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I like to have variety in my rigs.  I shoot for enjoyment, although I don't keep anything that doesn't work well.  That's part of the enjoyment - it needs to run and function well. 

I tried to buy an S&B 6x42 #9 but SWFA said (even though they listed it for sale, which is irritating IMO - I should n't have to guess what is available) it would be up to 3 months and I'm not that patient.

I've stacked up another rig.  The IOR 6x42 (which was recommended to me here, thank you) in a Burris mount (the one with the picatinny rails on top - looks really cheap vs my LT rigs but reviews are all positive) and a RMR LED on the burris mount.  I thought about a LT SPR mount modified with their Doc Optics ring half, plus a Doc Optic plate for the RMR - but then I'm running into big numbers just for mounting hardware - and it sorta feels like $350 to mount is rip off.  It is probably the best solution, and still considering but ...  painful expensive for a chunk of machined aluminum.

Now this seems like it could be either (a) really great rig or (b) just a mess.  I'm looking for opinions and clear thinking (which I often lose when dabbling in such matters).  for reference (regarding variety) I have a green triangle Triji 1-4 on a Robinson, a Kahles CL 3-9 on an AR10, and this rig will sit on a 16" Sig.  I like the Triji - better than my EO or AimPoints - much better really.  And the Kahles is one of the finest conventional scopes I've seen - I like it in only for its craftsmanship and quality.  Oh yes - and I use the Conquest 1.8-5.5 (no longer offered - too bad, nice piece albeit somewhat long for the magnification) on my 308 Marlin bolt (which I 'd say is a very high performance low cost hunting set up).

thanks in advance for comments.
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Originally posted by tabeast tabeast wrote:

I tried to buy an S&B 6x42 #9 but SWFA said (even though they listed it for sale, which is irritating IMO - I should n't have to guess what is available) it would be up to 3 months and I'm not that patient.


Having something for sale and having it in stock are 2 different things.  Sometimes retailers are out of stock on certain items.  It happens all the time.  The amount of inventory kept in stock depends a lot on how well a particular item sells and how quickly the supplier of the product can ship them new stock.  SWFA doesn't have a real-time indicator of current inventory on their site.  That requires pretty sophisticated software.  You don't have to guess what's available; you can simply call them and ask.
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Sounds like you are describing a Sears & Roebuck after the Fall Catalog arrives.  That did work well, once upon a time.  Of course, you realize there are alternatives that are perfectly able to advise re stock level, delivery, availability - in real time.  And it is fairly common.

Sorry to have tread on your fire hydrant.


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Just an FYI, coming on here and insulting our host and then asking us to help you figure what 'rig" (whatever that is) to buy probably is not going to achieve your desired results.
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Originally posted by BoDaggitt BoDaggitt wrote:

Just an FYI, coming on here and insulting our host and then asking us to help you figure what 'rig" (whatever that is) to buy probably is not going to achieve your desired results.
Bo, I'm beginning to appreciate you...
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It is unfortunate that my comment is seen as an insult.  Others may elect to say what the host wants to hear.  I think I've made a very legitimate observation, and have honestly stated the reason that SWFA lost a sale.   I find it interesting that the Sample List tells me what is and what is not in stock, and how many.  Wait - that's exactly what I suggested should be done in the main store front.

 I apologize to "the host" however, for coming across as an insult if in fact the host finds it to be so.  Neither need nor excuse for insult, and I do apologize on that basis completely. 

"Rig" - (free dictionary)  Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.  

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Originally posted by tabeast tabeast wrote:

It is unfortunate that my comment is seen as an insult.  Others may elect to say what the host wants to hear.  I think I've made a very legitimate observation, and have honestly stated the reason that SWFA lost a sale.   I find it interesting that the Sample List tells me what is and what is not in stock, and how many.  Wait - that's exactly what I suggested should be done in the main store front.

 I apologize to "the host" however, for coming across as an insult if in fact the host finds it to be so.  Neither need nor excuse for insult, and I do apologize on that basis completely. 

"Rig" - (free dictionary)  Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.  

