The Best Deal on a 3-9x40mm Ever
The Weaver brand name is well known to sportsmen. The company has been making great optics, scopes and mounts for almost 90 years. And we’ve picked up a great deal on Weaver 3-9x40mm scopes. How good? $49.99.
Here’s the scoop. It is an odd time in the firearms industry. Venerable American gun manufacturers are competing to get customers to notice their guns. One of the ways they’re doing this is by partnering with companies like Weaver to provide guns that are already topped with versatile scopes.
These package deals are a great value for those of us who don’t already own a scope. And they’re usually zeroed and ready for fine-tuning.
But what happens when the gun companies place an order for scopes, but then back out and don’t produce the rifles they had agreed to pair with the scopes?
That’s where we step in. And, if you’re fast on the old draw, you’ll end up with a crazy deal.
The Weaver 3-9x40mm.
The 3-9x40mm rifle scope may well be the most versatile scope configuration made. For most rifle calibers, the low end of the 3-9’s magnification is enough to get on target at distances as close 25 yards. If you know your way around your rifle, the higher magnification will allow for bullseyes out to 300 yards.
At 100 yards, the field of view on this scope is 9.9 feet at the highest magnification, and 32.6 feet at the lowest.
The configuration came into its own in the later half of the last century when deer hunters across the US topped their guns with 3-9x40s. The versatility and speed make this perfect for hunting.
Yet the 3-9×40 is equally at home on the range. It is a favorite of many rimfire shooters who are looking for extra magnification that will maximize the potential of more modern rimfire rifles.
The price on these is ridiculous. MSRP on the scopes is $157.95. We’re selling them for $49.99 until they’re gone. And that won’t be long.
At this price, the 3-9x40mm is a no-brainer. No more swapping that one scope between multiple guns. No more lamenting the cost of replacing that old one you inherited from your grandfather. No excuses.
David Higginbotham is a writer and editor who specializes in everyday carry. David is a former backcountry guide in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Boundary Waters Canoe Area who was a college professor for 20 years. He ultimately left behind the academy for a more practical profession in the firearms industry and was (among other editorial positions) the Managing Editor for a nascent Mag Life blog. In that Higginbotham helped establish The Maglife’s tone and secure its early success. Though he went on to an even more practical firearms industry profession still, he continues to contribute articles and op-eds as time and life allow.