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Old January 9, 2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question about an older Weaver KW-4X scope?

I bought a rifle last year with this scope on it. It has a widefield optic eyepeice which gives a nice field of view. I haven't yet shot the gun at the range so I don't know if it's zeroed. Just wondering if anyone has this scope and knows how it performs?

I'm leaning towards a variable scope with more mag for this rifle. The rifle is a Remington 700 BDL in .22-250. Thinking about using it for crows, coyotes and other varmints.
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Old January 9, 2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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I've always had good usage from old Weaver K4s. Dunno 'bout the widefield, but it's likely a keeper.

I'd go to a 3x9 or a 4x14 for a .22-250. It's generally a reliable 400-yard gun, and precision on little crittters is good.

I've been successful on prairie dogs to 300 yards with 7X and 9X, but 14X wouldn't be at all bad.
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Old January 9, 2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have one of the same era Weaver Micro-Trac widefield variable scopes on my 223. On top of that, I used to work in a sporting goods store back when those were sold new, so I had a bit of experience with them. They are fair scopes, not great, not bad, just OK. You would be better served by a Leupold or Nikon scope if you are going to upgrade.
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Old January 9, 2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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I have one on my Savage 300WSM. It's held up just fine and holds zero well.
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Old January 9, 2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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I've got a K4 with the "TV view". It's been doing it's job well since before I was born.
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Old January 10, 2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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The old steel tube Weavers are GTG. I have K2.5, K4 and a KV2.75-5 mounted on centerfire rifles. No complaints here.

You don't get anything fancy, plain reticle, fixed AO, basic turrets.
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Old January 10, 2013, 12:39 PM   #7
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I've got a 2.5 to 7 power Widefield on the deer rifle my father made me in 1972. Scope has been on that gun since day 1 and is as clear and accurate today as it was 41 years ago. I'll never take it off the gun unless it experiences some future tragedy.
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Old January 14, 2013, 03:02 PM   #8
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Getting away from the scope talk here. The rifle is most likely a 1988 manu.
Any idea what manner of twist was in the barrel? I've heard anywhere from
1:9 or 1:14 any idea what it might be? How can I measure the twist? Depending of the rate of twist---what bullet weight should I look at for best accuracy at 100yds?
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Old January 14, 2013, 03:22 PM   #9
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The current .22-250 Remingtons are 1:14, and I would assume yours is as well.

You can confirm it with a patch on a cleaning rod.
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Old January 14, 2013, 05:56 PM   #10
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I have one mounted on my Savage mod# 99 with lee dot.
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Old January 16, 2013, 12:04 PM   #11
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I looked it up in an old 1989 "Shooter's Bible". The custom 700 BDL in .22-250 was indeed 1:14" Which bullet weight would this setup favor for accuracy?
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Old January 16, 2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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55 gr or less. I get best accuracy out of 53 gr HP Match bullets, and many other shooters I know get best results out of their 22-250s with bullets between 50 and 53 gr.
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Old January 16, 2013, 08:43 PM   #13
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I bet the K4x I have is that same "TV View" widefield type scope. It's a nice scope but I'd like more mag than 4X. On closer scrutiny the scope is a
K-4 W with the "W" probably being the Weaver wide field designation.

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