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       When searching for high quality optics at a very reasonable price one scope is often overlooked. That scope is the Weaver Grand Slam. Offering many features that all scope enthusiast look for. Including fully multi-coated lenses, while also being waterproof, shockproof, and fog proof just to name a few. The Grand Slam covers all ranges of powers from 1.5-5X32 on up to 6-20X40. With all models having the Micro-Trac 4 point system. Which allows you to adjust windage or elevation without affecting the other as you change one. Unlike other scope systems that have 2 screws and 1 spring to adjust their erector tubes. This design when adjusting either windage or elevation will inadvertently affect the adjustment of the other variable. On a budget and want a scope that will perform. Look no further and go with the Grand Slam. It would be my choice.

 

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Pros:  pretty good glass, reasonably priced, fairly rugged, overall good value.

 

Cons:  Power adjustment ring is overly large, better quality scopes can be had for essentially the same money.

 

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ranburr wrote:

 better quality scopes can be had for essentially the same money.

 

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In your opinion which scopes would you say were better quality for the same money.

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In my opinion, I think that numerous offerings from Burris and Leupold are better scopes (some even cost less).  I think the Bushnell Elite series and Nikon Monarchs are better.  And finally from europe I think Zeiss Conquest, Docter and Myopta are better (I confess my Docter evaluation is from a close friend's evaluation, but he knows optics).  From what I have seen the Weavers seem to run from between $300-$375.  I am using 3-9x40 as my base line here and the scopes that I feel are superior range in prices from a low of $175.00 to a high of $400.00.  My personal picks are the Zeiss Conquest ($400.00, I actually got mine on closeout for $365.00) and I always carry a just in case spare scope on all of my hunting trips (Burris Fullfield II, $175.00).  As I stated earlier, this is just my opinion and you need to look for yourself, but I think if you research things you will agree with me.

 

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       Yes ranburr the scopes you mentioned are very good scopes as well. As for the large power ring I think it allows for your hand to find it pretty fast and kinda like it myself. If your ever in a situation where you need to zoom in a hurry it can be a benefit. The Grand Slam although seems to be forgotten when someone is looking for a scope that will last a lifetime, and has a warranty to back that up. Ranging from $250-$335 here at SWFA it's hard to pass up.
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ranburr wrote:

better quality scopes can be had for essentially the same money.

 

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I am also interested in hearing the reasons for your opinion.  Give us specific examples or models that are better than....say a....Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40 at $249.95  Which Elite is priced around $250. and is better than the Grand Slam and what makes it better?  Which Monarch is $250. and what makes it better than the Weaver?  The Zeiss is almost twice the price and that opens up a whole new thread and discussion.

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Chris wrote:

ranburr wrote:

better quality scopes can be had for essentially the same money.

 

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I am also interested in hearing the reasons for your opinion.  Give us specific examples or models that are better than....say a....Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40 at $249.95  Which Elite is priced around $250. and is better than the Grand Slam and what makes it better?  Which Monarch is $250. and what makes it better than the Weaver?  The Zeiss is almost twice the price and that opens up a whole new thread and discussion.

 

Obviously my fault for not double checking your prices first.  I was basing my comments on the price of $325.00 for the Weaver G.S. 3-10x40 at Cabela's.  I certainly now know where to buy Weavers from!  The arguement defineately leans more in the Weaver favor for that price.  My mistake, sorry.  If I had to pay $325.00 for the Weaver, I would defineately throw in another $75.00 for the Zeiss.  At any rate, that is just my opinion and at least this thread ought to show people how much better of a deal that you guys pass on to your customers.  Thanks for the excellent and fun forum.

 

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