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.