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I finally finished mounted scopes on two Savage 11gs, one in a 7mm-08 and the other in a .308.  I had decided to mount a Fullfield II on the .308, but had a 6x18 50mm Swift that I had taken off of another rifle.  So, I took them outside to compare.  Low and behold, there was no comparison whatsoever.  At 9 power the clarity, sharpness and color defination, as well as the FOV, of the Swift, was clearly superior, hands down.  I even backed down on the power on the Swift, thinking, 9 power is not 9 power.  No change.  You could make out the intricate detail of the bark on a tree, at about 75 yards away with the Swift, but not so with the Burris.  The Burris also had some mild softning of the edges of the image.  Still not bad.  Funny thing is, I had decided to place a Fujinon 2x9 42mm on the 7mm-08 as I love the one on, I believe a Wby. Mark V Euromark in a 7mm STW.  After mounting the two other scopes, I took the Burris and mounted it on an old Wby. Vanguard in a .308 I bought years ago when I did not have much money and had a cheapo Simmons Blazer put on it.  It shot fine, but I figured, I would upgrade the scope.  Here is the funny part.  Then I sat down and looked at the ballistics manual that came with the Burris.  The 7mm-08 fit the ballistics plex reticle, with the least amount of error than any other caliber.  At any rate, things are staying as is.  Another thing, I do not think the Burris had enough room to allow for an adequate adjustment for a comfortable fit.  Here are a few pics.  Any comments would be welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/27/2007 at 18:04
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You lost me....... can't tell which scope you mounted on which gun...... I can' see the pics either.
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That figures, I am over at my father's house and I cannot see them either.  They show up fine on my computer.  Oh well, I well figure it out later.

 

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Dolphin,

You first have to upload your images to a place such as photobucket for the image to work. The images you tried to post are only on your computer and that is why only you can see them...

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OT will take them directly from the browser-Big D see of the image size is too large for the browser if above 200kb resize, then try the upload.
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Pics now posted through photobucket.  Thanks Charlie70.  I have had succes going through my own computer and bypassing the internals, but it did not work this time.  Thanks again.  To the range today.

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Nicely done!

 

What rings are those, Dolphin?

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Must be Warne Maxima fixed rings, great stuff.

 

Regards Technika

 

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Nice looking set ups. I am not suprised about the Swift comments at all. I have one of their spotting scopes and did comparisons on a resolution chart with other brands. The Swift was better in the price range than a Pentax I thought was the best, initially. Edge to edge comments apply to the spotter as well.

Nice report, thanks.

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Shooting did not go as well.  There was a tremedous wind and trying to get goups was difficult.  The best groups were with the old Vanguard .308 with the Fullfield II when I could find some come time with Winchester Super x power point 150 grain bullets.  At times, almost one hole groups.  The Savages, did not not like the same cartridges in 140 grains for the 7mm-08s and 150 grains for the .308s at all.  At times I could get reasonable 2-3 inch groups, but then the wind would kick up and I would get flyers.  I really do not think the rifles like the cartridges at all.  I saved the brass and will try some reloads and see what I can work up and report back.  The old Vanguard is a tack driver with those cartridges, as well as everything else I have ever feed it.
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Originally posted by www.technika.nu www.technika.nu wrote:

Must be Warne Maxima fixed rings, great stuff.

 

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You got it.  Its what I use most of the time.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Nice looking set ups. I am not suprised about the Swift comments at all. I have one of their spotting scopes and did comparisons on a resolution chart with other brands. The Swift was better in the price range than a Pentax I thought was the best, initially. Edge to edge comments apply to the spotter as well.

Nice report, thanks.

The Swift peformed at the range as I expected.  Just as clear as I could expect, with great resolution and only used it up to 12 power.  Love the scope.  The Fujinon performed well as did the Fullfield II. 

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