Looking to buy my first high dollar scope off a member of Snipers Hide. Its a Swfa 10x42. He is including rings and flip up caps for around $250. Just checking if its a good buy and also does anyone know what the warranty is like for SWFA?
I never shot or seen through one but if it was a buy from a recent group purchase and it's already for sale. That tells me something. Now if it's something that has been laying around I understand.
We all want the best bang for the buck. if you can get the same thing, for cheaper even if it's 5 dollars less. I'd go for it. (providing it's what you want) supporting local business and USA based business is great. But helping a person out that has the same financial worries and expensive hobby is a good deed in my book. Just
I used a SS 10x42 on a friend's rifle. Granted, the scope was bought in 1998, but it was a very, very nice scope. If I do recall, there are a good many floating around in Iraq and Afghanistan on service rifles. While my normal ideal isn't "buy exactly what the military buys because it's "gonna be tacticool-y awesome," but if it did fine over there it'll do fine in the safe, it'll do fine at the range, and it'll do fine in the woods.
Possibility like a lot of people who buy fixed power scopes, he wanted more power, less power, or a variable power.
I've had a 10x on my .22 rimfire for LR practice 3 years now. The only thing I really don't like about it is the set screws on the thimbles don't quite hold, or might slip into a set screw cut on the brass piece. I don't really clamp down on them though.
If it gets too bad, i can send it in for free repair.
I would rather spend the extra $50 for a new one.
An extra $125 or so for a Sightron tactical might be worthwhile.