Weaver Grand Slam

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Nate Haler, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Nate Haler

    Nate Haler Well-Known Member

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    for that budget, you should toss Nikon, Bushnell (B&L) and Sightron into the mix.

    Depending on what kind of shooting, what sort of scope you're contemplating, we might be able to steer you more. [​IMG]
     
  2. Walter Langer

    Walter Langer New Member

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    Is the Weaver Grand Slam the best scope for $350? Is it better than any other scope under $500?
     

  3. Big Sky

    Big Sky <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Shooter#31, I have owned two of them and won't own three. The optics are clear and bright. The adjustments are as smoothe as silk. The ergonomics are some the best I've ever seen or used. It also tracked 100%. So why wouldn't I want a third one. Simple I discovered they have some major parallax issues. If you keep your shots 300 and under it may not be an issue, but around that 300 yard mark all kinds of problems occur. So no matter how cool all the other features are if your scope doesn't hit where you are aiming what good is it? Exactly, and that's why I sold mine. Now for the money you are suggeting buy a used Leupold VariXIII and never look back.
     
  4. Nate Haler

    Nate Haler Well-Known Member

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    if one buys a scope with adjustable objective, then the parallax problem you describe is a non-issue.

    ANY scope with fixed parallax will have that problem, INCLUDING Leupold. The VX3 line does not automatically mean you get adjustable objectve.
     
  5. Big Sky

    Big Sky <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Nate, yes I'm very much aware of that. However I have less of a problem with my Leupolds after comparing them sidexside. The other problem is the selection for AO's in the Weaver Grand Slam line is very limited.
     
  6. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    I believe that the Weaver Grand Slam is one of the best buys, next to the Nikon Monarch. The Weaver GS's are very clear and bright and I would put them optically right up with the Nikon Monarch, Bushnell Elite 4200 and the Leupold Vari-X III's. Would not hesitate to recommend one to someone.
     
  7. Cobra Kahn

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    Are the Weaver scopes compatible with the Stoney Point Target Knobs?