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Hi guys,

                           I am a newbie and had a question about weaver scopes. Does anyone have experience with this brand.  I have a new Remington 700 30.06 and are looking for a scope.  I will be shooting up to 400 yards.  I want something with a little more magnification than a 3x9x40. My eyes are not what they used to be. I have a budget of about $450.  I have read all of the post on the Zeiss but wanted something with a little more zoom. I obviously cannot afford the higher power Zeiss. I worked overtime for 4 months to save up for this scope, so whatever I buy I am stuck with.

The reason I am considering the weaver is at competitor its regular price is $1127.00 marked down to $399. I have read that it has really good optics.  I have looked at the Nikon, Leupold and Vortex. I just want to find the best bang for the buck.  Thank you so much for your time and advice. I will post the link to the Weaver scope below.  I also like that it has the illuminated red dot like the Leupold VX-R




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i have 2, the V3 on a 44mag marlin, and V7 on a 45-70 marlin.

for the $$ they're pretty good. glass is decent, and it holds up to a 430gr 45-70, which is the hardest kicking rifle i've ever shot.

but for $450, i'd get a 3-9 SS from samplelist @$500. glass is pretty good, mil/mil, so matching reticle and turrets, and built like a tank. and if something does go wrong, SWFA will make it right.

the leupold VX-R patrol is my next purchase.
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- your posted link was changed to "competitor"  because it violates Forum rules, specifically:
 
3.  Do not advertise other retailers selling the same or similar products as SWFA, this includes posting links to other retailers for products sold by SWFA.  SWFA does not provide this forum as a vehicle to redirect customers to our competition.
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My eyes aren't what they use to be either and have found that better glass with the right reticle makes more of a difference than higher magnification.

I have saved myself and learned, buy right the first time and there will be no regrets.

You problably already know that, but in case not, my .02

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The Weaver Super Slam 3x15x50 is an excellent scope.I too was looking for a little more magnification for my aging eye.I now own three of these scopes.
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Thanks, Dogger. Please don't post links to other optics vendors here. 

Welcome to Optics Talk. 
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mbray94, 

Weaver Super Slams are good scopes, very decent glass and you should like its side focus and pullup target type turrets.   I have two of the Nitrex by Weaver TR2 versions, a 3-15 and a 4-20, of the Super Slam and I'm very pleased with them.  Gents I shoot with at range, who are a lot more scope savvy than I, were all impressed with mine after spending some time at shooting bench with them.  Only gripe I've read about them are their weight, kinda on heavy side, so not a scope you'd want on a light carry hunting rifle.  Also, extension rings/mounts probably needed for the wide mount spacing such as on a long action Savage due to compact lenght of the scope.   Least ways it was a problem for my Nitrex by Weavers.  I've used my 4-20x50  for 600 yard target shooting and there was more than enough elevation clicks for my 7x57 Ruger rifle.  TR2s and Super Slams have same glass and internals.
 
Yep, you can find a 3-15x42 Weaver Super Slam dual X reticle for just under $300, when you add the shipping and deduct a $50 rebate thats available.  Not a bad price for a scope that retailed for about $700. 
 
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I have had a number of Weaver Scopes and generally think that they are a good buy.
 
My concerns with Weaver are customer service and warranty work - can you depend on Weaver to make it right?
 
I now have a 4.5-14X40 and 6-20X40 Grand Slam scopes. I don't like the rubber power change and focus rings, the gold colored values on the rubber parts wore off about 5 years ago, the gold colored markings on the windage and elevation knobs also wore off, indexing the elevation & windage knobs requires the use of a tiny phillips screw driver.
 
But the adjustments are extremely accurate and the optics, in my view, are superior to Leupold's VX III scopes of that vintage.
 
If I were to spend $450 for a scope I would look at Zeiss Conquests. These scopes, through my eyes, are better optically than either my older Leupolds or Weavers. I recently checked out a new Weaver high end scope and it looked about as good as one of my 6 year old Zeiss scopes.  Zeiss is nice. I wish Zeiss made a fixed 8X40. 
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Sounds like you found a good deal. The only weaver I have currently is a 2-7 rimfire model and it has been a good scope.
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