SWFA 10x42 SS - Mil-Quad Reticle, 30mm, .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.
- Matte Finish
- Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
- 30mm Tube
- .1 MRAD Turrets
- Rear Focus
- OK for .50 cal
- EXIT PUPIL: 4.2mm
- WEIGHT: 20.6
- LENGTH: 357mm / 14.26"
- FIELD OF VIEW @ 100 YDS: 3.9m
- SIDE PARALLAX ADJUSTMENT (M): 10 - infinity
- EYE RELIEF (IN): 3.9
- DIOPTER COMPENSATION: -2 ~ +1 dpr
- CLICK ADJUSTMENT VALUE: 0.1 MRAD
- ADJUSTMENT PER REVOLUTION: 5 Mils
- TOTAL ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT: 40 mil
- TOTAL WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT: 40 mil
- TYPE OF RETICLE: Mil-Quad
- FOCAL PLANE: Second
- COATING: Fully Multi Coated
- WATERPROOF: yes
- FOGPROOF: yes
- SHOCKPROOF: yes
My old one was way better than expected, especially at the price. But it could not be expected to withstand my dropping it on a boulder in a fall. I was able to finish the hunt after rezeroing it. SWFA gave me store credit for the full price today on a new one in spite of the fact that the damage was on me 100%.
I have heard good things about this optic. I got one for an AR that destroyed a Leupold due to the recoil pulse in less than 500 rounds. The first thing I noticed was the clarity of the glass; it really is as good as people say. It is not quite the same as a Nightforce NXS, but it does not have all the optical distortion around your field of view like the Nightforce. This scope has better glass than my more expensive Weavers and Nikons and better glass than the Leupold it replaced. I bet the HD model would be very impressive. I like the turrets. The parallax location takes some getting used to, but it works well. I put in some zero stop shims. My optic was from before the $100 in free stuff offer. I am planning to buy more of these; one each for a 22-250 Improved, 22-243 and 7mm Rem mag. I may try the 12x, but I do not know how much it will affect exit pupil and field view; both of which I like a lot of. I wish they made a 12x50 HD! Also, I love the reticle. It is fine, easy to understand and does not clutter field of view. It is very practical for measuring, spotting and fine enough for target use. The caps are a good-add on for the money. Tracks right, so far. Recommended.
I received my first one a little over a year ago. I took it out to my little spot in the desert to sight it in and see what it could do. I zeroed it in three rounds and put another couple of rounds through it to empty the magazine. I had the front of my rifle sitting on my tripod (about 3 1/2 feet up) and the rear on a bench. I walked away to reload another magazine and a dust devil (“AZ tornado”) came through and blew everything over. I ran over thinking “Great! I’ve had my new scope out 5 minutes and now it’s broken.” As I picked it up, I noticed the indentation on the ground where the scope turret apparently hit the ground first (attached to my 14 lb. rifle). I loaded it up, lined up on the target and, wow! Still zeroed! Performed a box test... perfect results! So far, I have taken it out to 1109 yards. I nailed the target (with hand loads and watching the wind, of course) and returns to my 100 yd. zero perfectly. This thing is built like a tank. This scope is as clear as any of my other scopes that start with a V. I sold ALL of those and bought another 10x. I am building another long-range rifle and am about to order yet another. You cannot do any better for two to three times this price and cannot say enough good about this line. I have even turned some hard-core Leupold die hards onto this scope as well!
Suffice to say I am experienced. The glass clarity is solid for long range. Used on 50 BMG among other rifles. Holds Zero, Tracks spot on, Reticle is precise. Light transmission even at dawn and dusk is solid. Never fogged up. Looking to buy more. I own NightForce, Trijicon, Leupold and similar. Great buy for any use, do not let the price affect your decision on these units. Not to mention the amazing service from SWFA. 10 plus years buying from them
Just ordered SS 10x42 MQ. If it is on par with my 12x42 on a 6.5, then this should be a cake walk. 1000 + rounds and still holds zero. 1000+ yards, no problem. Glass is solid for the money and the MQ reticle is like a fine wine. The farther the target, the better!
My first purchase was 3 years ago for a budget long range Ruger American Predator chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor , it took no time at all to understand the reticle and turrets. My wife and I consistently hit 8” steel at 800 yards, was so pleased with the quality of this scope I bought another and put it on a Tikka T3x in 6.5 creedmoor with the same results will be buying 2 more to mount on my other rifles. Bar none bestscope for the money hands down
I have been using this scope now for a couple of years and a few hundred rounds of 175gr M118 (.308) equivalent through my Remington 700. I shoot 300- 800 yards frequently and this scope is perfect for the task. Tracks perfectly every shot, if I do my part. The only negative I can think of at this point is that the clicks are soft feeling and you really have to pay attention when you make adjustments if the light is lower. Other than that, I love this scope and will get another when I get my .300 Win Mag.
After searching several years for a good tactical scope for long range shooting, I ran across this scope. It comes highly recommended by an individual by the name of TiborasaurusRex on YouTube. I have watched several reviews regarding this scope and after finally having the money, I purchased one. I took it out shooting yesterday and I was very surprised to find out that factory zero setting was actually 3.5 mils high at 100 meters, which gave my rifle an additional 3.5 mils of elevation. The clarity of this scope at 100 meters is fantastic with a reticle that is easy to see. The thin reticle lines and diamond mil dots do not block out the target you are aiming at. As other reviews stated, these scopes track dead on the money. I will be purchasing another one to replace the crappy Burris Fullfield II drop reticle that came free with my rifle so my girlfriend and I’s 7mm Rem Mags will both have these scopes equipped. These scopes have been battle tested and one they were available to the civilian market, other people have put them through the paces and found out that they are nearly indestructible.
I have four of these scopes and two of the SS6x42MQ scopes. If there is a better scope for the money, I have not found it and I have looked. Repeatable clicks, easy to use reticle, low cost. I would buy a dozen. Wait, they NEVER break, so four 10X and two 6X should cover most guys up to official gun loony status.