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SWFA Super Sniper 5-20X50HD

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:40 AM
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Re: SWFA Super Sniper 5-20X50HD

Any idea on what kind of recoil these can handle? Lets say a 300 Weatherby. I would assume it would be good up to a 338 since that seems to be the normal comparison.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:48 PM
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Re: SWFA Super Sniper 5-20X50HD

It should easily handle anything you can throw at it. It's built to be 50 cal proof and there's no reason to think they won't be exactly that. Even their cheap scopes have developed a remarkable reputation for durability, and in costing five times as much no expense was spared in the internal construction of this scope.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:33 PM
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Re: SWFA Super Sniper 5-20X50HD

This scope and the general direction they are taking this line really excites me.

I wish this scope would have been closer to the 20-24 oz range.

I hope they add a 3-12 or 4-16 soon with less weight and maybe even think about slightly smaller obj. I think the long range hunting community would eat it up! EVen a 50 mm obj that weighed around 24 oz would go on about every big game gun I owned.

KEEP IT UP SWFA!
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:37 PM
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Re: SWFA Super Sniper 5-20X50HD

The price is up: SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope .
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:52 PM
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Re: SWFA Super Sniper 5-20X50HD

with the brutally solid reputation Nightforce has, why would you get one of these rather than a 5-22 Nightforce? Jon, did you check the tracking? i'd like to know if it tracks the distance it should. that's been one of my pet peeves lately!
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:30 PM
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Re: SWFA Super Sniper 5-20X50HD

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with the brutally solid reputation Nightforce has, why would you get one of these rather than a 5-22 Nightforce? Jon, did you check the tracking? i'd like to know if it tracks the distance it should. that's been one of my pet peeves lately!
Not going off this model but off other SWFA models- they track beautifully!
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:23 PM
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Jon, did you check the tracking? i'd like to know if it tracks the distance it should. that's been one of my pet peeves lately!
Yes, as mentioned in the first post it's dead on as accurately as I can measure--well within 1% click value and 1 degree reticle straightness.
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with the brutally solid reputation Nightforce has, why would you get one of these rather than a 5-22 Nightforce?
The biggest reason is FFP, which NF doesn't offer on the 5-22. If you want FFP, the NF that compares is the F1 3-15. Comparing those, the biggest differences the SS offers would be:

Price ~$700 less (maybe close to $1000 less in the big SH group buy).
More magnification.
More eye relief.
More elevation adjustment.
Adjustable illumination when in use.

I'll wait until I can do a side-by-side with an F1 to say anything definitive on glass quality as it has been said the F1's are a little better than the SFP's. I've seen a fair number of 5.5-22 SFP's though, and they're a step back from this.

The other differences between the scopes are mainly personal preference things. Some like the ocular turning with power changes, some don't. Some may like the knobs on one better, some may like the other better, etc.

Until recently I would have said the SS has a much better reticle as the MLR and Mildot of the F1 left much to be desired, but the new reticles NF has introduced in the last couple months look very nice and usable so that's pretty much a matter of preference now too.

Don't get me wrong, the NF is a very nice scope. It's just so is the SS and it's being offered at a price well below what it could be so it's going to make for some stiff competition.

Competition is good.
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