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    Posted: November/30/2018 at 02:00

 Friend recommended SWFA and prices are competitive after much comparison.

Looking to scope my WB Vanguard  30-06 with a reasonable $ hunting scope and the budget is pointing toward the Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40 and the SWFA SS 2.5-10x32 Ultralight

 

Seems folks like  Or really don't like Leupolds - not sure what improvements were made in 2016 with the i addition.

Friend compared his scopes ( same as above) and liked the SWFA model for late evening clarity- which doesn't track with the smaller objective lens unless the  glass is better....

 

So optimistically looking for some last minute comments / recommendations before I catch the 7 day special.  thanks

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First, I am not a Loopy fan, so no help there.

Next, I have the SS 2.5-10. Glass isn't bad, eye relief is short. If the 06 is a heavy recoil rifle, the scope will eventually bite you. I have not checked tracking much as it is a "zero and forget" application, no turret spinning.
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 Great screen name Rancid!! Thanks for the input. 

The listings on SWFA do not show details like eye relief.  I can research other sources for most brands but have no idea about SS.  ( is SS even the brand ?? )

I'll be scanning the board for other write-ups-  thanks to all for sharing info.Clap

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They do show eye relief and stuff on almost all scopes.  You need to click the specifications tab.

SWFA SS is the brand.  It is the house brand for SWFA.
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 Yep,  there it is.  Thanks for the reminder
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Originally posted by GregE GregE wrote:

 Friend recommended SWFA and prices are competitive after much comparison.

Looking to scope my WB Vanguard  30-06 with a reasonable $ hunting scope and the budget is pointing toward the Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40 and the SWFA SS 2.5-10x32 Ultralight

 

Seems folks like  Or really don't like Leupolds - not sure what improvements were made in 2016 with the i addition.

Friend compared his scopes ( same as above) and liked the SWFA model for late evening clarity- which doesn't track with the smaller objective lens unless the  glass is better....

 

So optimistically looking for some last minute comments / recommendations before I catch the 7 day special.  thanks


The transition from VX-3 to VX-3i was mostly a re-design of the outside of the scope to make it a little less expensive to make.  They also cut down on the number of different models.

I am not a huge fan of the VX-3i line, but it is perfectly serviceable.

SWFA's 2.5-20x32 is not really designed to compete against the 3.5-10x40 VX-3i since the objective lens is so different in size.  Leupodl used to make a line of Ultralight scopes that would compete directly, but they were discontinued.  The closest is probably VX-3i 2.5-8x36 which is somewhat similar optically, but has much less broad magnification range.  It does have a lot more eye relief.

I have spent some time with the Ultralight 2.5-10x32 on a 7.62x54R and had no issues with eye relief, but that really depends on the rifle weight and stock fit.


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