As some might be aware, I managed to fog up my original Thompson Center Hawkin Hunter 1X scope. I mailed it into Thompson Center and they replaced it with a new one. So I decided to see if I could break this one as well.
I mounted the scope to the rifle last night and then did a quick bore sight at 13 yards. The first shot was on cardboard but very low. So I made my first adjustment and got it into the red bulls eye at least.
I then moved the box back to 25 yards, made another adjustment and fired three for effect. They did all right but needed to move to the right, so we made that adjustment.
The third adjustment was a little better. It laid them right into the bull. So we moved the box back to 50 yards. My first three were high, which kind of surprised me, but did not upset me. After all it was in the 80's out there so heat could be a factor, the barrel was warming up good since I never swab the White Ultra Mag, and at 50 yards, the cross hair almost covers that 3" bull. So to test my self AND the rifle I aimed at the bottom 3rd of the bull and fired five more conicals. The hole was most impressive to me. I think I will leave it alone. Before ending the day I shot six of the 500 grain Bull Shop conical to see how much difference they would have in flight, and there was little to no change over the original 460 grain conicals.
I was loading;
70 grains Triple Se7en 3f powder
460 grain Bull Shop Conical
1075 RWS Dynamite Noble caps
Now I am waiting for a good thunder storm to hit and I intend to go out and shoot a few rounds to see if the scope holds up in the rain. If not it will be replaced.
These 1X scopes do limit your over all ability to see down range, but they make a great aiming device for me and perhaps others. We are not allowed to use magnification in our scopes during muzzleloader season, which is fine with me. At least this 1X gives me a good aiming point. The Thompson Center scope is very clear to look through and their warranty is impressive so far.
T/c Hawkin Hunter 1x Scope
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:52 PM
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