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I have a Marlin 35 and Savage 99 in 250, and thinking of putting a Weaver on both of them. I like scopes in the 1x - 5x range. Weaver, Bushnell,or any other suggestions. Hunt and live in the Adirondacks shots are close.
 
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I live nearby and am looking at the VX3 1.5-5 and Aimpoint H-1. You might also consider the Leupold FXII Ultralight 2.5x or the Sightron S2 1.25-5x20, if you can find one. These are the lightweights that I am currently considering for our neck of the woods.
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The little weaver is a dandy scope, inexpensive, decent optics and reliable.
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The Weaver Grand Slam 1.5-5x32 is a great little scope!  I have several, and like them better than any other low-magnification scope I've found at a reasonable price.  That "32" objective lens lets in a lot of light.
 
The Leupold VX-II 2-7 is a good scope, but it doesn't have nearly as wide a field of view as the above Weaver.  This cost me several opportunities to shoot close, fast-moving deer in the woods when one of my rifles was wearing a Leupold 2-7.
 
You'll like the extra magnification of the Grand Slam 1.5-5x32 over the Weaver 1-3, particularly if you have to stretch a shot.  It certainly has all the field of view you'll need for a close-up shot. (It would even work at inside-the-house distances, though I wouldn't want to do that without serious ear protection!)
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   What's the eye relief like on that GS?  I've got two.  A 3-10x40 and a 4.75x40.  Both are VERY NICE but a bit short on e/r.
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From the Weaver website, the 1.5-5x32 Grand Slam is listed as having 3.58 inches of eye relief.
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   Thanks.  If that's what it is I could live with it but too many times the specs just don't match what the product really ends up being.  I'd like to get my hands on one to see!    
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No one has mentioned the Nikon Monarch African 1-4x20 yet. I guess we need to hear from Tikka T3 if he is looking for a straight tube scope or if he is ok with an objective bell.
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  I guess,IF he comes back,we need to know how much he's wanting to spend.
 
  I picked up a NIB M8 2.5x20 w/hvy plex last summer for $180.  I take it as a spare when I go away to hunt.  NICE.
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The eye relief on the GS 1.5-5x32 is good enough that I've never paid any attention to it. 
 
However, eye relief is one of those things that can vary from person to person (and rifle to rifle).
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  THANKS,Lh.   I may have to check one out somehow.  You got any other scopes of similar configuration you have compared it to?


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The Bushnell Banner in 1.5-4.5x32 is about as close a match as you can find in the scopes I've used.  It doesn't pretend to be in the same class as the Weaver.  If you get a good one, it's a neat little scope.  It's also inexpensive.  I wouldn't want  to bet a high-dollar hunting trip on one, though.
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  I'm not interested in the Banner. I just was wondering how your GS's eye relief compares to any other scopes you've got or tried. 
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Thanks for the info everyone. Looking at the Weavers still. I'm having the Marlin 35 cut down to 16.5 in as we speak. The savage is staying original but but putting a scope on it, as the eyes are getting older. I have a Tikks T3 (7-08) that I had cut down to 18" and what a shooter. I have Leupolds (2x7) mounted on it and a Ruger compact 7-08. Just looking for something smaller. Thanks again.
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