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Old 04-04-2010, 05:35 AM   #21
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Here is a 6-20x40 Grand Slam for $299.

I think in the price range of Weaver no one really makes a better scope.

@Poinkt88 There are 2 or 3 different types of Weavers out there.

If you see a waver with a steel tube it is an older El Paso Weaver. These are very sought after for guys who like to build period guns. Then there is Weaver After they left El Paso, not very goos scopes. Then there is Weaver after Mead Optics bought them out. These are much better scopes and offer a very good scope for the money.

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Old 04-04-2010, 07:34 AM   #22
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While being slightly more that $300.00, take a look at the WOTAC GEN 4 scopes here Wonders Optics Home I use one of the earlier (gen 3) models on my Tikka .308 Varmint.
I have owned three Barska scopes. One was a POS & we parted ways. Of the other two, a 10-40X50 resides on my Tikka Varmint .223 S/S & works very well. I shoot it to 600 yds regularly. The other is a 3-12X50 that is mounted on a AR15 that is my coyote hunting rig.

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Old 04-10-2010, 09:45 PM   #23
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Received the Grand Slam yesterday and I am totally amazed by how bright it is. I didn't know scopes make things look a lot brighter (I mean really a lot) compared what you see with the naked eye.

No rifle to mount it on yet but I am going to zero it in preparation for the arrival of the rifle which is supposed to be Tuesday.

I returned the Weaver scope mount and rings I bought earlier and replaced it with an integral mount/ring and it looks awesome. I am a firm believer of keeping things simple and less parts in this case is better.

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Old 05-08-2010, 05:20 AM   #24
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Default Just my $.02 but if you spend more on the rifle than the

scope, you have it backwards.

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scope, you have it backwards.
That is why he didn't ask you.
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Just my $.02 but if you spend more on the rifle than the scope, you have it backwards.
While I only paid about $170 for my scope...it is supposed to be among the medium-high class category (at least according to Chuck Hawks whose authority may be questioned by some). He also gave it four (4) stars which makes it more scope than I probably will ever need.

Here are some reviews and articles about Weaver Grand Slam.

Weaver Grand Slam Scopes - By Chuck Hawks
Weaver Grand Slam scopes

Guns and Shooting Online - Recommended Riflescopes
By the Guns and Shooting Online Editorial Staff
Recommended Riflescopes
"Five-Star Scopes
* Leupold VX-7
* Schmidt & Bender
* Swarovski PH, PF Series
* Zeiss Victory

Four-Star-Plus Scopes
* Burris Euro Diamond, Black Diamond
* Bushnell Elite 6500
* Leupold VX-3, FX-III
* Nikon Monarch Gold
* Sightron Series III (SIIISS)
* Swarovski AV Series

Four-Star Scopes
* Bushnell Elite 4200
* Burris Signature Select, LaserScope
* Leupold VX-II, FX-II
* Nikon Monarch, Monarch X, Laser IRT
* Sightron Series II (SIIB) Big Sky
* Weaver Grand Slam, T-Series
* Zeiss Conquest"

Riflescopes by Price Class
By Chuck Hawks
Riflescopes by Price Class

"Premium price class (MSRP over $1000)
Burris Diamond
Kahles Helia
Leupold VX-7
Schmidt & Bender
Swarovski PH, PF, PV
Zeiss Victory

High price class (MSRP $600-$999)
Burris Signature
I.O.R.-Valdada
Kahles American Hunter
Kaps Optics
Leupold VX-L, VX-III, FX-III
Nikko Diamond Sportsman
Nikon Monarch Gold
Pentax Lightseeker, Lightseeker 30
Redfield
Sightron Series III (SIII)
Swarovski AV Series
Trijicon Accupoint
Weaver T Series

Medium-high price class (MSRP $400-$599)
Burris Short Mag
Bushnell Elite 4200
Docter Sports Optics
Leupold VX-II, FX-II
Nikon Monarch
Sightron SII Big Sky (SIIB)
Weaver Grand Slam
Zeiss Conquest"
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:22 PM   #27
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Default Chuck Hawks is not an optical engineer

so his opinions are just....opinions.

$170 scopes are fine for $170 hunts, but the day I trust one on a multi 1000 dollar hunt will never come.

Suggest you join The Optics Talk Forums and post the same question. You'll get answers from people who are educated in optics and have actually tested many scopes under generally recognized standards. (that does not include "I looked out the gunshop window and saw.")

$1000 rifle, $2000 scope...perfect match!

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so his opinions are just....opinions.

$170 scopes are fine for $170 hunts, but the day I trust one on a multi 1000 dollar hunt will never come.

Suggest you join The Optics Talk Forums and post the same question. You'll get answers from people who are educated in optics and have actually tested many scopes under generally recognized standards. (that does not include "I looked out the gunshop window and saw.")

$1000 rifle, $2000 scope...perfect match!

Nice $3,000 setup.

I wonder how much better it will perform against my $565 rifle set up (of $395 Weatherby Vanguard and $170 Weaver Grand Slam).

I do not visit those "specialty" forums since I cannot afford what they will (unrealistically) suggest. Unlike the members there, I have limited funds and have to make do with what I can afford.

If I own and drive a Toyota...for me, it is foolish (or mostly waste of time) to visit Mercedez Benz, Maybach, or Rolce Royce forums.

Thank you.
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Default I'm sure it will get 20

shots downrange a lot faster, I doubt your $170 scope would be very good at 1000 yard gong ringing and, of course, it is not used, by several armies as their primary sniper's scope (including our own USMC).

Of course going the other way is okay too ($4000 rifle, $800 scope)(cheap Zeiss)



I drive old well maintained vehicles and spend on guns, optics and hunts.
I know people with Wally World Savage package rifles and $50,000 2009 pickups...it's all a case of priorities.

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shots downrange a lot faster, I doubt your $170 scope would be very good at 1000 yard gong ringing and, of course, it is not used, by several armies as their primary sniper's scope (including our own USMC).

Of course going the other way is okay too ($4000 rifle, $800 scope)(cheap Zeiss)



I drive old well maintained vehicles and spend on guns, optics and hunts.
I know people with Wally World Savage package rifles and $50,000 2009 pickups...it's all a case of priorities.
There lies the BIG difference. I never intended to shoot 1,000 yard...more like 50-100 yards and MAYBE (that is a big maybe) 200 yards max.

I neither see myself needing 20 shots to take a game nor intended to take a whole herd at once

For my intended use and purpose, my scope will suit me well and to go back to your post, I believe my choice is not a mistake nor did I had it backwards.

Peace out.
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