Scopes: Weaver T-Series
Weaver T-series scopes.
Does anybody have any experience with the new T-series?
I have 2 US-made scopes from '79 or '80, a T10 and a T16. I've used them extensively for targetshooting, .22LR M-Siluette. The repetability of the W&E-adjustments are unmatched even today. The optics seems to come from coke-bottles.
Oslo, Norway - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 04:27:29 (EDT)
There is a big difference between the old T Weaver and the new T.
Stick with the old one. Buy as many as you can find! I have a few old T's and one new T (a kt-15) and there is much I dont like about the new one. It has a cheap feel to it , but the adjustments seem to work ok so far. My biggest complaint is the sound that it makes every time the rifle is fired. BONG!!!! I have tried it on 4 different rifles just to see if it was some freaky vibration harmonics thing and the sound is definitly coming from inside the scope. I think it is the erector tube which is held under spring tension against the adjustment knobs, causing the problem.
S.C.D.H., Ohio USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 21:47:26 (EDT)
I read your article to Torf. If you do not mind…, let me butt in. In my limited experience (one KT-15), I haven't experienced any unusual noises or vibrations. Perhaps I have a freak scope.
There are several series of Weaver's. There is the old T-series, the KT-15s, and the newer T-series target scopes. I own a T-16 (old), T-20 (old) and KT-15 (recent). I do agree that the old Microtrak™ clicks are not in the same league as the KT-15. They are much better.
The following is a post I made to the AR-15 list some time ago. Someone had a question about Weaver KT scopes and I put forth what was my opinion at the time and for the intended audience.
I'm quoting the piece verbatim. Take it for what it is worth.
"I can recommend it highly. The adjustable objective goes from 10 yds to infinity and is boldly marked. To adjust from 50 yds. to infinity only uses about 1/3 turn, so if you put the Butler scope covers on (recommended) they always stay in a usable position. The tube and turret are one piece which should make for a straighter setup. When I've put Leupolds on V-blocks I found out they are not straight (long story1). The 1/4 minute clicks are very usable, nice and crisp with a little audible click sound for confirmation. When Weaver says 1/4 minute clicks, they mean just that, not more....... not less (long story 2). The arrangement of tube lengths and turret position allow you to put it into the Armalite scope base and still have enough eye relief on a flat top receiver. The crosshairs are of the Duplex persuasion and are not too fine for varmint work, nor too coarse to do target work. At 200 yds the crosshairs will cover up a 3/4" paster, which is what I use for zeroing purposes. I just use the old benchrest trick of putting the paster in one of the 90 degree intersections leaving a slight amount of white showing. The price of the scope is certainly reasonable,........ I could use another one myself. The ocular eyepiece has rubber on the end so that if it bumps your glasses it won't chip or scratch them. The optics are pretty good, maybe not quite as flat a field as Leupolds but more than usable. At Camp Perry we use 15X to 24X scopes at 1000 yds. so the power is adequate for varminting or any other use.
I don't see how you could be disappointed in this scope, as it has all the good features rolled up into one."
Ron N. <email@example.com>
USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 23:21:10 (EDT)
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