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nope not been around for a long time got mine off the bay... was as new never been mounted..excellent scopeBig Smile
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if you like the looks of the xotic check out the SS 3-15, very similar
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I have the SS 5x20  and the Weaver 3x15 .  
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Just another great reason to have a zoom  lens that lets you start off with a wide field of view . http://youtu.be/bkl4hebtNV8
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New member here, with a question about the illumination on a SS HD 5-20x50.  I just got one and the illumination is not what I expected, based on other illuminated scopes I have seen so far.  The illumination appears to be offset from the reticle markings, slightly below and to the right.  They are like an shadow behind and offset from the features which show black in front of the illuminated features.

It was difficult to capture in a picture with my limited skills and equipment, but here are some pics I was able to take.  I know it's probably hard to tell with these poor pics, but if you can tell does this look right?







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Does this scope have different light intensity's. May be you have it set on full power instead of just being lit up enough to  help you see the cross hairs . 
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Thanks for the comment. I do have the brightness turned up, including in many of those pics. It doesn't seem right. I will likely be sending it back.
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I have had one of these scopes since they came out. The illumination is night useable only. Take it outside at night, let your eyes adjust to the darkness, then look through it and adjust the intensity to illuminate the center of the crosshairs.   I hope that helps.
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Originally posted by Cactus Chip Cactus Chip wrote:

I have had one of these scopes since they came out. The illumination is night useable only. Take it outside at night, let your eyes adjust to the darkness, then look through it and adjust the intensity to illuminate the center of the crosshairs.   I hope that helps.
Can you elaborate on what you mean by "illuminate the center of the crosshairs?"  Are you saying only the center dot should be light, or the crosshairs lines themselves should be lit?  What I see when I follow your suggestion is the same image as I do with it's on turned up in the daytime, as shown in the pics.  The illumination is behind, below, and to the right of the reticle features.  Is that how yours looks?  Can you post a pic?

Why would the illumination not be centered directly behind the black features, either as a consistent outline that surrounds them evenly on all sides, or even better with the black features themselves lighting up (the way my illuminated Burris, Leatherwood and UTG ones all do)?  On all of those, the black is replaced by illumination.  It's not a outline type of situation like this, and the outline on the SWFA scope isn't even centered on the black.
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Only the center dot should be illuminated. Make sure you are in a dark area and your eyes have adjusted to the dark. I do not have enough posts to be able to show you a picture. I find that I have to open both scope covers to see the dot correctly and keep the illumination setting only high enough for the center dot. That is when it works the best for night hunting cohorts.
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Originally posted by Cactus Chip Cactus Chip wrote:

Only the center dot should be illuminated. Make sure you are in a dark area and your eyes have adjusted to the dark. I do not have enough posts to be able to show you a picture. I find that I have to open both scope covers to see the dot correctly and keep the illumination setting only high enough for the center dot. That is when it works the best for night hunting cohorts.
I appreciate the feedback.

It sounds like the illumination behind the mil-quads is supposed to be hidden, and not light up at all?  The outline effect on the bottom right of the mil-quad diamonds light up almost as bright as the center dot does, and more so on vertically on the elevation crosshair than across the windage one.  

There is not a lot of difference in the brightness between the center dot and the rest of it that's lighting up.  With my eyes adjusted to the dark, when I turn the brightness down to where the mil-quad diamonds aren't lighting up hardly at all, the center post is super dim at that level.  For example at level 5, I can barely make out the center dot and the vertical diamonds are almost as bright, or at least the bottom right edges of the bottom right side and the top left edges.

When you turn up the brightness on yours so that it's "too high" and more than just the center dot are illuminated, do the mil-quad diamonds light up "offset" like in my pictures?  That offset appearance specifically to me seems like something is wrong, but as I mentioned this one is the only one I've looked through.

