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Old August 7, 2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Weaver V7-W scope problems

Hi to all. I was given a cosmetically challenged Weaver V7-W 2.5X7 with a wide view piece that looks to have been put away in less than ideal conditions. If this scope was a rifle you would call it "freckled" with serious spotting over 40-50% of the surface. Oth, optically, it is clear and the outer adjustment for magnification seems to work fine. However, ... I have some questions for those in the know because I would like to use this on an old Mossberg .22 to teach my grandson to shoot rifles.

My search on the internet tells me that this was probably a late 70 to early 80s scope and that is about all. It looks just like this - as far as appearance. His is much nicer looking than mine.

Problems -
1. the reticle is perfectly centered in the eyepiece but the adjustment knobs are off by 10-15 degrees. By that, I mean that the vertical and lateral adjustment knobs, instead of being a 12 and 3 o'clock are at 11 and 2 o'clock. Should I worry about this?
2. between the rear eye piece and the magnification ring is a knurled knob for ...? Focus or something else?
3. not having mounted a scope before, what size rings would this take? I will be asking my friends on the Mossberg rimfire forum for specific mount suggestions too.
4. Considering that I want to mount a scope on a Ruger .300 win mag and I have an option for this scope or a much nicer looking Leupold Vari-x III 2.5X8, is one more robust or better optically than the other? Right now, I am convalescing after surgery but I hope to do some Elk hunting this fall and the Ruger will be what I use.

Any other input or suggestions are appreciated.
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Old August 8, 2013, 01:56 AM   #2
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1. Yes, that scope is toast, the erector tube is loose inside.
2. That is a lock ring for the ocular lens. Once the scope is focused, that ring locks the ocular in place so it can't move out of focus.
3. 1" scope rings.
Yes, the Leupold is a much, much better scope. I have several older Weavers, and the only ones I would even consider mounting on a rifle are the Micro-Trac series.
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Old August 8, 2013, 07:21 AM   #3
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Thank you.
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