I've been wanting to put some new glass on my Savage 12 - 223 and my RRA Varminter AR15 - 223 for a while,but didn't want to break the bank doing it.
I love Sightron SIII scopes,but coughing up that much for a scope for my 223's isn't what I wanted to do.
When I bought my 458 SOCOM upper,I found a great deal on Weaver Super Slam's,so I bought one.A 3-15x50 with a duplex reticle,I wanted to get a 4-20x50 for one of the 223's but they weren't in stock.When they received more in,the price went up $200,so I turned it down.The Super Slam is a great scope,with excellent glass,and has some neat features not found on other scopes.
I found another deal on Weaver Classic Extreme scopes at Natchez Shooting Supply.
6-24x50 Classic Extreme Riflescope Illuminated German#4 Reticle Matte
The Classic Extreme was replaced by the Super Slam,and although the Extreme doesn't have all the features of the Super Slam,it does have the same great lenses & clarity,side focus,fast free setting Zero turrets,quick focus eye piece,30mm main-tube,illuminated reticle,and great eye relief-4" and Weaver's Lifetime warranty.
This scope retailed for $779.99 when it first came out,and they are on sale for $349.99
I received it late today,and took it out of the box to check it out.It's a good looking scope,but a little on the heavy side at 1.9lbs.The turrets are covered with caps,and when removed the turrets turned firmly,and had nice audible clicks.You can pull up on the turrets,and they free wheel to set zero,and then push them down to lock zero and adjust the turrets.This scope has 1/8" clicks-I prefer 1/4" clicks,but for varmint hunting and target duty this will work fine.
I got the German #4 reticle with this scope,the only other option was the Duplex reticle.I prefer the #4 over the Duplex.
With the sun going down I looked around at different ranges,and at different area's lighted/shaded.The glass in this scope is impressive,very clear and bright at all magnifications.It seemed a little hazy above 20x looking out at about 400yds,but we did just get a couple inches of rain,and the sun warmed things up today,so it could just have been moisture in the air.
I think this is going to be a great scope for the 223's.I can't find the specs on this scope,but I think it has around 60 moa of adjustment.I'll have to check it out,and know for sure.
What I don't like about it-
The way the magnification knob is marked.I shoot left handed,and the marks are on the left side of the tube,so I can't see what I have it set at unless I look around the other side of the scope.
And the knob for the Illuminated reticle only turns one way,so if you want it on the brightest setting you have to crank it all the way around.
Neither of these are major problems,just stuff I dislike.
I'm waiting for my rings to arrive,then I'll get it mounted and do some real testing with it.
Pictures will have to wait til then.
If your wanting a good quality scope,with some nice glass in it for a decent price,you might want to get one of these scopes before they're sold out.
Natchez has several magnification choices to choose from with these scopes.
There are some on ebay,and they're selling for quite a bit more $$$ there.