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Gents,

Looking to add a 1x6 scope to my Colt 6920. I've been doing some research and have narrowed my choices down to the Bushnell Elite Tactical, GRSC and SWFA SS. I also looked at the Leupold Mark 1.5x5, but for the money, I think bumping up to the 6x is worth it.

Reviews on the three are somewhat limited. Has anyone had a chance to actually compare/field test these three models? If so, what are your thoughts/opinions?
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Here is a link to a review on the SS.

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I think ILya is probably one of the only people who has seen all three scopes (but not at the same time).  You'll just need to wait for more comparisons and reviews.
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This becomes a bit of a tough call, since I have not seen the three side-by-side.

I have a suspicion that all three are based on the same core design, but naturally each maker adds their own accents to the scopes.

Naturally, a lot comes down to what reticle you want since in scopes like this, reticle design is incredibly important.

As a general purpose scope, I think SWFA SS 1-6x24 is probably the best one for the money out of the bunch.  Bushnell's scope with BTR-2 reticle is aimed at the same crowd, but it is more expensive.

GRSC and Bushnell with BTR-1 are really aimed at a specific rifle/cartridge combination since the reticle is calibrated that way.

As far as rangefinding goes, GRSC reticle is the best for "quick and dirty" ranging on human targets.

SWFA SS is probably the best option of the three for precision ranging, although as I said Bushnell's BTR-2 is not bad either.

As far as speed at low magnification goes, this comes down to personal preference, for the most part.  I suspect that when your batteries are working all three should be quite fast.

If your battery dies, the SWFA SS will stand out more than the other scopes here at 1x, so it will be more intuitive to use.

Lastly, if you prefer to dial in your shots rather than use the reticle for holdover, I think SWFA SS is the way to go.  Both Bushnell and GRSC are really designed with reticle holdover in mind.

My apologies that I can not be of more help, but these are somewhat similar scopes and without looking at them side by side, there is not much more that I can tell you.

ILya
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I have a suspicion that all three are based on the same core design, but naturally each maker adds their own accents to the scopes.

I can't speak to the similarities between the Bushy and GRSC, but I can say neither their mechanical or optical design is the same as the SS.  The differences should be noticeable when you get them side by side.  Also note the weight difference and all that that implies.     
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Good heavens, when will this thing (SS 1-6x) be available?  Anything more specific than the order page yet?Big Smile
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