At SA we are working on a great line of optics and are currently in the testing phase of our value line. Where possible, our scopes will have the most desirable features and have a goal of bringing an affordable First Focal Plane (FFP) line to market. FFP takes a little getting used to, but it is far less complicated than Second Focal Plane (SFP), which is the mass market optic. The main selling point of SFP is that the reticle doesn’t change in size, but that is also it’s main problem. SFP reticles are only accurate at the magnification the reticle was designed for (typically the highest). At every other magnification (zoom), the user will need to mathematically account for the change. Throw on top of this that the majority of affordable optics have mismatched turrets and reticles – meaning that the reticles are in MILs and the turrets are MOA. Seraphim Armoury will not be doing that, we will bring the best features to market at the right price for quality levels.
- First Focal Plane (FFP) as main goal.
- Exposed/locking tactical style turrets, side parallax, illumination (certain models).
- Turret/Reticle in MOA/MOA or MIL/MIL.
We are completing the R&D phase and hoping now for a late 2017 launch in the following:
- 10-50x or better
We are only focusing on zoom ratios and features that provide more usefulness, instead of having too many confusing model lines. These specifications will incrementally evolve as manufacturing capabilities keep advancing.
To provide a good entry point, we will be starting with a value line and follow with a premium line at a later date. Although the category quality levels will be comparable to some well known brands, to give our customers better pricing, we have decided keep the warranty for manufacturing defects to a 1 year replacement (not repair). Unlimited warranties make for great marketing, but will only serve to inflate end pricing. We use what we make, so customers are assured we will not have substandard quality, even at the value range.