Weaver Mil Dot Tactical
Weaver is one of the old names in rifle scope manufacturing and was originally a US based scope manufacturer. In fact, they are celebrating their 80th year. Some of the old classic Weaver scopes are considered almost legendary, such as the model 330C that were used on some WWII sniper rifles. Weaver was eventually sold (several times) and they are now Japanese made scopes. I have used several Weaver scopes over the years and they have always been good quality glass and scopes. They have also made several different tactical scopes as well and have recently come out with a Grand Slam Tactical as well as a tactical line that is more specialized scope specific for that use. Midway USA is a very large and full featured online shooting sports supplier and they worked with Weaver to offer a Midway USA exclusive version of the Grand Slam Tactical 3-10x40mm scope with mildot reticle combined with mil adjustment knobs. The popularity of Mil/Mil scopes continues to rise and we took the opportunity to get one of these scopes here and give it a full run through.
This particular Grand Slam Tactical model with Mil adjustments is available exclusively through Midway USA, which is where this scope came from. The scope itself comes in a standard Weaver Grand Slam box that is labeled with “Tactical” and it has the normal users manual with instructions and a mildot addendum which includes some basic instructions on how to use mildots to estimate range. It does also include a good diagram of the dimensions of the mildot reticle. Finally, an allen wrench for removing the large knobs is included also.
The Grand Slam line is one of the higher end scope lines that Weaver offers, which made it a bit odd that there were no lens covers of any sort included with the scope. Even lower end scopes will include a bikini style cover, but this is not a real issue as most owners will procure some good flip up scope caps to use on their scopes in the field. I will mention that the Weaver scopes do come with a limited lifetime warranty which always gives some peace of mind that a company stands behind their product and of course, it is nice to have in case something does fail in the future.