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Has anyone looked through the Swift Premier scopes? Are they good?
I've never seen one and i am worried that their Quadraplex reticle may not be easily visible in low light.
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 Don't know but if you want a rectile visible in low light .... check out the IR / Illuminated rectiles . I love mine ....
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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

Has anyone looked through the Swift Premier scopes? Are they good?
I've never seen one and i am worried that their Quadraplex reticle may not be easily visible in low light.
Thanks.
 
 
 
 
Anyone who has experience with these scopes and bino's please share.
I have a older pair of Swift 10x50's that are awesome. As bulky and heavy as their are I don't hunt without them. If their scopes are near as good as the bino's then they have to be up there with Zeiss and Swarovski. I've borrowed some Zeiss scopes on occasion and though they are great at low light these Swift bino's are the deal. Ofcourse that should be the case, but I've heard several guy's say their (high end) scope out did their bino's.  Shocked
 
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The swift scopes are pretty descent in the low/low-mid priced catagory.  With that said, you can not expect these scopes to compete with the mid-priced nikons or buschnells.  I highly recommend a look at the 4200 3x9x40, it is probably the best deal going.
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I agree.  The Swift is a very good scope for the money.  I have one, 4-12x40, that I have used for hunting for about 9 years.  Have run 3 daughters and a wife through it.  No shots ever taken with it over 200yds, but clear and visible quadraplex reticle even in low light, good eye relief, fast acquisition.  2 daughters consistently shot sub-MOA (Browning BAR .243) with it, 1 was REALLY good with it.  And, among the best warranties going.  Anything ever goes wrong with it, your fault, their fault, nobody's fault, take it in to a dealer who sells their scopes and they will replace it as long as you have the original receipt.  Just checking a couple of years ago, I called a place that sells them, said "X years ago I bought a Swift scope, was riding a four wheeler and rifle fell off, a truck right behind me ran over the scope and smashed it." They said, "bring it in and we will replace it".  No questions.  Not sure if everyone would be that good, but it impressed me. 
 
It is not my favorite scope, but it is good and dependable.  A great value. 
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Great scopes all around and especially for the money.  I own several of their scopes and do not ever hesitate to consider buying another, especially when money is tight.  Never had a problem with any of them and the optics a clear and bright.  No, they do not measure up to my Leupolds or Trijicon, but they come pretty close, until you turn up the mag. to say 16x.  Nicely built scopes from Korea, not China.  I cannot stand Chi-com crap.
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thing i like about them is there warranty, the vortex diamond back i looked at a while ago has the same type of warranty also, they are based out of wisconsin, and there scope is on par with the swift as well. i would look at both of them in that price range.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

It is not my favorite scope, but it is good and dependable.  A great value. 
 
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I too like the Swift scopes.
NOT my all time favorite, but they are very decent scope for the money.
 
Eye relief on the ones I have fooled with was a little short or so I thought.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I too like the Swift scopes.
NOT my all time favorite, but they are very decent scope for the money.
 
Eye relief on the ones I have fooled with was a little short or so I thought.
 
i will agree with you there mark, i will say that for a kids scope on a .243 or something like that its a great value
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See the threads at "Sub $400 24X scope recommendations" and also at "Have 2 Rifles need 2 Scopes for $500". The Swifts come pretty well recommended, not only by me. Mine has helped cause the demise of 13 deer, all one shot kills, and one skunk who sprayed me as I was coming up over the edge of a ridge right at dark. The Swift has also been on a 30-06 and a 7mmMag, with no detriment. Not a lot of rounds on those rifles though...about 10 on each. There are certainly better scopes...they cost more. Look through one and compare it to some of the others mentioned, then determine for yourself if it will fit your needs and if the extras on the high dollar scopes are worth it to you. I've never replaced the Swift because I never needed to.
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Just a quick update/reclama...did some NEW research on the Swift warranty.  As I said, it was several year ago when I checked and original purchase was right at 10 years ago, now...Before I knew about SWFA. 
Dealer will no longer take a damaged scope and replace.  If there is a defect, it can be repaired or replaced, but appears to be up to Swift.  Good things never last forever.  Not a bad warranty, but makes Swift less of a "deal".  Still a good deal, though. 
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great scopes for low recoil paper punching.
I would not trust them on a rifle with significant recoil.
I have lots of rds of .223 and 22lr under a Swift scope.
I got them before the price increase.
Still, better than a Simmons or Tasco.
As good as a Leupold rifleman or VX-I
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I have a Swift Premier 3-9x40 and really don't care for it. I got it to put on a 444 marlin that we can use during ML season. At 3x it is clear but the edges are hazy and turned up the its like your in a fog but, it held zero so I hunted with it this season and just replaced it with a Buckmaster 3-9x50. I dont know if this is normal or not just my experience.
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I own many scopes, but have many Swift scopes and they have always been crystal clear from edge to edge.  As with any scope you have to use the eye piece focus ring to get them in focus when you encounter a problem.  All scopes I own from inexpensive to expensive have this special need.  Until I learned how to focus a Swarovski in a local gun shop I thought they were nothing special.  After learning about the scope I understood why people like them, though I still can't cough up the cash they want.

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