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SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

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Unread 11-06-2013, 03:21 PM
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SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

Want some help deciding what to put on my .270. This is my woods gun, so most of my shots are under 150 yards. Therefore, magnification isnt a huge priority. But, I do overwatch some 500 yard long cornfields from time to time, so shots that far do present themselves. I'm torn between two scopes:

-SWFA SS 3-9x42
-Sightron 3.5-10x44 (non illum)

Both can be had for under $600 if you look. Both get great reviews. Theyre very similar scopes, save the sightron has a paralax, but I'm not sure I need it.

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    Unread 11-09-2013, 04:46 PM
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    Re: SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

    I really like my SIIIs. I have two of them now. Both are the 6-24x50mm. Have t ever owned a SS. So can't really comment on one. But I know that my SIIIs are as clear as a vx-3.
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    Re: SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

    I love my SIII, can't speak for the SWFA as I have never looked through one. One big difference between them however is the SWFA 3-9X is only available in MRAD. The SIII comes in MOA if this matters to you.
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    Re: SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

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    I really like my SIIIs. I have two of them now. Both are the 6-24x50mm. Have t ever owned a SS. So can't really comment on one. But I know that my SIIIs are as clear as a vx-3.
    It is an insult to an SIII to say it is "as clear as a VX-3". They are far superior to any Vx-3
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    Re: SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

    Well, I found a great deal on a brand new Sightron 3.5-10x44 mrad, so I'm going that route. If I dont like it, or want more magnification, I'll probably swap it for a SS 3-5x42. Thanks for all your help!
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    Re: SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

    Sightron all the way! As clear as my nf. Can't wait to see the s-tac models
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    Re: SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

    I've got the 3.5-10x44. Great scope, great glass. I'm a big fan of Sightrons. Anything SII Big Sky or better at least. (SII's I've had really really struggled in low light.) Also, they've got top notch customer service.

    All that being said, I wouldn't go with that scope for a woods gun. It's big and heavy.


    Here's a picture of the 3.5-10x44 that I've got on my muzzle loader.


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