SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50 ***SOLD***

Discussion in 'Optics For Sale' started by FALex, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. FALex

    FALex Well-Known Member

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    Just in case you folks don't know about these: they are first focal plane, mil/mil, 10 mils per revolution. The scopes are absolutely rugged and these track true. I have two for sale, one is illuminated ($1250) and the other is non-illuminated ($1150). They both have the flip up scope caps on them. The scopes have been mounted, but are in like new condition. The boxes and other documents that came with them are included.

    ETA - the illuminated will come with Burris XTR's in medium; the non-illuminated will come with Warne Maxima's in low.

    I will post some pics this evening when I arrive home from work. I don't have feedback on this forum, but I do on the Hide and ar15.com (same screen name).
     
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  2. FALex

    FALex Well-Known Member

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    Re: SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50

    bump...

    I haven't forgot about pics, but it's difficult to take them when you can't find the camera!!

    Also, the illuminated reticle has a Vortex bubble level that it comes with.
     

  3. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    Re: SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50

    Which reticle do the have, mil-quad?

    They ARE very nice scopes indeed. Curious why you are selling them.

    Scot E.
     
  4. dieselboy427

    dieselboy427 Well-Known Member

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    Re: SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50

    I have 2 SWFA HD scopes. a fixed 10 and a 5-20. $I have go say, click to click and glass are absolutely unmatched for the price. Id put the 5-20 against my Leupold mkIV any day. Bump for a great deal on a gr
    eat pair of scopes
     
  5. FALex

    FALex Well-Known Member

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    Re: SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50

    thanks for the bumps, guys.

    Honestly, I had just put a post up on the Hide about a week ago on how much I love my SSHD's, and I would not get rid of them unless I had the cash to get into some type of "top tier" scope (S&B, Kahles, March, etc...) Both of my scopes have performed 100% flawlessly, and the glass is great. The only reason I am selling them, is because I received a great deal (too good to pass on) on two Razors.

    I was shooting a competition with the non-illuminated on my .223. My partner was shooting his 5.5-25 Nightforce. At 200 yards, with both scopes on 10x, with the SS, we could resolve the bullet holes. Neither he nor I could resolve them with the NF.

    Also, these scopes do have the mil-quad reticle.
     
  6. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense. Curious what specifically you like better about the Razor's. I would guess the zero stops and the reticle. The rest is pretty much a wash at least in my experience.

    Scot E.
     
  7. FALex

    FALex Well-Known Member

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    yes, Scott, the ZS, 35mm tube and EBR 2B are the biggest draws, for me, at least.

    The weather here in Boise is that "almost going to snow" grayish look. I was looking at various objects through one of the SS's and comparing it with one of the Razors...I have to admit, my eyes could not tell much, if any, difference between the glass in both. The eyebox on the SS's is uber forgiving too.

    Folks denigrate the mil-quad reticle because of the diamonds. I don't think those folks even took the time to try to understand how that particular reticle works. When it is studied, and the reticle's subtensions are understood, those diamonds create excellent points of aim.

    I feel like I am talking myself into keeping them...:D
     
  8. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    And the diamonds on the 5-20 are hollow giving a more see through picture. It is a really good reticle. I have it on my 3-9 and like it a lot. Now better than the EBR-2B, nope. That is one of my favorite reticles.

    Scot E.
     
  9. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Re: SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50

    What is advantage of Mil on Mil ? If I was to buy one where could I learn to operate one ?
     
  10. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    The benefit with MIL/MIL, or MOA/MOA for that matter, is that the turrets and the reticle work together because they are using the same angled measurement. So the math is the same, you can range with the reticle and dial with the turrets with no formulas to convert MOA to MIL or visa versa.

    There are a ton of good reads here about the differences between MIL and MOA. For the most part is has to do with whether your brain works better with 1/4's or 1/10's.

    The most important point IMO is to remember that both MIL and MOA are angular measurements and we do a disservice to ourselves when we get all caught up in the math part of it and try to turn angular concepts into linear ones. If you wrap your mind around the concept of using angular measurements both are very easy to use. The math is pretty easy for both as well but guys are typically more comfortable with one or the other.

    Scot E.
     
  11. FALex

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    thanks for answering that one Scott!

    Generally speaking, if your reticle and turrets match, your corrections are easier to make...not a whole lot of thinking to do.

    If your shot is 1.5mils low, make the correction to either dial or hold 1.5 mils higher, and theoretically, you should get a hit.
     
  12. FALex

    FALex Well-Known Member

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    camera borrowed!

    This scope (illuminated) was mounted on my .308 for 380 rounds...it is 100% immaculate, no ring marks.

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    Next is the non-illuminated that is currently residing on my .223. As of today, I have 240 rounds with it. I am reticent to take it off because I like to try racing coyotes with the bullets from this rifle! I will peel it all apart if someone is truly interested.
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  13. FALex

    FALex Well-Known Member

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    Re: SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50

    bumpty dumpty!

    1200 (shipped/insured) for the illuminated

    1100 (shipped/insured) for the non-illuminated
     
  14. FALex

    FALex Well-Known Member

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    Re: SWFA SSHD's 5-20x50

    bump

    price drop 1150 (illuminated shipped/insured)
    price drop 1050 (non-illuminated shipped/insured)