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Old 01-13-2012, 06:37 AM
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Re: New sightron LRMOA?

I have the 8-32. It is an awesome scope. Perfect tracking. Clicks are very firm and audible. Glass is great. Not near as heavy as the Nightforce and about half the cost.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:00 PM
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Re: New sightron LRMOA?

Well I got out to the range today with the new Sightron.

I got it zero'd at the 200 yard range then took it out to the longer range that has various size gongs from 75 yards to 760 yards.

I dialed in the elevation for 325 yards. Pop went the 9 inch gong, pop, went the 6 inch gong.

Dialed in elevation for 425 yards. Pop went the 9 inch gong, poop went the 6inch gong.

Dialed in 550, pop, pop.

I then went to 750 yards. The gong there is 6 inches wide by 12. MY first two shots were slightly right, with the elevation being spot on. I dialed 3/4 MOA of windage adjustment, and rang that gong. I set the turrets to their new zero and rang it again.

I then went back to 550 yards and rang the 6 inch gong. I knew the scope was dialed in, so I tried the little 3 inch gong, and got it first shot.

The scope tracked very well in my opinion. The glass is very good from 6-20x. It is still good at 24x. I used 24x for the 550+ shots. It just not quite as clear as the 6-20x. 24x may have been effected more by mirage. It may not be due to the glass.

The only thing I didn't like was when the front cap flew off the gun while I was shooting. On other scopes, I usually just flip up the front cap. If you do this with this scope your caps will go flying. It did with my 7mm Mag anyway.

So far, I am thrilled with the scope and thinks it a terrific buy in this price range.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:20 AM
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Re: New sightron LRMOA?

I think for the money it's a good deal.

Personally, I have a couple small reservations about the scope (same exact one pictured from earlier post) but they are not deal breakers.

The parallax/SF knob is very sensitive on mine. Very slightest smallest movement of the dial and the image focus changes alot. This is something I've not experienced with any other scope I own.

Some say they prefer the optics on the Sightron SIII's better than their Leupolds.........I feel a little different. I feel that the optics on my Leupold Mark4 are better than the Sightron. But the Sightron seems comparable to some of the VariX-III's I've got (the older ones).

It seems the crispness/sharpness of the reticle changes when I change power on the Sightron, which I never noticed happening on the Leupold, or any other scope I've got for that matter. But, I've only seen it under low light........when outdoors under sunny skies, it doesn't seem to be an issue.

Last fall I was sitting on a hillside facing north in the evening after sunset. When I turned and looked west into the reddish light, everything appeared orange through the Sightron, like an orange flood light was in my eyes. I don't recall ever seeing this on any other scope, but I didn't have another scope with me at the time to compare side/side. I did have some Leupold 10X Binos with me and they didn't exhibit that orange fade when looking west. I could still see the landscape through the Binos, but I couldn't see anything but orange through the Sightron on 24X.

The reticle seems to be accurate at 2 moa and I've used it out to 600 yds for shots on my steel plates. I haven't dialed the adjustments a whole lot so far but from what little I have done, they seem good to go.

Optically speaking only, for roughly the same price; I'd personally buy another Zeiss Conquest........Adjustment wise, Sightron may have the edge though.?? I just don't have enough fair side/side comparison tests through my Zeiss vs my Sightron to say for sure which would be superior in the adjustment department, but exact tracking has been Sightrons "claim to fame" for a long time.

Again, even with my small reservations, I think it's probably a good deal for the money.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:44 AM
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Re: New sightron LRMOA?

Just my preference, but I actually kind of like the sensitive focus because when it's focused it is truly focused and parallax free. When you see your target clearly, it's focused. There is no need to fine tune the focus for parallax like I have to with some other scopes.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:02 AM
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Just my preference, but I actually kind of like the sensitive focus because when it's focused it is truly focused and parallax free. When you see your target clearly, it's focused. There is no need to fine tune the focus for parallax like I have to with some other scopes.
That is true, good point.

It does seem to be parallax free when the image is in focus.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:47 PM
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Re: New sightron LRMOA?

My buddy and I did a direct comparison between the SIII 6-24 LRMOA and the Leupold VXIII 8.5-25 LR/T and in regular sunlight it was even across the board.. Ok comes 6'oclock and it's pretty gray outside and the Leupold won hands down and could find the cross-hairs where the SIII was considerably darker and couldn't find the reticle at all.
Now this is my first SIII and I may have gotten a bad one, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:17 PM
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Re: New sightron LRMOA?

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My buddy and I did a direct comparison between the SIII 6-24 LRMOA and the Leupold VXIII 8.5-25 LR/T and in regular sunlight it was even across the board.. Ok comes 6'oclock and it's pretty gray outside and the Leupold won hands down and could find the cross-hairs where the SIII was considerably darker and couldn't find the reticle at all.
Now this is my first SIII and I may have gotten a bad one, so take it with a grain of salt.
You might give Sightron a call. I've heard of differing clarity between different lots of optics in several brands.
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