I think it was this site that had a very good thread of the performance of the newcon 2000. It would easily range with the swarovski, there were even pics the guy had taken through it with a camera that were on reflective objects out to 2800 yards!!!!
The best part is they can be had for under 500 bux!
I am not certain it was this site, but perhaps accuratereloading? I don't think the link I tried to give will work, but if you go to adorama, there is a good review written by a guy that purchased one, good luck,