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Heads up, got a little money thought I'd try Weavers new 1.5x6x24 illuminated scope on my AR. Pulled it out of the box, turned the retical on and thought I was looking into a flashlight! Played with it a while, the retical "ghosted" light so bad it was hard to make out objects in the same room!( I had the retical on mid level brightness) Placed a call to Weaver the next day, the service tech.  said to send it in, I inquired about turn around. He stated it would be 4 to 5 weeks....before they could look at it! I hung up and was just about to send it back to XXXXXX, to get my money back.(which I should have done!) Instead I called and asked for the national sales manager, her name is Karen Johnson. She was very polite and stated she would take care of it. Sent the scope back to Weaver...(had to pay shipping to them....remember this was a brand new scope...) Two weeks went by havent heard a word. Called Ms. Johnson, she still hasnt return my calls yet. Called the service dept. and inquired about the repair, they stated it had been fixed and is boxed up to be shipped. They were going to ship it to a wrong address. Glad I inquired about it. Got it back yesterday....the retical is worse than it was before. The optics are blurred and hard to focus on. The turrets are very mushy. Thank goodness I bought it from XXXXX...its boxed up and getting sent back for a refund......Weaver and your products....are sh*t!



Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - March/18/2011 at 00:29
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I see this is your first post.  Thanks for sharing your viewpoint.  I will let you know that it's taboo to mention a competitor's name on here, though.  (I made the same mistake when I first got here.)

Also, there is a WEALTH of excellent advice on here.  I don't know anything about those scopes, but I'm guessing if they suck as badly as you say - and I have no reason to doubt it since your pictures seem pretty obvious to that fact - and if you had asked for advice on here, you probably would've been pointed to a much better optic for your needs.

Welcome to the forum.  Hopefully you'll stick around.  I'd hate to see your first (and, so far, only) post be used only as a negative smear campaign.
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Moral of the story boogyman,next time buy from the sponcer SWFA.They are very knowledgable,helpful & curtious.They also price match.When you signed onto the SWFA sight you agreed not to mention a competitor....BAD JUJU.
 
Be a little considerate next time & remember to give SWFA a call first.
 
Welcome to the OT & hope you stick around,lot of great people here who are always willing to help!


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I think you would be referring to 1.5-6x24 Euro Grand Slam.  The Tactical 1-5 is still not out in the market.  Is the illumination really that strong that it drowns the target even in daylight? 
For a 3-gunner, a daylight visible would be a bless...
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/18/2011 at 00:31
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SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD14X24T
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Illuminated T (Post/Mil-Scale)
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • .10 Mrad
  • HD Model
  • Exposed Turrets
  • Submersible
  • Operating Temp. -5 - 160 Fahrenheit
  • 23 mils of total travel
$799.95
SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD14X24D
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Illuminated Donut (Circle/Mil-Scale)
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • .10 Mrad
  • HD Model
  • Exposed Turrets
  • Submersible
  • Operating Temp. -5 - 160 Fahrenheit
  • 23 mils of total travel
$799.95
Four models are available two reticle choices and the choice of exposed or covered knobs.
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