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Is the dot to big on the Sightron S3

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Is the dot to big on the Sightron S3

Specs say its.25 on the dot in Sightron S3 scopes. Is that too big for Squirrels at 500 yds? Is there glass better then a Bushnell 6500 or a Zeiss Conquest? Or equal?
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    Re: Is the dot to big on the Sightron S3

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    I've got a scope with the .25 moa dot in it. My personal opinion is that it is to big, I just don't feel I get the precise reticle placement that I do with a regular crosshair.

    Can't help on the glass, I don't have a Sightron.

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    Re: Is the dot to big on the Sightron S3

    Winmagman what scope do you have? Thanks
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    Re: Is the dot to big on the Sightron S3

    Sightron SIII glass is better than Zeiss Conquest glass. Better resolution and better light transmission, comparing my 6-24X50mm SIII to my 4.5-14x44mm Zeiss Conquest.

    The crosshair on my 6-24x50mm LR mil-dot is 0.1" thick at 100 yds - with the scope set on 24X power. If you twist turrets to correct for range/elevation, the size of the dots won't matter - the intersection of the crosshair will cover ~1/2" at 500 yds. I don't see this being too large to center the intersection of the crosshairs on a ground squirrel.

    If you're going to hold over using the mil-dot reticle for different ranges, then at 24X power, a 0.25" diameter mil-dot at 100 yds would cover 1 1/4" at 500 yds. The mil-dot may be a bit on the large side for a ground squirrel at 500 yds.

    If you turn the scope power down from 24X to 12X on my scope, the size of the crosshair and dots would double in size at both 100 yds and 500 yds.
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    It's an older Tasco World Class Plus 8x32x50. Not very good glass especially on higher magnifications. It's on my upgrade list, just don't have the funds.

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    Re: Is the dot to big on the Sightron S3

    if i understand Sightron's web sight, the dots on the mil rad crosshair are .8 moa. this definitely seems to large to me. not talking about a center dot, but the dots on the hairs that are 3.6 apart. are they this big?
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    Re: Is the dot to big on the Sightron S3

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    if i understand Sightron's web sight, the dots on the mil rad crosshair are .8 moa. this definitely seems to large to me. not talking about a center dot, but the dots on the hairs that are 3.6 apart. are they this big?
    Dave,

    Chris is evidently talking about the SIII Dot reticle, rather than their Mil-Dot reticle. We were supposed to know that... I guess.
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