ready for any situation. The all-new Sidewinder series benefits from laser etched glass reticles that deliver precise and detailed aimpoints for holdover, ranging and windage corrections. A selection of first and second focal plane optical systems stretch the boundary of what is possible in these long range optics of choice.