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Old 04-20-2017, 10:37 PM
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Default First serious scope- Viper, SWFA, or?

Hi all. looking for my first scope (other than a couple of vintage 4x's that came on the rifles). It's for a Ruger SR762 that will be used as my main all-around rifle and range toy. I've got 62 year old eyes and can't afford to practice as much as I used to, so probably nothing over 300 yards.

I had almost decided on the Vortex Viper 2.5-10 (seems to get a good reviews, great warranty), but then I saw the thread on the 3-15 SWFA (has side parallax adjustment, but I couldn't find anything on the warranty)

Love to hear views on these two from those who know, or other suggestions in the same price range. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:02 PM
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The SWFA has a great warranty. I had a fixed 20X that I carried as an emergency back up for one of my 50BMGs for a few years. I got rid of it when I got a second NF NXS. a few years ago, I ended up buying a plinking 50BMG and bought another fixed power SWFA scope for it. While the clarity is not that of a +$1500 optic, for the price, they are hard to beat.
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both the
SWFA 3-15x and Viper 2.5-10 are GTG.

Since you are mounting on a 7.62 I highly recommend the SWFA (heavier but built like a tank)

Usually I prefer 34mm main tubes for .308/7.62 NATO/6.5Creedmoor

I mainly stick with 30mm main tubes for 5.56/.223/.300BO/762x39
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