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Would you buy the SWFA 3-15 scope for a rifle that will mostly be used for hunting and some fun/target shooting? I've seen some people comment on not wanting scopes that don't have locking turrets or caps on their hunting rigs. What say you?
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I'd be fine with it.  The turrets are stiff enough they won't move accidently.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I'd be fine with it.  The turrets are stiff enough they won't move accidently.


Thanks. I appreciate the input.
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That's what I use mine for and have found it an excellent scope for the money. No problem with turrets moving on their own, even when moving through brush that was thick enough to pull the bolt open. I wouldn't mind if they were a bit lower like the SS 3-9, but that's more for appearance sake.

The mag range is excellent and the glass is plenty good. I've run similar scopes that were much more expensive and like not worrying much about dropping or scratching it. One plus is that if you ever do dry fire practice indoors with snap caps, the parallax is adjustable down to 6 meters (20 ft). Drop the magnification down to around 3-5X and you can sight on something across the room. It helps ensure you're using a consistent trigger squeeze and not pulling left or right.

The weight is reasonable for a hunting scope. Other tactical scopes can be 6-14 oz. heavier. It's still rugged enough and you get a mag range low enough for close shots and high enough for good target shooting or as far out as your ability and ethics dictate on game animals.
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Good hunting scope, though no illumination can be a limiter - especially in Texas where many hogs are taken in low light/no light.
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I've used the SS 3-15x42 on a .30-06 Mauser for elk hunting in Washington State.  I've had no problems.

Here is a review of the scope in the field (as mounted on my AR15): http://www.opticstalk.com/review-swfa-ss-315x42-at-13-sniper-challenge_topic38917.html
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Just got mine today for my bushmaster ORC .308 with the mount. Can't wait to put it on and try it. Looks like I will be able to hit a 6" target at 300 yds. Any opinions? Now I have to learn how to use a scope like this. Look out hogs. Anyone have real experience on mounting this correctly on my weapon where I will have it perfect 100% correct with sighting it in? Thanks
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