I just got the SWFA SS 1-4x24 with the T-reticle, Bobro mount and Switchview lever. I got the scope on Thursday, mounted it on Friday and shot about 150 rounds with it on Saturday (on top of a LWRC M6A3 with 16"bbl).
The SWFA is THE most expensive optic I've bought to date. Previous most expensive was my Aimpoint Micro H-1.
According to the specs, the windage and elevation travel is 23 mils. I got 415 clicks from bottom to top, which is 41.5 mils for both windage and elevation. Anybody know the reason for the discrepancy? Has SWFA already upgraded the scope without updating the website info?
I do have a couple of minor gripes. There is a small black speck on the right side of the cross-hair, which is only visible above 2x magnification. At first, I thought is was dirt, but after cleaning the lens, it was still there.
Also, I've had the illumination flicker off and on when on the 10 setting. I increased it to 11 and the flicker went away. Later on, I went back to 10, and the flicker was gone.
Anybody else have similar issues?
Assuming no more illumination problems, I can live with the small speck on the cross hair and I won't be sending in the scope for any warranty work.
During dry-fire and live-fire drills, I seemed just as fast with the SWFA at 1x (with illumination) compared to my Aimpoint Micro red dot. I was really apprehensive about getting the T-reticle instead of the donut because I had read a couple of reviewers that thought the donut was better for up close.
I'm definitely glad that I went with the T-reticle for the group buy.
I was able to do bill drills (6 shots as fast as possible at 7 yards on IPSC target, all A's) at 1.95 to 2.0 sec. Same performance that I could do with my red dot.
I did the VTAC 1-5 drill in 4.79 sec. Unfortunately, I had never done that drill with the red dot to get a comparison. Here's the way to do the VTAC 1-5 drill:
All the shooting was at my local 25 yard indoor range(they allow rapid fire). Looking forward to trying out the new scope at the outdoor range for some longer shots (but rapid fire NOT allowed).