Weaver T-36 Info?

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  1. PatMiles

    PatMiles Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'm looking for a fixed 36 power scope to put on a 22 rimfire benchrest silhouette rifle and have read a lot of good info on the Weaver T-36 and am seriously interested in buying one. If you gents don't mind taking a few minutes schooling me on the Weaver, the good, the bad and the ugly (if there is any ugly), I would be grateful.
    TIA,
    Pat
     
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  3. PatMiles

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    Not to shiny on fine crosshairs but that's sure tempting, might just happen.
    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  4. swd

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    + Reliable turrets/holds zero.
    + Focus down to 25 yards no problem.
    - Somewhat dark glass.
    + Great value for the price.
     
  5. linekin

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    I have a T36 on a rfbr gun & has served me well. Agree with swd on it being a tad darker than most high end scopes but wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
    Also have a T36xr. I've had it on a rf gun but it's now on my cfbr gun. Its seems quite a lot brighter than the T36 & has the side focus which is nice. Mine is an early model & only focuses down to 50yds. Not sure about newer xr's.
    I have a 40x Leupold Comp for the cf gun, but I like the xr a little more.
    Can't go wrong with either T36 or xr imo.

    Keith
     
  6. bichettereds

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    My experiences with the T36 (AO model not the xr with side focus) are the same as swd’s. A little dark compared to some of the higher end 30mm scopes which is to be expected I suppose, but for a rimfire rifle in that price range you really can’t beat the value.
     
  7. joed49

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    I own 2 T36 Weavers. Fantastic scope for the price. Had them for at least 10 years now and never a problem. If I came across another I would buy it, they are decent.
     
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    ^^^^^. Great value.
     
  9. RayO

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    I have fourT36 and two T24.Needless to say I like them.
     
  10. snert

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    Pick up a used one, they usually run about $315-350 here
     
  11. PatMiles

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    $288.00 at Natchez through Monday.
     
  12. Turbulent Turtle

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    I have two Weaver T-36, about 10 years old. The Micro-trac adjustment mechanism is awesome for that price. The one thing that cheesed me off about those scopes was the markings on the turrets and the weird number of MOAs in a revolution. I ended up putting little stickers on the elevation knob for the distances I shot at.

    The glass itself i pretty bad, especially in mirage conditions. I think they use the bottom end of a Coke bottle for the objective lens, after some polishing.

    For the money, they are great scopes but when it's cloudy, you struggle.
     
  13. geraldgee

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    I’d order one today if they sold in GA. Great price
     
  14. Evlshnngns

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    I have one I bought about six months ago, I like it. My glass is clear and crisp, but I don't have $$$$ scopes to compare it with. On a dark cloudy day at near sundown, the FCH was hard to find without a white background. Its a target scope, it does its job well.
     
  15. fyrewall

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    I have a aluminum tube T10 (now discontinued) on a .22 RF and a T24. I think both are great scopes and I bought the T10 at Natchez for about $225 some 12 years ago. I selected the T24 over the T36 because of the larger exit pupil (1.11mm on T36 vs. 1.67mm on T24) and a bigger field of view. The T24 is surprisingly good in dim light - good glass and coatings and occasion is used to shoot rodents when mounted on a .20P. The T24 has a 1/8 dot and when used on the rodents it turns the .20P into an sunny day extermination machine. These scopes can be focused at real short ranges of less than 25 yards and provide a crystal clear view.

    The funny (weird) markings on the AO are for both yards and meters for silhouette shooting - 40/200 meter chickens, 60/300 meter pigs, 77/385 meter turkeys, and 100/500 meter rams. These scopes have 1/8 moa adjustments, so lots or clicking, especially at short ranges. 24X brings the rodents in real close and the tiny dot provides a good aiming point. The adjustments are precise and repeatable. These scopes come with a sun shade and two sets of adjustment knobs - a set used with caps and a set having a bigger diameter used without caps. I would find much use for a T16 having a 2.5 mm exit pupil.

    A scope with a 1.11 or 1.67 mm exit pupil will have some drawbacks but these scopes are intended for target use.
     
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  16. William C

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    Since aluminum tubes are discontinued, what material are the new scopes made of ?
     
  17. perry42

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    I own 3 T36 scopes, 2 silver and 1 matt finish. No problems, great value as I bought 2 from this site for $325.

    perry42
     
  18. SDBigDog

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    I use one on my CZ 452 American it does a great job at 50 yards and works good at 100 yards as well, my eyes need a little more so I went with the Sightron 10x50x60 MOA-H on my Anschutz 1710 D HB. for 100 yards wit 3' 2" field of view. I ordered the 46x48 Weaver this weekend to replace the 36 on my 452 American and will replace my 6x24x42 on my 452 Lux with the 36 and shoot that at 50 yards.

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    good luck, great sale until Monday at Natchaz

    https://outdoors.natchezss.com/prod...737221072822634173954364021378911486266540033
     
  19. jpx2rk

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    I've got 2 36x now, one is on my ARA rig, the 2nd is a recent purchase and not mounted yet. I like/prefer the Weaver glass over the Sightron 36x I've got as well. The weaver replaced the Sightron on my ARA setup as the weaver seemed better to me. Some of my ARA competitors looked thru both before, and it was a mixed vote for better. Look thru all you can to see which suits you the best.
     
  20. bdale

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    For that price you can't go wrong, I have both style the regular T36 and the T36XR and like them both heck for that price if you didn't like it you could sell it and easily get your money back:rolleyes:
     

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