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We all know that Weaver has been having difficulties in the past with it's reputation.As far as I know the Grand Slam and Classic Extreme were made in Japan.Does anyone know which factory produced this scope.Many forums have even mixed reviews on the Grand Slam that certain years of manufacture were complete junk.The Classic Extreme was made in 2007 and stopped when a new company took over.Anyone in sales or corprate know the Weaver story?
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 Only discrepancy I know of with reference to the GS's were the lenses. After Meade took over from Blount the lense supplier was changed and quality suffered. Or so I was told,as I've never looked through one. Both of mine are Blount's.
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I looked through a grand slam 3-10x40 the other day...too bad I didn't have the cash on me, because I definitely would have bought it.
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Bought two Classic Extremes a few weeks ago on closeout and find them as good as my Bushnell Elite 4200.They were made in 2007 & discontinued by Weaver.They are built very strong the illuminated dot is perfect fo night shooting.At $289 and the features it has is a great bargain.
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not sure, but i own a classic v seriew i bought about a year ago.  great optics for the price and it says made in japan on the side.  on a remington 6.5 magnum.
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Originally posted by hunter12345 hunter12345 wrote:

Bought two Classic Extremes a few weeks ago on closeout and find them as good as my Bushnell Elite 4200.They were made in 2007 & discontinued by Weaver.They are built very strong the illuminated dot is perfect fo night shooting.At $289 and the features it has is a great bargain.
 
What is the warranty on these? 
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As long as you are the original owner you need to get authorization from them and send in the money to cover the shipping.
Originally posted by swtucker swtucker wrote:

Originally posted by hunter12345 hunter12345 wrote:

Bought two Classic Extremes a few weeks ago on closeout and find them as good as my Bushnell Elite 4200.They were made in 2007 & discontinued by Weaver.They are built very strong the illuminated dot is perfect fo night shooting.At $289 and the features it has is a great bargain.
 
What is the warranty on these? 
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Originally posted by hunter12345 hunter12345 wrote:

We all know that Weaver has been having difficulties in the past with it's reputation.As far as I know the Grand Slam and Classic Extreme were made in Japan.Does anyone know which factory produced this scope.Many forums have even mixed reviews on the Grand Slam that certain years of manufacture were complete junk.The Classic Extreme was made in 2007 and stopped when a new company took over.Anyone in sales or corprate know the Weaver story?
 
Same turrets as the 6500 bushnell on the Classic Extreme
 
 
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Shirstone has what looks like the Classic Extreme on the website. I think L.O.W. still makes the side focus 2.5x10x50 and the 1.5x4.5x24 just under a different name.
check it out.
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Shirstone is a scope maker can't buy direct. So tell me how is posting a link a problem. Don't hate.
 
 
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Looked all over Shirstones site can't buy direct.

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 Weaver lined up with my Conquest and a Bushnell I had ordered before the end of 2008 two days before buying the Weaver Classic Extreme. The Bushnell was a great scope just I didn't need two low mag scopes at once.
 
 
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That's a mighty fine looking optic!Excellent
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The 8-32x50 Classic Extreme that I purchased is clearly imprinted on the bottom "Made in Philippines".  FYI

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Welcome to the OT and thank you for the info on your scope… but this thread is almost 7 years old...
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I have 2 off the jap made classic extreme's they were a steal at 270d a piece Big Smile

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Even though this thread is old it is important to update the information so others who read this thread aren't misled into thinking that the current Classic Extremes being manufactured and sold are not the same ones that are represented in this thread. They aren't even close in quality as the ones made in Japan when this thread was initiated. I used this thread and other older reviews to make a buying decision that turned out to be ill informed.

While still good scopes, the new ones are closer to Weaver's 40/44 series as far as glass and coatings. Just like the recent poster, I purchased a Classic Extreme just a couple of weeks ago believing I was getting the better Japanese made scope. It is not and I am very disappointed.

So anyone reading this thread and any other older reviews, please be aware that the current production may not represent what was reviewed.

I can verify everything... but the biggest red flag is the Made In Philippines on the box and scope itself.
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 a friend purchased the new model  did a back to back with the jap offering  we was  very disappointed as above. easy to tell ask if its made in the phillippines its not the same animal 
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The way I read it, the made in Japan ones sold so well on close-out that more were ordered to be made elsewhere.
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