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Range Report: Super Sniper 10X

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by army_eod, Jul 3, 2006.

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  1. army_eod

    army_eod Member

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    Finally. Got to the range with the newly mounted SS 10X on the Rem 700 Tac 6.8 SPC.



    OUTSTANDING. I zeroed for 200 yards. It took a few rounds to dial her in. Point here is that both the rifle and scope are way more accurate than I am. No surprise there. But was getting some good groupings. Some within a nickel at 100 yds. But I am not that consistent. Then after the zero, adjusted the target knobs back to zero readings. I will re-verify ASAP. I put 40 rounds downrange. Shot some steel plates. Had a blast. I started with Remington 6.8 SPC 115 gr FMJ. Then ran a box of Silver State 6.8 115 gr FMJ. I could not tell any difference. Both rounds are great. The Silver State is less expensive, so I may stick with it?? I have 120 rounds of Remington to blow thru.



    Next is range determination lessons using Mil Dot Master...which I haven't bought yet.



    The SS is the bomb!
     
  2. agony

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    I've been using a 10x SS for several years, and it's proven it's worth many times over. Despite some of the criticism out there, it's the best 'scope for the money.
     
  3. Thin Black Line

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    Pics please....
     
  4. army_eod

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    You asked for it.

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  5. redloki

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    Sweet rig you have there. Good luck with it.
     
  6. Falconeer

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    Ya have to love the Super Snipers. Best value out there!

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  7. Sam Adams

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    Where did you get the Super Sniper, and how much was it?
     
  8. Falconeer

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    The only place you can get the Super Snipers is SWFA. Their web site is http://www.riflescopes.com. The direct link (SWFA sells a LOT of different scopes) is:
    http://www.riflescopes.com/departments/231/rifle_scopes/super_sniper_rifle_scopes.htm

    Their are four models of Super Sniper; 10x, 10x side focus, 16x, and 20x. The 10x, 16x, and 20x are $299.95. The 10x side focus has the focus/parallax adjustment on the left side of the tube and costs $399.95:
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    On the others it's located on the main tube in front of the eyepiece. All four scopes also have a reticle focus adjustment.
     
  9. Falconeer

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    Hope I didn't 'hijack' your thread. :)

    Who makes the base and rings you've got on the 700? The base looks like the Ken Farrell I have on my 10FP.
     
  10. Sam Adams

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    Thanks, Falconeer.
     
  11. Thin Black Line

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    I'm intrigued. I have a Leupold tactical mildot and mounted another for a
    friend. These look like a good value for the money. I noticed they had
    an NSN --which country makes these?

    Have either of you also had the Leupold mildot to compare to this one?
    How is clarity and how fine is the reticle? I've ran into mildots that were
    too thick and blocked out too much of the target.
     
  12. Davo

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    Falconeer is that the 10f with hs precision stock? I wanting one of those. Im thinking I will get the SS rear focus. Ive heard that SWFA will be putting out a variable soon also.
     
  13. army_eod

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    Falconeer

    My base is a Warne Picatinny base and the rings are Burris Extreme Tactical rings. Nice rings. They are aluminum.
     
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    I'm super impressed with my newly mounted SS as well!!

    I have the 20x mounted on my heavy ass AR. It replaced a 8-24x simmons blazer that just didn't live up to my needs. Biggest problem being clarity, the simmons was awful in the heat. At 100yds on a hot summer day all I could see was the heat rising off the ground! I tested the SS last week when it was 90+, with no issues.

    Things I don't like about the scope are the eye releif and height above the bore... both of which can be cured with the right goodies...

    I'd have another one...
     
  15. Thin Black Line

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    Eye relief being too short? Again, who makes these scopes --what country
    was marked on it?
     
  16. Double Naught Spy

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    Super Sniper scopes are of former Tasco manufacture, now owned by somebody else but still making the scopes overseas (Asian, but I can't recall where).

    They are not the best optics in the world, but they are a good value for the money. For example, my SS 20x is not as clear as a Nightforce scope at similar magnification, but the SS cost me $300 whereas the NF goes for something like $1500...but the NF is variable power and goes to a much higher or lower magnification, so clarity isn't the only benefit of the extra $1200 for the NF.

    On the 20x, the reticle lines are thick and I found it difficult to sight in on a life-like but skinny silhouette at 1000 yards as the dots and crosshairs covered a good portion of the silhouette where the head was covered by the dot and the bot trisected in thirds: Left-target, Center-reticle, Right-target.

    One nice thing about the SS scopes is that they are durable and can be fired from .50 BMGs.
     
  17. Falconeer

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    No, it's a Bell & Carlson Medalist Varmint/Target/Tactical. Very comfortable, plus it has a Pachmyr Deaccelerator pad included.

    SWFA has been talking about a variable SS for a while; I don't know the current status of it.
     
  18. Falconeer

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    The eye relief is listed as 3.75". I have no problem keeping both eyes open and getting a full field of view. What can affect relief is the reticle focus. They recommend you point the rifle at the sky or a blank wall and adjust the reticle focus until it's crisp/clear. Once that's done you leave it. At the range you adjust the parallax adjustment until the target is clear and you get no target movement with head movement (no parallax error). At that point you're dialed in for focus. Check your range data, dial in the elevation/windage and let fly. :)

    I believe the scopes are made in Japan by Tasco for SWFA; SWFA has an exclusive right to sell the scopes and have to meet SWFA's quality control standards. There simply isn't a better price/performance deal out there on a 'tactical' scope. :)

    As for height above bore, that's pretty much a question of rings/base. The objective is 42mm and the tube is 30mm. My Ken Farrell 20MOA base & standard rings brings the scope up higher than normal (there's a good 10mm space between the bottom of the objective and the barrell; Ken Farrell doesn't make a lower set of rings) but the B&C Medalist VTT solved that. :) All in all it's a very comfortable combination to shoot.
     
  19. Falconeer

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    Nice stuff! Very nice looking set up!
     
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    Coolness! I never knew the SS had it's own web site. I've always gone via SWFA.
     
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    Hey Falconeer, how do you like that Bell and Carlson stock? I was looking at getting one for my 10FP, but I heard that you need to modify the stock to get the rifle in it.
     
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    I've seen the same thing with my 20X as compared to my Leupolds and Sightrons. But for ½-¼ the price, I'll give it a pass. My first one broke, though, after less than 90 rounds atop a Ruger 10/22M converted to .17 HMR. Sent it back to SWFA and they gave me a new one. Reticle listed to the right 5-10°.
     
  24. Falconeer

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    I've been very happy with it. It's pretty much a drop in install. I had to sand the barrel channel a bit (not more than five minutes work) to ensure the barrel free floated, and the rear most trigger guard screw doesn't have a hole; you have to drill a pilot hole to use the existing screw off the Savage stock. It's not a load bearing screw and the existing Savage screw is coarse threaded so it's by design. All in all very easy.
     
  25. Thin Black Line

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    Thanks for the input. I've seen some scopes being made in the Phillipines,
    but thes one still being made in Japan were more than a hair clearer. I usually
    buy quality like Leupold, Aimpoint, Trijicon, etc, but sometimes budget
    pushes me for cheaper scopes.
     
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