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Spent yesterday at the range with a new production SS 10X with rear parallax.

These have new internals, better coatings and it would seem, amazingly better glass.

 

Showed this to several people, including a couple with SS scopes on their rifles and all were amazed at the optical clarity and resolution at near and far distance. My very picky gear junky shooting partner asked me several times if this was a tricked out demo version.

This is a very bright scope.

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Which brand/line of scope(s) would you rate the new SS's optical quality to equal?


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The unit I'm using right now will match the Leupold MkIV  M3 10x for clarity and low light usage.

It's almost as bright as the XOTIC prototype I have.

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When will these new models become available?
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  What the heck, never new there was a new line of the SS!  When did these come into play?  I bought the 10x rear focus last year sometime in march or april.  Is there really that much of a difference?  I am going to check them out right now.

 

 

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Darn couldn't get to them the link is dead or something.  Same price?  Someone should post a side by side picture of the "older" model and the new line, looking through the scope for a comparison just to see really how much brighter they are.  Just curious.

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Mike:

 

Can you give a little more info?  When did the new SS arrive and just how different are they?  Price?  And is this in place of the SS we've been waiting for?  Any news would be appreciated.  Thanks-Jimbo 

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So no variable yet but they improved upon the current selection?

Is their exterior the same as the other models? Doesn't matter, I'll buy a new one soon enough :)

When are these great changes going to be mentioned on the SS product page? I'd think it would catch many peoples eyes and get quite a few more sales. They took an already excellent scope and improved upon it?!.....

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These have been out for some time.  It's just the first one I've had the opportunity to tinker with in the field.

 

Same external looks fit and finish AND price

Better internal construction

Better adjustment feel

Much better coatings

Sharper reticle image

Much sharper image in field of view, lots of contrast

Better low light performance

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Mike,

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to re-evaluate the SS.  I really appreciate your willingness to share you opinions here.

 

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An e-mail I received from SWFA stated that the changes(new coatings) began in October '06.
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October? Wow, I'm really behind the times 


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Changes were due to military input related to the Designated Marksman program and actually took place in the summer of 2005, we received stock in October of 2005 (the 2006 date was a typo either in our e-mail or your post).  We carry a massive inventory because of spontaneous military orders so it could have taken some time before the latest variations made it to the street.
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Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

Changes were due to military input related to the Designated Marksman program and actually took place in the summer of 2005, we received stock in October of 2005 (the 2006 date was a typo either in our e-mail or your post).  We carry a massive inventory because of spontaneous military orders so it could have taken some time before the latest variations made it to the street.


As always, Thanks for the info Chris.

Is it safe to assume that from now on, those who place orders will receive the *latest variations* ??


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Originally posted by Sendero Sendero wrote:


Is it safe to assume that from now on, those who place orders will receive the *latest variations* ??

 

Yep. 

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I just received one and it looks pretty good.  I'll post my impressions once I spend some time with it.  While I do not plan to go "Mike" on it, I will look carefully at the glass quality and the W/E repeatability.

ILya
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Chris,

any news on the varable SS? I have the 16x fixed but its a little hard to hunt with at least for close range shots! but man does it shine for long shots! I have shot out to 850 with it and the ajustments are right on every time!. my guns best groups have been with that scope I shot all three shots in the same hole at 100 yards with it.  I use that scope on guns to eliminat the scope from accuracy issues.

 

oh if any of you get a chance i would love it if you would vote for me in the photo contest! I am poor and need optics! even if you dont vote for me at least take a look at the finalists and vote for one of them! that little girl thats in first place right now deserves to win someting good!

 

Thanks!

Jeremy VanSchoonhoven

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No new news to report as of right now.   Congratulations on your finalist status.
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Lets not get into the *variable* SS discussion. I've been waiting for what seems an eternity and still nothing :(

*Jeremy, you got my vote, although that "hot nurse" one was hard to turn down
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Yea I know what you mean! thanks for taking one for the team, but hey I bet she gets all kinds of free stuff! you know what I mean.
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Jeremy, that's a nice buck, but I am voting for the little girl.  She certainly has the cute factor going for her (I would have voted for the hot nurse, but my wife was looking over my shoulder at the time, so I chose a safer way to go).

ILya
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Jeremy, that's a nice buck, but I am voting for the little girl.  She certainly has the cute factor going for her (I would have voted for the hot nurse, but my wife was looking over my shoulder at the time, so I chose a safer way to go).

ILya


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ha ha thats funny! I cant blame you for voting for the little girl she has all of us beat hands down. its a race for secound place as far as I can tell.

 

well thanks for at least voting! even if it was not for me.

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