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I have been thinking about trying the 1-4x24 classic with the Illuminated reticle for deer hunting.
I would rather have a fixed power for the durability factor but SWFA doesn,t make the fixed classics with a illuminated reticle(wish wish).

Anyway I think I would really like the reticle for deer hunting from in the dark woods to using in the fields. I could choose to dial or just use the reticle.I do have a rangefinder
0-400 yards shouldn,t be an issue on 4x as long as the dot doesn,t cover too much .

I have had and tried the Swfa 10x42 Mil Dot and Mil Quad and while it works great in the woods I lose the reticle in the woods. Dont think I would be losing this one in the woods ?

Anyway has anyone here used this scope to hunt with?

If so I would appreciate hearing your experience with it.

Eye relief,brightness of Illuminated reticle in daylight,tunnel vision,etc.

Your thoughts about the scope based on your hunting usage?

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The SS1-4 is an EXCELLENT deer hunting scope, glass is very good, adjustments are true, tough as an anvil, FAST acquisition (one of my primary requirements).  Truthfullly, it is good for as far as you might want to shoot AND has the close range capability.  The dot is not going to cover too much…  I have a 1-6 and truly wish I had gone with 1-4… have used a 1-4 for hunting.  The 1-4 would fit more of my hunting scenarios and still meet my primary defense criteria.  Eye relief is excellent, illumination is designed for combat, which means it is adjustable to your needs, virtually no tunneling, daylight… certainly not going to be an issue.  

To me, there is no better hunting scope than a great combat scope… the SS 1-4 IS…

Do it… you won't be sorry.  It will serve you better than a fixed 4x. Technology and engineering have come a long way since "fixed" was the toughest you could get.
(and I"m a fixed 4x aficionado)
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Thanks for your information,I appreciate it
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If you are hunting early morning or at dark thirty, I would choose

something larger than a 24mm. scope.  They are not bright enough.

I don't hunted in wooded areas, but my experience for over 40 years

gives me that experience.  I had a 2-7x28 for a while, but no longer.



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Remf recently borrowed my 1-4 SS for a trip to Africa, on a 300WM, he loved it.

I run my 1-4 in several different configurations on a few guns, it is a great optic, it does suck battery juice faster than most. I like the glass, I like the turrets, it is a good scope, and it goes well on bolt guns or AR.
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Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

If you are hunting early morning or at dark thirty, I would choose

something larger than a 24mm. scope.  They are not bright enough.

I don't hunted in wooded areas, but my experience for over 40 years

gives me that experience.  I had a 2-7x28 for a while, but no longer.




Thanks but I believe the difference in exit pupil of a 2-7x28 on 7 power is only 4(28 divided by7).

Where the 1-4x24 is 6 (24 divided by 4)

Given decent glass the 1-4x24 should be plenty bright.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Remf recently borrowed my 1-4 SS for a trip to Africa, on a 300WM, he loved it.

I run my 1-4 in several different configurations on a few guns, it is a great optic, it does suck battery juice faster than most. I like the glass, I like the turrets, it is a good scope, and it goes well on bolt guns or AR.


How fast does it suck the battery life if say run for an hour a day?

I have read varying reports about whether the Illuminated reticle is visible in bright light or not

Is the Illuminated reticle clearly visible in bright light?

IF not how visible is the reticle when unlit ,say compared to the Mil Quad reticle 10x42 ?

How much does the dot subtend at 100 yards?

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Another thing to consider about the objective size is simply the ease of

view. If you have much experience with optics, and that includes scopes

or binoculars, you need to get to a 30 MM objective or larger to make an easy sight

picture.  Illumination does not matter in this case.

So that is why 40-42 mm objective scopes are by far the most popular

size rifle scopes.  If you hunt only in full daylight conditions, that is another

story.

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