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Topic: SWFA SS Bubble Level
Posted By: Chris Farris II
Subject: SWFA SS Bubble Level
Date Posted: November/12/2013 at 18:06
We have used many different brands of bubble levels and decided to start making our own.  From previous experience we knew one thing that we wanted to avoid on our http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-TAC-30mm-Bubble-Level-With-1-Inserts-P63820.aspx - SWFA SS Bubble Level .  The way almost all bubble levels were setup before made you see four lines instead of two when using your "weak" eye to glance at the level and still maintaing your cheek weld, as seen below.
 
We personally have always found this rather distracting in the field as the lines grab your attention much more than the bubble and are rather difficult to distinguish between one another.  We found a simple yet effective solution.  Instead of using lines as a frame of reference, to center the bubble in the level, we completely enclosed the level except where the bubble should be.  It draws your eye to the bubble much faster and efficently, as seen below.
 
 
One other thing that has always bothered us was having to deal with getting another bubble level when purchasing a new scope with a different diamater tube.  Just like our popular http://swfa.com/SWFA-SSALT-30mm-Scope-Mount-P58814.aspxR%20Mount - SSALT AR Mount our new http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-TAC-30mm-Bubble-Level-With-1-Inserts-P63820.aspx - SWFA SS Bubble Level is designed to fit a 30mm tube scope and comes with 1" inserts to make it much more universal and help keep some of that hard earned green in your pocket. 
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-TAC-30mm-Bubble-Level-With-1-Inserts-P63820.aspx -
Stock # - SSOML
  • 30mm with 1" inserts
  • In Stock
$39.95
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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: November/12/2013 at 18:24
Very cool! 

Perfect stocking stuffer for that hard to buy guy on your list too! 


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: November/12/2013 at 19:03
Sweet!

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Posted By: helo18
Date Posted: November/12/2013 at 19:52
I need 5 of them.  Are they in stock so I can get them right now?

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Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: November/12/2013 at 20:45
Excellent, I gotz to get one. seem a lot less bulky than the one I have now.

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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: November/12/2013 at 23:20
Boy do I need some of those.  Yippee

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Posted By: Chris Farris II
Date Posted: November/13/2013 at 08:50

They are in stock and ready to ship.



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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: November/13/2013 at 11:57
I know a few rifles that would just love to have thoseExcellent

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Posted By: helo18
Date Posted: November/13/2013 at 12:51
I now have some headed my way.  Thank you Skylar and CFII for the great service as usual.  You guys are the best!

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To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.

GEORGE WASHINGTON


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: November/13/2013 at 12:59
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Very cool! 

Perfect stocking stuffer for that hard to buy guy on your list too! 
 
Mark....Is that a hint?Wink


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: November/13/2013 at 13:17
Nope.  

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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: November/13/2013 at 13:17
Ok, just curious. Santa these days is all shapes and sizes bro.


Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: November/14/2013 at 06:05
COol Love the enclosed vial, great idea.
 
SWFA always going the extra mile! Excellent


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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: November/14/2013 at 10:21
Any plans on a 34mm version?

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Posted By: jonoMT
Date Posted: November/14/2013 at 11:36

A well-designed accessory, for sure. Kudos to SWFA for details like eliminating the lines and adding 1" inserts.



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Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: November/14/2013 at 11:59
I believe that is refered to as 'malace of fore thought'

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: November/14/2013 at 20:04
Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Any plans on a 34mm version?
I was going to ask that but decided someone would think I was flaunting the fact that my wife gave me a Hensoldt...


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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: November/14/2013 at 21:06
Very cool level.  I love the insert feature that allows for moving from a 1" to 30mm scope and back.

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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: November/15/2013 at 07:07
Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Any plans on a 34mm version?
I was going to ask that but decided someone would think I was flaunting the fact that my wife gave me a Hensoldt...
First I've heard of it.  When did this happen?

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Posted By: jonoMT
Date Posted: November/15/2013 at 09:03
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Any plans on a 34mm version?
I was going to ask that but decided someone would think I was flaunting the fact that my wife gave me a Hensoldt...
First I've heard of it.  When did this happen?
Lot of look-alikes on eBay. Didn't it seem odd to pay $149?


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Posted By: sholling
Date Posted: November/16/2013 at 08:55
That's a nice design. 

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: November/16/2013 at 20:58
Hensoldt is made by CounterSniper… right???

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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: November/17/2013 at 05:53
so that's where you got those nifty underwear... Countersniper briefs...

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"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
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Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: November/21/2013 at 21:56
Great idea SWFA & a fine product.Got mine today & all I can say is hope you guys come out with one for a 34mm scope soon.Product is made very well as all the SWFA products are & I think the insignia is icing on the cake,also a nice idea with the 1" inserts & wrench.

Will have to order a few more for the rest of the safe.Thanks team SWFA.

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Posted By: Sparky
Date Posted: November/21/2013 at 22:07
+1 I too received mine today. Very nice and I will be ordering some more as well. I like it better than the other ones I have been using.


Posted By: jonoMT
Date Posted: November/22/2013 at 11:39
Just got one late yesterday. Great engineering and quality. Even the 1" inserts are aluminum. I was expecting plastic.

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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: November/25/2013 at 09:27
I also got one, and I am with the others.  Really cool, and it doesn't get hung up on a scabbard.

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: November/25/2013 at 17:15
Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

so that's where you got those nifty underwear... Countersniper briefs...

(how did he know I just got some new underwear???)


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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: November/26/2013 at 06:35
Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

so that's where you got those nifty underwear... Countersniper briefs...

(how did he know I just got some new underwear???)
Me thinks you have a stalker.


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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: November/26/2013 at 06:48
Naw it was the smell...or more correctly the lack there of.... Bucky

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"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: November/26/2013 at 06:58
Stare TMI

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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: TOP PREDATOR
Date Posted: June/28/2015 at 18:54
Old topic, but here goes:

While ordering 1 as it was on sale I figured I'd order three, just finished installing them.

 

The Level is pretty nice, the offset bubble allows you to mount in several ways, above or below the scope center.  Being a lefty, and with it not interfering with the action and other "controls" I mounted forward of the turrets, it sits perfectly at 2:00 to the elevation and windage turrets.  Using both eyes open, it "superimposes" itself perfectly when looking through the optic. Doesn't seem too big, too small, or sticks out too much. "Goldilocks" could appreciate the form and fit.  

 

There are no lines, which like the OP. The gap of which the level is seen through is smaller than most, less stuff to catch your eye. The vial is loose, it rotates so there is no glue or epoxy and such, and is secured in by a snap ring.  It is secured by 2 torx type bolts, torx head wrench provided.  It comes with 1" aluminum inserts, not poly!  The body is somewhat thin, which leaves a bunch of options to mount it between rings, adjustment housings, and bells without taking up too much room.  

 

On my one rifles, I was worried about clearance between the bottom of the scope and the rail, which I only had 1/4".  The level cleared this perfectly, leaving approximately a 1/8" gap between the bottom of the bubble ring (vial being up). Low clearance shouldn't be an issue for most.

 

After mounting 1 on a .308 and one on a .243, 40 rounds through each, the level stayed put, stayed true (when compared to a plum line).  The Third was mounted on a 1" scope with the inserts and is rock solid.

 

Thumbs up on the SWFA 30mm Level, regular price or on sale.




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