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Wonder how the Trij 5-20 x 50 ($1083) compares to the SS 5-20 x50 ($1300-1500).  Obviously  the Trij has the price advantage but curious how the low light capabilities, controls and such compare.  I was looking but didnt find a hands on head to head compare.  Imagine this has been covered so its probably my search skills. Could someone point me to it? 
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the SWFA has more internal adjustments and is first focal plane. 
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I didn't do a "head-to-head", but have owned both scopes and can give some general info:

1.  Turrets on the SS are better, the Trijicon turrets do not have enough resistance, spin too easily, and don't feel real sturdy. That said, clicks are audible and tactile and you know when you've made an adjustment.

2.  The SS has significantly more elevation adjustment range, whether that is needed or not makes that important - or not.

3.  The Trijicon is SFP while the SS is FFP.  I sold my 5-20 Trijicon because the reticle was too thick and it was always too thick.

4.  With the mil dot reticle, the illumination on the Trijicon is just the center dot, and it is a perfect size for low light shooting.

5.  At 20X, the SS is easier to get behind.

6.  Both are 30mm tube, both are illuminated, both have exposed turrets, both are quite functional as 5-20X optics.

Of the 2, I prefer the SS. SFP vs FFP is a very big differentiator.
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And, forgot to add, the glass in the SS seemed a bit sharper to my eye, while the glass in the Trijicon seems a bit brighter - all at roughly equal power settings.



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Thank you for your input.  Either of these is over kill for any purpose I might realistically conjure up.  The brightness of the image sounds appealing. I have never owned a FFP scope.  Of course the fact the references stay in synch as you change magnification is the obvious plus - but curious - as you increase magnification does the thickness of the crosshairs become excessive? 
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Originally posted by tominct tominct wrote:

Thank you for your input.  Either of these is over kill for any purpose I might realistically conjure up.  The brightness of the image sounds appealing. I have never owned a FFP scope.  Of course the fact the references stay in synch as you change magnification is the obvious plus - but curious - as you increase magnification does the thickness of the crosshairs become excessive?  

It varies, scope to scope.  One drawback of some reticle designs and magnification ranges (using FFP reticles) is that the reticle is usually either too small at the bottom end or too large at the top end.  

With these 2 scopes, the SS is a bit small at the bottom, but is visible and usable.  In contrast, the SFP Trijicon reticle (mil dot) is heavy.  It is heavy at the top of the mag range, it is heavy at the bottom, and is heavy everywhere else too.  For some, that is no bother; for me, it was a big bother, too much obstructed target.

If the 5-20 is overkill, I'd recommend you look at the SS3-9 and Trijicon 3-9.  
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