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#5744083 - 05/14/15 03:40 PM New Scope Recommendations
polishpreacher Offline
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Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 83
Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
I recently decided i may be replacing a scope i have on one of my rifles. I bought the rifle used and since i bought it, it will not hold a sight and seems to sometimes vary as much as 6 inches from where it was when i put the rifle up. The scope is a Leupold and does not click at all when turning the button to change the sighting. A family member of mine told me to look into a brand of scope called "Swift" and that it is apparently fairly hard to find or so he was told by the gunsmith he got his from. What i would like to know is if any of you have had any experience with a Swift scope and what yall thought of it. I dont want to break the bank on a scope, though i do want to get a good one for the rifle, as i want it to be a quality backup if i go hunting and a friend has something go wrong with his and cant use his it would be available. Thanks in advance!!!

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#5744120 - 05/14/15 04:06 PM Re: New Scope Recommendations [Re: polishpreacher]
syncerus Online   content
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2163
Loc: Dallas, TX
If it's a gold ring Leupold, the factory will fix the scope for free; all you pay is the s&h. I'd call Leupold support before I bought a new scope.
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#5744186 - 05/14/15 04:46 PM Re: New Scope Recommendations [Re: polishpreacher]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 4827
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
+1 on what syncerus said about Leupolds customer service and their lifetime warranty. Older VariX II Leupolds did not have a locking mechanism on the elevation & windage knobs, but used a slide adjustment that sometimes would move under recoil or being dropped. I was taught to use the plastic handle of a screw driver to tap the adjustment knob after moving it to "settle" the crosshairs into the new position. Give Leupold the chance to make it right.

I had a 4x12x40 A/O Swift Premier Grade for a long time. Decent glass,about 90-92% light gathering rating, never had a hitch with it on any of the 4-5 rifles it ran on, and always held Zero. Quality wise it is about like a Leupold Rifleman/Nikon Prostaff 1 and in that 4x12 model ought to cost high $100's to $200 new. Look at SWFA's website for accurate pricing and a complete description. Another online vendor that sells a lot of Swifts is EABCO.com.
Ron
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#5744692 - 05/14/15 11:30 PM Re: New Scope Recommendations [Re: polishpreacher]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7301
Loc: Lubbock, TX
1, check/retorque all bolts/screws that mount the stock to the rifle.
2, check/retorque base mounts
3, check/retorque rings, possibly check ring alignment and lap if necessary.
4, shoot the Leupold and see if problem occurs again.
5, mount a backup scope and see if the problem occurs.
6, send Leupold in for free service.
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