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  • Utilizing the Illuminated Mil-Quad DM reticle in the second focal plane gives you better target acquisition in CQB scenarios while maintaining its ability to range and provide aiming points at max power.
  • The new Illuminated Mil-Quad DM Reticle has built in aiming points for 100, 200, and 300 yards for most 5.56 and 7.62 rounds.  
  • It utilizes a Mil based reticle and has the ability to provide the shooter with accurate target distances utilizing the built in target ranging references. The ranging references can be used to range various objects in various sizes. You can range anything 72", 36", or 24" tall as well as any object 18" wide. This gives you the ability to range objects such as human silhouettes, IPSC silhouettes, deer, hogs or even coyotes.
  • The exposed knobs have .1 Mil Adjustments per click and 5 Mils per revolution.
  • The power ring comes threaded for 3 different size throw levers, 5mm, 10mm and 15mm all of which are included. These give you the ability to rapidly zoom in and out and are customizable to fit each shooters preference. 
  • When you're looking for a scope that can accommodate all of your needs in a single unit NOTHING COMES CLOSE.
 
Specs
Exit Pupil:                               6mm - 10.5mm
Weight:                                  14.1 oz
Length:                                   10.2"
Field of View @ 100yds:            24.8 - 99.9 ft 
Eye Relief (in):                         
5.0 - 3.1 
Diopter Compensation:              
-2 ~ +1 dpr
Click Adjustment Value:             0.1 MRAD
Adjustment Per Revoultion:        5 Mils
Total Elevation Adjustment:       55 Mils
 
Total Windage Adjustment:        55 Mils

Type of Reticle:                        Illuminated Mil-Quad DM
Focal Plane:                             2nd
Coating:                                  Fully Multi Coated
Waterproof:                              Yes
Fogproof:                                 Yes
Shockproof:                              Yes
 
 
 
SWFA SS 1-4x24 SFP with Subtensions (Click to Zoom): 
 
 
 
SWFA SS 1-4x24 SFP (Click to Zoom):
 
 
 
100, 200, and 300 Yard Aiming Points 
When zeroed at 200 yards this reticle offers accurate 100 yard, 200 yard, and 300 yard aiming points for most 5.56 and 7.62 rounds. Utilize the center dot for your 200 yard zero. The top of the diamond offers a 100 yard aiming point and the bottom of the diamond offers a 300 yard aiming point.  
 
The rounds this reticle were designed to be used with are M852, M80, M118LR, M193, and M855.
 
The actual point of impact vs. point of aim:
 
M852      7.62 168 Grain @ 2600 FPS .35 Mils Low @ 100 yards, Zero 200 yards, .05 Mils High at 300 yards 
M80        7.62 147 Grain @ 2850 FPS .45 Mils Low @ 100 yards, Zero 200 yards, .15 Mils High at 300 yards 
M118LR  7.62 175 Grain @ 2600 FPS .35 Mils Low @ 100 yards, Zero 200 yards, .05 Mils High at 300 yards 
M193      5.56   55 Grain @ 3100 FPS .55 Mils Low @ 100 yards, Zero 200 yards, .15 Mils High at 300 yards 
M855      5.56   62 Grain @ 3000 FPS .55 Mils Low @ 100 yards, Zero 200 yards, .15 Mils High at 300 yards 
 
 
 
Target Ranging References 
All of the target ranging references are calibrated for 72" height as well as 18" width.
 
 
To use it for 36" tall targets simply divide your range shown on the reticle by 2 and for 24" tall targets divide by 3. Examples are listed below.
 
 
The target below is a 72" tall silhouette of a human. Considering it is 72" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 800 yard target ranging indicator this target is 800 yards away. 
 
 
 
 
The target below is a 72" tall silhouette of a human. Considering it is 72" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 200 yard target ranging indicator this target is 200 yards away.
 
 
 
 
The target below is a 18" wide silhouette of a human. Considering it is 18" wide and fits just on top of our 200 yard target ranging indicator this target is 200 yards away. 
 
 
 
 
The target below is a 18" wide silhouette. Considering it is 18" wide and fits just on top of our 200 yard target ranging indicator this target is 200 yards away.
 
 
 
 
The target below is a 36" shoulder height silhouette of a deer. Considering it is 36" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 400 yard target ranging indicator this target is 200 yards away. It is 200 yards away and not 400 yards because we are using a target that is half the height of what the target ranging references are calibrated for, so we have to divide the given range by 2.  
 
 
 
 
 
The target below is a 36" shoulder height silhouette of a deer. Considering it is 36" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 800 yard target ranging indicator this target is 400 yards away. It is 400 yards away and not 800 yards because we are using a target that is half the height of what the target ranging references are calibrated for, so we have to divide the given range by 2.
 
