SWFA Fixed 6x to much scope?

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by 300whisper, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    I have a SWFA fixed 6x for a .300 blackout build I have. It’s a RRA upper with a medium contour 16 inch 1:8 barrel and a spikes tactical lower with a giesselle trigger. Is the scope too much / too big for this build?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't be... What are you planning on using the rifle for? Distances? Supers or subs or mix?
     
  3. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Not suppressed, although, that would be an eventual goal of mine. I’ll be running supers for deer and hog hunting within 200 yards and steel hitting at 300.
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Yes! That darn thing is way to big for your build, send it my way instead.
     
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    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Ok I’ll send it to you for free. Just pay shipping. I checked your zip code and shipping is a cheap $10k! :D

    Only Reason is if I should swap scopes to the SWFA 1-4x and use the 6x on my rem 700 30-06. The SWFA 6x is roughly the same size as my 10x. I think they use the same scope body.
     
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  6. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

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    I'd probably go for the swap. I think your reasoning will probably be the same as mine due to our backgrounds. I'd consider the 300 blackout more of a duty/ hunting setup so a low powered variable makes more sense. As with all duty special focus on resetting the scope to the lowest power has to be maintained. A fixed 6X should be fine on a 30-06 unless you hunt predominately in the woods. Then another variable 1-4x or 1-6x is probably better. The only caveat is if the rifle is to be used on dangerous game. I had a rifle for caribou/ bear in 45-70 with a 1-5.5x. I trained hard for a year prior to going to Alaska. I messed up once and left it on 5.5X, one scenario missed. So I put a fixed 2.5X on it.
     
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  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    The SWFA 1-4x would probably be better for your .300 BLK. And the 6x would probably be better on your R700 .30-06.

    SWFA is running a sale right now... You can get an AR mount for $20 more than the standard price of the scope... Not a bad deal.

    https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-1-4x24-tactical-30mm-riflescope-kit-111029.html
     
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  8. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't SWFA do a Black Friday sale every year?
     
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  9. MudRunner2005

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    Yep, a pretty big one, too. Usually I take advantage of the sale to upgrade a few of my current scopes with some higher-end stuff, but unless I sell my bass boat, or win the lottery, this year I won't be able to due to money constraints.