First I must say a big “Thank you” to the guy who offered to lend Shawn and I his preordered Super Sniper 1-6X. He only mildly complained when I scratched it up for him. He sent me the above photo which is his scope on his rifle.
Shawn wrote a harsh review of this optic, and I think it is because he(like me) loves the idea of an Aimpoint like optic that you could dial up into a sniper scope. The problem is that that capability just doesn’t exist. While a 1X scope can be fast and useful, it is not going to be a non-magnified reflex sight. Unfortunately currently the 1-X power scopes cost a premium.
For many, the cost combined with the downsides of a 1-X power scope make them less then ideal. Often a person would be better off with a dedicated reflex sight, or magnified optic. If you are considering a 1-X power scope, research if its downsides are acceptable in how you intend to use it.
I would recommend the SWFA 1-6SS, and I think it may be the best 1-6 in the $1000 dollar range. However I think most would be better off with something other then a 1-X power scope.