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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/22/2011 at 21:09
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Optics GrassHopper
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Hi guys,
 
I'm thinking about getting the Swift Premier Tactical 4-12x40.  Its 30mm with capped turrets.  Can anyone comment on the optical quality, mechanical repeatability, and click feel?  It would be used on a Tikka Varmint in .223 for rats out to 300 yards and steel as far as the elevation will allow. 
 
The other scope that I am considering is the Mueller APT.  I had an APV and really liked it for the price.  It compared really well to my Monarch UCC 4-12x40.  I'm guessing that the APT is similar to the APV.  I might even consider the Redfield 4-12x (standard reticle) if I decide not to twiddle knobs and keep my shots at short range.
 
Any other suggestions in the $200 range would be greatly appreciated.  I'd prefer 30mm, SF, and capped turrets but know this is asking for a lot at this price.  I normally prefer a higher quality scope.  I've owned decent glass over the years... Monarch, Viper, 4200, Kahles, Swaro, etc. but am limited in terms of funds right now and for rats I don't mind lower image quality (i.e. APV type image quality would be fine).
 
Thanks,
 
J
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/23/2011 at 07:23
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No need to start a new thread, continuing to use the original one you started on this same topic might get you more responses.

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I used to have great luck with Swift Scopes but about 5 or 6 yrs. ago I bought a Swift 4x12x40 AO Premier and it died after about 6 or 8 shots at the range.  So I boxed it up and sent it back the the Warrenty address in the box, it was sent to Dorchester Mass.
The postal service sent it back after 3 or 4 weeks with a note saying "No Such Address".  So I called the mail order place that I got it from and they said that Swift had changed ownership and gave me a new phone number.  To make a long story short, I ended up giving the scope away after going round and round with new owners not to mention I lost almost all the hunting season dealing with this.  Swift is not the company of old (Swift Instruments)  It was bought out by someone else and is currently "Swift Sports Optics".
The old company was top rate, I would run "SWIFTLY" away from them if I were you.  No more Swifts for me. 
   
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Thanks for sharing your experience Bertram.  Budget scopes worry me more than mid-range scopes.  I almost expect the low-end optics to have issues, but if they have good warranties from reputable maufacturers I don't mind taking a chance.
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