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Hey Chris, CFII, Brady, or any other SWFA guys/gal.  Any update you can give us on the development of this thing?  Just curious what the latest is with it if you can tell us.
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Nothing new to report, sorry.

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This 1-4X looks great and it's something I'd buy--even more than once, but I've never seen a SS warranty written down anywhere.  This is as good a place as any to ask.  The Vortex and Leupold riflescope warranties are easy to understand. :)
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The SS are the same.  If it breaks, Chris and the Folks at SWFA will take care of it.  BTW the key word was IF......  One member on here had a 10X that he ran over with his full size truck and it had no ill effects on the scope, same couldn't be said for the gun it was riding.
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So, will two reticles be offered for sale or will only one get a go?
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Two initially with a third in the works to come later.
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I am anxiously awaiting it's release.  I don't have the $$ for a Nightforce and LOVE my SS 10x42 HD and want the 1-4 on my  3-gun AR.  I can't wait until it comes out and hope it will be this year.
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My GG&G QD mount is still sitting on the bench without one of these in it ....
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And for us old blind farts anything at all on  the 5-20 CF?
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Ok folks, I took a ton of pics of the new reticles.  It is my understanding that these two will are the final production designs of the first two that will be offered with the scope.  A BDC type will possibly be added later, but for now these are it.  The first:









This reticle is much like the last one but with the small posts in the middle solid instead of hollow.  This makes it better to use on 1X with less of a "large empty center" and I find it makes it faster/easier to use on 4X as well as those hollow posts just didn't get the job done.

The next reticle is designed to be a bit faster at close range on 1X:









This particular prototype version has a bit of illumination overrun on the bottom post but that shouldn't be there for the production scopes.
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I figured it would be helpful to compare these to popular comparing models:





At the range in the sun, 1X illumination off:
 

Schmidt Bender Shortdot 1x illumination off:


NightForce 1x illumination off:


SWFA SS HD 1x illumination off:


SWFA SS HD 1x illumination off:


Schmidt Bender ShortDot 1x illumination on:

 
NightForce 1x illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x illumination on:
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Schmidt Bender ShortDot 4x Illumination off:

 
NightForce 4x Illumination off:

 
SWFA SS HD 4x Illumination off:

 
SWFA SS HD 4x Illumination off:


Schmidt Bender ShortDot 4x Illumination on:

 
NightForce 4x Illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 4x Illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 4x Illumination on:
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Now for a closer range comparison.  10 yards in decent light, illumination off:

Schmidt Bender ShortDot 1x illumination off:

 

NightForce 1x illumination off:


SWFA SS HD 1x illumination off:

 

SWFA SS HD 1x illumination off:


Schmidt Bender ShortDot 1x illumination on:

 
NightForce 1x illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x illumination on:
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Complete darkness with weapons light (standard 60 lumen LED G2):

Schmidt Bender ShortDot 1x Illumination off:

 
 
NightForce 1x Illumination off:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x Illumination off:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x Illumination off:

 

Schmidt Bender ShortDot 1x Illumination on:

 
NightForce 1x Illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x Illumination on:

 
SWFA SS HD 1x Illumination on:
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WOW!!!!!   Get some folks excited why don't you!
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Jon A, what range were you at the range?
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Thanks be to Jeebus that I only have two kids as a third one would have been traded for an SS w/Circle reticle.    
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Now I have to decide which reticle.
Thanks for the comparison Jon. It will help alot.
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I've been looking back at the pictures cause i know  deciding on a reticle will take a while but the SS really outshined other two scopes IMO the reticles seem a lot more useable under all conditions than the other two and the illumination seems to be a lot better too.  
 
Jon, how do you feel that stacked up?  better than the others so far or on par?
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Thanks for the pics, Jon!
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Thanks for the pics, Jon!

+1 Must of taken forever.  

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I love the circle. That looks like something you could really use in a fast stressful situation. Good work. I think the illumination is Good in comparison, but they kick but in the non illuminated.  If I was choosing one to lay my life on the line with you would have my vote because batteries can fail.
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Can't decide which I like better in the SS.  I will say from the pictures the NF reticle would be on the bottom of my list.  The SS looks like a great setup which ever reticle you get.
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