Smith & Wesson scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by blockb, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. blockb

    blockb Well-Known Member

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    Anyone owned or looked through one of these. How is quality? I am looking at 4-18 mil-dot model and would like to know if true mil is on 18 power.
     
  2. redshanks

    redshanks Member

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    I have the same question. A local gun shop has a new S&W 6-24 for $219, which is a lot less than the MSRP of $619.95. I'd like to know who the real manufacturer of this scope is.

    S&W rifle scopes
     
  3. thequickad

    thequickad Well-Known Member

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    got this reply from Smith & Wesson:
    -----Original Message-----
    From: qa [mailto:qa@smith-wesson.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:29 AM
    Subject: RE: warranty question on Smith&Wesson performance optics

    Hi,
    We no longer sell the optics. They still have the warranty on them. Keep your
    sales receipt for the proof of purchase. You would contact us if there is a problem.
    kf

    Technical Data for 6-24x42:

    Usage: Target, Varmint, LR
    Finish: Black Matte
    Magnification: 6-24x
    Objective Diameter (mm): 42
    Reticle: Mil-Dot
    Parallax Setting yds/m: 50’/15m
    Windage & Elevation:
    (inches @100yds/mm@100m) .25/7
    Lens Coating: FMC
    RainShield®: Yes
    Focus System: Easy-Focus™
    Adjustable Objective: Yes
    Eye Relief (mm/inches): 80/3.2
    Exit Pupil: 7.0
    Wide Angle: Yes
    Linear Field of View @ 100 yds/m: 21/7
    Angular Field of View (degrees): 4
    Windage Adjustment Range (MOA): 30
    Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA): 30

    Technical Data for 4-18x42:

    Usage: Target, Varmint, LR
    Finish: Black Matte
    Magnification: 4-18x
    Objective Diameter (mm): 42
    Reticle: Mil-Dot
    Parallax Setting yds/m: 50’/15m
    Windage & Elevation:
    (inches @100yds/mm@100m) .25/7
    Lens Coating: FMC
    RainShield®: Yes
    Focus System: Easy-Focus™
    Adjustable Objective: Yes
    Eye Relief (mm/inches): 80/3.2
    Exit Pupil: 10.5
    Wide Angle: Yes
    Linear Field of View @ 100 yds/m: 31.4/10.5
    Angular Field of View (degrees): 6
    Windage Adjustment Range (MOA): 40
    Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA): 40

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  4. redshanks

    redshanks Member

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    I just bought the last S&W 6-24x42 scope my dealer had. S&W did discontinue it and it was made for them by Nikon. It's a beauty and looks to be a bargain for $219.00.
     
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    thequickad Well-Known Member

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    redshanks Member

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    Thanks for the link. I may pick up a 4-18X42 for another rifle.

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  7. thequickad

    thequickad Well-Known Member

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    o.k. I broke down and also bought one from CDNN. It's the 6-24x42. Good deal for only $200 (retail is $619). I would say it is about on the par with Leupold VX3 or Bushnell 4200 level. Scope is quite heavy at 20oz. Optics are fully multi-coated, bright, sharp and clear. Comes with finger adjustable low profile turrets and 1/4 MOA clicks. Scope is made in Japan.

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  8. redshanks

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    Q&D, I recently bought a Howa 1500 Supreme Varmint in .22-250 caliber, and just picked it up tonight. With any luck (hiding it somehow from my wife), I will pick up the S&W 6-24x42 scope within the next week, after I find a way to pay for it.

    Are you saying this is an elcheapo scope? I'm just getting back into shooting after an absence of 25 years. I thought this was a pretty decent piece of glass when I put my money down.

    Please elaborate on your evaluation of this scope. I realize that according to opinions expressed here, I did not choose wisely regarding the brand of rifle I bought or the caliber, but I got a pretty good deal on this rig and bought it to introduce my sons to the shooting sports.

    The Howa is as pictured and in unfired condition. It came with Nikon scope bases and rings, still in the bags, for $425.00.

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    As I have already stated, I paid $219.00 for the S&W 6-24x42 scope. I guess I won't know if this was a good deal until I get to shoot it.

    Here's hoping.
     
  9. redshanks

    redshanks Member

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    Jeez, another double post. Sorry about that.

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  10. thequickad

    thequickad Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about the confusion. I have not shot the scope yet, it has been mounted so have not tried for repeatability, ...etc. But it is on the par (quality wise) with VXIII or 4200. That's pretty much what you get for $300-$400 scope.
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  11. jhw1st

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    OK guys this S&W scope talk has aroused my curiosity. I called the guys at CDNN and tried to find out who makes this scope for S&W. All they could tell me was that it was made in Japan. I compared the picture of this scope on the CDNN site with the Nikons that I own and there is no similarities that I could find. It doesn't resemble the Monarchs or the one Buckmaster I have. Your guess is as good as mine on this one. I ordered one and for the price I don't think anyone is going to get hurt, especially with S&W backing the lifetime warranty. Plus it has "Rain Shield" which is very nice for those who hunt during inclimate weather conditions. Mine[6-24x42] will be here some time in the coming week. Has anyone else taken delivery on theirs yet? Quikad you wasted no time getting yours mounted. Gettin anxious here. Come on "Brown".

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  12. redshanks

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    I have my S&W 6-24x42 mounted on my rifle and hope to shoot it for the first time this coming weekend. I have since learned that the scope is made by Hakko, in Japan, who also makes scopes for several other Brands.

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  13. hunting scopes

    hunting scopes New Member

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    Smart move on Smith & Wesson part.........stick with what has worked!