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Swift Scope on 300 Rum

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Topic: Swift Scope on 300 Rum
Posted By: lucytuma
Subject: Swift Scope on 300 Rum
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 16:59
A budy of mine has his heart set on a 50mm inexpensive high power scope for his .300Rum.
Will this hold up?">Swift 4-12x50 Premier Rifle Scope">Quadraplex - Swift 4-12x50 Premier Rifle Scope
Stock # - SRP649M
  • Matte
  • Quadraplex
  • 1"
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Parallax Set at 100 yds
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Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 17:42
  Have no idea if it would hold up to the recoil but what concerns me is that the eye relief is kinda short (3.2-3.5).
  Here's two with a bit more: - -

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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 17:51
I would STRONGLY recommend against it.

It is short on eye relief and recoil will probably pound that scope to hell.

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 18:11
I have a Swift Premier 4-12x40 that has been mounted mostly on .243, but spent some test time on my BAR 30-06.  It performed well there, but I don't believe I would push it by putting it on .300RUM.  Swift is well built and sturdy, from my experience, but I just don't think the 1" tube version will hold up to that heavy pounding from the RUM.  It doesn't matter how inexpensive it is if you have to replace it every 10-20 rounds... or even every 50. 

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