A little background, I spent 12 years an infantryman in the Marine Corps which gave me LOTS of time behind a fixed power optic, which I liked just fine other than the eye relief and 4x up close can be a PITA. And being shot down for 45* offsets with an Aimpoint, or even iron sights, was frustrating.
I trained a bunch on my own with an Aimpoint, mostly because I didn’t want to spend what an ACOG cost then, and most of it transferred very easily to the ACOG/RCO.
I purchased a Primary Arms ACSS 1-6 to dip my toes in the LPVO world. I haven’t taken any classes with it, other than a couple impromptu 3 gun “classes” at and after local matches and so far I’ve been pretty happy with that scope, especially for being into the scope, switch lever and mount for just a hair over $300.
So now I want to get a big kid LPVO, not a Pro LPVO, no way can I drop 3k on a CQBSS, ATACR or Swarovski.
But 1500-2000 I think I can manage.
I’m as regular a regular guy as they come anymore, this will be a fun gun, some 3 gun, some recreational mid range stuff, hopefully some classes from the likes of Buck Doyle, Defoor or any other LPVO proponents I haven’t heard of yet. But no HD use as I’m behind the curtain and our ARs have to be neutered to be “legal”
So, the question.
On PAPER the SWFA SS 1-6 sounds awesome. It’s got a great looking reticle, the SS scopes have a reputation for quality and SWFA stands behind them AFAIK.
How does it rank compared to the Vortex Razor HD GenII?
Would it be money better spent to get a 1-8 like the NX8?
Any other options I should be looking at? I want a durable scope, with a useable reticle, preferable a BDC and daylight bright.