Weaver Scopes are History !

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Weaver Scopes are History !

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Hi All ,
I spoke with Bushnell today 5/6/2019
Weaver scopes ...
ALL of them !
Are no longer manufacturing at All !
They honor the Weaver warranty by either
Giving a replacement scope of similar Price
From the Bushnell line of scopes !
No more parts are available for Weaver scopes ...
A Truly SAD day

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There was a discussion last week on the accurate shooter forum about this. Sad to see a corporate umbrella company end production of the micro Trac system for no reason other than ignorance about the shooting sports. Some Japanese company should buy that tooling and run with it.
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That really is sad. Really I don't think there is any need to buy any tooling. The microtrac design is super but not hard to copy. All it takes is the will to do it and nobody seems to have that. I have been trying to figure out the rifle scope business. It seems like one of the big guys comes up with a good target scope design, there have been many over the years, then they scrap it for something that seems less desirable. I guess it is just not a big enough market to make it worth it for bean counters.

I think the real problem is that these companies do not have any shooters in them at all anymore just investors. Most don't even make anything. Someone gave me a Remington catalog a few years ago. Everything is plastic! I hate it.
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Well this sucks. I've bought almost exclusively Weaver scopes. Thankfully not one has had an issue. I even put one on a .338 LM just to see if it would come apart but so far so good. I don't care for Bushnell as they have stopped making the only good scope (3200) they had for silhouette.
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Most Bushnell scopes have the "fast" focus eyepiece without a locking ring. Not a good feature for silhouette when the diopter setting is so easy to move when bumped around. The new Leupold VX-2 series does not have a locking ring on the eyepiece either. I guess a few pennies more profit was worth leaving it off. Whatever replacement Bushnell scope they send you will not be equal to a T series Weaver.
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I have 3 of the V24 Weaver scopes. Has a somewhat traditional plex retical with a very small dot. For the price $325 you couldn't find a better scope IMO.
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They were always superior to leupold in their adjustments. I have two in 16x with the old steel tubes (el paso manufacture). Both are clear and crisp with excellent parallax adjustments. The current Weavers with 1/8 minute clicks were/are very nice but the 1/8 minute clicks are a pain--the 1/4 minute would have sold better. So there you have it---Leupold has gone into the 'tactical' market with high dollar variables; Vortex is scant on fixed powers and their adjustments aren't very good about the repeated ups and downs in silhouette; Nikon ? Nightforce ? (ha) or the ever cheesy Tasco or the disposable BSA?
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Snake, you bring up a good point. What about us? Who makes a scope today that works for silhouette???
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Snake wrote: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:23 am... The current Weavers with 1/8 minute clicks were/are very nice but the 1/8 minute clicks are a pain--the 1/4 minute would have sold better.
They used to make their Japanese-made scopes with 1/4 MOA clicks but dropped them from the lineup some years back. The T-24 with 1/4 clicks is probably one of the top three most popular Silhouette scopes around. Sure wish they would make another run.
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I just received a e-mail from Cheryl at targetshhooteroptics. Cheryl says they cannot repair the modern Weavers with the aluminum tubes that were made in Japan but can change the reticles. She said they can still repair and blueprint the steel El Paso Weaver.
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