SWFA Super Sniper 1-6x first impressions

SWFA Super Sniper 1-6SS SWFA Super Sniper 1-6SS 2013-02-28 08.51.48

SWFA has released a new Super Sniper scope that is a 1-6 power.  The price is $1000 and is available from SWFA.

This scope has a first focal plain reticle with a center dot and half mil hash marks.  There is also a large circle visible on lower power settings and out of the field of view at 6x.  Turrets have 1/10 mil clicks and are 10 mils per revolution.  They also have caps, if not using the caps, the included thread protector covers where the caps screw on it.

SWFA gives these stats for the scope:

  • Matte Black Finish
  • First Focal Plane Illuminated Donut (Circle/Mil-Scale)
  • 30mm Tube
  • .10 Mrad, 10 Mils per Rev.
  • HD Model
  • Undercover Turrets
  • Coming soon, accepting pre orders
Specifications
Weight (oz): 22.4
Length (in): 10.47
Eye Relief (in): 3.75
Field of View @ 100yds (ft): 95-15.9
Submersible: Yes
Operating Temp (degrees): .5 – 160 Fahrenheit
Adjustment Value: 0.1 Mil
Adjustment Value Per Revolution: 10 Mils
Total Elevation Adjustment Value: 35 Mils
Total Windage Adjustment Value: 35 Mils

So what do I think?  I am impressed.  The eye relief is generous and perhaps the longest of any scope I have owned.  While the reticle illumination isn’t daylight bright, the reticle is plenty useable at 1x during the day.  While it is not as fast as an Aimpoint, it is a quick optic to use at 1x.  I love how the illumination knob can be spun completely around and has an off setting between each brightness setting.

It has a space for a spare battery in the illumination knob, I personally could do with out that.  The turrets are 10 mils per revolution.  I like this, but if you are dialing in a fast adjustment the fine clicks and sort of blend together.  It is perfectly functional, but not the best scope turret ever.

I found engaging a single target, or multiple targets quick with this scope.  Still not as fast and nice as an Aimpoint for that purpose, but quick none the less.

 

While this scope isn’t proven yet, I think I can recommend it.  It isn’t perfect, but I think it is well worth the cost.

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