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I am looking for a scope for my .308 SPS Tactical.  As I narrow down the options, I'm looking at SWFA SS 10x42 Tactical Riflescope or Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope. 
 
Fixed or variable isn't my deciding factor between these two.  My deciding factors are toughness and reliability. 
 
Looking for opinions on both these.
 
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I have the same gun with a SS 10X on it and couldn't be happier.  I use it for subsonic and regular loads and can dial in the two settings without worry of my zero not being on.  I dont' think you can find a tougher scope for the money than the SS.  period  I have dropped mine from the bench, had it on a 300 win mag for hundreds of rounds, bounced it around a JohnDeere Gator and still just like new except some small cosmetic character building marks.
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If your only discerning factor is ruggedness you can't beat the SS. Hands down I'd go with what I know.




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Didn't someone run over a SS or something and it still work? am i imagining things again?

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Yes, ran over the whole rig. Hey Jason care to show pictures? Sorry buddy, couldn't resist the poke.



Edited: ok I'm on the right post, it may have been Brandon!   I'm getting Old.

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OK, SS it is.  Now, 3x9 or 10xM, or is HD that big a difference that I really must spend more?
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3x9 would be my pick if i where doing it over again.  10x is great but i miss not being able to turn it down sometimes.....if you do go with 10x get the HD you'll appreciate the glass a lot!
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Didn't someone run over a SS or something and it still work? am i imagining things again?

that would be our Brandon aka Bigdaddy0381
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Buy once, cry once! Ain't that the saying. I'd go with the HD just for the Mil/Mil. That dang thing spoiled me.
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I love my 10HD.  I'm pretty new to this kind of shooting, but that mil mil thing is awesome.  Took me 2 (yes two) shots to zero the rifle for 100 yds.  Different day I ranged a target at 236 yds. with the 100 zero still in place. Looked at the dope sheet, dialed the scope and bullseye.  Perfect.  Yes the HD is worth the extra money.
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P.S.  And it made me cry twice about every other scope I have.
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