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SWFA 3-15x42mm Rifle Scope Review

SWFA SS 3-15x42mm
SWFA SS 3-15x42mm Rifle Scope

SWFA has now released their brand new 3-15x42mm rifle scope. This scope fits perfectly in the middle of their lineup. Priced at $699 it is less expensive than their 5-20x and 10xHD models, but stacked with more features than their bargain priced fixed magnification models.

SWFA SS 3-15x42mm
Old School Turrets

The 3-15×42 borrows styling from the classic SWFA SS 10x fixed power rifle scope. You will find the same blocky turrets and fluted ocular housing. Personally I would have preferred the styling follow with the sleeker lines of the 5-20x50mm SS model, but the beauty of the 3-15x is in the function. Continue reading SWFA 3-15x42mm Rifle Scope Review

SWFA SS 3-15×42 Rifle Scope

SWFA SS 3-15x42 Rifle Scope
SWFA SS 3-15×42 Rifle Scope

We just got a heads up on a new rifle scope coming from the folks at SWFA. The new SS 3-15×42 is based on the the previous fixed power designs. The resemblance to the 10x, 12x and 16x SS models is obvious.

Features include:

  • Front Focal Plan Reticle
  • 0.1 mRad Turrets
  • Side Parallax Adjustment
  • 3-15x Magnification Range
  • 42mm Objective
  • Mil-Quad Reticle

Pricing is $699.95 and will be available for purchase April 25th!

Our T&E just arrived and we can’t wait to get it mounted up!

Bushnell LMSS 8-40×60 Spotting Scope First Look

Pre-Production LMSS at Rockcastle Shooting Center

The BBT (big, brown, truck) graced us with its presence yesterday and left a box from Bushnell Outdoor Products. Inside was a brand spanking new 8-40x60m Lightweight Modular Spotting Scope. I was so excited that I broke out the camera and actually shot an unboxing video.

We don’t usually do “unboxings” because I am dubious of their value to the consumer. When I “unbox” something, it’s pretty obvious that I have little experience with that actually product. This isn’t really true with the LMSS.

We got a chance to play with the pre-production version of the LMSS at a Bushnell hosted event at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Ky. I have used several different “tactical spotters” from several different manufacturers. This was the first I have seen in awhile that actually got me exited. You can take a look at our previous comments about it from the Rockcastle shoot here.

As soon as we get some time behind it and a some shots through it, we will run a full review. Everything about this scope screams “quality” and we can’t wait to field it.