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Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
Dec 30th, 2018 at 8:46pm
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I used a 4.75x40 Grand Slam on my BSA 284 for the last 15 years.  Very lightweight (under 11ozs) and strong with excellent clarity.  It got a little growth in the corner so I sent it back to Weaver and they didnít fix it and instead sent me a new 2-8x36.  A nice scope but I miss the old 4.75.  Does anyone have one sitting around? Iíll probably put the 2-8 up for sale soon if someone is interested.
  
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Re: Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
Reply #1 - Dec 30th, 2018 at 10:22pm
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What condition is the 2-8 and what price?
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 30th, 2018 at 11:20pm
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The scope is brand new in the box.  I only pulled it out to have a look.  Model 800610. It came with a receipt saying list price is $590 so less than that obviously.
  
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Re: Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
Reply #3 - Dec 31st, 2018 at 9:46am
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Forestry,

You have to look high and low to find a used scope, Weaver must have aligned some stars and used some mumbo-jumbo in the design of that scope.

I once compared a 4,75x40 GS with a Schmidt & Bender 4x and a Weaver K4 and the 4,75x 40 came out on top optics-wise. Tried to buy it but no luck.

I have seen for sale adīs in the US, last one early this year (2018)

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Re: Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
Reply #4 - Dec 31st, 2018 at 8:30pm
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Yeah pretty gutted as I really wanted the old scope back.  It was very forgiving with eye relief and quick to find an animal.  Once sighted in with Conetrol mounts I never touched it again.

I put a 4.5-14 x40 VX3 on in-between but now I have gone too far the other way.  If I canít get the 4.75x40 what I really want is a 3-9x36 Swarovski if anyone has one they want to swap for the 4.5-14 Leupold.....
  
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Re: Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
Reply #5 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 9:59am
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There is a swarvo on the other forum for sale, the exact model you want.
  

Still out here in the wind and rain, look a little older but I feel no pain...

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Reply #6 - Jan 8th, 2019 at 5:12am
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Thanks for the tip Nor-west.  I just logged on here and quickly tracked down the other forum and it sold today.....

I appreciate you looking out for me
  
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Re: Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
Reply #7 - Jan 25th, 2019 at 8:59am
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I picked up a Z3 3-9x36 on Trade Me and look forward to it arriving.  Sold he Weaver and will sell my VX3 4.5-14x40 soon to help pay for the Z3.  Iím looking forward to sticking it on the 284.  I have Conetrol rings which are hard to use but awersome once all set up.
  
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Re: Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
Reply #8 - Jan 27th, 2019 at 8:20am
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Good result all around then, sounds like a wicked combo I had a 2.5x8x32 on an Zg47 Brno in 7x57 and was perfect.
  

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Reply #9 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:00pm
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And finally found a weaver on trade me.  Will put it on the 22 for now as the 284 is all sorted
  
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