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Are they of any good quality at all? I heard they had many problems. Do they compare to scopes such as a Bushnell 4200 (specifically Springfield 6-20x56 vs. Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50)
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4200 by a land slide, in that comparison.
 
SA scopes have gotten "mostly" terrible reviews all across the internet.
 
 
What reticle are you considering?
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springfield was attempting to give a reasonably good product for a good price. the scopes were made by Hakko in Japan and weren't that bad for the money. (have a 4x14x56 that still works great) the 3rd generation were the best of the bunch. biggest problem was springfields lack of cs. the scope was used by shooters in the group that use USO and S$B so of course it didn't match up. mine requires the loads be handloaded to correspond with the drop marks in the reticle. but no big deal. it has a built in level bubble if cant is a problem                                                                              

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Mr Clifford, are you saying that you would recommend the SA over the 4200?
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

4200 by a land slide, in that comparison.
 
SA scopes have gotten "mostly" terrible reviews all across the internet.
 
 
What reticle are you considering?
 
Elite 4200 6-24x50 with Mil-Dot reticle
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the difficulty of the SA is no support, or warranty not so much as its better or worse. , they just weren't as bad as made out. (notice the past tense)
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 Hakko that's the company I forgot the name of ... they made scopes for quite a few companies and no-one knew . I heard springfield was paying pennies for them and charging big bucks . Mooner  and alot of buyers thought they were getting an american made scope because of the " springfield " name .
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I would go Bushnell 4200, some of the Springers are justly very good, although you are going to take a chance there nowadays.
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I have a Springfield Armory 6-20x56GenIII mounted on a WinMod70 "Laredo" (H&S Precision Stock, heavy 26in barrel) 7MMSTW. I have had it for 10 years, and would match it against anything out there. It is a PURE tackdriver. The scope/rifle combo will shoot as well as the shooter can in low light, high light, rain, fog, you name it...
Nuff said on MY scope...I have also heard the rumors of some really bad actors in the SA "product line". I recently phoned SA, due to some bad press they were getting in email forum, and they said they would stand behind the original warranty 100%, even though they no longer sell the scopes. I was promised that if they cannot fix it (get it fixed), they will replace with "equivalent capability/value". I don't know about anyone else, but that squares it, in my book.
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funny you should mention that-- I got my scope by that process, after getting an SAR (cetme) form SA the hammer broke off and after sending it back was informed the chamber was no longer good, and they would trade up for an m1a, but already having one I took the scope and some 45 stuff.

sa stuff is iffy

cracked frame on a champion

sheared lugs on a defender

the sar hammer, chamber.

an m1a that double putting the bolt thru the back of the receiver.

but then I could go on about all the para ordinace stuff that broke.

 

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I only have the scope, and have had NO problems with it. SA seems to stand by their products that they sell and I guess that is all we can ask for. I hope I never get the opportunity to test their assurances, however.
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