OpticsTalk by SWFA, Inc. Homepage SWFA     SampleList.com
Forum Home Forum Home > Scopes > Tactical Scopes
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - PST Gen II 3-15 or SWFA SS 3-15
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Visit the SWFA.com site to check out our current specials.

PST Gen II 3-15 or SWFA SS 3-15

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Whale View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: October/04/2015
Location: NYC
Status: Offline
Points: 180
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: PST Gen II 3-15 or SWFA SS 3-15
    Posted: June/28/2017 at 11:41
Looking to purchase a new scope for a new AR. Looking at the Vortex Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP mil or the SWFA SS 3-15x42 FFP mil. Most shooting to 300 yards. Some shooting out to 600 or 800 yards.
Back to Top
billyburl2 View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: January/08/2009
Location: Cottonwood, AZ
Status: Offline
Points: 3999
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billyburl2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/08/2017 at 13:19
I have not yet seen a Gen II PST, but between my son and me we have 2 3-15 SS scopes. His is mounted to a Savage model 10 in a Choate Machine stock that is a due everyrhing rifle. I.E., it goes hunting, long range practice, rides around a lot in the pickup. Gets dialed out to 900yd pretty routinely(when az isn't under fire restrictions). 
 Mine has always been on my back-up rifle. It has seen a couple of PRS style matches while mounted on a 7-08. Ranges varied from the muzzle to 1100 for score. It then got moved to my first match rifle (a 300WSM that had great ballistics, but recoil was an issue in match scenarios), and the 7-08 became a 6.5 Creed, and now wears my 5-20SS.
 Both have flat out performed without a hiccup. The glass is really good, but not great. It is better than the GenI PST of all varieties though. Knobs are crisp and easy to read, and there are aftermarket available shim-style zero stops for them. I do wish they had 10mil/turn, but I am spoiled by my other scope... 
If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
Back to Top
Whale View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: October/04/2015
Location: NYC
Status: Offline
Points: 180
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/16/2017 at 13:07
Purchased the SWFA before my vacation. Will try it out at the end of July.
Back to Top
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20844
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cheaptrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/16/2017 at 14:13
Good shooting a please come back and report when you can. 
If at first you don't secede...try..try again.
Back to Top
Whale View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: October/04/2015
Location: NYC
Status: Offline
Points: 180
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/30/2017 at 20:07
Cheaptrick,
Received the scope will post sometime in Aug/Sep.
Back to Top
kesi View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: July/23/2009
Location: Czech Republic
Status: Offline
Points: 82
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/31/2017 at 07:55


I have only Diamondback HP 4-16x42 but I do not see the difference between Meopta 4-16x44 vs. Vortex HP 4-16x42 in day! My eyes are good. ☺ At night, Meopta has better light transmission, but it is not a big difference. Narrow field of view, but I bought a great objective.*

If Gen II has a better image ...

Colleague Polish has SS 16x42 and Delta Titanium 4-16x42 is brighter.

If the SS 3-15x42 has the same glass ...

I apologize, I used the google translator

Edit: * The quality of the objective is probably not constant, dark image, blurred image, distortion ...

Edited by kesi - August/01/2017 at 07:59
Back to Top
Rs130754 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/01/2017
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 12
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rs130754 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/26/2018 at 15:42
I bought the PST Gen II 3-15. My last "nice" scope was a 20 year old Nikon Monarch. The PST is much clearer than that old Nikon. I was surprised at the brightness and clarity. I plan on getting my hands on a SS in the future to compare. Happy shooting and looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.160 seconds.