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    Posted: January/10/2019 at 13:21
Just noticed that Weaver is not on the current Vista price list.  Guess they had to pick one of the many optic brands they have, to sacrifice, due to them all competing against each other.

Bushnell

tasco

Simmons

Redfield

Millet

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I could think of others I would sacrifice before Weaver.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/10/2019 at 13:29
I thought Redfield was a Leupold brand.  Did Vista buy it while I wasn't paying attention?

If there are Weaver close outs, I will need to pick up a couple of rimfire scopes.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/10/2019 at 13:36
Yes, a Weaver rimfire and a 24x40 T would be nice.
Concur, some of the others should have gone buh bye before Weaver.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/10/2019 at 14:21
Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Yes, a Weaver rimfire and a 24x40 T would be nice.
Concur, some of the others should have gone buh bye before Weaver.

Weaver product line-up is in direct competition with Bushnell, so it is very redundant for them.

I can see why they would discontinue it.  That having been said, I would have re-purposed it for a couple of specific market niches and kept the name.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyborg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/12/2019 at 23:01
 Wait.... What? Weaver going bye bye? Good bye to a storied brand.Cry
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OMG!
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That is sad news...
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Another of the forerunners killed by corporate buyouts.
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It is sad, my very first scope was a 4x weaver.  I shot a lot of rabbits with that thing.  Til I slipped, fell, and it broke.  It was a sad day for sure. 
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There are lots of those oldies on ebay.....we better scarf some up!  I have a Weaver K6-1 Micro-Trac on ice in my closet circa 1981 or so....


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Just to clarify, my OMG was for Billy showing up.
Still, a storied name in scopes is gone.
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The rimfire 2.5-7 Weaver was my favorite of the rimfire scopes. 

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Just to clarify, my OMG was for Billy showing up.
Still, a storied name in scopes is gone.
Hey Doug...….. SURPRISE !!!!!
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Chris told me it would probably give Eduardo a heart attack.... Shocked 

It was worth a try right? Smile
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Another of the forerunners killed by corporate buyouts.

Corporate buyout is usually a symptom, not a cause.  First a company is grossly mismanaged and loses a ton of money.  Someone has to step in and buy the brand.  They usually think there is enough rband equity and they do not have to invest in the brand equity and R&D, and all it will take is a good sales push.  That blows up in their faces, so the brand is sold again, and so on.  Unless, somewhere in that downward spiral they run into an entity that is willing to pay attention, it all goes to hell in a handbasket.

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I exchanged emails with Jake the optics manager at Vista, and he confirmed they've pushed the "hold button" on Weaver optics to focus on the Bushnell launches. Weaver bases and rings, however, continue strong. No new Weaver optics are planned at this point.
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