Sightron SIII 6-24X50 LRMD-Review

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Txhillbilly, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I bought this scope after reading several reviews about it,and since nobody around here carried Sightron scopes that was all I had to go on.

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    When it arrived,I examined it closely and was impressed by all the features it had. It is a well built scope,a 1pc 30mm tube,50mm Objective lens,Indefinite Side Focus,Resettable Target Turrets w/covering Caps-I like that,no more accidental scope movement,Nice smooth turning Eye focus & Magnification Ring that is clearly marked.

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    The first thing I noticed when looking through this scope was how Clear & Bright everything looked. This scope has some good glass & coatings on it.
    From 6x all the way to 24x power this thing is cristal clear,the Side focus works great,for parallux focusing.

    This is a Mildot reticle scope,so ranging with it is no problem if you can do math in your head,or cheat with a calculator for others.
    The scopes not canted,it's just hard to hold a rifle and get a good pic of the reticle.

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    The scope passed the box test,perfectly,the turrets turn a little easier than I like,but had nice audible clicks.And with the turret caps on,you won't worry about the turrets getting turned by accident.The scope has great repeatability,when turning the turrets.

    I really like this scope,and for what you get in it,and the quality of the optics it is well worth the price.It will hang right with the Swarovski Pro Hunter scope that I have,and cost almost 2.5x less.
    Sightron scopes have a Lifetime warranty,and if you have a problem,they just send you a brand new scope.Not a bad warranty in my book!

    Now this isn't a Cheap scope,most places sell it for $800+,but if you look you can find it cheaper,I bought this one less,but the prices must have increased because they raised the price.But I have found it for $735,and I'm getting another one for my Savage 10FCP 308.

    If you are looking for a long range target scope,take a look at the Sightron SIII,you'll like what you see. THB
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Oh,I forgot to add that the Sightron SIII has 100MOA of adjustment,so it has no problem with running out of elevation/windage adjustment.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

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    I have been on the Sightron band wagon for a few years. Mine are the SII and even an SI on my BLR. The 1st one I bought was 3-4 years ago.
    SII 4-12x42mmAO short action. It is outstanding. I bought a SII 6-2042mmAO to replace a bad Bushnell 4-16. Again, outstanding. I picked up a 3-9x40mm SI for my BLR. It was a cheap purchase, but really suprised me. I really like company.

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  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I know bench rest guys that are switching from Leupold and Nightforce to Sightron SIII scops. That way they can spend more on the gun.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Yeah,I know some hardcore Leupold guys that wish they had looked at these before they drop the coin on their VXIII LRT's and Mark 4's.

    I just wish Sightron had more reticles to choose from in the SIII series,and offered a FFP also.
     
  6. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Damn Hillbilly… does that thing make coffee in the morning too??? :eek:
     
  7. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Hey Scubie,It does double as an Expresso machine.I just haven't figured it out yet.

    Cool pic of the Stealth Fighter in your avitar.
     
  8. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Hey Tx, what kind of rings are you using there? They look interesting.
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Burris Signature rings.

    These are great as they have plastic inserts that will not mar the finish of the scope and allows the rings to correct for minor untruness (Is that even a word)....

    ALso the nice thing about them is if you are on a budget and need a 20MOA base you can get the rings for $40 and the set of offset inserts for $15 more and be in business on the 1k line in no time. I have a set for my 308 that I am trying to turn into my F-class gun. Might end up with a Savage F-Calss in 6.5-284 Norma.
     
  10. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Yeah,What Tango said.

    If you buy the 30mm Burris Signature Rings,they come with 2 sets of inserts- 0 moa,10 moa. So you can set it up either 0 moa,10 moa,or 20 moa without having to buy a custom scope base.

    The main reason I use these rings is they do not leave any scope ring marks on your scopes,and they are also some very good rings.
     
  11. Switchbarrel

    Switchbarrel New Member

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    Before you purchase another, look up and call Hoover Outfitting in Rockwood, PA for a price comparison. They had the best price I found when I bought my 10-50x60 Sightrons (bought 5 and saved a bundle). Shipping cost wasn't great but the price more than made up for it.