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New Sightron SIII MOA

 
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:55 PM
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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.

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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.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:56 PM
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Hey what do you guys think of the MOA-2 reticle for low light shooting? I hunt at dawn and dusk a lot, and I was wondering if it disapears in low light? You said you also shoot the LRMD model; do those bigger mildots make it easier to find the reticle when it is getting dark?
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:19 PM
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I can't comment based on any wealth of experience on the low light capabilities of the LRMD. Even though I've been hunting with them for several years now, I don't really hunt in failing light to any significant extent. Also, I won't receive the first of two of the new 2-moa reticle SIII scopes until this coming week.

I'll compare the two in dim lighting conditions after I receive the 2-moa reticle version and let you know my impressions for low light use at that time.

I can say that the dots are fairly large in the LRMD on the lower power settings, and they could be used to get you in the ball park on a large game animal in dim light, but the intersection of the cross hairs is no wider than cross-hair width. So I'm not sure how well a guy could refine the point of aim in failing light conditions. I think it would be difficult to design a scope with a relatively large cross-hair aiming point/intersection and still get refined aiming on small targets in good lighting conditions. The LRMD dots could be used similar to the way the old, standard 4-Plex cross-hairs have been promoted - to get the cross-hairs generally aligned on the target in dimming light conditions.
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Hey what do you guys think of the MOA-2 reticle for low light shooting? I hunt at dawn and dusk a lot, and I was wondering if it disapears in low light? You said you also shoot the LRMD model; do those bigger mildots make it easier to find the reticle when it is getting dark?
I would have to say in low light conditions or shooting at something black the MOA-2 reticle would be pretty much like any other non illuminated reticle.......... Harder to see in that situation, the lines are thin but I like the lines thin. The mildot reticle is definitely thicker and yes, you can pick it up better in lower light.
If you like the Mildot version I can do those for $715 or the LR Dot $700.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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Re: New Sightron SIII MOA

i got my s3 from tikka and love it so far,might be getting another form him for my buddies lapua when he can swing it.havent got it mounted yet,im waiting for rings.the bell on mine looks the same to me.the clicks are very nice and the glass is awesome.i like the size of the dot,it looks to be the same size as the cross hairs to me also.ill look through mine this evening and let you know how it works at low light kennyg.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:30 PM
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If you like the Mildot version I can do those for $715 or the LR Dot $700.
Those are VERY competitive prices for these two models. This from a guy that's been paying attention to their advertised pricings for the past several years.
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I'll compare the two in dim lighting conditions after I receive the 2-moa reticle version and let you know my impressions for low light use at that time.

I can say that the dots are fairly large in the LRMD on the lower power settings, and they could be used to get you in the ball park on a large game animal in dim light, but the intersection of the cross hairs is no wider than cross-hair width. So I'm not sure how well a guy could refine the point of aim in failing light conditions. I think it would be difficult to design a scope with a relatively large cross-hair aiming point/intersection and still get refined aiming on small targets in good lighting conditions. The LRMD dots could be used similar to the way the old, standard 4-Plex cross-hairs have been promoted - to get the cross-hairs generally aligned on the target in dimming light conditions.
OK,
I've now looked through the MOA-2 reticle in fading light. The LRMD reticle would be better if your priority is centering the kill zone on a reasonably close range large game animal in dim lighting conditions. Neither reticle is going to allow for fine tuning the POA at long range in dim lighting. There is no such thing as a reticle that will do both of these things well. One or the other would have to be the priority. IF the priority is closing range use on relatively large targets in dim light, go with the LR Mil Dot. Plan on using it just like a 4-plex in failing light.

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