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For those of you waiting for what the next new SS variable is............. wait for it...............
 
I'm still holding out for a 2.5-3 x 10-12.  Oh well, maybe next year, or a nightforce.
 
SWFA, what's the price on this 5x20 going to be?
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I am disappointed BIG TIME...

WHY OH WHY OH WHY DO WE ALWAYS HEAR IT FROM OTHER PEOPLE ON OTHER SITES FIRST...

I have personally not contributed to the Hide, but after getting more info over their about the SWFA product OVER THERE, I guess I need to start contributing.




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Now the drooling starts!Love
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This is sickening to me.

I will now have to trade in glass I have just purchased...

I did not even get a heads up...


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What, you don't have one already? Most of us have been using them for a while now...if our name is Lowlight!

Seriously though, it could be a while before we see them on the SWFA site. Sounds like he likes it so far. To echo one of the posters over there, I'd be eager to get my hands on a 3-12. It's a very nice looking scope, that's for sure.
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Price not comfirmed..  Well its not a CLASSIFIED TOP SECRET Scope anymore.
Would like to see a little more love from SWFA instead of finding out on another site.                        I do really like it so far... Can't waite for LL's review.
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My most sincere apologies, we were going to break it here bur Frank could not contain himself (can't blame him).
 
He got the prototype today and I did not know he was going to make that post.
 
JonA has one too and he is going to post some really good pics here and his impressions.
 
 
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Look forward to details.

Looks like a really nice scope in a really competitive market.
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Apologies, I don't want them...

I will accept one for review and nothing less...j/k...not really...

I would love to test one out...

I am not suppose to let the sun go down While I am mad at you Chris...

So if you send me one for review I will not be mad any longer...

Just Joking sorta .kinda .not really.

It looks great and I am just jealous and envious that is ALL...SadCencored


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Awesome.  Can't wait to get more details on this one.  It looks great Chris, I like how you put the parallax and illumination both on the same knob.  Excellent
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Very nice.  The reviews will be impressive I am sure.
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Slap,
 
There's only two in existance right now and as soon as one of them comes home we'll get it out to you.
 
Cool
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It really looks great Chris... Looking forward to the reviews!
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I don't need you to do that for me...

I just shared with a few of the guys... My wife is ragging it so I am as well...

I will gladly and patiently wait my turn...

Others on here more deserving than me...I can think of ILya, Rancid, Supertool, KB just to name a few...

I will take back all my comments and just forgive you It was not your fault (I will accept the things I cannot change and....j/k)...

I truly know you would have posted the info first if you knew someone else was going to...

Again I await patiently (or at least until you block my phone number) and try to not call to many times to see "Are they here yet? Are they ready?...

As you now know everyone is in clear astonishment they are this close.

I will however be wanting to cancel a few backorders with you on the PST 6-24's to wait for the SS but I will call Brady to inform him...

Again Chris thank you for your site you host for us and your service you provide...

I keep on fighting my urge to ask a.... what I said I would not so....ummm...I have to go and clean my mouth out I am bleeding some how I bit thru my tongue and my bottom lip within the writing of this...

When?
Peeker

J/k 

Please everyone respect them R & D is a pain and can take a long time, the SS 1-4 took like what 6-8 months conservatively...

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I would offer to take it elk hunting as a test for them, but I am not sure they want a horse rolling on it.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I would offer to take it elk hunting as a test for them, but I am not sure they want a horse rolling on it.
 
True, I'd hate to be responsible for our scope harming such a beautiful creature.  Shocked
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I would offer to take it elk hunting as a test for them, but I am not sure they want a horse rolling on it.
 
True, I'd hate to be responsible for our scope harming such a beautiful creature.  Shocked

Very true.  I only roll my horses down rock slabs and mountains sides.  Not need to kill him with a scope.  But the offer stands if you would like.  Or you could just come up and hunt with it yourself.
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Great job CF,not only a nice looking scope but the coolest looking mil-diamond ret on the plane Excellent 
 
 


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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

My most sincere apologies, we were going to break it here bur Frank could not contain himself (can't blame him).
 
He got the prototype today and I did not know he was going to make that post.
 
JonA has one too and he is going to post some really good pics here and his impressions.
 
 

Well, if you come up with another prototype any time soon, I am working on another High End Tactical article and I am sure I could squeeze in a new Super Sniper while I am at it...

ILya
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My Hensoldt ZF 6-24x72 is sitting on the .338 virtually unused... 7 short of a box of shells through the rifle to date.  Just when I was going to spend some time shooting with it, the tornadoes came... plus I am now considering the Spuhr mount before I really start to wring it out.  
I have a driveway that is almost impossible to drive on, due to storms, that I have to repair today.   A major test series coming up.  I am looking at probably August before I could spend any time with any scope.  
I sure would like to see "Slap's" review, though.  
Congratulations to SWFA/Chris on getting this scope out.  Long awaited, much desired.  JonA always takes good pictures...
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Much thanks, I truly appreciate your concern.

Look forward to your review of this scope.  I'm kinda snowed under right now, but would really appreciate a good "operational perspective" on it.   Good things expected...

Now I've got to quit relaxing and fix a tractor before I can fix my driveway...
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A bittersweet thread...  Broken Heart

Congrats to Chris and team on the new (and much anticipated) SS scope, it looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing the final specs, etc. Jon does an excellent job at testing and reviewing these products so the wait is worth it. I'd love to read ILya's review once he receives one as well.

Dan, glad to hear you and your family are safe and sound!!! 
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Well, thanks to SWFA I will be able to fulfill all my needs with an SS. I hope I never fell a need for another brand. Your products are great and reasonably priced. Keep up the good work.
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SWFA,
 
Is there anything else in the hopper for 2011, like a variable in between the 3x9 and the new 5x20?  There seems to be a niche there that needs to be filled.  What say you?
 
You don't have to provide specifics, a simple yes or no would suffice to let some of us save up and wait, or explore other options.  Please throw us a small bone on this question.
 
I'm willing to wait a reasonable amount of time if another mystery scope is coming down the pike, but if it isn't in the works could you let us know?  Pretty please!?.
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