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I recently bought a Weaver Tactical 4-20x50 mil/mil scope and I am quite happy with it - actually very, very happy with it.  This was an upgrade for me from a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42 mil/moa.  The only issue with it is that it didn't come with a sunshade.  Looking to buy a sunshade I used a little Google-Fu and ended up on the Weaver webpage for my scope and I noticed at the bottom of the model table is a potential gem.  Looks like a 6-30x56 scope that has an illuminated improved mil-dot reticle, mil knobs, and maybe a zero stop ("SmartZero"?).  This thing sounds great but I can't find any information on this scope anywhere. 

Anyone have any info?
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Just spoke with someone at Weaver who indicated that this is a brand new model, not released yet.  He said it should be out in about a month.  He did note that it is a 34mm tube and did confirm it has a zero stop.
 
Seems like Weaver is serious about going to the higher end of scope features with their Tactical line.
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Thanks for the intel. What's the Weaver going on? 
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The Weaver Tactical 4-20x50 mil/mil just went on my Rem700 5R .308 this past weekend.  I was quite impressed with this scope compared the Bushnell Elite 6500 that it replaced - very clear glass, the knobs feel/work great, and way the knobs reset zero simply couldn't be easier.  Changing from moa to mil knobs means I will need to rework all of my dope tables, but it is just another excuse to go to the range. Big Smile
I think the new 6-30x56 is probably a bit too much for this .308 platform, especially at 2.5lbs.  However, it could be very interesting on a .338 build I am considering.
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I picked the Weaver Tactical you have, which mounted on my LR-308.  Good scope and I like the turrets.  The glass is not quite as good as the SWFA SS 3-15x42 at similar magnification, but difference is subtle.  Good scope regardless.

What was your impression of Bushnell?  Particularly interested in glass quality compared to the Weaver.
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@Kickboxer - I did not post a link to a competitors site.  The link I posted was for the product page on Weaver's (the manufacturer of the scope) site.  Did you even look at where the link went before you removed it?
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I wish I new they were coming out with a new scope. I would have waited to see it before I bought the Monarch3 5-20x44 it is a 1 inch tube. What will it cost?


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The Bushnell was an Elite 6500, made in Japan.  The glass seemed pretty good to me, but then again I have never looked through the really high-end (S&B, Swaro, Kahles, etc) stuff either.  In comparison the Weaver Tactical is an obvious step up from the Elite 6500.  I haven't been able to take this out to the long range yet, but at my local club this weekend I was hitting 1/2" square target centers at 225yds and .308 holes were very clear. The clarity, brightness, and resolution of the Weaver is definitely better than the Bushnell.  In fact I was picking up hit locations before my son could call them out and he was on a 75x Vortex spotting scope.  For me this scope was a nice upgrade for my rifle.

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@sonney - I think the new (not yet available) Weaver is a different level of scope than the Monarch3 you purchased.  It looks like they are trying to go high end with this one.  From what I have read and what they told me it looks like it will have:

  • 6-30x magnification
  • 34mm tube - this is much larger than the 1" Monarch you mentioned
  • Illumination and improved mil-dot reticle
  • An elevation knob zero stop ("SmartZero")
  • The scope itself is a bruiser at 2.5lbs

Retail on the new one is almost $2100, but I purchased my 4-20x50 for about 40% off list, so maybe this one will comes in around $1200-1300?  That is still pricey but for what it may be able to do it would be a bargain against competitors similar products.

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Appreciate the comments on the 6500.  I've been eyeing one but I'll see if I can find one first to compare.  Very familiar with the Weaver Tactical
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