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ultramag44
04-03-2011, 10:55 PM
I acquired an El Paso Weaver T-25 Target Scope w/ Fine X Hair (all steel).

Can anyone get me a scan of the owners pamphlet?

TomD
04-04-2011, 08:02 AM
Have you asked Weaver? I've quit saving paper manuals since everything seems to be available online as a PDF file.

tenring
04-04-2011, 07:49 PM
Bill Ackerman was Weaver's El Paso Plant Manager. He might have it, or know where you can find it. Here is contact info:

Optical Services, Co
Attn: Bill Ackerman
PO Box 1174
Santa Teresa, NM 88008
Phone: 505-589-3833
E-mail: oscope@aol.com

LarryBartholome
04-04-2011, 08:48 PM
Bill Ackerman was my Silhouette shooting partner back in the late 70's to early 90's. He was the man who designed the original T-models. When he got the OK to build a target scope he realized since he was relatively new to target shooting he need help. So he got 6-8 of the best El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM competitive rifle shooters from the different disciplines together in his living room. He asked us, "what do you want in a target scope"? We wanted large knobs since a few were unable to see up close without help. We wanted to be able to focus from 10 meters with an air rifle to 1,000 yards. We wanted reliable adjustments and a lot of them. We got most everything we asked for. The only major thing we didn't get was world class optics. Weaver wouldn't spring for the good lens. Everyone at the meeting got one of the first scopes.

Being left handed I asked him to make me a left-handed one. Next week he handed me one mounted in a set of rings...the scope was turned 90 degrees CCW...the elevation knob now sticking out the left side had a windage knob engraved with an arrow pointing in the correct direction. The old elevation knob was now on the old windage shaft sticking out the top. I even have one of only two variable 3-9x T-models made. But that is another story.
Larry Bartholome

ultramag44
04-29-2011, 09:08 PM
Bill Ackerman was my Silhouette shooting partner back in the late 70's to early 90's. He was the man who designed the original T-models. When he got the OK to build a target scope he realized since he was relatively new to target shooting he need help. So he got 6-8 of the best El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM competitive rifle shooters from the different disciplines together in his living room. He asked us, "what do you want in a target scope"? We wanted large knobs since a few were unable to see up close without help. We wanted to be able to focus from 10 meters with an air rifle to 1,000 yards. We wanted reliable adjustments and a lot of them. We got most everything we asked for. The only major thing we didn't get was world class optics. Weaver wouldn't spring for the good lens. Everyone at the meeting got one of the first scopes.

Being left handed I asked him to make me a left-handed one. Next week he handed me one mounted in a set of rings...the scope was turned 90 degrees CCW...the elevation knob now sticking out the left side had a windage knob engraved with an arrow pointing in the correct direction. The old elevation knob was now on the old windage shaft sticking out the top. I even have one of only two variable 3-9x T-models made. But that is another story.
Larry Bartholome

I called Bill, we had a most pleasnt conversation, got lots of good information, and some interesting history!

I put the Weaver T-25 on a Remington 513-T (mounted in Burris Signature Rimfire rings to the 513-T's grooved receiver). Now I know this is NOT any type of benchrest rifle. However, I did the rubber pad bedding trick (ah-La Winchester 52C), put in a patriot trigger spring (now 2-7/8 lb pull). And gave it a try @ 50 yards in windy West Texas!


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5-shot, 50 yard group

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