Re: Swift Big Eyes
At the IBS Nationals this weekend, Jerry Phillips had just put together a brand new pair of Swift Nighthawk 80s in a big eye configuration. I'm a big fan of Kowa and the old "long tube" B&L glass for LR veiwing, with the SpaceMaster being very good for thier price range, but Jerry ask me to check out these new Swifts to see what I thought. Bottom line is I think that is the best glass I've personally viewed.
I would look through the Swifts and then go down the line and looks at Bushnells, Kowa, B&L, Swarovski's, looking at the same targets and it was much easier for me to see the bulets holes and resolution with the Swift's.
Jerry had them setup down on the high end of the firing line and I was seeing bullet holes and calling group sizes for benches 12 -> 15 with very good accuracy if the shots were in the white. (I've never seen or heard of anyone that ever saw a bullet hole in the black (or blue) at 1000yds that I know of.) I called Ray Sweets target of 5 shots in the 8 ring at about 7" group. When Ray got his taget back it was a 40 score all in the 8 ring with a 6.5" group. Ray Sweet bought that set of bigeyes on the spot from Jerry.
So Sam, if those 60s are anything like the new 80s I looked at you have a good set of glass.
Has anyone ever dealt with Swift before for service work or anything? Just curious for future reference.
have to get back to work on the results and newsletter for the match. Got a long ways to go.