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A buddy of mine won a Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40mm at a RMEF banquet recently, and he isn't sure he wants to keep it. A local dealer says he'll trade him for a Sightron SII 3-12x42mm or give him $250 in store credit for a Burris, Nikon or Leupold.

What should he do?

He has a new Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker in .270 WSM that he needs a scope for...and I told him to keep the Grand Slam.
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IMO he should sell it on ebay and get a 4200.
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I really like the Weaver Grand Slam scope.  The optics are very clear and bright.  The Sightron SII should have about the same optics as the Weaver G/S. You mentioned scopes from Burris, Nikon and Leupold and yes they all make several model of scopes better than the Weaver but at more of a cost.  The scopes made by those companies in the same price range Burris Fullfield, Nikon Buckmaster, Leupold VXII are not as nice as the Weaver.  If you add some money and step up to say the Burris Signature, Nikon Monarch, and maybe a VXIII then you will see some improvement over the GrandSlam. 

Personally, I'd keep the scope if he wants something better I have to agree with SVD666 go with the Bushnell 4200 Elite (about the best buy in optics out there)

 

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Why isn't he sure?  Does he "think" he wants something better or doesn't like what he sees through it?  I have a GS in 3.5-10X50 and its a nice scope and i'm NOT looking to exchange it!  I think it would cost quite a bit to upgrade and I'd rather use that $$ on other things.
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

Why isn't he sure?  Does he "think" he wants something better or doesn't like what he sees through it?  I have a GS in 3.5-10X50 and its a nice scope and i'm NOT looking to exchange it!  I think it would cost quite a bit to upgrade and I'd rather use that $$ on other things.


Tip69 - He hasn't removed it from the box. Wants to keep it "NIB" in case he decides to sell or trade.

However, he has tagged along with me on a couple of trips to local shops and has looked through one several times. In fact, since I've been looking at it, too, I actually think you'd have to spend quite a bit more to get a better scope.

I think he should keep it, too. But he wants to make sure he explores every avenue and takes full advantage of his good fortune.
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I agree you would have to spend more money to get a better scope.  Don't be fooled by the Weaver name.  Weaver years ago prior to going out of business made cheap junk that sold at drug stores.  This is NOT the same Weaver as before. The Grandslam may not be pretty looking (some people don't like the look of the rubber focus ring, I'm not hot on the looks but the performance is AWSOME) the glass is very good quality and in order to "step" up you would have to pay more.

 

I was sold on the Grand Slam when I compared it to a Leupold Vari X III (Not the new VX) which for a long time was the base line to compare scopes to in my family and the Weaver was actually a nicer scope.  I was sold at that point..great scope at a good price.

 

Happy shootinig

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Update:  My buddy is keeping the Weaver Grand Slam.  After many, many trips to the local shops, he figured he couldn't beat it unless he really stepped up and reached pretty deep into his wallet.  We're talking Zeiss, Kahles Swaro & such. 

 

I am truly amazed that this scope appears to be every bit as good as Nikon Monarchs, Leupold VX-3s and Burris Signatures at a noticeably lower price point (MUCH lower than Leupold!).  I'm actually rethinking my own pending purchase and may save myself $100 to put toward binocs or a rangefinder...

 

Also, he need bases and rings for the rig.  Any suggestions?  I'll put a new post in the approriate forum for this, as well.

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I've had good luck with Leupold mounts and rings.  I've also heard good things about Burris and Warne.
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