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#5926544 - 09/13/15 01:43 PM Bought a new Scope from SWFA
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I have looked and saved for a while for a new scope on my Tikka CTR 308. I was 100% sold on the Vortex PST FFP 6x24x50 until I went to the store yesterday.

I ended up leaving with a SWFA SS HD 5x20x50 demo. Very excited about this scope. Will be posting results next week.
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#5926569 - 09/13/15 01:56 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: hookemhorns]
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Good choice.

What kind of rings did you go with?

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#5926580 - 09/13/15 02:08 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: hookemhorns]
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What made the choice for you?
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#5926587 - 09/13/15 02:10 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Good choice.

What kind of rings did you go with?


+1

SS 5-20 is built to last, and the glass is better than expected. I've worn lots of the anodizing off the turrets of mine and I'm proud to say in about 6000 rounds the scope has never let me down.
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#5926635 - 09/13/15 02:38 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
What made the choice for you?


Japanese LOW builds the ss hd.

Pst's are built in the Phillipines.

That would be reason enough for me.

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#5926655 - 09/13/15 02:54 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: hookemhorns]
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The biggest thing was getting a demo at a price I could afford.
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#5926667 - 09/13/15 03:04 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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I have one PST, and thus far it has been pretty darned good. The best thing about it is it's light weight. I really like the PST Mrad reticle. But it has a 5 Mils per rev turret as opposed to 10 Mils on the SS, and it looses clarity at 24X o I turn it down to 22X or 20X.

But in the toughness category the SS is the clear winner over the Viper PST in my opinion.
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#5926687 - 09/13/15 03:26 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: hookemhorns]
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Rings?

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#5926998 - 09/13/15 07:25 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: hookemhorns]
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Seekins rings and mount for a rail
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#5927003 - 09/13/15 07:28 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: hookemhorns]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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Originally Posted By: hookemhorns
Seekins rings and mount for a rail



Well played my friend.

Ctr
Ss 5-20
Seekins

Recipe for success.

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#5927040 - 09/13/15 07:55 PM Re: Bought a new Scope from SWFA [Re: hookemhorns]
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I might consider a swfa if they would change those stupid diamonds in their reticle

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