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#5759103 - 05/25/15 05:03 PM Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd
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Dad bought the gen 2 razor 4.5-27x56 and I have the swfa 5-20x50

I have had 4 guys look through both and glass is crisp and brighter in the swfa. Is this the norm? Anyone else do a side x side of these two scopes?

Razor has some nice features but it's a hvy sob
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#5759292 - 05/25/15 06:57 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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Can you tell us more about the conditions of the test? diopter and parralax adjusted? Throughout the entire zoom range, etc, etc.

I'm not doubting, just curious.


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#5759335 - 05/25/15 07:24 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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We are amatures just got behind both scope adj according to our eye for relief and was looking at 100 yard targets.. Razor kinda grainy
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#5759424 - 05/25/15 08:11 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
Dad bought the gen 2 razor 4.5-27x56 and I have the swfa 5-20x50

I have had 4 guys look through both and glass is crisp and brighter in the swfa. Is this the norm? Anyone else do a side x side of these two scopes?

Razor has some nice features but it's a hvy sob


I got the same report from some friends of mine that were shooting a mile in west Texas a few months ago. They both told me in seperate coversations that the SS was more clear than the Razor.

I stacked up the Bushnell Elite ERS against a Gen 2 Razor last week. The Bushnell had better glass 100 and 600 in significant mirage, and had a better reticle.
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#5759457 - 05/25/15 08:35 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: daniel1381
Dad bought the gen 2 razor 4.5-27x56 and I have the swfa 5-20x50

I have had 4 guys look through both and glass is crisp and brighter in the swfa. Is this the norm? Anyone else do a side x side of these two scopes?

Razor has some nice features but it's a hvy sob


I got the same report from some friends of mine that were shooting a mile in west Texas a few months ago. They both told me in seperate coversations that the SS was more clear than the Razor.

I stacked up the Bushnell Elite ERS against a Gen 2 Razor last week. The Bushnell had better glass 100 and 600 in significant mirage, and had a better reticle.


Bushnell Elite ERS is a heck of a scope for the $ and considering one, just not sure what toys I would sell to get one
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#5759459 - 05/25/15 08:35 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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glad i went with swfa !! Wished all thia rain would stop wanna bring the 338 to your range jason
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#5759461 - 05/25/15 08:36 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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Does it matter if both scopes were set at the same magnification level?
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#5759465 - 05/25/15 08:38 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: Big Fitz]
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Does it matter if both scopes were set at the same magnification level?


Yes it would. The higher the magnification the more clarity that is lost. Run both wide open, or the lowest high of the two and compare equally.
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#5759469 - 05/25/15 08:41 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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We looked through both at magnification set on 20.
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#5759473 - 05/25/15 08:42 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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For the money i wouldnt spend it on a razor. Features are nice but rather have the crisp clean view of the swfa. Also juat didnt like how heavy the razor is


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#5759478 - 05/25/15 08:44 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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Swfa is like 31 oz
Razor is 48
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#5759481 - 05/25/15 08:45 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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For the money i wouldnt spend it on a razor. Features are nice but rather have the crisp clean view of the swfa. Also juat didnt like how heavy the razor is


I understand that completely. I don't like my scopes weighing more than 20 ounces. 25 at the most.

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#5759486 - 05/25/15 08:47 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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Well he wont be carryig his gun far and he hunts out of blinds .. Going on a custom rws 300 win mag gonna be one heavy rig
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#5759497 - 05/25/15 08:52 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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When the Razor 2 first came out I was going to upgrade the PST (mainly for the 10 mil rev) but when I saw the weight I changed my mind.

It wouldn't surprise me the SWFA is as good or better than the Razor.
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#5759498 - 05/25/15 08:55 PM Re: Razor gen 2 vrs swfa ss hd [Re: daniel1381]
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After looking through jason swfa at his range i knew i had to have one. Glad i made that choice
Put a 12 x on my 6.5x55 tikka
3-15 swfa on my ar
Just need to pick up another 5-20 for my win mag
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