It's interesting this forum software doesn't seem to allow you to edit your posts.  Is that right, or am I missing where that's possible?
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When I turn up the intensity too high it seems "blurred" for lack of a better word.   How many diamonds are illuminated depend on how high the illum knob is turned up. I also find that I change the intensity depending on what I have the magnification set at.   I tend to use the illumination well after sundown and usually at around 8-10x. I very rarely post on forums so I usually don't have much to edit. I tend to hide in the background. My other scopes are daylight visible and are used for 3gun so are quite different.     
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Veritas  scroll to the top of the page and in the right hand corner you will see Page  and some numbers  click on 1 It will take you to the first page ,once your there scroll down to the 20th picture. There are 3 pictures that show the red dot .
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Originally posted by hatsan125sniperuser hatsan125sniperuser wrote:

Veritas  scroll to the top of the page and in the right hand corner you will see Page  and some numbers  click on 1 It will take you to the first page ,once your there scroll down to the 20th picture. There are 3 pictures that show the red dot .

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Originally posted by Veritas_Vincit Veritas_Vincit wrote:



Thanks hatsan125sniperuser.  I can't say mine looks quite like that to me.  I don't know what brightness level is depicted in that pic, but if I make my center dot about that bright, and aim the scope at something dark similar to that pic, I get illumination light shadowing the diamonds on the bottom right.  I can't see much of any of that in the OP's pictures.

Those pics do a great job of showing what is supposed to light up.  If it's just the center dot, then I think I shouldn't see the shadowing effect behind the diamonds.  But maybe it's totally normal.  

I'll have a coworker who has more experience with these things than I do take a look.  

I'm not trying to be nitpicky about a non-problem, but as soon as I saw the illumination I thought it looked odd.  If there's to be bleeding over/washing out/flaring due to having the brightness turned too high, I would just expect it to be even and not offset like that.  I realize the light source is off to one side, and maybe this is a parallax issue related to that (which may or may not mean there is something wrong).
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When you find out will you post here again . I'm thinking about this scope and would like to know what you find out .
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Originally posted by hatsan125sniperuser hatsan125sniperuser wrote:

When you find out will you post here again . I'm thinking about this scope and would like to know what you find out .
Sure.  I have a lot to learn about optics and such, so I'll be hanging around.  Bandito
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I had a couple coworkers take a look at the scope.  One is a guy that does a lot of work with Vortex and another has more experience than I do when it comes to this type of thing.  He actually owns the same scope, but has never used it himself.  Neither thought the illumination of my scope was right. 

One speculated that inside the scope the lens that reflects the light is behind the lens that has the reticle, and they are supposed to be in line with each other but there is a misalignment.

So, the scope is on the brown truck back to Texas.

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Welcome to the OT  VV! One of the best things about owning a SS scope,they carry the best CS in the business,they  go way out of the way to accommodate customers.I'm not going to mention names but about 6 yrs ago a certain person on our sight ran over his SS scope with his truck & Chris & company even took good care of him........
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Welcome to the OT  VV! One of the best things about owning a SS scope,they carry the best CS in the business,they  go way out of the way to accommodate customers.I'm not going to mention names but about 6 yrs ago a certain person on our sight ran over his SS scope with his truck & Chris & company even took good care of him........

Thanks for the welcome!  The lifetime warranty is one of the order qualifiers that had me interested in SWFA.  I'd bought a gaggle of Aimpoint H1s from SWFA in the past, but this is my first time trying their own label.  Other than Skylar and now Stephanie, I didn't know the names of the folks there, but Chris commented on my Youtube video which was about an issue with the battery cap.  That's cool to be able to get such prompt and personal feedback.

So far my impression of their CS is that they are top notch.  That being said I hope I end up with some good scopes that won't need to invoke their CS because that would be even better.

I'm not sure if this vid will post correctly.  I don't see a way to edit my post after the fact so here goes nothing.

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I have been looking at these scopes. I currently own a IOR 3.5-18 and a IOR 12-52x56. I love the floating dot on the MP-8. don't know if I could get use to anything else.
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Originally posted by Recondo84 Recondo84 wrote:

I have been looking at these scopes. I currently own a IOR 3.5-18 and a IOR 12-52x56. I love the floating dot on the MP-8. don't know if I could get use to anything else.

How do you like the 12-52?  Truly almost a telescope.  I've not seen that version of the IOR, but have often wondered about its performance.
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I love it. Like all scopes you use all of it in the summer, but in the cooler months you can use it all. Two weeks ago I shot it out to 430yds on 52X. The group measured sub .5".

here is a pic of the target.


Here is a pic of the rifle with scope.



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Jon you take some excellent pics.  Great job.  
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