Weaver 3-9 Variable Scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by rickd292, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. rickd292

    rickd292 New Member

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    I have a 30 year old Weaver 3-9 variable Micro Trac telescopic sight with a range finding dial on the front dome with the graduations of 15 yards, 25, 35, 50, 100, 200 and 1000.
    I have never used these graduations but kept it at just forward of 200 yards on my .22/250 with great success. I now have it on a .270 and finding it inconsistent over 150+ yards. The original handbook for this scope, if there was one, is long gone.
    Is anybody familiar with this scope particularly the use of the range finding graduations (apart from the obvious). There is a lot of dial travel between the 15 to 200 yard graduations but very little between 200 to 1000 yard graduations, where most of my shooting is done. More importantly at what distance I should sight the rifle in so I can use the graduations effectively.
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    That would not be range finding. That is parallax adjustments.

    Parallax is when your cross hairs move over your target when you move your eye slightly.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Agree- Great scope tho :cool:
     
  4. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    The old steel El Paso Weaver's are excellent scopes.
     
  5. regw59

    regw59 New Member

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    WEAVER V9 Scope

    Rick,
    I've had my V9 on my 30-06 for 38 years and needed to make minor adjustments twice. I'm hard on my equipment and probably bumped it somewhere. This is a real reliable work horse and I've had impressive results up to today. Your inconsistancy certainly isn't related to paralax problems but most probably to a mounting issue as you remounted the scope. Check that again.
    Reg