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7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Mr.Sako,

I just got a Weaver Extreme in 4x16x50 at Natchez, it seems identical to my Leupold 4.5x14x50., for 35% of the price. It was their top of the line scope that they made but couldn't sell a few years ago in the $650-1000 area. Basically, they didn't have the name to jump into that price range (crowd.) They are now being closed out between 289 and 329 by Natchez. This Weaver is also illuminated with a German #4 reticle which I like and I think the glass is brighter than my Leupold. They also have a lifetime guarantee. It feels like it'll last.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:46 PM
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Mr.Sako,

I just got a Weaver Extreme in 4x16x50 at Natchez, it seems identical to my Leupold 4.5x14x50., for 35% of the price. It was their top of the line scope that they made but couldn't sell a few years ago in the $650-1000 area. Basically, they didn't have the name to jump into that price range (crowd.) They are now being closed out between 289 and 329 by Natchez. This Weaver is also illuminated with a German #4 reticle which I like and I think the glass is brighter than my Leupold. They also have a lifetime guarantee. It feels like it'll last.
Weaver makes a very fine scope their quality is in line with all the heavy hitters........I have a 4.5x20x44 with tactical turrents and I love it...... it shoots thru the box and tracks perfect....its going on my new build this weekend....you done good at that price
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Mr.Sako,

I just got a Weaver Extreme in 4x16x50 at Natchez, it seems identical to my Leupold 4.5x14x50., for 35% of the price. It was their top of the line scope that they made but couldn't sell a few years ago in the $650-1000 area. Basically, they didn't have the name to jump into that price range (crowd.) They are now being closed out between 289 and 329 by Natchez. This Weaver is also illuminated with a German #4 reticle which I like and I think the glass is brighter than my Leupold. They also have a lifetime guarantee. It feels like it'll last.
Can you see the recticle when it's bright out??? I stopped using weaver 10 years ago when I had a v16 dot that I couldn't find on a sunny day, no matter how we fiddled with back focus. If that's not an issue, it's probably a heck of a buy. I've seen some awesome hits made with weaver equipped rifles, but when you can't find the recticle, you are peeing up a rope. Kinda sours you on a scope.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

etisll40 - getting scopes across the border is a major pain but thanks for the heads up. I have found a few decent used ones but figured I may as well check out everything if I am going put on a new scope. The Tactical shop I am heading to carries Vortex, Sightron and Nightforce. I will let you all know what I find and decide on fater my shopping trip.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:06 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Glass is crystal clear and the reticle is their version of a German#4 with a thin crosshair with the outerlines thickened, the crosshair has a tiny dot, about 1/2 mill thick Un-illuminated.The MOA of the dot is certainly larger than my nightforce with an NP-R2 but this is the best German#4 reticle I've seen. Reticles are one of the keys to good shooting, you don't need to illuminate the dot during the daytime? Anyone that doesn't go to Natchez and look at these Extreme scopes in varying magnifications is missing out on the high quality over looked at Weaver a few years ago. If the clicks are as accurate as my Leupy vx-3 4.5x14x50 which has a Boone and Crocket reticle and no illumination, that I paid $850 for + NYS Tax. I will sell my Leupy and buy 2 more for 329 a piece. I love good reticles.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:23 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I've been using the crap out of the bushnell/bauch& lomb elite series. I've got 10x(3200) on both 270's, 6-24x(4000) on my 300 and 25wssm, and a 8-32x(4200) on my bdl in 7mmstw. Pretty good eyes for the money. I've only shaken one apart- a 3-9 b&l 3000 on a lightweight 375 h&h. They gave me a new 3200 3-9 without quibbling a bit, even though the 3000 was 15 years old and had been on a bunch of guns. They track well, shoot good groups, and I've never paid more than 400 for any of them. I do like the Leopold stuff, but they want a bunch for it.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I am like most, I have pretty good luck with most purchases, but like golf clubs too, I have a closet full collecting varying amounts of dust. I am really excited to find this deal though. I do like to have a good scope on every rifle. That's my basic goal. I have a Nightforce and a Leupold and a Horus, but they cost soooo much. A year or 2 ago, I did spend some money, I don't regret what I have but to get a good scope at this price range would make my day. I'll update it as I test it further.
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