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Hey everyone, I am considering putting a Swarovski AH 3x9x36 on a Ruger number one (45-70) Will this scope hold up to the punishing blows of the 45-70? Any other suggestions? This set up will be used mainly for black bear at ranges less than 100 yds. I am looking for a quality compact scope, red dots and Leupolds need not apply. Just kidding about the Leupolds Thanks for any and all input, Bricat
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Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? NO one has any eperience with this scope on a big bore???
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http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/14210 43/m/945101837

 

Hope this helps.

 

This forum is not what you might call real Swaro friendly, for some reason. Seems like the Kahles have stolen their hearts.   



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Hey thanks for the info Cheaptrick! I sure wish Kahles still made the fixed 4x36, Bricat
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i dont know anything about swaro other than they arent cheap, but im willing to go out on a limb and guess that there scopes will handle a 45-70, especially since i know they cand handle stuff like 416 rem and 375 H&H.
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I broke one on a 338. M70 that was muzzle braked. The zoom tube was the problem. I know this was an isolated incident but it scared me about them. The glass is great and will let you hunt in very low light.

I also have a #1 in 45-70. I have a Nikon Monarch in 2-7 but haven't shot it yet.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I broke one on a 338. M70 that was muzzle braked. The zoom tube was the problem. I know this was an isolated incident but it scared me about them. The glass is great and will let you hunt in very low light.

I also have a #1 in 45-70. I have a Nikon Monarch in 2-7 but haven't shot it yet.

i have heard of windshields in trucks ending up with the same fate as your scope at the hands of a muzzlebreak

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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

Hey thanks for the info Cheaptrick! I sure wish Kahles still made the fixed 4x36, Bricat

That is very unfortunate and the same goes for the one Swaro made, too. Fortunately if you are looking for high quality glass in a 4x there is http://www.swfa.com/pc-10175-291-ior-4x32-hunting-rifle-scop e.aspx. The Leupold 4x is no slouch either.

 

Check out Boman's problem

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=8609&PN=1& amp;TPN=2



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2 things:

First, I think the AH will handle it.  I have one mounted a gun with considerable recoil and it has done fine 100+ rounds so far.

Second, muzzle breaks can have side ports only, purely for the purposes of not obscuring the impact area and no blowing out the glass in your fine European scope.

I like my Swaro.  And I will buy more.
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