WHAT you had to say, without the "commentary", is aok.  No one minds good constructive criticism.  Your TONE, however, is another matter.  I suggest you reevaluate your method of attempting to communicate.  We welcome all productive users to the OT Forum, but have a very low tolerance for those who put on airs...
Just a suggestion and word of advice from your friendly neighborhood Tasmanian moderator...
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As for "elect(ing) to say what the host wants to hear," it's a matter of extending courtesy to the provider of this forum for our use AND following the forum rules.  Your post violates the forum rules you agreed to when you registered your account.
 
See rule # 6, which says...
 
"6.  The Optics Talk forum is not to be used as a customer service tool for SWFA customers.  Tracking numbers, Order Status, Credit Card issues, etc. need to be directed to our Customer Service Professionals at 972-617-7056 from 8 a.m -5 p.m CDT or via e-mail at swfa@swfa.com."
 
If you have a grievance with SWFA, you should take that up with them offline, on the phone.  I think you will find that if you are reasonable and give them the chance, they will do whatever is reasonably necessary to make you happy.
 
I think you have very unrealistic expectations that items will be in stock 100% of the time.  The Sample List consists of 1-off demo, discontinued, and used items, which is not the same as advertising new items for sale and maintaining an inventory.  Once a Sample List item is gone, it's gone, and is removed from the list.  Even so, there are times when items shown on the Sample List are no longer available.  The status of those items don't change automatically once someone buys them.  SWFA has to go in and manually remove them from the list. 
 
I'm sure with your expertise, you can start your own internet business where everything is always 100% in stock and the customer can instanly see real time inventory status before they place the order, and that real time inventory status is always correct.... right?
 
 
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Like any other online business we ship a lot of orders every single day. It is at the very least put an "absolute  chore" to keep our inventory correct and predict what will sell. We don't stock 100% of everything as some stuff just doesn't sell. We don't want wasted money on the shelf sitting there for scopes that don't sell that could go to a greater good. If you know what I mean. We pride ourselves on keeping a multi-million dollar inventory in stock and up to date. However some things are beyond our control and sometimes we can't get stuff as soon as we would like. It takes a while to get a Schmidt and Bender in stock especially if we don't have it on the shelf. The reason we do not stock that particular scope is because we have only sold one in over 2 years. Yeah I know it doesnt seem like alot with one scope to a company the size of ours, but by the time you figure all the brands and lines within each brand we sell it gets up there in $ fast. I will promise you though that we are family ran and given the oppurtunity we will go through whatever reasonable measures it takes to make you 110% happy.
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I have seen many improvements over the years and as tabeast mentioned the samplelist shows what is in stock and what is not however tabeast fails to realize that this time last year that was not the case there was no way to know what samplelist item was in stock and the only way to buy one last year was to call in and order it you could not click on it and order it.  There have been software upgrades over the years and vast improvements. I always suggest that guys who really want something right now call and check on the availability.   Just because something is normally carried in stock that is a popular item doesnt mean that someone else didnt buy the last one five minutes ago.  Just because an optic is made does not mean that it is popular enough to merit it being carried in stock.  Many companies are able to special order odd sizes or uncommon products that doesnt mean they have every item made in stock to think that should be expected is entirely unreasonable.  I wear 13EE shoes sure is hard to find them in stock no matter where I go and to find them in a style I like just doesnt happen special order is sometime a fact of life.
 
As for optics for a 16 in barrel Sig 556 if you are wanting a fixed 6x you have certainly come to the right place.
SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS6X42
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 1/4 MOA
$299.95
Trijicon AccuPoint Quick Release Flattop 30mm Mount Trijicon AccuPoint Quick Release Flattop 30mm Mount
Stock # - TR125
$207.95


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - June/21/2010 at 23:19
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Schmidt & Bender 6x42 Fixed Riflescope #9 Schmidt & Bender 6x42 Fixed Riflescope
Stock # - 932692
  • Matte
  • #9
  • 1"
$1,188.95
Sorry but a 16 in barrel really doesnt merit this quality of glass you loose so much velocity that it is realistically about a 300 yd and closer rifle and this scope has no method of correcting for trajectory if you dont want to dial in correction you would be better off with a Leupold FX3 with long range duplex.
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Long Range Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66820
  • Matte
  • Long Range Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$429.95
Call and ask I'll bet those two scopes actually are in stock because they are both a better choice than the more expensive S&B even though it may have better glass it is not as fuctional.


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - June/21/2010 at 23:27
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