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Weaver Optics

Weaver® Mounting Systems brings more than 90 years of innovation and expertise to the shooting experience. Engineered to be the most reliable scope mount systems available, Weaver offers a full line of rings, bases, & mounts. Founded in 1930 by the visionary William R. Weaver, the company is credited with bringing riflescopes to the mainstream by producing quality scopes and mounts that average American hunters could actually afford. The very first Scope, model 3-30, came complete with a Weaver scope mount. Weaver forged his name in the industry with innovations that have since become standards of excellence and built a company based on the sound principal of providing consumers with a high-quality product at an affordable price. That principal guides Weaver today under the ownership and backing of Vista Outdoor.


Weaver started the company in Kentucky in 1930 following the completion of a contract with the state of Indiana to produce license plates. He designed and produced the tooling himself and did all of the manufacturing on site, including grinding his own lenses and machining the parts. The company was a near instant success that revolutionized the shooting industry by putting magnified optics into the reach of average American hunters. In 1933, he moved the business to El Paso, Texas. By 1940, the company had become the largest producer of riflescopes and mounts in the world. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Weaver introduced innovations such as 1-inch tube bodies, a constantly centered reticle and its now-famous Split Ring Tip-Off mounts. Starting in the late 1960s, the company faced financial difficulties and was sold. In 2008, Weaver Optics joined ATK Sporting Group’s portfolio of brands which later spun-off to become Vista Outdoor in 2014.

Vista Outdoor INC.

Vista Outdoor is a leading provider of innovative outdoor products that enable our customers to achieve rugged independence in the activity of their choice. Vista Outdoor operates in two primary business segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Our portfolio includes well-respected brands designed to bring the world outside.