Hawke Optics Goes 1-6x with Frontier 30

Previously, I had the pleasure of touring Hawke’s US operations in Fort Wayne Indiana. The British optics company has been aggressively expanding from its roots with air rifles and crossbows into the firearms market, having various value-priced options. I personally enjoyed a 22 rimfire optic that was ideal for a 16″ barrel with CCI Mini-Mags.

Hawke has been busy stepping up in the market. With plenty of high-magnification optics, they are now focusing on the tactical shooter with their latest offering, the Frontier 30. The 30mm tube (as the name implies) is set up for the near-perfect 1-6x zoom for short and intermediate distances. The front objective is rated at 24mm and eye relief is a generous 4″.

The optic shows its European roots with the full utilization of mils on both the turrets and the reticle.  Fortunately, both are set up for speed and precision with a nice tight center dot, near solid central ring, and 1/10 mil adjustment on both windage and elevation knobs. The reticle then is used easily with 1 MRAD marks all the way to 10 MRAD. The reticle is etched into the glass, so no illumination is needed, but has 6 settings for those so inclined.

Retail pricing for the optic is set at $799.99 available directly from Hawke and from their dealer network. 



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • DrewN

    Hmmm. This looks about perfect for a 24″ .260 I have languishing. More than enough scope for hunting game out to 500 yards if need be, but manageable at 150 yards as well. I prefer a fixed 4x 90% of the time, but on occasion a 6x would be nice.

  • jonp

    $800 doesn’t sound like a value priced optic. I’m sure it is a great piece but maybe they need to market it differently?

  • Raptor Fred

    $800 for a scope made by the British with its roots with air rifles and crossbows. HAHAHAHA GTFOH.