Originally Posted by Hot Sauce NARC
Since i origionally posted this thread ive done quite a bit more research on the subject and now im very heavily considering Sightron (SI III 6-24x50 mill dot). My reasons being that although this will be a long range rifle it will probably never see much beyond 600 yards. And since this is not a full blown 5k dollar rifle i just really have a hard time justifying a 1500 dollar scope on this rifle when an 800 dollar scope will most likely do 93 percent of the job that the expensive ones will do. Everything ive read says the glass is exceptionally clear and the tracking is the best on the market. Its not FFP but ill most likely be shooting known ranges so the mils will be used mostly for lead and holdover in a pinch.
I cant seem to find if they offer the adjustments in mils because i agree that that would greatly simplify things in a pinch and my calculator does give the solution in mils and somthing called IPHA whatever the hell that is.
Plus i cant seem to find a bad review anywhere on the net so thats a plus.
Hot Sauce,You can't go wrong with the Sightron SIII. They are nice quality scopes,excellent clarity,great tracking,alot of adjustment,and a great warranty.
I do wish they offered FFP,and several other reticle choices,but I can live with the SFP and standard mil-dot reticle.
I was skepticle about the Sightron SIII before I got my first one,because nobody carried Sightron scopes in my area,and all I could go on was reports I read in magazines and on the net.
But after I received it,and compared it to my Swarovski Pro Hunter which is a very nice scope,the Sightron SIII was almost as good as the Swarovski in quality,clarity,and ease of adjustment.
I ordered another one for my Savage 10FCP-308,I just wish it would get here,they were backordered.
The prices have gone up.I got the first one from Liberty Optics for around $725,but they want over $800 for it now. Here's a link to the site I ordered my other from- Sightron SIII 6-24 X 50 Black Matte, Mil Dot, SIII624x50LRMD, Rifle Scope: Arcadian Sales
IOR Valdada also makes excellent scopes,and I really like the reticles they offer,and also the 35mm tubes.They really gather the light into them. The Zeiss Conquest is also another great scope,they just don't have much adjustment range,and the Z reticles are just too busy for me. Leupold also makes a good scope,they just need to sell them for $400-500 less than what they want for them.The VXIII LRT is about a $600 scope,and the MK IV is about a $800 scope in my book.