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jerry d 10-19-2015 08:18 AM

Weaver K6
 
Looking at the Classic K6 for my Weatrherby VG in 270. My concern is it has a short eye relief. I've read some reviews and when mounted on SA rifles it seems to be fine.
Compared to the Leupold FXII 6X36 its almost 1" less eye relief.
Any of you guys have experience with the Weaver on a long action?
The eye relief is my main concern, the glass gets good reviews as does the durability.

Sheridan 10-19-2015 03:31 PM

I wouldn't say that a .270 would necessarily need "a lot" of eye relief.

Unless you are shooting at sharp angles up or downhill, or you are using max loads.

If so, I would choose a different scope.

jerry d 10-19-2015 06:16 PM

Not concerned about getting hit w/ the scope as much as "finding" the crosshairs when I shoulder the rifle

Sheridan 10-19-2015 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by jerry d (Post 4224088)
Not concerned about getting hit w/ the scope as much as "finding" the crosshairs when I shoulder the rifle

Shoulder it with your eyes closed, then open your eyes once you mount it & see if you're in the scope.

Sheridan 10-19-2015 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by jerry d (Post 4224088)
Not concerned about getting hit w/ the scope as much as "finding" the crosshairs when I shoulder the rifle

Shoulder it with your eyes closed, then open your eyes once you mount it & see if you're in the scope.

Especially, if you don't care about getting "scoped" !!!:poke:

Worth repeating..................................

jerry d 10-20-2015 04:50 PM

Sheridan, I don't think youre comprehending what im asking. Of course I don't want to get scoped. I think I know enough to mount it far enough away from the eye not to get hit.
What im asking is with the shorter eye relief than the Leuppy is the tube long enough to get the proper adjustment.

Was hoping someone may have experience with the said scope on a LA rifle.

Sheridan 10-20-2015 05:29 PM

You are right that I don't know what you mean by saying;"is the tube long enough to get the proper adjustment"

Eye relief changes on a variable powered scope - more eye relief on low power & less eye relief on high power.

A fixed power scope has fixed eye relief.

One mounts a scope so they have a "full scope" all the way to the edge of the objective.

Eye relief is measured by that distance from ones eye to the ocular once one has a "full scope".

You may need to consider different rings to mount it "properly" - is that what you mean ?

jerry d 10-20-2015 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Sheridan (Post 4224221)
You are right that I don't know what you mean by saying;"is the tube long enough to get the proper adjustment"



One mounts a scope so they have a "full scope" all the way to the edge of the objective.

Eye relief is measured by that distance from ones eye to the ocular once one has a "full scope".

You may need to consider different rings to mount it "properly" - is that what you mean ?

YES!!! I've read where some have had an issue with this scope. But IIRC Talley makes a mount to help elevate this some what.

Was hoping some one would have first hand experience w/ this scope on a LA.

Thanks Sheridan!

WV Hunter 10-27-2015 09:50 AM

Personally, I like longer eye relief scopes. I can't comment on that scope from experience.

bpd1982 10-27-2015 01:06 PM

If this is what you are sking.

Weavers site says the scope is 11.3 inches long so it should but if it needs more adj. room they make front base that can be turned around to give more adj. or you could get extended rings.

stalkingbear 10-28-2015 06:05 AM

A Weaver K6 was the very 1st scope I ever owned! I know fixed power scopes are supposedly more rugged due to less moving parts, and lighter, but can't understand why with all the excellent modern variable scopes these days that you would prefer a fixed power scope. I'd highly prefer a decent variable with power being pretty low on bottom end for close and/or running shots with wide field of vies, going up to 12-16X on the top end. That way you'll have a very low powered scope for close range hunting or moving targets, and high power for zeroing, working up loads, accuracy testing, or long shots.


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