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Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

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Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

Let me start by saying that I have been using a Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42 with the BDC Redicle for the last 4 years. The front parallax is very hard to turn and when you adjust the power the entire rear ocular moves, so if you have your scope caps in the middle of the power range and then turn it up to 14X with the cap open, you can't rack the bolt. Other than those issues it has always held 0.

But it is time for an upgrade.

So these are the to scopes I have desided on. Why so much power? Well where I hunt there is a 3 point min on mulies and most shots are 400 yrds to a 1000 yrds.

I would bet that thay both have better glass so all that matters to me is accurate turrets that can be capped.

So which one and Y?

Leupold VX-III 6.5-20x50 Fine Duplex

Sightron SIII SS 6-24x50 LR MD

p.s. it will be on a .270 Gibbs
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    Re: Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

    I have the Leupold V3 6.5X-20X - 50 mm LRT on a custom 240Wby. It has been really great on antelope from ranges of 150 yards out to 1140 yards. So far, 9 antelope have been shot with that rifle and scope. It is an excellent scope for dialing up and for making sure you are on the correct target.


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    I do not know anything about the Sightron so I cannot offer an opinion on the difference.
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    Re: Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

    I'll vote for the Leupold. We like the 14X as it has proven top be more than adequate power for 1000+ yard shots and beats the 20X when it comes to light transmission, parallax issues, and putting the crosshairs on mulies that hesitate for a few seconds at 60 yards.

    No experience with Sightron.
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    Re: Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

    i don't own a Sightron S111 scope, but i have done quite a bit of research on Sightron scopes in general a month or so ago. 6mmbr.com did a head to head comparison with a Nightforce and Sightron and rated them very comparable. what i found was the S111 line is, by most that have used them, a better scope than the V111's. again i don't own one but just relaying what i've found the large majority say about the 2.
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    Re: Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

    If it was me and I'm down to these two choices, I'd go with VX-III but go with TMR reticle (extra $130) via Leupold's custom shop. Good luck!
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    Re: Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

    Although the varix-lll is a very good scope,The Slll is better especially in the optics dept.
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    Re: Leupold VX-III LRT or Sightron SIII

    thank you for your replies. lookes like most of you like the leupold i do to but i am still leaning towerds the sightron for some realion
    agen thanks guys
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