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Weaver Scope for Varmints?

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:53 AM
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Weaver Scope for Varmints?

Hello, I want to get a new scope for my .222 Rem. It has a Tasco target/varmint 6-24x42mm on it now, but I was looking at a Weaver V24. Does anyone have any expirience with the Weavers, I'm looking at a new scope, but not one over $400.

I have the VX-III 6.5-20x50mmLR on my .22-250, but don't really want to lay out the cash again, scope was almost as much as the gun. And the Tasco looks pitiful after looking thru the VX-III. The .222 is probably going to be a target/secondary hunting rifle. The 22-250 is PRIMARY.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:30 AM
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Re: Weaver Scope for Varmints?

I think you will be happy with the Optical quality and Tracking of Weavers . IMO the biggest bargains were the V16 and Buckmaster Side focus 6-18X ,and the GS's . The one word of caution I would give you is to look at the Reticle width on the 6-5-20X Grand Slam F/C Dot : it is too fine for some old eyes . Every once in a while , you will find great Specials on some of these Weavers .
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:46 PM
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Re: Weaver Scope for Varmints?

I have a Weaver Classic V24.Wonderfull scope!Mine is on Remmy 22-250.Great for chucks&Pdogs.coyotes.I also have a 2-10 Weaver on a .22mag. I like my Leopolds for heavier recoiling rifles like.270 up. Good Luck! Dskiper
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:45 AM
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Re: Weaver Scope for Varmints?

I dont know about the Weaver V scopes but I have been using a Weaver T-10 on my Mod 70 300 WM 1000 yard match rifle for 25 years and its still going strong.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:59 PM
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Re: Weaver Scope for Varmints?

I just bought the Weaver V24 Classic, QUALITY optics!! Haven't shot it yet tho...let you know how it works.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:46 PM
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Re: Weaver Scope for Varmints?

I know nothing about the Weaver, other than that they used to make high quality scopes. This month's (November, 2008) flyer from Midway offers a Simmons Whitetail 6 x 20 in both duplex and mil-dot reticles for $99. Hard to beat that price. A .222 doesn't have recoil enough to cause scope failure, even though the Simmons is of lesser quality than, say, a Leupold. I have used a Simmons 4 x 12 for several years, with no problems, but can't speak for the quality required for shots over 300 yards, my limit due to wind variables and the outside limits inherent for shooting very small ground squirrels. For long shots, I set up the .22-250, but slow down my shots when using this rifle due to the barrel heat gremlin.

BTW, I love my Remington bench rest rifle in .222 and feel it is more than adequate for small varmints such as ground squirrels and PDs. The rifle is very accurate, has low recoil, low report, low barrel heat and is a pleasure to shoot all day. The cases sip powder. A lot of coyotes have been taken with this caliber, although I usually take along a .270 Remington Mountain rifle for coyotes because it is so light and easy to carry. I think that a better coyote choice might be something in the semi-automatic calibers just in case of misses. I have semi-autos, but only in .22 rimfire. They are great for walk-around shooting.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:35 PM
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Re: Weaver Scope for Varmints?

This is my first post. I have a Weaver V16 and it is a very nice scope. I am happy with the glass.
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