 
 
 
 
The target below is a 24" shoulder height silhouette of a hog. Considering it is 24" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 300 yard target ranging indicator this target is 100 yards away. It is 100 yards away and not 300 yards because we are using a target that is one third the height of what the target ranging reference is calibrated for, so we have to divide the given range by 3.
 
 


Edited by Chris Farris II - December/08/2014 at 09:45
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Very cool!
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I like it... bears some similarities to some other scopes I have, but this is a highly functional application. 
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That's a great addition to the product line. The accompanying ranging diagrams help show the utility. I've found with other 1-4s and 1-6s that I either wanted to be at 1 or the highest setting so making it SFP makes sense. The price is fantastic.
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I spent about a week playing with this scope and I will do a more thorough test once they have a batch of these come in.  The scope I had was, I believe, a fully finished design, not a prototype of some sort.




Overall, I liked it a lot.  I will have a proper article on it up shortly, but in the meantime, I canfield most questions I suppose.

In terms of price and performance this scopes goes after the same crowd that is looking at Vortex PST 1-4x24 and Leatherd CMR4 1-4x24.

I had the CMR4 on hand, so I looked at them side by side and also next to a few other scopes I happened to have lying around.


Here is the brief summary: 
-optically I expect it to be about as good as you will find in the sub$500 range.  It was better than the CMR4 which is no slouch by itself.
-I looked at it both in good light and low light found no major issues: flare is well controlled, resolution and contrast are both quite good.  Contrast is where it had the most edge over the CMR4.  There is a black ring around the image.  It is not hug, but it is noticeable.  In actual use I did not find it particularly noticeable though.
-Reticle illumination has a good range.  It is not quite bright enough for the brightest light conditions, but plenty good enough for everything else.
-I did not spend a whole lot of time working out the turrets.  I made a few adjustment and they seemed to track fine.  The turrets are of a low profile exposed design, but honestly, on scopes of this type I do not use the turrets much.
-The reticle itself I liked a lot.  Really a lot.  I had the scope sitting on my 6.5Grendel and after shooting some obligatory groups I started shooting at the metal plates out to 500 yards. The reticle is exceptionally good for shooting at objects.  Shooting groups took some focus, but shooting at silhouettes was very natural.  I did not really miss anything I shot at within 500 yards, which is pretty good for me shooting a scope that tops out at 4x.  For the load I was shooting, the outer top vertice of the diamond was dead on at 100 yards, which made the inner top vertice dead on at 50 and 150 yards.  The center dot was just right at 35 and 220 yards.  The inner bottom vertice was dead on 285 yards and the outer bottom vertice at 300 yards.  For 400 and 500 yards I used the mil scale that is underneath the diamond, which was less fast, but worked fine.
-This scope is just about the lightest design of its type at around 14 ounces, which I liked a lot.  The eyereleif is long and forgiving.

Once I get my hands on it again, I plan to put it on my 458SOCOM and see how it does.  The reticle should be perfect for the SOCOM with a 150yard zero.

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Fantastic. Thank u swfa.
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And we have to wait until the 28TH?!?!?!?   ARGH! 
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Very nice write up Chris, can tell a great deal of work went into this. 
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how many are you getting?  Cool
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I'll be picking up at least 1 right now I'm sure
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I really wish they had a 1-8 with that reticle and superior glass...
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55 Mils of adjustment.  Yippee  That is crazy.  This will be awesome for a 300 blk
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I really wish they had a 1-8 with that reticle and superior glass...
 
Well dorothy keep clicking those heels and maybe it will happen!!!
 
That would be a must have sciope for sure!
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

My finances are in obamashambles.... Whacko

If that is the case you should order 10 of these and ask them to send the bill to someone else!Wink
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This is great news, although I'll have to wait till the new year and miss out on the intro pricing. Holiday 

budget is so tight it creates a vacuum. Thanks to all at SWFA for great products and outstanding service.
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Just exactly what I was looking for. Blew me away when I first saw it
I almost scrolled past it thinking it was the 1-4 HD. Which, no doubt is a great.scope. But I wanted a center dot. And this has a roughly 1" dia. 1 moa,   .3 mil center dot. It will be ideal for most of my hunting rifles. Not overly crazy about only 3.1" eye relief on 4× but I can figure it out. Tho I may not put it on my next 416. I'll try it on my 458 Win Mag first. If I don't get ringed I'll be good to go.
For predator and big game hunting on everything else it looks like it will work great !! I didn't see the temperature rating or the 50 cal OK rating. Anyone know?
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Also, I take it that it is a 30 mm tube?
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It is a 30mm tube.  Though not stated, I would bet a lot it is 50BMG rated.  SWFA does not make anything not 50BMG rated.  Some of the absolute toughest optics on the market.
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MMm glad he asked. Looking at it i was thingking it was a 1" tube..... NTS  need rings! Cool
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With the lighter weight I wasn't sure. From the pics it looked like a 30 mm but, don't hurt to ask.
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