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Old December 30th, 2016, 07:28 PM   #1
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new scope bummer .

wel I bought an swfa ss10x42 with moa reticle and turret . during their blackfriday sale . I got it within a week but work got in the way . This past week I removed my bushnell elite 10x and spent an hour geting the new super sniper tuned up level , proper eye relief all the fun stuff .
This morning I went to zero and everything was going good . got zeroed in 10 shots and moved out to 250 yds deciding to shoot at some life size gopher targets things were going well I was putting rounds on target and I notice a blob that looks like a metal shaving at 11 0'clock in the reticle . so I pack everything up come home call swfa and to their credit they sent me an rma , so now I have to remove the scope and mail it back.
this is the second scope I have had to send back this year one was the above mentioned bushnell .
I know they will make it right but it sure would be nice to just put something on and not have issue's.

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Old December 30th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #2
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The M14 will shake out any flaw in a scope for sure.

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Old December 30th, 2016, 07:36 PM   #3
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M14's are rough on scopes. Most mounts suck and the rifle recoils both ways.

I use an Arms 18 mount and the Sako Opti-Lock rings (with the polymer inserts).

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Old December 30th, 2016, 07:41 PM   #4
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lol apparently so . the swfa ad says good for 50 cal . we will see when I get the replacement .

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Old December 30th, 2016, 07:45 PM   #5
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lol apparently so . the swfa ad says good for 50 cal . we will see when I get the replacement .
It's not the caliber size. It's the whiplash the scope gets from the gas system operation.

A bolt gun doesn't do this so it's good to have a solid scope or a no bs warranty.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:10 AM   #6
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SWFA will get you fixed up im sure. They are a great company.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:12 AM   #7
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I have used in the neighborhood of 30 Leupold scopes over the years and never had to send on back. The secret is to leave them in the safe. Humor.


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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:46 AM   #8
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Cool scope wreckers

Howdy Buckeroos,

As mentioned earlier, get a good scope with a good warranty.

I have been shooting air rifles for years.

A spring piston or gas spring airgun will wreck a scope faster than a .30-06.

They slam forward on firing and recoil backwards.

All of my M1A variants as well as my most powerful airguns have Leupold scopes - no problems.

Keep yer powder dry and yer scope mounts tight,

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Old December 31st, 2016, 12:53 PM   #10
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I have used in the neighborhood of 30 Leupold scopes over the years and never had to send on back. The secret is to leave them in the safe. Humor.

nice looking bunch of safe queens ya got there . . to be honest I have a couple of mk4s and some trijicons but keep seeing people reccomend the ss10x for starting long range shooters and curiosity got the best of me . Nobodys perfect so I will give swfa another chance and if it fail again then I will put on my mean face .

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Old December 31st, 2016, 01:00 PM   #11
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My first SWFA 10x ended up with a badly canted reticle after one shooting session. SWFA handled the exchange without any hassles even though I didn't buy the scope directly from them. The replacement has held up great ever since.

Did you lap your rings? I had the rings I was using lapped when the replacement scope came back. I don't know if this helped protect the scope (it didn't look like a lot of material was taken off during the process), but it certainly didn't hurt.

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Old January 14th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #12
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I have an update . swfa replaced the scope , it was pretty painless. 10 day turn around and that included an ice storm that blew through yesterday , so props to them .
while I had some down time I installed a karsten cheek rest . The install is pretty simple I shoved the rest down all the way and marked the holes , then leveled up the stock and drilled two 1/4 inch holes for the bolts with my drill press everything was straight and nothing canted , It tighten's up very good and is just right . now I need to put some rounds down range and get zeroed again .

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