Originally Posted by 6.5x300
Just received my new scope. Tikka Lover was great to deal with. Fast shipping and great price. A+ in my book.
I may be looking to sell off some of my other scopes just to pick up a couple more of these new SIIIs.
That's what I've done and am doing. I started to shift into the SIII 6x24-50mm scopes three years ago, using their mil-dot reticle. Now I'm adding a couple of the 6x24-50s with the 2-moa reticle. A number of Leupolds scopes have been set loose because the glass doesn't compare. A couple IOR 3-18's have been cut loose due to their excessive weight for my backpack style of hunting, and because the earlier IOR models came unglued internally with my use of muzzle-braked 300 Win Mag and .338 Edge rifles. IOR did replace the scopes under warranty. Just got tired of the fuss and hassle of not knowing when one might come apart and have to be sent back in for replacement.
I don't care what color the objective ring of the SIIIs are relative to the rest of the scope tube body. It's insignificant... not an issue - at least to me. Guess my list of priorities is quite a bit different than the members objecting to a differing shade of black matte finish.
Hope you enjoy your SIII as much as I have mine. Good to hear Tikka Lover
is a good source for the SIIIs. I like TikkaT3s also, so I'll keep him in mind to further my collection of the SIII 2-moa reticle scopes.