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Here is the link to the auction on eBay for a SS 3-9x42 With the Serial # 338
 
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I think Lapuaslap needs to bid on it. Wink
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The auction for the 3-9x42 with serial number 223 is now up on eBay also.
 
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I see that these auctions state that the 3x9 is HD???????
 
Have they been upgraded in the glass dept.?  I've never seen the HD glass designation on the SWFA website when I click on the the 3x9's
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That was a mistake by me when I created the auction. I am sorry. There has not been any change to the glass in the SS 3-9x.
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Originally posted by Dan Dan wrote:

That was a mistake by me when I created the auction. I am sorry. There has not been any change to the glass in the SS 3-9x.
 
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That's an old advertising tactic to get people interested, then apologize for it later. Wink
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by FireEMT5 FireEMT5 wrote:

I see that these auctions state that the 3x9 is HD???????
 
Have they been upgraded in the glass dept.?  I've never seen the HD glass designation on the SWFA website when I click on the the 3x9's

OK.  We have had this discussion before, but perhaps it bears a brief repeat.

"HD" is a marketing term.  Presence of HD in the model name means NOTHING in terms of glass quality or performance.  As an abbreviation, it can stand for anything: High Definition, Heavy Duty, Hell Dome, High Density, and just about any two words that happen to start with "H" and "D".

All of the new SWFA SS scopes (3-9x42, 1-4x24, 10x42HD and 5-20x50HD) are built to the same standards of craftsmanship and attention to detail.  They are built in a different factory from the one where the original SS scopes were made.  

The SS scopes made in that original factory are 6x42, 10x42, 10x42 SF, 16x42 and 20x42.  

You can look at them as two different product families.

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I think the original phase that CF used was call HD[ heavy duty]
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Well for one I think we are splitting hairs since I have owned both the SS 3-9 and the SS 10x HD and the SS 5-20x50 HD as well as all of the old style Super Snipers with the exception of the 16x and I have not owned the  1-4.  So I have a pretty good idea what they look like how they work and the quality of the glass.  I will state quite clearly here that the glass in the 3-9x42 SS appears just as bright and clear as the glass in the 10xHD.  I will also state that the mechanical adjustments - turrets and erector system is more HEAVY DUTY in both the  10HD and the 5-20HD than it is in the  3-9x42.  Of  the group of new models the 3-9x42 is the BARGAIN of the group price wise.  While I am not normally excited about any 3-9 scope it will say that the features found in this 3-9x42 are extremely useful, the amount of internal adjustment is very generous and will allow you to shoot to extreme long range. The mil dot reticle with turrets also in tenth mil clicks is a very useful system as one can work from a balistic chart and correct 3.4 mil either by dialing it in or by holding over 3 mils and dialing .4 mil or four clicks.  Having had the 3-9x42 and the 10HD side by side one on 9x and one on 10x I do see a slight increase in power due to it being one power higher but to my eye the glass in both is excellent and identical in clearity and brightness and having spent many years behind Hasselblad Cameras  I know good glass and this is good glass.   There is not any intent to bait and switch on Dan's part its a typo so leave it at that.
 


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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Well for one I think we are splitting hairs since I have owned both the SS 3-9 and the SS 10x HD and the SS 5-20x50 HD as well as all of the old style Super Snipers with the exception of the 16x and I have not owned the  1-4.  So I have a pretty good idea what they look like how they work and the quality of the glass.  I will state quite clearly here that the glass in the 3-9x42 SS appears just as bright and clear as the glass in the 10xHD.  I will also state that the mechanical adjustments - turrets and erector system is more HEAVY DUTY in both the  10HD and the 5-20HD than it is in the  3-9x42.  Of  the group of new models the 3-9x42 is the BARGAIN of the group price wise.  While I am not normally excited about any 3-9 scope it will say that the features found in this 3-9x42 are extremely useful, the amount of internal adjustment is very generous and will allow you to shoot to extreme long range. The mil dot reticle with turrets also in tenth mil clicks is a very useful system as one can work from a balistic chart and correct 3.4 mil either by dialing it in or by holding over 3 mils and dialing .4 mil or four clicks.  Having had the 3-9x42 and the 10HD side by side one on 9x and one on 10x I do see a slight increase in power due to it being one power higher but to my eye the glass in both is excellent and identical in clearity and brightness and having spent many years behind Hasselblad Cameras  I know good glass and this is good glass.   There is not any intent to bait and switch on Dan's part its a typo so leave it at that.
 

I currently have the following Super Sniper scopes on my hands.  Some I own and some are here for evaluation purposes:

One 6x42
One 10x42 (original rear focus model)
Two 10x42HD (with different reticles)
Two 3-9x42 (with different reticles)
Two 5-20x50 (from two different batches to see how consistent these scopes are)
Two early prototypes of different models that I find very interesting and will NOT tell you anything about either in the open forum or via PM.

Optically, the 3-9x42 is clearly of the same product family as 10x42HD and 5-20x50HD.  However,  the optical system for the 3-9x42 was obviously designed with slightly different application in mind.  While 10x42HD and 5-20x50HD are both sniper-type scopes with additional complexity of image focus/parallax adjustment, the 3-9x42 is clearly designed to cross over into the DM category with some of the design features (like the wide field of view) aimed at rapid target engagement at mid-distances while still being a very capable long range scope.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

[Two early prototypes of different models that I find very interesting and will NOT tell you anything about either in the open forum or via PM.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

[Two early prototypes of different models that I find very interesting and will NOT tell you anything about either in the open forum or via PM.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

[Two early prototypes of different models that I find very interesting and will NOT tell you anything about either in the open forum or via PM.
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Leave the man alone.  He'll tell you when it is time.

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Are we talkin' fixed or variable power on these mystery prototypes?
 
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Originally posted by FireEMT5 FireEMT5 wrote:

Are we talkin' fixed or variable power on these mystery prototypes?
 
Throw out a bone man!

What prototypes?
Did someone say prototypes?

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


What prototypes?
Did someone say prototypes?

ILya
 
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


I currently have the following Super Sniper scopes on my hands.  Some I own and some are here for evaluation purposes:

One 6x42
One 10x42 (original rear focus model)
Two 10x42HD (with different reticles)
Two 3-9x42 (with different reticles)
Two 5-20x50 (from two different batches to see how consistent these scopes are)
Two early prototypes of different models that I find very interesting and will NOT tell you anything about either in the open forum or via PM.
ILya


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How bout an update ILya or Chris.  Might there be something new for 2012?
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