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Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56?

 
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:54 PM
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Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56?

Hi all.
Long time reader (great forum!!) but only just found something to ask, so please be gentle with me.

So, has anyone got one of Sightrons new 2.5-17.5x56 scopes and is it as good as I'm hoping?
Sightron Riflescopes S-TAC Series S-TAC2.5-17.5X56IRMH



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Old 01-08-2014, 06:58 PM
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Re: Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56?

The scope weighs too much for my style of backpack hunting. 30.6 oz. But it could be a pretty nice option if you're young or not backpack hunting. That's a nice, covers most needs, power magnification range.

Even their 6-24x50mm SIIIs are now listed at 24 oz. They used to list the weight as 21.9 oz - as I remember. I own three of their 6x24x50mm SIIIs. They must have increased the thickness of their 30 mm aluminum scope tubes on the 30 mm SIII scopes. Better for strength and toughness, but getting pretty heavy for backpacking.

I've been hoping for a 4-16x50mm for several years now in their SIII series. Not happening so far. It's either 3.5x10 or all the way up to 6x24 variable powers.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:45 AM
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Re: Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56?

Anyone get the stac yet? Can't find them listed for sale anywhere.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:41 AM
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Re: Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56?

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Can't find them listed for sale anywhere.
I happened to notice this retailer showing they have them in stock...
Sightron Riflescopes, SIII Tactical Riflescopes

I'd also like to see some feedback on the S-Tac scopes. They weigh too much for my personal use and interest.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:54 AM
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Re: Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56?

I spoke with liberty optics and they said this is a great scope. About half of the first production batch had problems with tracking but the problem has been fixed and the new scopes should have no problems.
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