This is usually my recommendation as well. The scope is just as importatn as the rifle. As to the question, I know nothing about the swift. No personal experience with the Alaskan Guide, but have heard some good things about it. I stick with Leupolds for the most part.If you're getting a new rifle, and a hot caliber at that, spend your money on a tried and tested scope like a Leupold. You won't be sorry! Nothing good to say about Swift, and Cabelas is not an optical company. For the price of one of those new you can buy a used Leupold and be well ahead. Leupold's quality is excellent and they back their product better than anyone!