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Old 03-31-2005, 06:40 PM
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Sightron scopes, others?

I have a long range 300 win mag setup. I currently had a bushnell elite 3200 5-15x40 sitting on it. It worked great ... for a while. After shots started hitting everything but the bullseye I sent it to bushnell for a checkup. The erector tube had come loose and the zero was shifting (so much for 1000 rounds through a .375). I am thinking of selling that one (it's repaired now) to someone who doesn't shoot as much as I do and won't put as much wear and tear on it then I would like to purchase a Sightron SII 4-16x42 target model. Any experience with these or any other suggestions. Keep in mind I just spent $1300 on super dooper accurizing my rifle so prices must be kept reasonable or death by wife may become an issue. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:58 PM
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Johnny5: One thing for sure you won't have with Sightron is erection problems. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] This is the one scope on the market that I believe, will never have this happen. With this scope they do seem to have the problem taken care of once and for all. Tracks better than Leupold (unless Tuckerized). No maybe not the best in optical standards, but if your eyes are still young, so what? Shopping around on the web and I'll bet you won't have to mortgage the farm to buy one either. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:53 AM
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Re: Sightron scopes, others?

I have never used a Sightron product, but have read good reviews from those that have. I have looked through several at stores, and found them to be very nice.

Another option for you might be to go with the new SIII. They are just like the SII's, I believe, but have a 30mm tube. Shooting a .300 Win mag like you do, the extra elevation might come in handy...FWIW...sakofan...Let us know what you decide.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:56 AM
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Re: Sightron scopes, others?

The optical clarity is as good as leupold vari x III. They track as good as nightforce. And with my 36 power sighteon target scope I can see 22 cal bullet holes at 500 yards. What more can you ask for. I shoot nightforce and sightron, the nightforce are great for hunting in ,low light and are nice. But all you really need is a sightron. Look at the new 6-20 by 50 mm sightron it has side focus and 50mm bell. They sold a used one foe 375 on e bay. IT has 45 moa of adjustiment, pretty good on a 1 inch tube. Hope this helps
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Old 04-01-2005, 09:25 AM
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Sounds like they are pretty good. I would like to go with the SIII but so far I haven't been able to find anyone in Canada that stocks them. I have a buddy who's parents own a hunting shop and can get them in for me but they haven't been able to get a price on the SIII yet. I have a bit of time though, my rifle won't be finished it upgrading for probably another month at least. Thanks for all the info.
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Sounds like they are pretty good. I would like to go with the SIII but so far I haven't been able to find anyone in Canada that stocks them. I have a buddy who's parents own a hunting shop and can get them in for me but they haven't been able to get a price on the SIII yet. I have a bit of time though, my rifle won't be finished it upgrading for probably another month at least. Thanks for all the info.

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I saw one(SIII)the other day in a gunshop in Denver, NC. I don't remember the power though.
I think Sightrons are really cool...sakofan...
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The SIII may not have all the magnification you want. So far this has been Sightron's high-end hunting scope and is limited in power. I think the suggestion of the SIII is right on the money if this is all the power you need. I didnt suggest it earlier as you referenced a 15 power. I do believe you will be well served by any of Sightron's products that you might choose! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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