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Old 03-29-2011, 09:58 PM
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Are swift scopes any good? Are they good like a nikon or sucky like a tasco
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:23 AM
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More like Tasco than Nikon
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:03 AM
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Would not be my choice.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:29 AM
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Swift is known for making higher quality scopes that are comparable to Nikon.
Their glass is made in the USA and their SWIFTRELIANT riflescopes have a 5 year warranty.

http://www.swift-sportoptics.com/rs_reliant.htm

USA Made, BaK7 Schott Glass
Full Saddle Construction
Multi-coated Optics
1” Aircraft Aluminum
Locking Ring Eyepiece
Parallax Free at 100 yards
1/4” Click MOA - Windage and Elevation
Self-centering Quadraplex Reticle
Waterproof, Fogproof & Shockproof
SwiftReliant Five Year Warranty
Many favorable reviews can be found on opticsplanet.com.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/...cope-674m.html

http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/...676m-676s.html

http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/...cope-687m.html

http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/...cope-688m.html

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by arcticap
Swift is known for making higher quality scopes.
Their glass is made in the USA and their SWIFTRELIANT riflescopes come with a 5 year warranty.

http://www.swift-sportoptics.com/rs_reliant.htm
Since when is Schott glass made in the USA? Only a five year warranty? Everything else on your list is standard these days. No thanks, not for me. If you like / want one, go for it. Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:14 AM
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I've got three Swift SRP scopes. Have had them since they came out with the SRP series. Have the 6-18, 4-12, and 3-9 on. They all get used quite extensively on my 6MM, .257 Roberts, and 06.
Never had a problem with them and would buy another if a needed another scope.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:18 AM
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I only use scopes with lifetime warranties.

Buy it once !
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:53 AM
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The premier line has a lifetime warranty. Actually, up until a few years ago, all their scopes had a lifetime over the counter exchange warranty. Their optics are very clear and bright. The weak link may be the adjustment system. If you set and forget, it should be fine. If you are a dial turner, I might look at a different scope. For the money ( can often be found for a deal), they are a good scope. IMO
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:48 PM
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A friend of mine sold a gun and fave it to me. How do i. Tell what kinda swift it is? The redfield ob my 270 isnt that clear so i was gona geta nikon buckmaster but he gave me this one and i was gona try and save somme cash. Should i get the nikon and put this on my 1022 or put this on my 270?
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:30 PM
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I don't know anything about Swift as I have no first hand experience with them other than checking them out at a gun shop, but I know on a local gun classified's forum I'm on, there are a bunch of guys that use them and really like them. I've not heard any negative things from anyone who has used one, but like I said, I've not personally used one so I can't comment at this point.
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