SWFA 10x42 SS HD - MIL-Quad Reticle, 30mm Tube, .1 MIL Clicks, Rear FocusSWFA SS
In sub-zero temperatures or searing desert heat (-50 degrees to +130 degrees Fahrenheit, and altitudes of 30,000 feet to depths of 15 feet in salt water) the waterproof, shockproof, fogproof SS performs. Whatever the weapon, from .223 to .50 BMG, the SS handles the recoil. Whatever the target, the SS gives you the best advantage. Made of lightweight aluminum but strong as steel, it has superior multicoated optics for maximum light transmission. Built to NATO specs.
- Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
- Rear Focus
- OK for .50 cal
- .10 Mrad
- HD Model
- First Focal Plane
- EXIT PUPIL: .165"
- WEIGHT: 20.8 oz
- LENGTH: 13.5 - 13.9"
- FIELD OF VIEW @ 100 YDS: 10.5
- SIDE PARALLAX ADJUSTMENT (M):
- EYE RELIEF (IN): 3.75
- DIOPTER COMPENSATION:
- CLICK ADJUSTMENT VALUE: .1 MIL
- ADJUSTMENT PER REVOLUTION: 5 MILS
- TOTAL ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT: 30 mil
- TOTAL WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT: 30 mil
- TYPE OF RETICLE: Mil-Quad
- FOCAL PLANE: 1st
- COATING: Fully Mult Coated
- WATERPROOF: yes
- FOGPROOF: yes
- SHOCKPROOF: yes
I first purchased the $300 SWFA SS 10x42 Mil/Mil riflescope for my Savage Axis 2 in .308 Win. I was very pleased with that scope, but thought my Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor deserved a more expensive optic. The method of zeroing the turrets on the HD is less likely to give problems over time. The brass post on the Classic SS has 3 set screws that clamp on the post versus the HD SS has splines on the post that line up precisely with the 1/10 Milrad marks. I have friends that consider $2,500 the minimum for a long range scope. They were impressed when I hit an 18" metal target 4 times in a row from 933 yards. Also, I have hit 12" targets at 1000 yards fairly consistently. When I miss, I don't blame the scope. I have looked through a $3,500+ Schmidt & Bender and agree it is a clearer view, but not sure it was $2,700 better.
I just acquired one of these. The glass is better than the standard SS without a doubt. It is much crisper and allows you to see fine details that are otherwise not as clear with the standard SS. The turrets are definitely better as well. Well defined clicks and the turret has splines in it so it lines up when you go to set your zero. As you turn the dial the turret marks line up with the line on the optic on every click. The diopter lock rings are a nice addition, it has a nice feel to it. The parallax is much firmer than the standard SS, which I like. So, my one gripe: it does have less of a field of view than the standard SS and the eye box is smaller, largely due to the ring that retains the objective lens. But, the HD has longer eye relief, which is something the standard SS could use. If this thing had the field of view and eye box of the standard it would be perfect for the money.