welcome to the Shooters Forum Country835, I'm glad you decided to join us!
I'm probably not going to tell you want to hear. First off I've never heard of Hawke scopes so I can't offer an opinion on them. Guess i don't know what you are hunting so my answer may not be in line with your intentions. For hunting good glass trumps power everytime. I'd rather have bright clear glass especially for early morning, at dusk, and glass that isn't subject to glare if looking toward the sun. A 4-24X56 might be the ticket for long range varminting but it's way over the top for big game hunting, especially under 400 yards. Just my opinion here. At closer ranges (you mentioned 50 yards) even at 6 power all you'll see is hair and and be faced with almost certain fustration if taking a running shot. Savage's M11 long range hunting rifle is about 8 3/4 pounds without a sling , ammo and glass. By the time you add all that stuff you are going to be toting a bulky rifle with a heavy scope. Probably not my first choice if a lot of walking is called for.
If you offer up more information on how you hunt and what.... maybe someone here can give you a better answer to your questions.
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