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Greetings.

I'm playing the 10-day waiting game out here in Kali waiting to pick up a new Sig 716.  I have a few questions on putting glass on it.  My primary application in mind is 100-500 engagement for target shooting; I'll take speed over accuracy for the 716:  I have a 338 lapua for playing past 500 yards.  It took me a few months of saving to get the 716 and will probably be July before I can buy some glass.

That said.  I'm leaning towards the SWFA SS HD 1-6x24 for the 716.  Anybody else have luck with this weapon/glass combination?  Should I look at something a bit smaller and compact?

Also, my lapua needs to go in for work on the bolt and the optic is currently not zeroed:  I am considering pulling the glass (Horus Falcon w H37 reticle) and rings and using it on the 716 till I get a more appropriate scope for the Sig.  At first glance it looks like the Horus scope is not very well suited to my needs, way more zoom and drop than I would need on a semi auto 7.62 (and it is BIG)...BUT...I have it now and can get that rifle in the field right away while the lapua is in the shop.  IF I decided to try this, would the rings on the Lapua work or will I need different rings for the 716?

Should I just leave the Horus alone and work with iron sites till I get the cash together for the optics for the Sig-716?

Thanks, have a great day.
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I'm putting the SS 1-6 on my 6.5Grendel for just the reasons you express.  I've done a lot of searching, questioning, consideration.  I've had it in my hands and really find it excellent for my requirements.  For your stated purposes, I think it is the proper choice.  I've not run across a scope with its range of suitability anywhere near the price.  You can pay a lot more and still not get better.

And, it's built like a Sherman tank...

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Tried a test fit with the Horus...LOL, WAY WAY to big and would need riser rings to boot.  Oh well, she's irons until I get the SWFA glass.

I'm locked on to the MRAD 1-6 with the Bobro mount.  Clamping down hard on all expenses to fast track this project...I got the fever.Yippee  I NEED that glass.  
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Welcome to Optics Talk. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/25/2014 at 16:02
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Originally posted by Vel Cam Vel Cam wrote:



I'm locked on to the MRAD 1-6 with the Bobro mount.  Clamping down hard on all expenses to fast track this project...I got the fever.Yippee  I NEED that glass.  


You're really gonna love both the scope and mount!

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