SWFA Scope Turrets

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    cahil_2
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    I want to buy a new scope and the Swfa ss series has me interested, but they don’t have locking turrets.  I had a bsa scope with non locking turrets and they wanted to move getting out of case or touch it with your hunting coat so I had to always be aware of that.  So do the turrets on the Swfa scopes move easily.  I don’t want to worry about them moving on me when I’m hunting?

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    Erik
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    I saw someone locking down the turrets by wrapping a thick rubber band around the turrets in a way that they could not move. Like an infinity sign sort of.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Cahill ive owned SEVERAL swfa fixed power scopes . and never had a problem with turrets turning . They operate smoothly but do take some pressure to turn .

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    zebra
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    I’m not sure that locking turrets are “all that”. I have them on my scope and this is what I think about them:

    – they solve a problem I never had. To my knowledge I have never once accidentally turned a turret off it’s zero without realizing
    – my turrets are marked with numbers so it’s easy to see if they have been moved anyway
    – if your gun gets knocked about enough to turn turrets, it probably gets knocked about enough to accidentally unlock a turret (you just pull them up to unlock them which could happen accidentally far easier than turning one, given their shape)
    – The locking mechanism means the turret has to be able to move up and down so there is more play in locking turrets than regular ones

    I guess the point is that I don’t think they offer enough benefit to base a scope choice on unless you were choosing between two scopes that were equal in all other ways. I would be more concerned about the suitability of the other features for your application. 

    SWFA makes (or markets, to be precise) a great product but there is a broad range of scope types in that SS line. Depending what you want to use it for, some are going to be better than others but there is not much you could or would do with an air rifle that would make locking turrets a priority imo. I assume you aren’t taking your air rifle into battle n stuff…

    The SWFA 3-15×42 FFP was on my shortlist (of 3) recently. I went with something else in the end but I had a look at that model and a few other SWFA scopes. They were all nice for the price and I’m 99% sure the turrets will give you no problems at all. 

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    I_Like_Irons
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    The numbers are quite big and easy to read on the turrets.  It is also fairly easy to zero the turrets as well.  You just loosen set screws, move the turret to zero, then tighten the set screws.  Once that is done, if there were something that rotated the turret, it is easy to return to zero.  There are also rotation counter lines as well, so you would know if there were a full rotation change.
     

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    travels4fun
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    The turrets on my SWFA SS fixed 20x scope are far from loose so they never get knocked out position. I wouldn’t worry.

    Plus – SWFA also has a good money back guarantee so you can always return it if you decide you don’t like it.

     

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    oldspook
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    T-Rex just did a review of the scope on his channel and he said he thought that no lock on the turrets wasn’t a big deal because the click stops are so positive.

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    Peskadot671
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    I also have a SWFA 10×42 Mil-Quad reticle with side focus. Clicks on turrets are very positive and never had it accidentally lose adjustments. Great scope and I like the extended mils on the reticle for longer distance shooting.

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    cahil_2
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    Bought one.  10 x 42.  Glad I did.

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