Weaver Classic Extreme Scope

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  1. boltman13

    boltman13 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I just saw a Weaver Classic Extreme 30 mm iluminated retecle 8X32 power 50 mm objective on sale for $379. I have had excellent results in the past with Weaver Grand Slam scopes in 6X20 and 3X10 for hunting and target shooting but am not familiar with this model. It isn't even listed on the Weaver web site. The Natchez web site claims a 4" eye relief. Does anyone have any experience with this model scope good or bad. If I get one it would be used mostly for long range target shooting, out to 1,000 yds.
     
  2. p scully

    p scully Gold $$ Contributor

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    i've owned a couple 2.5x10x56 classic extreme scopes. very good glass for the money. the lighted reticle works great for night hunting yotes.
     
  3. fredhorace77

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    Great scopes...a little on the heavy side..but other than that really good for the money
     
  4. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

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    The new 8-32 power is made in the phillipine's,I am not saying they are junk but be aware.Did you check natchez on their pricing?
     
  5. KMart

    KMart Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have one and it has AT LEAST 4" of eye relief. It looks very similar to the Sightron on the outside but the glass is not as clear. The zero set on the turrets is a little different than what I am use to. You pull the knob on top of the turret straight up, rotate it to zero and release it down.
     
  6. roninfl.

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    Kmart,
    How thick is the crosshair and/or dot? I've been considering one for f-class use but there doesn't seem to be a lot info about them.
    Thanks,
    Ron
     
  7. jimbo88mm

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    I was looking at this scopes hard but as mentioned there is little information out there on them. I sent an email to their customer service asking if the scope was related to the older classic extreme's and what the internal adjustment range is. Here's the reply I got:


    Those are brand new Philipine made models- just shipped to Natchez Shooter Supply. It is 36MOA. It will come with a manual. Specs attached for all the new Classic Extreme ones.

    Thanks,

    ATK Technical Services



    It's a shame but the 36 moa is a deal breaker for me. Even with a 20 moa base I think you will come up short at 1000 yards. If all your shooting is inside 500 then it look like a viable option.

    I'm blown away that a modern scope with a 30mm tube has such limited internal adjustment. It doesn't make sense.
     
  8. KMart

    KMart Gold $$ Contributor

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    roninfl.
    Mine has the heavy Gernam reticle with a crosshair. The crosshair will cover about 1" at 600 yds
     
  9. Larryh128

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    I have both models of the Classic Extreme. The Japan made units are REALLY good. Top notch optics that will run with a lot of the big dogs. I also have one of the newer models made in the Phillipines. If you are used to the Japanese glass, you will be disappointed. It is worth the asking price BUT we were paying the same $ on closeout for 6-$700 glass. Kinda spoils a person but that's life. There were a couple of the Jap models on ebay a couple weeks ago. They will state Jap glass.
     
  10. boltman13

    boltman13 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Looks like I am a day late and a bunch of dollars short. If there are only 36 moa of internal adjustment for elevation, even with my 20 moa bases it would be marginal at best for a F-TR rifle in 308 at 1K yds. Since the scopes are not even mentioned on the Weaver web site I wonder what gives. Thanks everyone for the info. Merry Christmas to all.
     
  11. BigDMT

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    How is the feel of the target knob adjustments on the Classic Extreme scopes??? I know they wont be like a Leupold Mark 4 or a Nightforce scope, but are the adjustments positive and solid like a vortex or Leupold VXIII?. Or are they a little mushy like a BSA type scope?

    I recently bought a Weaver 3-12X44 "Kaspa" Extreme scope for one of my AR-15's and although it has great glass and tracks perfectly, the adjustments aren't very positive feeling. A little better feeling than a BSA, but not much.

    Was thinking about the Classic Extreme model for my other AR-15 in 6.8 SPC
     
  12. JDBraddy

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    I bought the 8-32X50 with Dual-X rhetical from Natchez. Clear bright glass, more eye relief than I'm used to, tracks as well as my T-36 and Leupolds, 1/8 min clicks are not as solid as my 36X fixed power, too close together, similar to my 6-24 Sightron S-II, Paralax adjustments seem accurately marked and repeatable, Overall, I'm content with it given what I paid, $319 from Natchez, only disappointment was learning it only had 36 minutes of elevation, I expected more from a scope with a 30mm tube, but for the price I can live with that. With a twenty MOA rail, it zero'd about two and a half MOA short of bottoming out the elevation knob. I mounted it on a Krieger barreled .223 Remington, groups sizes improved by half from the bench at 200yds, compared to what I was getting with the 4.5-14X Leupold VX3 I had on the rifle previously. I'm assuming due to more than doubling the magnification, and finer 1/8" click adjustments. The illuminated center dot is small, not terribly bright, but an adequate reference point in low light. Some sort of ranging rhetical like the Balistic-X would be a huge improvement for this scope. I need to get some more range time with it, I've only taken it out once so farr, and haven't used it out past 300yds yet.
     
  13. bdale

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    My son and myself took advantage of a sell like that from Natchez a few years ago, the Classic Extreme series scopes with illuminated reticle 56mm objective. Got a scope that list for 999.00 for 279.00, guy at Natchez said that they bought all Weaver had in warehouse to make way for new models . Great scope when you put your rifle up to your shoulder to shoot its like looking out a window no shadowing or looking to center the scope excellent eye relief great light transmission clear, I wouldn't hesitate if I needed another one great scope, also had 30mm tube :)
     
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  14. NDAR15MAN

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    I know this post and thread is 3 1/2 years old. My question.....
    Has anyone that owns this scope did any kind of testing on the turrets ? Box test ? Just was wondering if the turrets will repeat after moving them 6 to 24 inches back and forth ? I bought this scope a few years ago and put on a 223 and now want to put it on a long range muzzle loader for out west deer hunting. When I had it on my 223 it worked good for a $289.00 on sale scope but I never did really use the turrets for dialing in.
    We’re i hunt not a tree within miles so I might use it to dial turrets out to 200 or 300 yards on a coyote if one runs by deer hunting.
    A lot of long shots were I could dial the turret if it will work like some higher quality scopes. Your thoughts.
    Thanks Marty
     
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  15. bdale

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    I never done a box test or anything these were bought to use on deer rifles and when sighting in they performed very predictable as far as to where they needed to be adjusted to. Both my son and mine have worked very well still very bright have had no issues at all, I will say this the ones Natchez has now are manufactured in the Philippines and list for much less than the original models my son and myself bought, the ones we bought were manufactured in japan and had a much higher list price.
     
  16. NDAR15MAN

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    Yes I have the new one. I was just wondering if I could trust turning the turrets back and forth on a long range muzzle loader or a long range target gun ? I have had my scope a year or two but never made turret adjustments. That’s why the question. Thanks Marty
     

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