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I have a Winchester reproduction Model 52 Winchester rimfire and looking at installing a Weaver K4 or K6 on it for squirrel hunting.  It's an excellent shooting rifle and I don't need anything with a lot of power.  The bolt also has very little clearance when a scope is mounted on it so a fixed power scope will probably provide more clearance.
Thoughts and opinions on these Weaver K series scopes would be appreciated.
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I have a Winchester Model 52B reproduction, too.  So far I have had several scopes on it.  I have Browning bases ( made by Burris years ago...) and Burris Signature rings. I have high rings on mine. 
I had a Weaver K4 on it once.  One of the old scopes from El Paso, but the dimensions are still about the same as the new Japanese ones---they will clear the bolt handle with like a quarter of an inch or more-- in the high rings.  At one time I had a Simmons scope on there ( not a fat eyepiece scope..), and I had an older Redfield Traditional 6X on top.  Again, all these scopes were of the " Normal "  Leupold-Weaver-sized ocular family. 
Recently I mounted a Bushnell 4200 4X16 X50 on top.  Again the eyepiece clears with lots of room. 
You shouldn't have any trouble with the Weaver K series or the V series, either. They are all still building the "ordinary" -sized oculars.  It all depends on the mounts you get ( some are Lower than others....)  and you have to try to keep away from the real Fat Eyepiece Scopes.........
As far as the new Weavers go, I have never had one of the newer ones, but I understand that they are quite nice and well worth the money.  I would like to get one myself, someday, for another rifle. 
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Don't overlook the Weaver rimfire 4x.  It is even trimmer (28mm objective) and looks good on 22 profile barrels.  Side by side with the Leupold rimfire 4X, the Weaver showed a better quality image.  btw, you can make a good set of lens covers for the Weaver with a pair of 35mm film can lids.
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