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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-09-2018, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Weaver scopes ?

Have to admit every scope I shoot is Leupold except two Nikon scopes. On one weaver savage axis package I bought my son in 25-06 I quickly exchanged for a Leupold very 2 4x12. Now I have a weaver scope 3x9 40mm was just wondering ifs its. Quality or trash was thinking of putting it on a a 7600 ruger carbine 270 or I can put a Leupold rifleman 3x9 40mm on the 270:carbine. Now the Remington 270 carbine will be used for tracking close quartering shooting so no need for the best scope ever dont need nin4x12. Was just wondering the overall quality on the weaver scopes thank you.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-09-2018, 10:22 PM
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If it came in a package it's probably a low end weaver. I'm sure it will be alright for what you're using it for.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 10:44 AM
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the old weaver scopes were of good quality in my book. ive had a weaver V-9 3x9 on my 300 H&H for 40 years and its just as clear as the day i put it on the rifle. now the new weaver scopes im not sure about. i find it hard to believe that Weaver would put their name on a scope of poor quality. if im not mistaken, i think Weaver was bought out by another company though not sure by who.
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I had a long discussion with the owner of my LGS about this just the other day. He said he's sold a fair amount of the Axis packages with both the Weaver and Bushnell scopes on them, and he told me the only ones that came back were folks that had issues with the Weaver scopes. They're the Kaspa model scopes, which seem to get mixed reviews on the internet. Based on his experience, he recommended ordering the package with the Bushnell scope instead.

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IMHO.... JUNK !!!

I have bought 6 Weaver products in the last 12-13 years. I have had MAJOR problems with 4 of them. One of them twice.

One red/green dot ($250 optic.....not a throw-away) the lens shattered in due to improper gluing

One red/green dot that lost its ability to hold zero

One V10 that lost focus when the power ring was turned

One Grand Slam 6-20 (high end scope) that the crosshairs just fell out of sitting in my safe

I am D-O-N-E with Weaver products !!!!

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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 12:00 PM
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Weaver is owned by ATK - a huge defense contractor located in Virginia. ATK also owns owns Bushnell and Savage, so that would explain the combo options offered by Savage.

In addition to the above brands ATK owns Federal Ammunition, Uncle Mike's, Hoppe's, Primos, Final Approach, RCBS, Alliant Powder, CCI, Speer, Champion Targets, Outers, Gold Tip arrows, and a few other outdoor companies.

While I realized a few of these companies shared common ownership, I had no idea they were all owned by one parent company. And the outdoor portion is just a portion of ATK's business. Defense contracting is their main business.

The old K-4 was a good scope. Haven't owned a Weaver since the 70's.
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My only experience with a Weaver scope is the 12X I put on my Ruger 243 back in the mid seventies with which I took a few groundhogs over 400 yards. The scope is still clear and functions well to this day.

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 05:52 PM
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i thought Weaver had been bought out by another company but wasnt sure by who. the only weaver scope i bought was 40 years ago. sad to say that some company would use the weaver name and produce junk scopes. ill stick with Leupold as i have one on my varmit 243. had to send it back to have it repaired last year and their repair service was excellant. didnt cost me one sent other then shipping.
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Just had a family member complain about the Weaver on Axis package that it shot good groups, but when increased power the impact point moved, but still grouped.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 06:10 PM
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I remember back in the 60's even good scopes could "walk" a bit when changing power.
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