308 scope


October 21, 2013, 11:58 PM
I need to get glass on a 308. The two I'm trying to decide on is Falcon menace 4-14x44 (maybe IR) or SWFA SS 3-15x42.
Does anybody own either and what you feel about it

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Outlaw Man
October 22, 2013, 09:07 AM
I hear positive things about the SWFA, but I know nothing about the Falcon. What kind of shooting are you planning on using it for?

October 22, 2013, 11:08 AM
I have a barska on it right now. I want to switch from just shooting in stationary positions to the shower competitions.

Outlaw Man
October 22, 2013, 11:35 AM
Did your phone autocorrect highpower into shower, or is there a new sport I'm not familiar with?

October 22, 2013, 10:47 PM
Yes it's a new sport... let's change shower to sniper

Outlaw Man
October 22, 2013, 11:50 PM
Of you're wanting to compete with it, I'd say the SWFA would be your baseline. You're probably going to be pushing its limits at times. From what I've heard about them, though, it's serviceable.

October 23, 2013, 09:45 AM
Is this the swfa you're talking about?

That's a lot of features for the money. A buddy is looking for a scope; I think I'll forward the swfa link to him.

October 23, 2013, 02:48 PM
Check out the Nikon M-308:


The BDC 800 reticle is popular.

Tim G.

Outlaw Man
October 23, 2013, 04:43 PM

Isn't that a second focal plane scope? I'm sure it's a good scope, but I'd recommend a FFP scope if he's going to be doing competitions. It's much faster than dialing to full magnification each time.

October 24, 2013, 09:13 AM
Looks like a good scope for a hunting rifle in open areas, but not suitable for what DSling wants to do.

October 24, 2013, 10:35 AM
Yes, a first focal plane scope would be an advantage.

I like the Vortex FFP scopes:


Tim G.

October 24, 2013, 11:59 AM
This Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP would be my choice.


Somewhat more expensive, but I believe the money is well spent. I have the Viper PST 2.5-10x32 FFP, bright and clear. My first FFP scope, didn't know what I was missing.

Here are some reviews:

Mark H.

October 28, 2013, 11:04 PM
Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP mil/mil. A nice piece of glass for the money. I have it on my Savage 10 FCP HS-Precision and an completely satisfied with it.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/savage/10fcp-5.jpg (http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/savage/10fcp-1.htm)

October 28, 2013, 11:11 PM
skip the falcon. the swfa SS will serve you well. i have their fixed 10x on a .22 and also use it to test other rifles. good glass, durable, and tracks perfectly. i also have the vortex viper pst 4-16x ffp that others have mentioned and this is also a great buy. also great glass for the money and a warranty second to none. i'd have to compare them side by side to say whether it's worth the extra $200, but either way, you can't go wrong. it could come down to which reticle you like better.

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