New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Which 6x42 scope ?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Which 6x42 scope ?

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/28/2014 at 18:46
NDhunter View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: September/15/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 343

I'm thinking about getting a fixed 6x42 scope, and was wondering which models

I should consider in the $400. range. 

Quality is important as I have some higher optics.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/28/2014 at 18:56
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20479
The first 6x scope in that price range that comes to mind is the SS 6x with $100 left over. 

(I haven't seen the 6x admittedly, but it's been a fan favorite of this illustrious forum.)   
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/28/2014 at 19:25
NDhunter View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: September/15/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 343

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made

and anybody who has compared it to others? 

The main one I have found in this range is the Leupold VX3. 



Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/29/2014 at 02:37
ol0ko View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: June/25/2014
Status: Offline
Points: 38
Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made



http://lmgtfy.com/?q=SWFA+SS+6x42+Tactical+Riflescope
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/29/2014 at 08:08
JGRaider View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: February/06/2008
Status: Online
Points: 1432
If mainly hunting is the objective, the FX3 is the king in this price range IMO.  Tough, reliable, bright, easy to mount.  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/29/2014 at 10:20
Skylar McMahon View Drop Down
TEAM SWFA - Admin
TEAM SWFA - Admin
Avatar

Joined: April/05/2011
Location: TEXAS
Status: Offline
Points: 5518
Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made

and anybody who has compared it to others? 

The main one I have found in this range is the Leupold VX3. 

 
The SS is made in Japan.
 
I don't believe the VX-3 is available in a fixed six power. However Leupold does have a handful of fixed six's available in the FX-II line and in the FX-3 line up as well.
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/29/2014 at 15:37
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made

and anybody who has compared it to others? 

The main one I have found in this range is the Leupold VX3. 

 
The SS is made in Japan.
 
I don't believe the VX-3 is available in a fixed six power. However Leupold does have a handful of fixed six's available in the FX-II line and in the FX-3 line up as well.
 
 

um thats because the vx stands for variable power and fx stands for fixed power???
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/02/2014 at 13:37
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 10978
If you want external turrets or close range focusing: 

I have one of these and I a a big fan.  It is fairly large for this configuration, but very well built, bright and clear.  The turrets are 100% repeatable which is a nice bonus.   $300 for this scope is a steal.

For a streamlined hunting scope, Leupold FX-3 is an excellent option and I like the heavy duplex reticle for low light:

If you are up to paying a little more for a boost in image quality, try this IOR:

Or this Meopta:

There are some other scopes out there, but if you want a fixed 6x, I would be looking at one of these.

I have played with all four, I still own the SWFA SS, which sits on my airgun owing to its excellent close focusing ability.

ILya
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Which 6x42 scope ?"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
SWFA new 6x42 scope report pizzabox Tactical Scopes 3
SWFA SS 6x42 scope... Harriershot Rifle Scopes 0
6x42 Scope Recommendations sns2 Rifle Scopes 7
leupold FX-3 6X42 vs SS 6X42 troweler Rifle Scopes 4
IOR 6x42 versus Kahles ZF95 6x42 ar15a292f Tactical Scopes 12 11/20/2004 6:47:30 AM
Schmidt Bender 6x42 vs Zeiss 6x42 sakosf Rifle Scopes 2 6/21/2007 1:06:28 PM
SWFA SS 6x42 vs. IDF 6x42 Molasses Tactical Scopes 5
IOR 6x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope army_eod Tactical Scopes 10 5/18/2007 5:23:53 AM
1.5-6x42 Illuminated Scopes... Bill C Rifle Scopes 9 12/4/2004 5:37:59 PM
IOR 6x42 Tactical Scope ar15a292f Tactical Scopes 3 10/23/2004 12:55:28 PM


This page was generated in 0.406 seconds.