Beating a dead horse with SWFA

Forums Optics, Scopes, Rings, & Mounts Beating a dead horse with SWFA

  • Views : 747
  • Link

    Drew
    Participant
    Member

    Quite literally, I could beat a horse to death with the swfa ss 10×42 fixed power scope. I have Leupold and trijicons and a bushnell elite on my powder burners, but on my air rifles, I have a vortex diamondback 4-12, diamondback hp 4-16, Aztec emerald scope, a hawke vantage 4-12. Except for the vortex line, I would never mount an air rifle scope on my pb’s, except now the swfa scope I definitely would.

    I went for the Black Friday swfa deal. I wasn’t expecting much, but it is made In japan, the clarity is what gets me though, it is very clear edge to edge and the light transmission is great. I mounted it on a zbroia, and it makes a good gun really good. If anyone else is thinking of a swfa scope, even the budget fixed power scopes, I say give it a try. Many other people with much more knowledge swear by them and now I know why. Great scope for the money. I wouldn’t be this happy if I spent 400-1000 dollars on a scope, but when I get all the accessories I need and 40 off, it’s a no brainer now at 270.00 shipped with good solid rings, a level and sun shade. 

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by Drew.
    Link

    pmg
    Participant
    Member

    Sure wish they would have had that package deal on the 3-15. I thought I had an extra set of 30mm rings but not, now I’m waiting before I can mount it. Sure seems like seeing japan on a scope these days is getting rare. Just remember what we thought 20 years ago, now we associate it with quality. Joe was right!!

    Link

    Drew
    Participant
    Member

    Joe is so unabashedly un PC, love it. Mr cyclops, he convinced me to pull the trigger on the swfa. I was really hesitant about getting a 10 fixed power, but not anymore. Yeah, I hear you on Japan, now we have to change our perception of Chinese made products, like the Discovery line or the Aztec line. It just goes to show that the Chinese can produce very high quality products. Right now I’m on a eastern bloc air rifle binge. 

    Link

    Zonk
    Participant
    Member

    I have three SWFAs. My first one I bought from a forum member sight unseen, it's a 12X. Once I got it I couldn't believe how clear it was. My second one was a straight 10X with side parallax adjustment, that went on my Tony Kidd 10-22. My third SWFA 10X went on my new .25 Vulcan2. You can't beat them!

    Link

    oldsparky
    Participant
    Member

    Anyone have experience with their variable power scopes like the "SWFA SS 3-15×42 Tactical Rifle Scope" Im still in search of a scope for field target.

     

    thanks, Jim

    Link

    Drew
    Participant
    Member

    Zonk, I like my swfa fixed so much I am debating getting another one. The 10x is really good, but I wonder about the fixed 6 or 12 power on the Fox dreamline coming out. Any thoughts? How do you like the 12? Obviously you bought 2 10 power scopes so..

    Link

    Hookster
    Participant
    Member

    Don't expect the same clarity and picture from the fixed 20. If you are not using it during high noon sunlight or your back to the sun the wash out is incredible.  I have killflash filter, sunshade and foam added to scope to make it usable during morning sunlight conditions. There are times all this "Stuff" still doesn't keep the washout away. Disappointed,  love the scope reticle and features but wash out is incredibly horrible.  Buyer beware. 

    Link

    oldspook
    Participant
    Member

    The SWFA line of scopes was never intended to be for air rifles.  I have two.  They are both on springers and they are as solid as anything I've ever owned.

    These scopes were designed in response to a request by the Navy Seal Teams.  They wanted a rugged scope for obvious purposes.  Among others TASCO answered the RFP and won the contract (or maybe SWFA won the contract and sublet it to TASCO not sure and too lazy to look it up).  The end result was a SEAL team approved scope where design and R&D was paid for by the government.  In the end they decided to keep producing the optic after the contract was fulfilled.

    We are fortunate that we got that opportunity.  I have a fixed 6 and a fixed 10.  If I buy another optic it will be one of those (most likely a fixed 6) for my Model 70 .270.  You just can not beat the price performance ratio on these SWFA optics.  A fixed optic eliminates the focal plane issues, is simple to operate and maintain, and is stronger built.  There is less to break.

     

    Link

    AirSupply
    Participant
    Member

    oldsparky

    Anyone have experience with their variable power scopes like the "SWFA SS 3-15×42 Tactical Rifle Scope" Im still in search of a scope for field target.

     

    thanks, Jim

    I have there 3×15 both the ffp & sfp. The ffp is my favourite scope. They have stopped making the sfp and I don’t think that is a great loss. The ffp has better glass and I have total confidence when dialing to a distance it will be correct. Great scope. You’ll love it. 

    Michael

    Link

    davidsng
    Participant
    Member

    SWFA is all I buy anymore.  I bought two demos for $220 a piece on Black Friday.  One had serious dents in it from "testing".  The slammed it into something metal, just to make sure it works.  I just tested everything and it work perfect. 

    Link

    Drew
    Participant
    Member

    Hey davidsng, I think I have seen some of your vids, if that is you stalking squirrels with a leyla 2.0. Great shooting and video. If this isn’t you, Whoops. 

    Link

    davidsng
    Participant
    Member

    Thats me! Thanks!

    • This reply was modified 4 days ago by davidsng.
    Link

    d3vnull
    Participant
    Member

    Here is the SWFA story:

     

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.