Originally Posted by Zane71464
A friend picked up an older Remington 700 yesterday and it has an older Weaver K6-W scope on it which he is going to send it my way soon. The only info he gave me about it was the # on it, which is K6-W and said the scope looked clear looking through it.
My question is, what objective power is the scope? 38mm, or 40mm?
I'm not up with the older Weaver scopes, but thinking if the scope is in good shape, it may work on a Rem 700 .243 win Varmint Special I have?
Any thoughts/help would be appreciated, and wish I had more info on it. I talked with him a bit last night and that's all the info he could give me along with a couple of pics of the scope, which looks like it has seen it's better days...
There is nothing wrong with no knowing anything.
But I am surprised that no one told you that there is no "Power" to the objective lens.
The size of the lens - is what it is. 38mm - is thirty eight millimeters in diameter.
The larger the number - the larger the glass
With the right coatings - the larger the glass the more light transmission you can expect. Which would make the scope more clear and make things inside of the scope look brighter.
Most things in life has one thing in common.
People doesn't give something away unless there is something wrong with it.
The old Weaver scopes has one problem - you can't see the cross hairs until it gets light out.
Ever wonder why they came out with scopes with names like Firefly?
It's because some hunter went out into the woods early in the morning and couldn't yet see his / her cross hairs - but could see a decent animal in front of them and wished that they could see the cross hairs - and so they invented a way to make the cross hairs glow in the dark - long enough to get you through the first transition stage early in the morning and just before it got dark out.
Most new modern scopes do not need this option because even on a moonlit night - you can still see the cross hairs.
The Weavers were a terrible - cheap - scope.
Only the people who could not afford a Leupold or a Redfield bought Weavers.
I still got the box and the receipt from Grice Gun Shop - dated Jan 5, 1970 - for my dad's 2x7x32 Weaver scope. $39.99
By comparison the rifle he bought that day, his first Remington 760, 30-06 ADL was a mere $98.00
So optic's were not cheap - even though the quality was poor at best.
He sent that scope back so many times that he had the box wore out.
He finally got brave and tore it apart one day and found bread crumbs inside of the scope. I guess the person that repaired in in El Paso TX in 1974, must have done it on his lunch break.
I see how excited you are to get something for free, yet I realize that even a cheap $99.00 scope is 10 times better then the one you just got for free.
The only advantage to owning a fixed power scope back then was the fact that the parallax was terrible in those first generation scopes and that as you turned the power ring up and down, the point of aim would move and that the variable power scopes were not as accurate as the fixed power scopes.
The last one that I came across in hunting camp about 10 years ago was on a old Remington 721 .270
The owners father had it put on back in the 60's and it would not stay in one position for the power setting and I took it home and JB Welded the power adjustment under the cap and told him to throw it away and buy a new scope.
But to a city slicker, who only hunted one or two days a year, it was good enough.
The last time I seen the gun, it was covered with rust - because he kept it in the case, out in his garage, because his dad died and his wife did not want it in her house. The gun beside it was a feather weight model 70 - 30-06 , pre 64 which was in the same condition......