new HHA Sports Optimizer Speed Dial: Super!
But hey what is it? Let’s take some
Some 10 or more years ago crossbows were not as
popular as today and, given the limited market
they had, if you wanted to mount a scope or red
dot onto your crossbows you had to borrow a
scope designed for rifle(i.e. single crosshair).
Nothing wrong with that but, as you needed to
adjust for different yardages,
manufacturers invented adjustable scope
mounts built into crossbows under the name of
Dial-a-range, Adjust-a-range, etc. As the market
grew and multi reticle scopes and dots become
popular manufacturers happily removed those
devices from their crossbows as they were
complex (expensive) and comprised of many small
parts : a pain in the assembly line.
What we are offered
today for shooting at multiple distances
are scopes with multiple reticles and dots.
reticles often coupled with useful functions
such as range finding and sometimes less useful
such as tropy measuring.
Result is that you end up with rather cluttered
target view, something that only a trained
sniper may use efficiently in the heat and
pressure (buck fever anyone?) of the hunt.
What if we just could use one single crosshair
or a single dot? Wouldn’t that be super? Yes …
but fixed crosshair+ fixed scope rail= fixed
yardage right? Well here comes in the HHA Sport
Optimizer Speed Dial.
The Speed Dial is the concept of adjustable
scope rail brought to the next level.
As you take the Speed Dial out of the box you
will immediately appreciate the quality: it
looks essential (very few pieces) as it needs to
be in order to reduce weight but everything is
in place easy to reach, easy to operate ,
engineers at HHA Sport did their homework to
study it: it
is ergonomically correct. Build quality well …
that is outstanding: machined aluminum with a
hard, deep anodized finish.
The Speed Dial comes in two variants: the L4-S0
that has a scope with center illuminated dot,
that we used here, and the sister model 3030-S0
with simple (30/30) crosshair (no illumination).
I will not go into details of the scope, just
describe the data, as it is made by Hawke : it
is one of the best in the market. This model is
exclusively built for HHA Sport , you will not
find it on the market
other Hawke scopes reviews on our
In order to use the speed dial you need to mount
on your crossbow via the 7/8 inch dovetail and
tighten the two 8-32 screws then we are ready
The setup procedure is rather simple but
requires that you shoot 2 arrows at a KNOWN,
MEASURED distance so be prepared to head to the
field with a tape (better: do this at the
shooting range). If you do not feel confident
with the procedure ask for assistance, your
local Archery pro shop can do this as a service:
better spend a few dollars on this than having
it set wrong. I tend to be technical so I like
to dive into this procedures as I get a better
understanding of how things work but I also
understand those who tend to lean on the lazy
At the end of the procedure you will have the
correct tape installed: you can now simply dial
the yardage of the target and enjoy a clear,
uncluttered scope view.
The Speed dial can be adjusted for yardages 20
to 80 yards in single yard increments, the
provided tapes (no less than 48) cover a wide
spectrum of crossbow speeds: from 260 to 410 FPS
that means every crossbow in the market.
I do not,
however, recommend shooting live targets past 40
yards for ethical considerations , also over
that range the relatively small magnification of
the scope (3x) starts to become a limiting
As of today I found the following prices on
Mount with standard scope:
Mount with Illuminated scope:
Simple, functional, well designed and 100%
quality built in the USA, coupled with one of
the best scope in the market: it is definitely
something I can recommend.