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Old January 5th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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SWFA SS 10X42M Tactical Rifle Scope

Anyone familiar with or have experience with this scope?

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42M-Tacti...pe-P53713.aspx

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Old January 5th, 2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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I had the rear parallax version and regret selling it. The scope has a ton of adj. mine was the moa version and had over 120 moa of adjustment. They are very rugged scopes and swfa are good people. I would buy another without a second thought.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #3
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I have the 3x9 var in mil adj. Love it. Great scopes for the $

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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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Best scope in its price category bar none. I have 6 of them in 10x. The only thing I would change about them are the adjustments. I rather have mil adjustments that are now available on the newer scopes. That is REALLY spitting hairs. SWFA is the only new retailer of the scope so be wary of outfits selling these things new. The damn Chinese are copying these scopes now. Also SWFA garuantees them for life. Win/win all the way around.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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I had one and it wasn't bad. After buying a Nightforce though, I'll never go back to budget type scopes. It isn't so much the glass as it is the precision of the reticle and the size of it. If the reticle covers 25% of the target than how can one use it for paper punching. You'll shoot better groups with irons.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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I have commented on this scope in a few other post. This scope for the money is outstanding. I have a SS 10x42 on my Remington police. This scope is sweet. Clear, accurate, and durable. Before it was on my Remington police. My dad had it mounted on his ar 10. That scope never lost zero. Even bouncing around the back bed of our Suzuki on some wild deer trails. My dad and I used to shoot every Friday, a 500 yard shoot with no problems. I did notice this fixed 10 is more clear than my fixed 16. I don't really know why. You will be happy. Just some info I have it mounted in night force rings on top of a steel night force rail.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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i bought one not even slightly used for 200 bucks. One of my best purchases by far.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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Many thanks guys. I was pretty much set on it before but now I'm certain. Just can't justify the Leupolds/Nightforce, etc. I've dealt with SWFA before (Leatherwood/Hi-Lux scope and mount) with great results so I never had any doubts about SWFA as a company.

I really like that new reticle too...doesn't appear quite so clumsy as the Mil Dot. If that sounds like a slam on the Mil Dot type...it isn't intentional


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Old January 6th, 2013, 07:13 AM   #9
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The SWFA 10x42 is an excellent scope. I've had one mounted on my savage 10 FLCP-K for a few years now and it's never lost its zero. The adjustments are positive and repeatable. My only hang-up is when ordering online. SWFA doesnt say whether anything is in stock/out of stock so you'd be better calling them first before you order.

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Old January 6th, 2013, 07:21 AM   #10
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Just confirming what everyone else has stated. I have the 10x42 mil/moa. It's been great, rugged, returns to zero and tons of elevation and windage adjustments.

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Old January 6th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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I have owned a few still have a couple and am looking at getting another. For the money they can't be beat. Don't expect beautiful glass or sharp resolution though.

The new reticule is a copy of the MP-8 IOR reticule. If you understand mil based reticules it will be very logical.

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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #12
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I agree, these are a great scope for the price. Not as clear/bright as the Nightforce by any means but it won't break the bank either. I have three of them and they ALWAYS return to zero and the tracking has been superb. My only complaint as been the mil dot reticle is a bit coarse for real precision target work. The newer scopes with the mil adjustments has a finer reticle that would be beneficial to a finer hold on the target.
Save the extra money and get the rear adjustable paralax adjustment model.

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Old March 24th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #13
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I had one and it wasn't bad. After buying a Nightforce though, I'll never go back to budget type scopes. It isn't so much the glass as it is the precision of the reticle and the size of it. If the reticle covers 25% of the target than how can one use it for paper punching. You'll shoot better groups with irons.
Used to be, Ham, that we couldn't say "budget and $400" in the same breath!!

I've since acquired the SS10X42MMQ scope from SWFA and love it! It has their new patented reticle and it has VERY fine resolutions (not to mention an excellent Apple App for it).

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Old March 24th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #14
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Ive had one for about 6 or 7 years now. it was my budget M24 project optic. Still works great. decent low light, repeatable. durable as long as youre not using it as a chalking block for your truck. You probably picked the best optic in that price range, IMHO. I am a bit behind the optics curve though. Hope you enjoy it and it works well for you.


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Old March 24th, 2013, 02:32 PM   #15
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I bought the 16x model from the classifieds here about a year ago for 225.00 I believe...one of the best buys I have made in years. Mine is the MOA/mil-dot/rear parallax but I would prefer the MRAD/side focus model. The only gripe that I have is how the turrets return to the zero with the allen grub screws. There are times when I re-zeroed my turrets and I tightened the screws just a little too much and it binded up the turret and made it difficult to turn and I couldn't feel the clicks. The internal posts are brass I believe so if you tighten the screws too much it will dimple the post making zeroing a hassle sometimes as the screws want to go into the divots in the post. That and the low light performance is pretty poor. Other than that the scope is awesome. I've given the turrets a workout and they always returned to zero and the adjustments are very accurate. I would love to check out their HD scopes to see how the low light is and also possibly a lighted reticle.

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