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Old 11-16-2010, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone Using Weaver Scopes?

Don't know much about them, other than what I've read on-line. It seems like a lot of the rimfire benchrest guys like them.

Was thinking about putting a V-24 6-24x42 on one of my 10-22's and was just wondering if anybody's had good/bad experiences with Weaver in general?

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I don't have experience with the "new" Weaver scopes. The one Weaver I do own is an old (circa 1960's?) steel tube V-9 W 3x9-50AO.

It is unfortunate I can only find one repair center for the old steel tube Weavers as this is probably one of the best scopes I have ever owned. If it wasn't for a chip in one of the lenses I would still have it on my main hunting rifle.

From everything I have heard and read the "newer" Weaver scopes are a very good buy for the price.
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From everything I have heard and read the "newer" Weaver scopes are a very good buy for the price.
Same here.
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That's the feel I was getting also, sounds like Weaver isn't up there with Leupold, but for the money they're good quality scopes.

The other one I've been reading about is the Bushnell Elite 4200 series, but they're more expensive.
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That's the feel I was getting also, sounds like Weaver isn't up there with Leupold, but for the money they're good quality scopes.

The other one I've been reading about is the Bushnell Elite 4200 series, but they're more expensive.
I love the 3200 elite 10x on my Stevens 200 .223, it makes it tough to buy other glass without looking at Bushnell closely.

I wish someone could tell me the true difference btw the 3200, 4500 and 6500 series....
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1300 and 3300 respectively.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have been using the Japenese Weaver scopes for about 10 years now.

They are very good mechanically (even when compared to some much more expensive scopes). The adjustments do what they are supposed to and hold zero. That is the main thing they have going for them, and the reason they are popular. Having good mechanics is much much more important than having superior glass.

The glass is good, but not great. More than adequate.

They are made by Light Optic Works. The Bushnell elite scopes are sister scopes to the Weavers.

You might consider one of these instead. Basically a Weaver.
http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm...Plex%20Reticle
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No experience with the newer scopes, the old ones were the shit in their day.

But I still use weavers old steel band rings on all my rifles and get shit for it everywhere I go... No idea why, i lovem...
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I have a T36 on an Anschutz, and I think it's a bargain for what you get. There is a reason why many of the top competition rimfires wear them. Check out Killough Shooting Sports for the best deal on a T series.
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All I own is Weaver scopes (K4-60B, K2.5-C3 and a Medalist M9V). With that said, the newest one is 50 years old. I love them! They are durable, hold zero and have held-up to years of heavy recoil abuse.

The only downside I can see to a vintage Weaver is that should you get one that needs service or repair, the best place to send it is a place in Tulsa (Iron Sights), and they currently have a seven month backlog.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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First of all to heck with Natchez as they have some good deals but they won't ship to TN, AL, GA residents.

Secondly, I have a Weaver 2-7x32 rimfire scope on a .22 bolt action and like it very much. I tested a similar power Leupold and decided the Weaver provided almost as good clarity as the Leupold at $100 less. I only wish the Weaver had a fine recticle and not the thick duplex.
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