Swfa 3-15 is legit

Choupique

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I’m thinking about getting in line for another SWFA scope but I’m indecisive which one. I’m mostly between the 3-15 and the 5-20 since I’d like a little bit more top magnification than 9x.

The 5x on the low end is a little high for my preference but I’ve done just fine with the fixed 6x in timber. On the other hand, I don’t really see much utility past 15x or so on a rifle scope. Any thoughts?

I've been leaving my 3-15 on 4 or 5x for kicking around. Idk why I'd ever need 20x, I was always fine with 9. The glass on the 5-20 should be better, so I guess it's whether or not that's worth the extra price to you.
 

BLJ

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I talked to customer service this morning. He said that the 3-15 were still in stock and for where I am at in line, mine should ship out tomorrow or Thursday.🤞
 

BLJ

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Got a UPS notification that mine was shipped out today. Supposed to be here Friday. Hope everyone else has the same luck.
 

ZackP

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Well shit, I didn’t see this and was thankful that Black Friday was over. Then I see it’s still on sale 🤦🏼‍♂️

I’m wondering if my wife will even notice it shows up with all the sh** she’s ordered!

All jokes aside, I have a SuperLite 7-08 this would work wonders on.
 

ljalberta

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I just ordered a 3-9 and another 10MQ. I’m starting to wonder if the 3-15 would be the ticket on a new 17HMR.

As a note for those with 3-9s backordered, they expect another shipment in 30-60 days.
 
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I’m about to pull the trigger.

3-15 or a 6X AND a 3x9-42?!
Kinda depends on a few things. Like whats the intended use and are you okay with waiting for the scope for a long time?

Most people would tell you to go for the 6x and 3-9. I don't know anyone that prefers the 3-15 over the 3-9 for hunting purposes. I look at the 3-15 as a worthy substitute for the 3-9 that has been mostly unobtainable for a year or so.

If you're cool with waiting for awhile, get the 6x and 3-9. If you need a scope in the next few months, get you one of those last two 3-15's.
 

BjornF16

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Kinda depends on a few things. Like whats the intended use and are you okay with waiting for the scope for a long time?

Most people would tell you to go for the 6x and 3-9. I don't know anyone that prefers the 3-15 over the 3-9 for hunting purposes. I look at the 3-15 as a worthy substitute for the 3-9 that has been mostly unobtainable for a year or so.

If you're cool with waiting for awhile, get the 6x and 3-9. If you need a scope in the next few months, get you one of those last two 3-15's.
Just get one of each! 🤣
 

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I mounted a 3-15 SWFA on my custom Ruger #1 in 6mm CM.

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Actually like it better then the 3-9 which was having some focus issues. I sent the 3-9 back to SWFA to see if there was an issue with it. Did not have the same focus issue with the 3-15. I am not picky on glass, but do want a sharp, clear, easy to use reticle, and turrets that work, and the 3-15 seems to fit.

Recently built an AR-15 upper in 6 ARC for my son and talked him into getting the 3-15 for that rifle. Seems to be a god fit so far.

Also have a 6x MQ, 10x MQ, 2.5-10 ultra compact, and 1-4 and fully satisfied with all of them.
 

BLJ

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I got mine yesterday. Looked through it quite a bit. I’ll agree that there is some “graying” at 15x, but nothing that is a hindrance.
For me the reticle is useable on 3x. It is a fine duplex, but it worked for me.
I watched deer at 130 yards in until the sun went down and didn’t notice the glass or reticle to be an issue well past legal light.
Sunset was at 4:59 for me yesterday. The pictures below were taken at 5:15. I would have had no issues taking an animal with that scope if the need were there.
I probably should have bought more. 😀
 

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clperry

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That good??

Just basing it off reliability that’s already been proven. Everything I’m replacing has considerably better glass… but the glass on these is more than fine. I just don’t want to lose zero….ever, and don’t have NF money to put on everything. This sale seemed like the time to jump on the SWFA train.


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Sevens

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Anyone know what the thread size is for the cat-tail on the magnification ring? It’s just a millimeter or so too long that it hits my bolt handle. Want to replace it with a socket head screw or something similar to have something to get leverage on.
 

Choupique

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Anyone know what the thread size is for the cat-tail on the magnification ring? It’s just a millimeter or so too long that it hits my bolt handle. Want to replace it with a socket head screw or something similar to have something to get leverage on.

I'm wanting to do the same thing. When I finally remember to bring it to work and find out I'll let yall know
 

waldo9190

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After putting one on my 270 this year, I have another one in the safe waiting to go on another rig once I get it all done. I have been wanting a 3-9 for my 270 for over a year, but ended up jumping on the 4th of July sale earlier this year and have been very impressed with the 3-15. Even first/last light in the east central MN whitetail woods was no problem for the reticle on low power.

If the 3-9s ever become semi-regularly available I will probably buy one for my 270 and put the 3-15 it is currently wearing on a different rifle that will see more dialing, but I am 100% sold on SWFA. After zeroing the scope in September, I had the rifle leaning on my work bench at home and it fell onto a (thin) carpet covered concrete floor. Took it to the local range by my work to double check and low and behold it hadn't moved a hair.
 

ZackP

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Well, I passed on the deal. There are a few other scopes I have been looking at and didn’t want buyers remorse. Now I’m having remorse not buying 🤣

Probably should’ve picked up one or two. Do they do a Christmas sale also?
 
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