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Posted: 11/29/2007 11:38:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2007 11:48:05 AM EDT by tjsgrecc]
i haven't heard much about this brand except for a couple of times. i heard for the money they are probably the best in the cheap class and have worked out well for people. if you have an honest experience of this scope manufacturer can you give me some feedback on them. please don't make up some bull shit if you haven't used one before.

Thanks,

www.swfa.com/pc-10051-1396-swift-15-45x21-reliant-rifle-scope.aspx
www.swfa.com/pc-8463-380-swift-15-45x32-premier-rifle-scope.aspx

edit: also what does the circle dot reticle look like?
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 1:27:56 PM EDT
I've had a swift 6X18 on a Savage 204 varmint rifle a few years now. It has done well so far. I believe the Company has changed hands in the last year or so, and I've heard some quality problems brought up at rimefirecentral lately.

Weaver and Sightron both make entry level scopes in the power range of 1X4. About the same cost. I'm getting ready to order another Sightron S1 3x9x40 Mil Dot this week.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 1:33:02 PM EDT
Check with zoinks, from this board. He did a lot of work with Swift awhile back and can probably give you a pretty good synopsis of their product.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:18:27 PM EDT
Thanks for the introduction, Fox!

The first link you posted is for the model 665M. It's from the formally named Standard line, now called Reliant. The picture is of an older version with the half saddle on an extruded tube configuration. There's a new version out called the SR665M. This is the normal 6000 series aluminum processed to T-6. It's also multi-coated which for our company is defined as all the lenses have at least two coats anti-reflective.

The second link is for the model 648M as pictured. It's what's called a Premier scope which means it has a european style speed focus for the ocular and the lenses are full multi-coated which for our company means that there are a butt load of AR and other type coatings to help with light retransmission. There is a new designation for the Premier scopes and that's SRP.

So that's the scopes. What kind of shooting are wanting to do?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:42:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:43:28 PM EDT by upnorthbacon]
Zoinks how would you compare the Swift 1.5-4.5 to the weaver 1-3? I'm looking at that scope for my recon right now but I'd also consider the swift if quality is the same? Mine is for coyote hunting to 200-300yds max as well as plinking, and zombies!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:48:54 AM EDT
mine will be mainly for zombies from about 15yards out to 200ish maybe... the rest is range plinking at 50 or 100 yards.

by zombies i mean red squirrels, blue jays, coyotes, or any other rodents trying to infiltrate my deer bait.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 3:07:04 PM EDT
blue jays are protected
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:16:18 PM EDT
oops i meant to say bald eagles... j/k.... i thought those big blackish birds where blue jays, hmm.. they must be crows or something
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 10:38:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By upnorthbacon:
Zoinks how would you compare the Swift 1.5-4.5 to the weaver 1-3? I'm looking at that scope for my recon right now but I'd also consider the swift if quality is the same? Mine is for coyote hunting to 200-300yds max as well as plinking, and zombies!


Honestly, I've never looked through that particular Weaver scope, so I wouldn't be able to give you an honest opinion. I have looked through the Japanese made Weavers, though. Those are excellent instruments, IMHO.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 6:28:05 PM EDT
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