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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/19/2004 at 15:17
Richard View Drop Down
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I post here information which I obtained from Swarovski Tech Service and Barrett Rilfles.

This is for those of you considering the Rpofessional Hunter/Tactical series 10X Swarovski telescopes

#1. Ranging Reticle Telescope  "  CHRISTMAS TREE" reticle

Swarovski & Barrett apparently decided that M8  .50 BMG AP/Multipurpose BW +/- 663 Gr  , BC 0.675, MV +/- 2,900 fps was the standard for the "Christmas Tree"  500 > 2,000 yd  range scale.   (33-36 inch Barrel)

The IMI produced Barrett 50  ammo  ( M33) matches the M8 MV/BW/BC etc close enough so you can shoot this new fresh Ball ammo with the Christmas Tree .  Accuracy of the AMMO ( not the scope, not the rifle) is specified by IMI @ Ave Mean Radius = 12.0 inches at 600 yds. This does not mean YOUR RIFLE/ SCOPE will not shoot better. It is a manufacturing spec.

If you select another 50BMG bullet /load other than the M8 or M33 the Christmas tree will not necessarily be on point  across the range of fire.

So, with the Ranging Reticle Swarovski you have a source of FRESH , HIGH QUALITY AMMO from Barrett which should work just fine with this scope.  Not bench rest accuracy but @ $250/  80 rnds you have some good ball ammo for this scope

The Swarovski Ranging Reticle Telescope is paralex free @500m , twilight performance 20.5, exit pupil 4.2mm, 1/4 MOA adjustments( 75 MOA vert & 75 MOA horizontal)

Telescoping dampening occular > (can be very important if you get up too close)

Reticle is etched in glass .. no wires

Reticle has point of impact 500m> 2000m / 100m increments/ further broken to 25m steps, 9 vert mill dots for range estimation, 5 mph & 10mph crosswind defletion markings on all horizontal steps

The accompanying manual tells you how to get your 500 m point of impact by sighting at exactly 33 meters from the end of the barrel ( not the muzzle break)


All in all a good 50BMG tactical scope and at a fair price at SWFA


#2 Swarovski 10 X Mil-Dot Telescope


The Mil-Dot version is the SAME scope as the Ranging Reticle only it has an etched Mil-Dot Reticle and Target Knobs


Again a very good rugged scope for Tactical/ Hunting ( not bench rest) long distance. This reticle is of course applicable to any calibre rifle


Add a scope level  if you plan to shoot at longer ranges


Both 30mm scopes are marked Barrett

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/21/2004 at 16:58
Chris Farris View Drop Down

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Many thanks for the very good technical information.  I'll add a picture of the "Christmas Tree" reticle to aid in your explanations.


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