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    Posted: July/02/2018 at 13:31
This is a nice addition the the SS product line. Good going, SWFA!

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Where is this produced?
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Japan, I think, but I'll check.

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Japan.
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I just got the email of the release. This might be exactly what I am searching fo for my .17 her or .22lr. I wonder what parallax is set to? 100 yards?
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Parallax is set to 100 yards according to the specs in the link.
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That would be a great scope for a 17HMR, and in my price range too.
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This is a VERY strong entry into the hunting scope market for SWFA. I expected nothing less.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2018 at 17:03
I played with a prototype for a bit and it is a very nice little scope.

It spent some time on my 10/22 and worked really nicely there.  As is usually the case with scopes that are set up at 100 yards, it will not be perfectly sharp inside of 50 yards at 10x, but as you lower magnification a little, it is very serviceable.

I will fully ring out a production version shortly and have an update up toward the end of the week.

This scope will really do well on hunting ARs and micro action bolt guns.

Aside form being very light, it also has a really slim eyepiece:


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Nice. I’m looking forward to hearing more.
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Looks interesting! Be great on a walking / stalking rifle

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i mean perfect for a 17 Hornet!!
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

i mean perfect for a 17 Hornet!!


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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:




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Love the Aadland covers and magnification handle but I think you doubled the weight of the scope when you added them or did Jon sneak them on there?  lol
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I purchased one of these scopes today. Not my first SS scope.   While I haven’t mounted it on a rifle yet i compared it to a Leupold Vari-x II 2-7x32 and a Vari-X III 3.5-10x50 and it seems to be between the two in resolution and very close to the same light gathering of the III at 6 power. Now its time to choose a rifle to put it on!
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I'm seeing lots of complaining (elsewhere) relative to the "short" ER. Looks good to me though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/04/2018 at 09:07
Great to finally see an SS hunting scope. This scope should be in Tally's and covered with an old inner tube
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Great to finally see an SS hunting scope. This scope should be in Tally's and covered with an old inner tube



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Here are my first impressions of the production model:

I think all the hubbub about short eye relief stems from people wanting a lightweight scope for their lightweight boomers.  I think the design intent for this one is different: ARs and botlguns chambered for 223, 6.8SPC, Grendel, Blackout, etc.

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Interesting observation ILya. I figured it was short action light weight rifles in deer calibers. 
I am concerned about the reticle in low light, though.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Interesting observation ILya. I figured it was short action light weight rifles in deer calibers. 
I am concerned about the reticle in low light, though.

I'll play with it and see how it does in low light.  The upcoming BDC reticle is a little bolder.

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I like this scope overall. If it had about 1/2" more eye relief at max magnification and a bolder reticle, I would have already bought one. A scope like this on a super light hardcore mountain rifle would be sweet. I'd be willing to give up a couple ounces if there were an HD version of this same basic concept with just a tad more eye relief. I realize more eye relief would probably require a larger ocular diameter.
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I would love to see SWFA introduce an HD version of this scope with, say, 3" ER at highest magnification, a 36mm objective, a bold plex, #4, or similar, and weighing around 12 oz. I would immediately snap up a 2-8X36 SS HD hunting scope at 11 oz, 11" long, but I realize my tastes are out of style.

This scope is tempting as-is, but I would want this for a light BG bolt action, not an AR, and I'd prefer a big more eye relief for that.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

I would love to see SWFA introduce an HD version of this scope with, say, 3" ER at highest magnification, a 36mm objective, a bold plex, #4, or similar, and weighing around 12 oz. I would immediately snap up a 2-8X36 SS HD hunting scope at 11 oz, 11" long, but I realize my tastes are out of style.

This scope is tempting as-is, but I would want this for a light BG bolt action, not an AR, and I'd prefer a big more eye relief for that.

What you are describing is very close to Razor HD LH 1.5-8x32 and is along the same veins as VX-3i 2.5-8x36.

Personally, I agree that SWFA would do exceedingly well with a scope like that.  However, if I were SWFA, I would generally keep my HD line restricted to either fixed power of FFP products.

Now, if they managed to make a 2.5-10x36 HD with covered windage turret, low profile exposed elevation turret, FFP reticle with a simple tree and a single illuminated dot in the center for low light weighing it at less than 16 ounces, I would be all over at in a heart beat and a lot of other people would be too.

This scope as is is quite good.  I am not as concerned about eye relief as most others simply because I spent a fair amount of time with an old Sightron compact that has similar eye relief on a 7.62x54R Mosin.  One of the reasons I never got bit with that scope is the slim eyepiece and this one looks potentially even smaller in diameter.  It is not just eye relief.  You do not get hit in the eye.  You get hit on whichever portion of your face sticks out the most.  For different people, it is a different thing.  For people with deeply set eyes, it is the eye brow (stock crawling does no help).  For me, it is the bridge of the nose, which is much more likely to come in to contact with the eyepiece if the eyepiece is large in diameter.

If I were building a lightweight mountain rifle, I would probably build one chambered for the 6.5Grendel and for intermediate cartridges like that, this scope has plenty of eye relief.

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