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Mueller 4-16 vs Swift 6-24 for M40 clone

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by stiletto raggio, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. stiletto raggio

    stiletto raggio

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    Jan 21, 2003
    Fort Carson/Iraq
    I got a wonderful deal on an accurized Remington 700 in an HS stock and I need a scope to put on it. I would like to optimize it for long range shooting (duh) but I don't have 6-800 bucks to spend on a big Leupold or Kahles. I have narrowed it to either the Mueller 4-16x50 or the Swift Premier 6-24x50. From what I have heard, the swift has slightly better optics, and in this case has a higher magnification and is slightly cheaper. On the other hand, I like the Mueller reticle better both because it is illuminated and because of its design. Also, the Mueller has 1/8" adjustment increments. I am not sure whether I would prefer a mil-dot or the normal Mueller "German no 4" heavy "T" plex, but I prefer either to the reticle on the Swift.

    So, should I trade reticle preference for higher magnification and clearer optics? Does anyone have personal experience with these scopes? I will be buying either of the from E. Arthur Brown.