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Question for those that have experience with the Swarovski BT. 

I wonder how durable it is (the actual turret on top)?  Meaning, could you knock off the entire turret accidentally very easy?

I'm going on a horseback hunt and wondered if the scabbard could potentially damage the scope turret.



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Originally posted by muleymaddness muleymaddness wrote:


I wonder how durable it is?  Meaning, could you knock off the entire accidentally very easy?



Can you restate the question?
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Haha - that's hilarious (and embarrassing).  I didn't even read what I wrote and I'd just got off the phone with Swarovski, so it was almost like I was just continuing my conversation.

I'm talking about the ballistic turret on top.  I have the top screw screwed in tight, but there is still a bit of movement to it and it got me to thinking, could you accidentally knock this entire turret off if you weren't careful?

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Anything is possible in a horse wreck.  Fixed power and low capped turrets are your best bet with a backup scope or second rifle sighted in and ready to go.  Most scabbards will be well salted so stainless and synthetic are recommended.  If you are carrying a fixed blade knife on your belt your safest bet is a Kydex sheath and may be mandatory depending on your outfitter.
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Muley, no problem, I just wanted to be sure I answered the intended question, not something else.

The ballistic turret on that scope is indeed a weak spot, and riding in a scabbard would cause me some concern too.  I agree with rainman that low capped turrets would be a far better solution. 

What is the rifle?
At what ranges will you be shooting?

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It's a Rem 700 in 7mm Rem Mag.  I expect shots from 200-600 yards.  Yes I know a BDC type reticle would work, but it sure is nice to be able to dial it.
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Is the scope already in hand?
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Yes sir it is.  I could always sell if I think there is a better option - I'm not afraid of that.


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I have a BT on a Swaro 2.5-15x56.  I like the function and design for the most part, but I did break it once.  Swaro fixed it for free, but I would really prefer a full metal version.
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That's strange. I own 3 Z6i and 1 Z5i BT Swaro scopes. Spent 5 days on horse back near Craig, CO last fall with the Z5 mounted on a custom 700 with Krieger barrel and McMillian stock w/Jewell trigger. I don't baby my rifles......but I do keep the scope protected unless on foot in the mountains. Never throw a rifle in the back of a truck, jeep, ranger etc. Secure that rifle in a scabbard! TAKE THAT FROM EXPERIENCE. I've messed up a couple of good Leupold's that way. Totally my fault. 
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So then you've had good luck with the BT and never had any issues?


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Muleymaddness which swaro do you have. I just received a z5 5x25x52. I love the clarity in low power but the eye box seems awful finicky from mid power up. I have a Zeiss HD5 5X25X50 & it seems to be better in that aspect but its also mounted & the swaro isn't. If I don't like it I can return it as long as it hasn't been mounted. Any one experience this issue w/their swaro's? Also on your original question muley would it be a better option to send off for the laser etch turret instead of the 3 ring system?
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The finicky eye box when comparing to the Zeiss is because you don't have the scope mounted.  Once mounted, your issue with the eye box will become a non-issue.  I have Z5 3-18 and it's solid all the way up to 18.

Yes, I'll probably get two different turrets for the scope - one at one elevation range and another at different elevation ranges.  I live in Texas and hunt here and also hunt at 9k or so every year out of state.



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