Ryan Avery on recent Podcast ..SWFA scopes

Mike Islander

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I hunted with the fixed 6X for the previous two years, and this year with the fixed 10X. No problems at close range with either. However I run the same scope on my 10-22 for small game, so my brain and eyes know how to use the scope at close range with short windows of opportunity. 6X is great to 600 yards. 10X to 800 I would guess, but I never even practice that far out.

I bang around in rough terrain and have no need for caps. Inexpensive aftermarket zero stop was definitely a good upgrade. It's just a stack of washers I bought on Ebay, made custom for these scopes. Stable plastic material with various thickness, so you can mix and match to a perfect zero stop. $20 I believe.
 

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The scopes are solid. Obtaining one will be your biggest obstacle.
 

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So can we petition SWFA to make a new line with a zero stop and capped windage. I’d pay a little extra for that if they still work.
 

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So can we petition SWFA to make a new line with a zero stop and capped windage. I’d pay a little extra for that if they still work.
No no no no no, they are great just how they are and don't new any additional features whatsoever. if you feel like throwing money away, send me your scope, your "little extra" that you would pay, and I will send it back with your wants met.
 

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I’ve heard the glass is pretty dim in low light. For a hunting optic, glass coatings that brighten image in low light are imperative.
 

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I’ve heard the glass is pretty dim in low light. For a hunting optic, glass coatings that brighten image in low light are imperative.
I’ve found the glass perfectly adequate in low light conditions in the original versions of the 6x and the 3-15x. The coatings in the HD versions, including the 3-9 have been upgraded. Honestly though, I think the turret caps could go on a serious diet and the windage turret could get capped without changing any of the internal construction and durability. For me the giant turrets are a minor annoyance that I overlook for a scope that actually holds zero for all the miles of washboard roads I travel every year. But they are pretty much 1992 Tactical Timmy.
 

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Seems like the consensus on here is that the 6x will provide low light performance that is plenty adequate during legal shooting hours
 

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No no no no no, they are great just how they are and don't new any additional features whatsoever. if you feel like throwing money away, send me your scope, your "little extra" that you would pay, and I will send it back with your wants met.
Sure thing boss
 
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Newbie here, what are capped turrets? Are you saving pull the turret off windage and replace it with the waterproof vinyl cover?


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Newbie here, what are capped turrets? Are you saving pull the turret off windage and replace it with the waterproof vinyl cover?


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Yes to using a plastic or vinyl cap on the windage in place of the metal cap that comes with the scope.
 

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Do you just sand down those washers until they fit right?
If you search youtube for "SWFA Zero Stop Shims" there are 4 or 5 videos explaining how it works. You can go down to the hardware store and for less than $5 and 10 mins tinkering you'll be all set.
 

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