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I was looking into picking up a 1-6, for a SPR build, but I had heard the 1-6 will drain batteries even if it is off. For the role I want it for, that would be a deal breaker. 

Is this still an issue with the latest generation of SWFA 1-6x scopes?
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First I've heard of it! My 1-4 has never had a battery changed out yet! Don't use illumination often but had never failed me yet!
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I've only replace my battery once in my 1-6 and it was my fault, I left it on.  The current battery has been in place for about a year and it still works fine.  I seem to remember folks talking about this early on when the scopes were released, but I have not experienced any issues, unless I leave it on which is my fault and not the scope.  Buy with confidence.
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I left my battery "in" in my SS1-6… just to see.  It has been in for over six months now and came on STRONG and RED today…  seems to not be an issue… at least with mine. 
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Me either.  My 1-6x has sitting for nearly a year.  Moved the setup to a 300 Blackout and took it on a pig hunt in Florida.  Came right on at dusk and allowed me to poke a hole from ear to ear on Wilbur.
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I actually thought I had removed that battery, but it was a different scope I was thinking of.  The 1-6SS is alive and well.  I don't normally leave batteries in like that, but now I'm going to see how long it will last.  
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I leave mine in my 1-4,  been there for a year now, rides in my truck so subject to extreme temps too, never an issue.
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It might have been me you heard it from, maybe my scope has a defect, it is one of the very first produced. It does indeed drain batteries, but it is the 1-4.
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