Re: any reviews on the Sightron SIII 6-24 x 50 30 MIL tube side focus?
We have had it out once and I got a chance to compare it to a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50 and I thought it was as sharp and clear as the Leupold. We were shooting early in the day and got to take advantage of the 24x and it was nice. Haven't used it at extended range yet because he has a new 20moa base and rings coming for it. The standard setup, on his gun, won't work. We found that like, his previous scope, the Sightron used up most of the elevation getting on at 100. I think he has about 20moa left in elevation when sighted on at 100. He had the same problem with a Leupold on it before. Farrell base and rings are coming though. We did play with the tracking and so far it seems to be right on the money.
We did play with it some, just looking, at extended ranges and it was as sharp and clear as the Leupold and the colors were just as good. I've heard some say they had problems with Sightrons at extended ranges but until we actually use it on targets and critters out there a ways, I can't say for sure but I think he got his money's worth.
We shot for a couple of hours and the whole time there was a group of 10 cow elk laying on a ridge just watching us. We loaded up, left and they were still there just looking down on the valley from their sunny vantage point. The shooting didn't bother them much.