.220 Swift Scope

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Randy1944, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Randy1944

    Randy1944 Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    I have a 220 swift bolt action rifle and I am interested in a scope for it. I plan to use it on coyotes. What are some suggestions for a scope for this rifle? Thanks Randy1944
  2. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    Weaver V16 4-16x about $300

    Sightron SII Big Sky 4-16 or 6-34 depending on your preference $450-$550

    I am a huge fan of Sightron scopes, if you want even better quality than what I listed above, the Sightron SIII series are top notch.

    If this is a "I want the best scope for under $100" thread, than I have no comment.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012

  3. Randy1944

    Randy1944 Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Hey, thanks for the information on scopes. My budget allows for about $79.99 but then again what man follows a budget. I will check on these and I really do appreciate your suggestions. Randy1944
  4. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Asking what brand scope is darn near as bad as asking what brand rifle to buy. Everyone has their own preferences...and most of em are just fine too.
    I do agree with spending a bit more for a little better quality optics though. I have found very few of the bargain scopes for under $100 that are worth the money. You might get lucky, but the entry level scopes are a real crap shoot as far as quality goes. :)

    For coyote hunting, I usually don't have my scopes turned higher than 9x. Most of the time I've got em set at 6x for shots under 100yds when calling 'yotes.
    If you shoot at longer ranges, you might want at least 12x or 16x for a top-end magnification. All depends on what ranges you're shooting at.

    The Weaver V16 that rc mentions is a good scope. Not a bad scope for the money.

    There are some good Nikons too on the cheaper end of the price range. I can't help ya out with any models though.

    I'm partial to Swift myself.
    I've got a 4-12x40 Swift Premier on my .204. A very good scope for just under $200. http://swfa.com/Swift-4-12x40-Premier-Rifle-Scope-P8849.aspx
    Their "Reliant" entry-level line are very good though too and you can get by with a little less money if you want to drop back to just a 3-9x40 you can get one for around $125.
    I have several Reliant 3-9x40s http://swfa.com/Swift-3-9x40-Reliant-Rifle-Scope-P8857.aspx on assorted medium bore rifles (.243, .25-06, 6.5x55 Swede, etc) and they've treated me very well.
    You might find em a bit cheaper or higher at different retailers...this outfit is just one I found via Google. I bought all of mine from local gun shops.
  5. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    You need a strong scope with some range for the Swift. It is a BAD AZZ cartridge. It can reach out there and touch stuff and QUICKLY! Love the Swift. You need something decent if you are going to use it for hunting. I got a Mueller scope on the cheap and it works well for target shooting, but they eye relief is gnat's butt. If I am a bit too close or too far away I don't get a good view, which you need for hunting. Save $$$ for another month or so and get something worth putting on that bad to the bone rifle.
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

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  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    I would say stay away from bsa scopes. I tried one it turned a .4" gun into a .75+" gun.

    Bsa are good for rim fires but nothing else.
  8. montezumaz

    montezumaz Former Guest

    I have BSAs on my .204, .22-250 and .223. I can lay a 50-cent piece atop of all three groupings ... consistently.
  9. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    You can get a good scope from just about any company. But, they are few and far between from many companies. I too would probably recommend BSA for rimfires only. You could get a great BSA though, you just never know. Sounds like montezumaz has. But, I don't like to gamble so I prefer Nikon, Mueller, Redfield, Leupold, etc. I find stuff on sale and try to stick with what I have had good experience with before.
  10. gerard488

    gerard488 Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    I once read a post on one of those forums that made a lot of sense, It said :
    Buy a rifle you can afford and a scope you can`t afford
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