SWFA 2.5-10x32 Anygood?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by dakotakidd, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. dakotakidd

    dakotakidd Well-Known Member

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    Haven't spent much time ever looking at SWFA optics but I stumbled upon a 2.5-10x32 ultra light scope they make that weighs just 9.5oz. Thought it would pair nice with my t3x superlite/manners setup. I just don’t know anything about them. Anyone used one, let me know!

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  3. dakotakidd

    dakotakidd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link, I’ll give it a look.
     
  4. 300whisper

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    https://swfa.com/swfa-ss-hd-3-9x42-tactical-30mm-riflescope.html

    They have this one. Its their tactical model though. 10 oz heavier but you get a 30mm tube and HD glass. Its MIL/MIL though.
     
  5. dakotakidd

    dakotakidd Well-Known Member

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    I’d like to stick with moa, all I’ve used and what I’m used to. It’ll go on a t3x superlite so I would like to keep weight down. But at the same time a little more magnification and exposed turrets would be nice if I wanted to stretch it’s legs a little.
     
  6. Litehiker

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    My SWFA 3 - 15 x 42 is a very good scope for the money. (FFP, mil/mil, side focus knob) But they have no lock for the knobs. You can buy a set of shims for locking in a zero but I jus use clear packing tape. (Hillbilly "lock")

    Excellent glass for the money and extremely rugged construction. You can use SWFA scopes on forward recoiling air rifles and bolt slamming semi-auto rifles like the FN FAL and the lenses will never move, unlike many other scopes costing much more.

    Eric B.
     
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    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    I have four 3-15x42 FFP MIL and one fixed 6x SWFA and I love them!
     
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    most people are complaining about the eye relief. the one I looked at didn't seem that bad but the thing is so light it feels like a kids toy. japan built, I just wish they would have went a couple ounces heaver and went with a better eye piece.
     
  9. hawk45

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    I have several SWFA scopes also (one 3-15 and two 5-20's). Their value is great and are known for their robustness and tracking reliability. It's not tier 1 glass but it's pretty good to my eyes for my needs, but they don't cost 3K either. If I could build the ultimate SWFA scope, it would be the 5-20 (knobs, reticle, illumination,etc) shrunk down to the 3-15 size/weight or a wee bit lighter. The tall knobs are great for PRS matches when spinning quick and often, but suck in the woods and packs if they can't lock.

    I'm still waiting to hear more on this new 2.5-10 hunter version though. I like the compact low profile look. I'd give up a few oz and dollars for an their mill reticle and an illuminated dot in the center. If you could run the turrets covered or exposed and still be waterproof, that would be an awesome value add also. Would probably leave the windage covered and elevation uncovered most of the time post zero.
     
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    Mil reticle, mil turrets, and parallax adjustment. Also, I agree with exposed turrets too. That would be the perfect little scope.
     
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    Some may wonder how SWFA can make a scope that has FFP, side parallax/focus knob and good glass for the money. I did too until I investigated a bit.

    The answer is:
    1. no advertising
    2. no middlemen - you buy only from SWFA
    3. good design
    4. good business ethics.

    Eric B.
     
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