Vortex Razor vs. SWFA SS

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bushido23, May 6, 2013.

  1. bushido23

    bushido23 Member

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    So I am looking for a good optic that can get me to 1000 yrds, I'm looking for FFP under $2k. I've narrowed it down the Vortex Razon HD 5-20x50mm and the SWFA SS 5-20x50mm (non-illuminated).

    I have a coupon for one of the online sites where I can get 12% off of anything. This means that I can get the Vortex for $1759. Unfortunately, SWFA is the only reseller of the SS scope, and they haven't been on sale since the Facebook special last year. I can get the non-illuminated for $1300.

    So:

    Vortex Razon HD - $1759
    SWFA SS - $1300.


    I've read more positive things about the Vortex, but is it worth the extra $450?

    Thoughts?

    Paul
     
  2. DeerHunter101

    DeerHunter101 Well-Known Member

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    I cant compare the two because I have no experience with SWFA but I do have a Vortex on a 308win and the scope seems to be very solid. It has held it's zero even after a friend accidentally dropped my rifle. I also can say that it has tracked flawlessly every time and returned to zero no problem. I have never had to use it but I also hear that their customer service is very good. So Vortex would be my vote but Im sure there are people on the site that has experience with both. Good luck on making your decision.:rolleyes:
     

  3. dgarrett

    dgarrett Well-Known Member

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    The Razor comes in Moa or Mil. The SWFA only comes in Mil. They only make Moa in their fixed powered scopes. I don't know if this makes a difference to you...dgarrett
     
  4. bushido23

    bushido23 Member

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    I was going to go mil/mil anyways, so that isn't a factor for me.

    From a characteristic standpoint, they both everything I'm looking for. I've heard the illumination implementation on the SS isn't very good which is why I'm choosing not to go in that direction. I'm not sure how good it is in the Vortex. Not a big deal for me either way.