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For swift riflescopes try www.eabco.com also georgia optics but I can't find the web site address at the moment. Regards, Byron
 

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jerkface, do you have any experience with swift scopes. i got one in trade on a contender pistol barrel and have been impressed with it but am leary of putting one on a high power rifle. just wondering if you have used them and can share your experience arky to arky?
 

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I've been using one on my 7mm rem mag for a few months now. Hasn't broken yet. The optics are as clear or better than a leupold but you can get them for under $200. I've got another one on my .45-70 but i haven't shot it with the scope on it yet. I was worried about them not being around because no catalog has them listed they don't have a website and all their packaging looks outdated.
 

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I did not like the Swift scopes due to the short eye relief.
 

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Quickdtoo I googling " swift rifle scopes " maybe that's why i didn't get any hits. Thanks for the link. :grin:

And redhawk the one i have on my 7mm rem mag BLR has plenty of eye releif. But maybe it's a different model than you looked at?
 

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Quickdtoo I googling " swift rifle scopes " maybe that's why i didn't get any hits. Thanks for the link. :grin:

And redhawk the one i have on my 7mm rem mag BLR has plenty of eye releif. But maybe it's a different model than you looked at?
Could be, I only had about 2 1/2 inches, not enough for my big boomers. :D
 

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Maybe the shape of the stock on a BLR helps. I know I'm more satisfied with this scope than I have been in any other.
 

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Redhawk1, Actually swift does not have a scope in its line up that has a 2.5" eye relief. Regards, Byron
 

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Maybe not enought difference to prevent injury on his rifle, but we should get the facts straight. Mis-information dosen't do our boards readers any good. The scope you refer to is a 2-7 power and actually has a 2.7-2.9" eye relief. Only Redhawk1 can know how his rifle kicks, but that is not 2.5" Regards, Byron
 

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The only way to get much more than 3" of eye relief is to buy a shotgun scope or shell out the big bucks for one of the leupold extended eye relief scopes. Of course some rifles leave you no choice. A friend of mine had to put a ncstar pistol scope on his ruger #1 .300 weatherby because the only other scope with enough eye relief was nearly $400.
 

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In my experiance looking fer a scope for my 300 wby or at least with my eyesight whan a manufacter lists a scopes eye relief at 4.2 - 3.7 inches of eye relief what they really mean is 3.5 inches tops. Maybe it's just my eyesight but 3.5 just won't cut it.
 

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I just checked the eye relief of a VX1 last night, it's every bit of 4" on 2x and a bit less than 4" on 7x...using a flashlight shined in the objective lens and measuring to the crisp image projected on a flat surface from the ocular lense. :wink: Doing the same on a 1.5-6x32 Whitetail Expedition, I got right at 3". I used a 6 LED flashlight as the source so I could see the crisp image of the 6 seperate LEDs for proper focus.
 

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pastorp said:
Maybe not enought difference to prevent injury on his rifle, but we should get the facts straight. Mis-information dosen't do our boards readers any good. The scope you refer to is a 2-7 power and actually has a 2.7-2.9" eye relief. Only Redhawk1 can know how his rifle kicks, but that is not 2.5" Regards, Byron
That's probably why he used the term "about" when he said 2.5"...About means approximate and 2.5" is approximately 2.7-2.9" I don't think RH1 meant to provide mis-information as he is pretty much spot on in the posts that I have read. Besides, do you even know if the model he is talking about is even listed or manufactured anymore? Just take a deep breath, crack open a cold one and relax a little... :D
 

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pastorp said:
Maybe not enought difference to prevent injury on his rifle, but we should get the facts straight. Mis-information dosen't do our boards readers any good. The scope you refer to is a 2-7 power and actually has a 2.7-2.9" eye relief. Only Redhawk1 can know how his rifle kicks, but that is not 2.5" Regards, Byron
pastorp, my intension was never to Mis-inform anyone. I said my eye relief was "about" 2 1/2 or 2.5 as you put it. If I was off .2 in my measurement I am sorry to have upset you. But I did not take my micrometer's out that day.

But one more thing before you consider slinging your comments, Just how do you know how I mount my scope on my rifle and if I did not have exactly 2.5 inches from my eye to the scope to give me the picture I needed for my particular rifle. If anything your post is the one that does not do our board any good. Regards, Redhawk1
 

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pastorp,

The scope you refer to is a 2-7 power and actually has a 2.7-2.9" eye relief. Only Redhawk1 can know how his rifle kicks, but that is not 2.5"
Don't you think arguing over 0.2 - 0.4 inches is being a bit picky especially when "Redhawk1" said "about"? A scope with an eye relief of 2.7 - 2.9 inches isn't near enough for cartridges like .300 Weatherby and above. You use a scope like that and you'll soon bear the mark above your eye. Lawdog
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Redhawk1, I'm not upset, sorry you guys interpeted my comments that way. I have no way of knowing how you mount your scope, but I believe you are a lepould man and do admit they have a generous eye relief. You usually put down the swift scopes every chance you get, I happen to like them and simply would like them to be represented fairly.

Swift does make scopes with longer eye relief, however not as generous as leupolds eye relief. For your purpose leupold is probably a better choice. Maybe not for everyone though. Regards, Byron :grin:
 
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