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http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-9x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P41044.aspx

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-2-5-10x44-riflescope-with-ebr-1-mrad-reticle

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-4-16x50-riflescope-with-ebr-1-mrad-reticle

http://www.competitor.net/leupold-mark-4-1-5-5x20mm-mr-t-30mm-m2-matte-illuminated-spr-rifle-scope.html

http://www.competitor.net/leupold-mark-4-2-5-8x36mm-mr-t-m1-tactical-scope.html

I'm looking at these.  I am trying to keep it under 1,000.  I've read a lot about them, but at this point I am so confused because they all look good to me.

What would you take and depend your life on? 

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Out of the options you listed, two are not currently available (although they should be within the next 2-4 months).

Of the remaining three, SWFA S.S. 3-9x42 is the best choice hands down.

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Don't buy a Leupold.

The 3-9 is a fantastic optic, well worth the price.

The PSTs might be great, might be crap, won't know till they come out, if they ever do.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Don't buy a Leupold.The 3-9 is a fantastic optic, well worth the price.The PSTs might be great, might be crap, won't know till they come out, if they ever do.


PSTs will be out. I expect to have a 2.5-10x44 for review fairly soon.
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Of the scopes you mentioned only the 3-9x42 Super Sniper would be one I would select. I also think the Trijicon compact ACOG in a La Rue mount is a fine choice. I have two fo the compact ACOGS and I use the 3x red crosshair in a La Rue RCO mount and really like the nice compact set up. If I had to have more magnification and could live without the illumination the Super Sniper 3-9 is a great choice and I have two of them so they are very nice but I actually prefer the smaller lighter illuminated ACOG scopes for that type rifle.

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Another vote for the SS 3-9 FFP ... have a couple of them and they are the best FFP option out there currently in the sub $1k FFP range.  I can't afford USO on all my rifles ... so the ones that don't get USO get SS 3-9 FFP or SS 10x HD.
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If you want a bargain in a rock solid scope try one of the new 6x42 Super Snipers it is awesome really bright in low light and a proven design based on the original 10x version.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2010 at 21:19
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

If you want a bargain in a rock solid scope try one of the new 6x42 Super Snipers it is awesome really bright in low light and a proven design based on the original 10x version.


Wow you're right!  That is a bargain.  Why is it so much less compared to the 3x9?
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The 3-9 is superior in glass quality, features, reticle and turrets (matching) and overall build quality.

Don't get me wrong, the 6X is a bargain and a great scope (and will serve you well), but the 3-9 is an unbelievably great deal.

Get the best you can afford.


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The  3-9 has  1/10 mil clicks and a mil dot reticle that is set in the first focal plane so you can mil dot range or use the dots for known hold over at any power.  The 6x being a fixed power scope is an older style but now available in 6x where previously it was only available in 10x 16x and 20x so while it does not have all of the neat features of the 3-9 it is still a very useful scope at a bargain price.  Given my preference I would buy a 3-9 but if money was tight I could certainly live with the 6x because at 6 power a 42mm objective is at the maximum brightness in low light.
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