SWFA Airgun Scope !

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    JoeWayneRhea
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      Hey guys , Chris at SWFA is thinking HARD about making an airgun version of his SWFA SS scopes . Most likely the 10 & 12 fixed Power scopes . And possibly the 3-15 FFP scope. Here is a reticle I kinda dreamed up that is just basically a Christmas tree version of the MilQuad reticle I like so much . Would you guys like to see a more dedicated airgun reticle ? If so leave a comment and let me know any ideas you have . He’s not looking to redesignl the wheel ….Just add an optional reticle choice for the community. Here is the one I kinda mocked up 

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    JamesD.
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    I wanted a 3×15 mil quad hollow diamond; but hate FFP.

     I like your Horus tree type reticle.

     I now find my 2 favorite scope reticle are AMX & fine reticle. I have one SWFA and with Strelok learned it but don’t like fixed high power & this is 16x. Since it’s painted camo I can’t get near what it’s worth so I just keep. Good scope but wasn’t my first pick.

    The 1/10 HD is very adjustable. Many think AMX or Horus too busy.

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    privateer19
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    That looks sweet. In a 3-15 i would think that would be great.

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    PaulB
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    Like your reticle but would prefer hollow diamond for centre so no chance of obscuring small target when FFP set to maximum power. If centre only could be illuminated, even better for low light conditions.

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    wyshadow
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    It also needs to aim for you and pull the trigger. :)

    Maybe add a few small hashes to the bottom line for the fix power scopes.

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    Centercut
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    Centercut
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    Looks good Joe, good clean reticle. 

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    golfer70
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    That reticle looks just about perfect imo. I would be more interested though in 4-20 or a 5-25 FFP. Thanks for asking. 

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    Mike_Lenardon
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    I would like to see it with a little larger than normal side paralax wheel. The only reticle I don't care for is a duplex. Need some type of hold over/under marks. No rear focus. Just bought one in 16x. Absolutely a great scope just not a fan of rear focus.

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    Jking_sley
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    Would also be cool imo to see the mil-quad/moa-quad on one of the ultralite models if possible

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    douger
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    like a lot 

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    Dave
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    I like it! However, I prefer the MOA-Quad version over the Mil-Quad, as it just seems less less busy to me. I would like to see them add the windage tree to the reticle. 

     

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    pmg
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    Speaking of reinventing the wheel, I wish swfa would come out with their own wheel for the side parallax turret. A couple different sizes as I’m not a ft guy just a hunter. That reticle looks good but the regular one has been working fine, choices are good. Keep up the good work!

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    mmahoney
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    I prefer the MOA Quad reticle already available. It is nearly the perfect reticle for airgun uses in my opinion, has a floating dot, and is the perfect thickness. If I was nitpicking, I'd erase the top half of the verticle reticle (which I never use) because it just clutters the view through the scope. However, there isn't a reticle that everyone would universally love. My biggest wish would be a SWFA with shorter turrets and more range per revolution, but we are starting to reinvent the wheel.

    I'll second that I'd like to see the MOA Quad on the ultralight model, but I guess I don't really see the point in making a dedicated airgun scope. Their current offerings are some of the best airgun scopes already. 

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    cmatera
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    Like the reticle, but prefer a small floating dot for the center.  I thought SWFA would be smart to make an airgun scope.  Why not do a reverse sting on China after Discovery stole their reticle?

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    Feinwerk
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    I just put the swfa SS 3 – 15x 42 ffp moa quad scope on my EDgun Leshiy. The moa quad reticle is good at higher magnifications where you can distinctly see each tiny tick mark.  I think it could be improved by adding windage markers in the holdover section ('Christmas tree') and adding diamonds at every second moa tick to help you count moa's by twos.

    The Strelok+ app generates holdover tables for each range expressed in moa and these match up exactly with each tick mark in the moa quad reticle.

    The only downside to ffp scopes that I can see so far is generally they are rather large for air guns and you cannot resolve every tick mark at low magnifications. having the diamonds at every second tick mark would help. Variable magnification is helpful as well as focusing down to 5 yards for us air gunners.

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    TerryE1
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    If I can see the reticle at 4X, (what I hunt with) it would be cool. 

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    Revoman
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    I might suggest taking out the diamonds and simply putting in slightly longer hashes.  I tend to use the 16 power setting on my scope, so that could also be a fixed power consideration (but maybe that's just me)?

    Other than that, it looks like it'll really work well.

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    Feinwerk
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    Joe, upon closer inspection of your proposed reticle, I think you pretty much nailed it except for the numbering which would be different for moa.

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    pewpewfever
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    I was looking at the SWFA tactical scopes today and decided against because of the lack of a tree.  I would go for the 3-15 FFP with a tree, but I can’t find one that costs less than the Vortex Viper.

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