I happen to own an SSG-P, here are a few points on this optic:
| Trinidad wrote:|
I have not seen one of these scopes yet, but I have heard nothing but praise about them.
I spoke to a gentlemen ounce that owns S&B's,USO's and a couple of models of this new
Hensolt series and he claims the SSG-P is the clearest out of all of them, truly amazing
glass. It is a very tempting scope to purchase but currently I can get a PMII for 1000
(1) Trinidad, the word you got from your aquaintance on the SSG-P is good. I can't speak for its predecessor, the SSG, but, as far as optical ability is concerned ( ie; resolution, color fidelity, contrast, low-light performance ), I have yet to see the optical equal of the SSG-P in it's power range, and mine runs with a pretty tough crowd...
(2) I do not consider the SSG-P to be dated in any way, but rather, more advanced, with regards to its unique features. When compared to other scopes, the SSG-P simply makes them look like so many un-original variations of the same old themes. The way it attaches to a rifle, IMHO, leaves other scopes in the dust: Look, Ma! -no rings!!...
(3) I have not found the SSG-P to be excessively high when mounted on my AR-10 T. For me, personally, the scope's mounted height makes for more comfortable shooting from all positions, especially prone, as I have a big square head with a broad jaw that just doesn't mix well with some of the lower mounting configurations for ARs.
(4) The SSG-P, despite its elevation limitations, works well on AR-style rifles; I make consistent hits to 800yds with it mounted on my AR-10T. I would say that this optic, while certainly a specialty tool, is at its best when mounted on an in-line configured rifle, whose receiver is topped with an integral, forward-canted M1913 Picatinny rail, eg; EDM Arms, Barrett, etc.
Straight Shooting, FOF
Edited by Fist of Freedom