Like many other hunters, I have a .22 caliber LR which I use for a number of different things but have never considered the possibility to use it varmint hunting at the distances that make varmint hunting fun. Even with a good scope, the drop for a .22 LR is so great at further distances that being accurate at multiple distances with a .22 is nearly impossible... UNTIL NOW!
The Hawke Sport HD IR 3-9X40 Rimfire scope on my Henry .22 LR lever action!
I won't waste my time sharing with you the dimensions and specifications of the scope I will just put the link to their website where you can find and read them yourself and check out their other awesome products: http://www.hawkeoptics.com/vantage-3-9x40-rimfire-22-high-velocity.html
What I will tell you about is my experience using the scope and my opinion on it:
First of all what I like about the scope is the price! Like I said I am not in the position right now to pay bunch of money for a varmint rifle and a scope to put on it. For $179.00 this scope is an awesome deal especially considering the versatility it gives you with a gun you already have!
Lastly, the scope was fun! As much as I enjoy shooting guns I will admit that I don't get out my .22 as much as I used to because I was a little bored shooting it... I knew what it could do and I would get it out now and then just to mess around. Now the Hawke Vantage IR brings my little .22 into a whole new view! Finding .22 ammo may still be an issue for some, but when you are able to find it in bulk it is a good feeling to have 525 rounds in a box and know that you can fling a few rounds down range to 200 yards! This scope has helped me appreciate the sport of shooting just a little more than what I already do! This scope has taken such a traditional gun and innovated it into something new and exciting every shooter can enjoy!
I encourage you all to check out Hawke Optics and give them a shot! If you have a .22 LR you seriously need to give this scope a try. Hawke also has scopes for every rifle you own including your AR, deer rifle, varmint rifle, shot gun/slug gun, cross bow, and pistol! They also have a huge selection of spotting scopes and all of their products have amazing warranties and their prices are simple the best around for the quality you get!