It seems like everyone these days is producing a “tactical” magnified optic with varying degrees of success; Weaver is no exception. This is great news for consumers who don’t want to pay, or can’t pay, for German glass.
Prior to 2013 a large underserved section of the market existed; this space was occupied by shooters requiring repeatability, robustness and reliability but not necessarily the ability to resolve a beetle on a pine tree at dusk. That customer had to decide between spending $2,000+ on a quality tactical optic or fall back to hunting optics with no ranging capabilities, capped turrets and 1 inch tubes. Fortunately our free market economy recognized this need and several companies stepped in with excellent product offerings in the $800 to $1400 range. I never like to proclaim an optic as excellent until I shoot it but the Weaver line of tactical scopes looks extremely promising. Optical clarity is excellent edge-to-edge, turret rotation is positive with excellent tactile.
Key Features Include:
- Fully multi-coated lenses w/ extra hard coating on exterior lenses
- First focal plane reticles
- Waterproof / fog proof / shockproof
- Side focus parallax adjustment
- Reset-to-zero turrets (no caps to lose)
- Argon purged tubes to eliminate internal fogging
- One-piece construction
- 30mm tubes
- 5x Magnification