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I have a Weaver scope that is about 15 years old that appears to be a steel tube. It was the scope my dad bought for me on my 1st deer rifle. It's stamped with CV9 Micro-trac. About 4 years ago the magnification adjustment locked up on me so I bought a new scope. I'm hoping someone can tell me about what I have and what kind of a warranty is on it. I'm purchasing a new rifle/scope combo this year and the Wichester 70 will be going into the safe to someday be passed on to my son who is 1. I thought it would be cool to pass it on to him exactly the way my dad gave it to me with the Weaver scope on it.
 
Can this scope be fixed? Is there any sort of lifetime warranty? Is the scope worth the hassle?
 
As for my new combo the Burris Euro Diamond 1.5-6x40 is on its way! I'm pumped as this is by far the highest quality scope I will have ever owned. By this summer It will find its way onto a Browning BAR LW stalker in 308. Should be a sweet northern MN deer slaying combo!
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I also just noticed it's stamped with 3-9x38 Japan
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you could call weaver and ask them
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 Or contact these guys.
 
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I'll look into those guys if the scope is worth even repairing. I have no idea how much it cost new and if it's that great of a scope. I always thought it was pretty good but at the time I never really compared it to much. I gues if it's going to cost $100 to repair a scope that's only worth $100 then it doesn't make a ton of sense.
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Need advice.

So I contacted Weaver and they basically told me if I have anything but a steel tube scope to send it in with the receipt and they'll fix or replace. So I go to look for the receipt which I can not find but do end up finding the box. On the box it says Limited Lifetime Warranty.
 
I believe I have a steel tube scope and they're saying they wont help me. The box clearly states lifetime warranty so I kind of feel like they should either be fixing the scope or replacing it with something of similar quality.
 
What do you guys think?
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Disregard the last post I actually just checked my tube with a magnet and I guess it's not steel.
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To each his own, but if I were your Son, I'd think a Zeiss Conquest 3-9X40 was a hell of a lot "cooler"!  Wink
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

To each his own, but if I were your Son, I'd think a Zeiss Conquest 3-9X40 was a hell of a lot "cooler"!  Wink
 
Hopefully my kid will appreciate the sentimental value of the gun and really enjoy the true meaning of being in hunting camp. Once he gets older he can get into the fancy schmancy latest and greatest. Plus when he looks on the wall and sees the 2 wall hangers and numerous other racks that have fallen to that gun/scope combo he'll think it's plenty cool.
 
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The Gun Yea.... I was talking about the scope!!  Big Grin  This is an "optics" forum after all.


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Originally posted by BigGameBalls BigGameBalls wrote:

Disregard the last post I actually just checked my tube with a magnet and I guess it's not steel.
 
 Ya beat me to it!  Big Grin
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Originally posted by BigGameBalls BigGameBalls wrote:

Need advice.

So I contacted Weaver and they basically told me if I have anything but a steel tube scope to send it in with the receipt and they'll fix or replace. So I go to look for the receipt which I can not find but do end up finding the box. On the box it says Limited Lifetime Warranty.
 
I believe I have a steel tube scope and they're saying they wont help me. The box clearly states lifetime warranty so I kind of feel like they should either be fixing the scope or replacing it with something of similar quality.
 
What do you guys think?
 
 
  I'd contact them if I were you. 
 
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Well just got my scope back today and they didn't repair it. They said the scope tube was bent, only way it could be bent was from over torqued scope rings but I hadn't ever messed with them since it was installed and it worked fine for many years. What a waste of $40 for shipping. I'll be tossing my Weaver in the garbage along with the catalog they had the nerve to send me and never purchasing a Weaver again.
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    What configuration scope was it exactly?
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Wait! don,t toss to trash. send it to Kickboxer for Lott foder. Big Smile 
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In response to an email I sent voicing my displeasure I just got a call saying that they are sending me a new scope! Although it would've been nice if they would've done right the first time Weaver is all right by me.

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Originally posted by BigGameBalls BigGameBalls wrote:

Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

To each his own, but if I were your Son, I'd think a Zeiss Conquest 3-9X40 was a hell of a lot "cooler"!  Wink
 
Hopefully my kid will appreciate the sentimental value of the gun and really enjoy the true meaning of being in hunting camp. Once he gets older he can get into the fancy schmancy latest and greatest. Plus when he looks on the wall and sees the 2 wall hangers and numerous other racks that have fallen to that gun/scope combo he'll think it's plenty cool.
 
No Pics I want to see this wall hanger myself lol sorry guys carry on
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Wait! don,t toss to trash. send it to Kickboxer for Lott foder. Big Smile 
+1000000!!!!!!!!!!
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keep it, just use it for a throw down spotting scope
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/10/2011 at 18:06
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Nice to see weaver is somewhat standing behind the scope by replacing it (since I own 3 weavers).
 
 
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I like Weaver.  The real Weaver's are gone.  But the "new " Weavers are doin' okay........
 
* "New"  meaning 25 years now    Bucky   
 
 
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