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SWFA SS 10x42 HD #7663372 11/16/19 02:44 AM
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TBone's thread has me thinking. I have he regular model in 10X. How much better is the glass in the HD model? The 10X42 HD is more expensive than the 3-9X42 HD so I'm thinking the glass must be pretty good.

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Re: SWFA SS 10x42 HD [Re: scottfromdallas] #7663419 11/16/19 03:39 AM
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Fixed is clearer than adjustable.

HD is clearer than non-HD.

What do you think?


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Re: SWFA SS 10x42 HD [Re: scottfromdallas] #7663525 11/16/19 01:04 PM
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I figured that already prior to the post. I was trying to get people's opinion about them. How does the glass compare to other premium scopes?


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Re: SWFA SS 10x42 HD [Re: scottfromdallas] #7663594 11/16/19 02:48 PM
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If it is as good (and I'm pretty sure it is) as the 5-20 HD, the glass is clearer than a Gen 1 Vortex Razor. Three of us came to that conclusion on the same day. The fixed 10X might be even better than the 5-20X, back to the fixed power scope being clearer than a variable power.


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Re: SWFA SS 10x42 HD [Re: scottfromdallas] #7663633 11/16/19 03:33 PM
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I saw one on the samplelist the other day on sale. Significant discount.

Re: SWFA SS 10x42 HD [Re: scottfromdallas] #7663657 11/16/19 04:09 PM
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Good info Jason. I will check out the sample list. I looked the other day and didn’t see any.


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At $799, I'd wait and grab a 5-20 HD for just a few bucks more. Unless there is some reason you don't want the 5-20? Size/weight/etc? The versatility of a zoom is likely to be much more useful long term than a small improvement in IQ without having zoom capability.

If I could get the 10x HD significantly cheaper than the zoom, I do think they're a good option. 10x is a good mag and I'm sure they're extremely clear.

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will these focus to 25 yards?


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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
will these focus to 25 yards?


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Originally Posted by T Bone



I was thinking of this but was able to get a Burrix XTR II 3-15 for less than $600 so now I'm out of the market.


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