Less than impressed with the ss 3-9 I had.
The 3-9 has a real good feature set for an SPR or hunting type rifle. My biggest gripes were with the execution and quality.
Looking back, I should have tried the leupold vx-3 2.5-8 with a custom shop tmr reticle. Would have cost me about the same.
I'm curious what you mean by execution and quality. What did it not do, or what did it lack, that you were hoping for?
A few pro's and cons about the ss 3-9.
good simple mag range
it never failed a tracking test
the scope is too long. When other companies are coming out with scopes that are 3-18 and 3-21 and are shorter than your 3-9, it would seem the length was an afterthought.
The glass in mine had such bad CA, that it appeared you were seeing double. Awful glass.
The mag range adjustment is the exact same size as the ocular. This means I couldn't tell the difference between the ocular and the mag ring. A switchview is a must if you plan on dialing back and forth on the magnification. Also, the mag range adjustment was soo stiff that I had to brace myself heavily on the rifle to change the mag. It was either that, or I had to grip the scope with two hands to change the magnification.
They should offer the covered knobs from the 1-6 on this scope. I capped windage knob would be a blessing.
The revolution indicator under the elevation knob is just glued into place. It came loose one day, and I had to super glue it back into place.
I will say this, SWFA warranted my scope for these issues. They gave me a brand one. I sold the brand new replacement scope at a considerable loss. Lesson learned.