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Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 #7577620 08/11/19 06:51 PM
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Getting a new optic for my new 22 match build.

Looking at the 6-24x Vortex Diamondback Tactical FFP with EBR-2C reticle focuses down to 10yards

Also looking at the 3-15x SFP from SWFA it focuses down to 6M with the mil Quad reticle.

I personally like the vortex reticle better and the more magnification for the 22.

But the SWFA is a proven platform with repeatable turrets. Both are around the same price which would you get and why?


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SWFA all day. Not even close.


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: KRoyal] #7577660 08/11/19 08:06 PM
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Because the SS won't break down.

Vortex optics are just looking for a place to break down. And when they do it will be most unhandy.


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: FiremanJG] #7577663 08/11/19 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Because the SS won't break down.

Vortex optics are just looking for a place to break down. And when they do it will be most unhandy.

Lol I knew how you’d feel on the subject.

SS it is, trying to use the free shipping code and no tax code on sample list but not working.


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: KRoyal] #7577705 08/11/19 09:18 PM
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The Vortex would be fine, but that model has no zero stop


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: KRoyal] #7577714 08/11/19 09:37 PM
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Since we compete, I'd say do with Vortex. clap


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: KRoyal] #7577785 08/11/19 11:24 PM
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SS all day everyday. The reasons have already been mentioned. The only reason to get the Vortex would be the one Fitz gave. If I’m dialing mechanics trumps glass every time. And I don’t think the diamondback has any better glass anyway.

After owning a few, for target ONLY, I’d rather have the SS 10x HD over the 3-15. The glass is that much better.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
SS all day everyday. The reasons have already been mentioned. The only reason to get the Vortex would be the one Fitz gave. If I’m dialing mechanics trumps glass every time. And I don’t think the diamondback has any better glass anyway.

After owning a few, for target ONLY, I’d rather have the SS 10x HD over the 3-15. The glass is that much better.

I’ve owned the 10x and the 12x before and I’ve also had the 3-15x and thought the same thing. The glass is better on the fixed powers but I don’t really know how well that would be shooting from 10-250 yard 22 matches.


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Originally Posted by Big Fitz
Since we compete, I'd say do with Vortex. clap

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The 10x and 12x as well as the 3-15 are their standard glass. The 10x HD is a whole different animal. Significantly more expensive also which kinda puts it in a nitch market. Coming in around $799 if I remember correctly.

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Originally Posted by KRoyal
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Since we compete, I'd say do with Vortex. clap

rofl



In that case, eff it, Kylie. Get a Leupold. roflmao


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: KRoyal] #7577841 08/12/19 12:38 AM
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Oh I wasn’t looking at the HD 10x. Probably going to go with the 3-15x on the sample list for $399


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Originally Posted by wp75169
The 10x and 12x as well as the 3-15 are their standard glass. The 10x HD is a whole different animal. Significantly more expensive also which kinda puts it in a nitch market. Coming in around $799 if I remember correctly.

Kyle I'll have my 3-15 standard and new 5-20 HD Saturday if you want to compare. You might have already compared but I haven't.

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That vortex is lacking everything except the power and reticle. SWFA

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The 10x and 12x as well as the 3-15 are their standard glass. The 10x HD is a whole different animal. Significantly more expensive also which kinda puts it in a nitch market. Coming in around $799 if I remember correctly.

Kyle I'll have my 3-15 standard and new 5-20 HD Saturday if you want to compare. You might have already compared but I haven't.

Thanks Gary, I’ve had one of the 3-15x before. I want one of the 4-20 HD’s but don’t have a rifle for it at the moment.


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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
That vortex is lacking everything except the power and reticle. SWFA

Yep SWFA it is.


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LOL I asked Skyler the same question & got one of each : shooting the vortex on a ruger competition 22 & the SWFA on a CZ455 22

Have not had problems with either one : shooting subsonic cci sv for practice mostly , its not like recoil is going to be a problem


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: KRoyal] #7578090 08/12/19 01:27 PM
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Hetman since you’ve shot them both would you say the glass is better on one than the other? If so is it significant? Just a curiosity point.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
The 10x and 12x as well as the 3-15 are their standard glass. The 10x HD is a whole different animal. Significantly more expensive also which kinda puts it in a nitch market. Coming in around $799 if I remember correctly.

I only paid $100 more for the SS 5-20 HD demo. Not a mark on it and seems to function fine so far.


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Re: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x or SWFA 3-15 [Re: KRoyal] #7578116 08/12/19 01:47 PM
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I’m wondering if the 5-20 will be death of the 10x. The only big gain is weight. They’ve both been out a long time but I’ve never saw the 5-20s as cheap as they are right now. I wonder if it’s the end of an era for them with a new product in the pipeline.

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I have heard that rumored else where also. Personally I was happy to get mine cheap and not have to pay more for whatever they come out with next.


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