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I have a chance to buy an early '90s vintage Swaro 3-9x36 AV NIB from an individual at a very good price. My question is, Have these scopes changed much in the past 17 or so years? Was the glass and were the coatings in use then comparable to those in use today?
Any idea how much better a current generation Swaro is? Thanks optics gurus. Big Grin
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Way better.... how much not able to tell ya. but I can tell you it is better than anything else in its class for the time and better than some made today.what did you actually pay for it?
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I have a 10-15yr old Zeiss Diavari C MC, and it still will put alot of new $400-$500 scopes in their place.

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It was sometime in the early 90's when Swarovski started putting O-rings in the adjustment turrets of their scopes, making them truly waterproof. A scope that old may or may not have the O-rings.
 
I had a couple of Swarovski AV's from that period and they weren't incredibly bright for a multi-coated scope. They also had some issues with recoil.
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

Way better.... how much not able to tell ya. but I can tell you it is better than anything else in its class for the time and better than some made today.what did you actually pay for it?
 
$471. Pretty good deal, huh? I kinda feel like I hit the lottery. Yippee
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$471.00 I think is a fair deal for both parties.
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