SWFA SS vs Sightron SIII.....

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by megastink, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

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    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.

    If you could only pick one....... why? GO!
     
  2. SidTheKidd

    SidTheKidd Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. str8shoot

    str8shoot Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  5. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  6. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Sightron all the way! As clear as my nf. Can't wait to see the s-tac models
     
  7. lwh723

    lwh723 Well-Known Member

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    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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