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Has anyone actually tried this scope? The MSRP is pretty high, but it is listed as FFP and illuminated reticle, so appeals to me, especially at the discounted price and $50 rebate.
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haven't tried that particular model, but the 2-10 42 super slam I tried was very nice. 
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Having read numerous positive comments about Weaver Super Slams, I've decided to take the plunge. I'll compare it to several compact, low magnification variables that I already have. My purpose is primarily for a woods hunting rig, and it will be my first with illumination.
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I don't think you will be disappointed. Let us know how it works out!
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Now that I've had a chance to look at and through the scope, I'll say that I'm pleased. The turrets are large and the scope is heavy for a "compact, low magnification variable". It is noticeably larger and heavier than a Leupold VX-III 1.5-5.

The glass is exceedingly bright, clear, and sharp. The turrets are the capless "pull up to adjust variety, and clicks are very distinct. There are 5 levels of illumination for the 2.5moa center dot in both red and green. The illumination does flare if set too bright, but lessens if the eye is perfectly centered. Eye relief seems generous.

The reticle is better than expected in regards to the depictions that I've seen. In that it is FFP, the reticle size does change as the magnification is adjusted. Its a German #4 with center dot. The outer posts are pretty heavy, but give way (17moa from center) to finer crosshairs that extend ALMOST to the center dot. The distance from the center of the dot to the ends of the fine posts appears close to 4moa, and they are distinct enough to use as an alternate aiming point.

I'll give it a low light comparison to my other hunting scopes when I get a chance.
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good review so far.  Excellent
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Thanks for the info & keep us up to date........
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While I've not had the opportunity to do a low light comparison side by side as of yet, I'm amazed at the brightness and clarity of this scope every time I use it. I have had it out in decreasing light in the woods and experimented with the illuminated dot. There are times when the green is preferable vs the red, but its nice to have the choice. 5 levels of brightness are adequate, but neither color is visible in bright light.

This is a FFP scope, but might have been better thought out as 2nd FP with heavy duplex/dot for a hunting scope. I'm not criticizing as much as thinking out loud..... fabulous glass!
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A friend recently put one on a Remington Custom Shop 700 .338 Win Mag and loves it.  I've looked through it out to 200 yards and the optical quality was excellent.  He's setting it up for Alaska so has put well over 100 rounds through through the rifle with no issues so far.  I've owned various Weavers over the years that have been very reliable and provided good overall optical quality for the money.  I keep several older US made K 4s and a K 6 on hand I've used for years that have rotated through a number of nice used classic hunting and varmint rifles from that period that come and go.  One or two always seem to be in the safe.  They look correct on the rifles and have taken animals from over 100 yards to 280 yards last year, a decent  4 x 3 Mulie using a K 4 on a Savage 99 in 250 Savage.  I just bought a 3-15 Weaver Tactical FFP scope for a Savage .308 that seems to be a bargain and so far, based on limited shooting out to 200 yards, is very impressive.  I plan to shoot it against Vari-X II, VX II and Nikon Monarchs I own in similar power ranges to compare overall optical quality, functionality and shooting impressions.  I'll put some comments on the forum after fire season ends and I can shoot steel out to 1000 yards. 
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