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Hey everyone,

I have 2 leupold 6x scopes, one on my 2506 and one on my 220 swift, I was just curious what everyone else has on all their rifles.

I also have been kind of looking for a variable to put on my 220 swift for varment hunting, does anyone have any advice on what would be a good variable to buy??

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Location: Nova Scotia
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The only thing that doesn't wear a Leupold in my gun safe is my 22 mag.(Bushnell) I have a Vari-x III on my 220 swift but a VX-II(which I have on my 300 RUM) in 3-9X should be right at home on the swift. You may want 14X depending on the distance and size of prey. I personally don't see much difference in the VX-II and Vari-X III, but the difference between the Vari-X II(now VX-I) is considerable.

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Hi

I have a Carl Zeiss 3-12x56 on my Sako Hunter in .222Rem that I think is realy good. This scope can be recommended, see http://www.zeiss.co.uk/de/bino/home_e.nsf/Inhalt-FrameDHTML/D590EE6AA85056B5412567F8003A61ED .

An other really good scope is this Swarovski
http://www.swarovskioptik.at/english/produkt/index.asp?cat=Products&type=Rifle%20Scopes&model=Habicht%20PV-S .

/Peter

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Thanks for those sights! I own a 30/30 and I want to mount a scope on it, but the cartridges eject from the top...wouldnt the scope block them from ejecting out? Also what would be a good scope for 150 years?

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Any scope will work for the 30/30 but you have to get a side mounts for the scope which puts it a little off center of the gun allowing the brass to eject.

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Are you saying that I would need to mount the scope or have the scope mounted sideways? So I would be looking sideways to see through it?

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It sounds worse than it is. The scope is only slightly off center just enough to allow the brass to fly by. It may even touch the scope on the way. I have never put a scope on any of my 30/30 but have seen it done. There may even be something "new" on the market to allow for this.

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Location: Alberta
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I just put a Leupold VXII 3x9 40mm on my 7mm mag...I really like it but I am use to the cheapies like the Bushnell Banner 6x I had on my 30-06 before.

I would really have liked to put a Swarovski on it but just alittle too much money for me. I do have a pair of their binos and they are great.

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thanks for the info!
think I might use my income tax refund to get a V-X III for my swift.

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I've got a Simmons Aetec 3.8-12x44 on my 7mm, a Bushnell Sportview 4-12x40 on my 243,"Trashco" 3-9x40 Golden Antler on my 22 mag, Bushnell Trophy 3-9x40 on my Bighorn and a Simmons Realtree Hardwoods shotgun scope on my 500

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