Opinions wanted on a Weaver 2.5-7x32 V7 Scope


November 7, 2006, 10:20 PM
I'm looking to put a scope on an AR-15 and the Weaver 2.5-7x32 Classic V7 looks to be exactly what I want, price wise, size wise, etc.

Question, any of you guys have one (or any newer Weaver Classic V series), and what do you think about it? I have yet to handle one myself.

I know, I know, I'll get the "get the Leupold/Burris/Nikon instead" crowd, but I've used all those, and they're nice, but I'm curious about this Weaver specifically. Any opinions would be helpful. Thanks.

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November 7, 2006, 11:21 PM
This is only an opinion, but I've only heard good things about the Weavers, particularly for the price. I was researching scopes in that price-range quite a bit over the past year. The V7 isn't as common as the V9, but I think you'll find few complaints about the V9 and I'm sure the V7 is a solid choice.

BTW, Chuck Hawks, whose opinion I respect, is a fan of Weaver scopes. Here's a link (http://www.chuckhawks.com/weaver_v-scopes.htm)to a brief write-up on the V series.

November 8, 2006, 12:06 AM
I'd be interested to see how they compare to a Leupold.

After cheesing it once and buying a Springfield Armory that seriously disappointed me, I am leary of anything else.

At $350, the Springfiled didn't feel too cheesy on my wallet, but group sizes more than doubled over the Leupold that was on the rifle.

November 8, 2006, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the input and the link. I've been happy with my Burris and the Leupolds, but to get as small a size in length and weight in those brands I'd have to go up a lot in price as compared to that Weaver. Dad has a Weaver K4 from the '60s that is still clear and perfect, just wondering if they still make them as good as they used to.

The rifle it's going on is a Bushmaster Superlight, so I want something light and short, and under $200. That Weaver looks perfect. Can't stand asking optics questions on ARfcom because to them if you aren't asking about an ACOG or back up iron sights, then don't bother posting.

Thanks guys.

Essex County
November 8, 2006, 10:58 AM
I cant put a highend scope on all my guns. I have six or seven Weaver Classics, both fixed and variables and find them a bargain. They are rugged ans quite good opticly. I say thumbs up.........Essex

November 8, 2006, 03:54 PM
I can't afford high-end on all my guns either. Maybe if I sold some of them I could put ACOGS Zeiss and Schmidt/Benders on the few remaining, but what fun would that be?

I think for what I want it for, this Weaver will work great. Sure hope so. I'll report back later to let you know. Thanks for all the opinions.

Ol` Joe
November 8, 2006, 05:37 PM
I have a Weaver V7 Rimfire Classic and it is a great little scope for the $$. The glass is very clear and the sight tracks as it should when adjusting your POA. I would be sure if you are looking at one it isn`t the rimfire version though. This scope is set for parellax at 50 yds and not the 100yd a centerfire scope normally is. It may or may not also be fine with the 223 recoil but I`d want the comfort of a regular scope on a rifle of this type.

November 8, 2006, 05:45 PM
I've got a V9 and a V16, they are very decent scopes. The only complaint I have about them is that the eye relief varies considerably with different power settings. Then again my Leupold VXIII does that as well.

November 8, 2006, 06:15 PM
Then again my Leupold VXIII does that as well.

Cool. Someone with experience with both.

How do you find your groups sizes between the two brands? Any considerable growth with the Weaver over the Leupold?

Thanks in advance.

November 9, 2006, 09:28 AM
They are on quite different firearms.

I don't think you'll notice a difference in accuracy between the two. Truthfully, Leupolds have a lot more slop in them than most people realize/will admit, but in hunting situations you will never ever notice this.

Weaver T series scopes are popular among target shooters.

If you're shooting groups on paper, then a fine crosshair and adjustable objective will go a long way towards reducing your group sizes.

A fine cross hair versus a thick duplex is enough to ruin any comparison as far as groups go.

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