Hunting scope swfa 10x42? Anyone use for hunting

ricard13

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I haven't used that scope personally, but I have used fixed power scopes before. What type of terrain / area are you hunting in? What are you hunting? 10x is pretty powerful for up close and personal encounters. For coyotes and other game that you are calling in it may work fine.
 

Schw15

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It was my first time using on on a antelope hunt and i was just seeing feedback on other people hiw like that like and if they kept it or changed
 

rrflyer

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I’ve hunted with fixed 10x scopes in the past. Killed several deer and pigs.

Really preferred having something I could dial down a little bit with.

I just ordered a bushnell 3-12 as a dedicated hunting rifle optic
 

Shellbeak

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In my opinion, 10X is way too much on game at 100-300 yards.
Additionally, I believe SWFA only sells the SS scopes inside the US.
I hunted South Africa in 2012, it was an amazing experience; a "kicks like a mule" rifle is definitely an advantage!
 
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Any one use for az coues deer hunting?

Not sure but I think you are asking about the Ares 2.5 15 50?

I have not used that specific scope but that is an excellent magnification range for AZ Coues. They keep their distance if they know you are around. The closest I have ever taken one was 103 yards after my dad and I kicked two bucks out of a canyon bottom when moving to a new spot to glass, the longest was 528 yds across a canyon. Most have been between 200-300yds after a round of spot and stalk.

Walk/move with scope on 2.5 for a good field of view for surprises, (anything can and will happen with Coues) and use what magnification you have to look over your target to take something further out. 15x is more then enough to go after the Grey Ghost. They are fun to hunt.

I agree with others who have posted that a fixed 10x scope is a bit much for an optimum hunting scope magnification. Not that you can’t be successful with one but it makes it a bit harder than a 2.5x15 range. For me 5x is about as high as I would go for a low end of a hunting scope. YMMV

HTH
 

david walter

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Didn’t Carlos Hathcock and the Marine snipers use a fixed 8x or 10x in the jungles of Vietnam?

Can’t be too much of a liability at close range....

Also, Pat Sinclair, scenarshooter over on 24hourcampfire, is a paid predator hunter and he uses the fixed 10x PM II on a lot of his rifles. Pat spends hundreds of days each year in the field and has lots of choices on optics. When I asked him about an all around fixed power scope, he said the 10x PM II or the SWFA if you’re on a budget.
 

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Where i hunt in Co is big open county so long shots atleast 200 for close all the way out to 800 which is fine but going to Az coues disnt know if i needed more or not
 

david walter

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I have the non-HD SWFA Super Sniper 10X, and like it fine.

I'm of the opinion, might be wrong, that good enough is good enough in glass, and once there, the features of the scope (turrets, repeatability, reticle) drive the decision.
 

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SWFA is good glass for the $$. Magnification is a personal preference. My .02