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I found a Sightron S3 LRMD

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:03 AM
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Re: I found a Sightron S3 LRMD

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That's too bad...

It really makes me wonder what it IS actually used for then. I have a hard time picturing a scope of that size being used for close-range hunting.
If you're set on S3 10-50x60mm (LRTD, or LRFCH) models with 30mm tube and the 50 MOA adjustment is a show stopper, just add a 10 or 20 MOA base to hump it over the sub 1k range.
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If you're set on S3 10-50x60mm (LRTD, or LRFCH) models with 30mm tube and the 50 MOA adjustment is a show stopper, just add a 10 or 20 MOA base to hump it over the sub 1k range.
Depends on the ranges you are shooting at.

You may be able to get to 1k, but not zero at 100.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:17 PM
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Depends on the ranges you are shooting at.

You "may" be able to get to 1k, but not zero at 100.
My friend has the scope in question with 20 MOA and is zeroed at 100 yards.
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Re: I found a Sightron S3 LRMD

I'm happy for him, but not everyone shoots rifles with the same ballistics at the same distances.

What if he wants to shoot beyond 1k? What if he wants to shoot a heavier bullet? Can he still get there?

A scope with more adjustment will have more yardage available.

I'm not saying it is a bad scope, or that it can't be used for hunting. I was just trying to point out that there are trade-off's.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:45 PM
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I'm happy for him, but not everyone shoots rifles with the same ballistics at the same distances.

What if he wants to shoot beyond 1k? What if he wants to shoot a heavier bullet? Can he still get there?

A scope with more adjustment will have more yardage available.

I'm not saying it is a bad scope, or that it can't be used for hunting. I was just trying to point out that there are trade-off's.
I hear you! It wouldn't work for me either ... too much magnification for hunting. He got it set up for target shooting only at this time in his 7MM Mag. He's got other rifles for other purposes.
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Re: I found a Sightron S3 LRMD

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I've heard that it works great for sub 1k target work.

The higher magnification levels would need very solid rests (I'm thinking benchrest) to keep the picture steady. Mirage would also be tough to deal with.

You don't need high magnification for long range. Just enough to get the reticle on target.

Clear glass, tracking, and travel are just as important if not more.


For a 4 figure scope, I'm glad to hear that it's good for SOMETHING!

MY "rests" will (on the platform that a scope of such magnitude would go on) consist of a free-sliding bi-pod on a super-stiff stock with a fine-adjustment thumbwheel under the butt. Paper aside, chucks and coyotes (large varmints) would be my "primary" targets. But if other "targets of opportunity", like say crows for example (small varmints), would present themselves, there just might be some lead headed in their direction also . Other than that, 1 or 2 deer per year.

It seems like nobody else around here likes high magnification, but I have taken a liking to it. But there ARE going to be conditions encountered where 50X isn't going to be the optimal choice. Low light, mirage, moving targets, unstable rests, & non-open areas, would probably be the main ones.

But it's as if many just don't seem to comprehend that you CAN turn the power DOWN, if the situation calls for it. If I had 10-50X, I would be using the minimum of 10x, if I was planning to shoot deer, in the woods.

But if one of those 2 "big 50" models really does only have 20 MOA of adjustment, that REALLY blows, considering the 4-figure price tag.
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Re: I found a Sightron S3 LRMD

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Without going into extreme detail, the Sightron SIII is great in all categories in question.
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