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Hello from Maine,

I recently got a 1985 manufactured, 4X, "model 650" Swift riflescope - and I was amazed at the clarity. It seems more clear than not using a scope at all. I might wear it as glasses!

Just kidding, but really this thing is amazing. I wish you guys could look through it.

I am putting it onto a 9mm carbine so I'm not concerned if it's less than super rugged.

Are all Swift scopes this awesome or did I just get lucky?

Cheers,
Craig

I will use this scope to set the standards of clarity for all my future scopes!



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/19/2007 at 21:12
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My only one that is clearer is my Monarch.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/21/2007 at 00:03
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The Swifts scopes I've looked through (Premire Series) have been very clear. I have "heard" nothing confirmed of problems holding zero when put on hard kicking rifles...again that is only internet complaints I've read about, otherwise optics wise they are very very good. I love their Audubon Binoculars which rank up there as some of the best optics so Swift is a very capable company.
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Swift makes pretty good glass, but their binoculars are a few rungs above their scopes.  Current Swift scopes are serviceable and pretty good for the money, but certainly nowhere near the top of the line optical quality.  The only issue I have had with Swift products (both binoculars and scopes) was that they were not exactly waterproof.  I have hear that they improved their seals since then though.

Optically, I thought the Premier scopes were about on par with Fullfield II and Buckmaster scopes, but admittedly, it has been a while since I looked at one.

ILya
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/21/2007 at 07:03
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they dont have to be sent in to be fixed either, you buy a new swift and it craps our take it back to where you bought and they just hand you new one just like it.
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