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which Sightron SIII should I get ?

 
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:54 AM
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which Sightron SIII should I get ?

Hello, I just bought my first gun, a Tikka T3 lite in .300WM
I"m looking to practice target shooting and practice to shoot at up to 1200yards.

I want to buy a scope that I would keep while I change guns & possibly move up to .338lm.

I was looking to spend around 500$ but none of the options had good enough feedback, so after some intensive research seeking the best value for the money I decided on a Sightron SIII

now I need to figure out which version of the SIII I should get.
I'm probably going to get a MOA since it seems to be the most popular and most user friendly.

so here's my question, which magnification should I get for a comfortable use up to 1200yards.
which combination of MOA reticle type and click value should I get ?
1/8moa? 1/4moa? fch dot mildot mrad ?? I don't even know what that means

thanks !
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:47 PM
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Re: which Sightron SIII should I get ?

I would go with the 6-24x50 with the MOA reticle. I use the 6-24x50 and I really like it. The only downfall i have found with mine is the turrets turn just a bit easy for my likings. Sometimes when I pull it out of my eberlestock the windeage will turn a couple click. I also worked out a zero stop mechanisim using O rings. Not the best but it does work. The glass in these scopes are excellent! Do you know where you will purchase it from. I ordered mine through Brian at Shoot-long.com he has great service and great prices.

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Old 03-22-2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: which Sightron SIII should I get ?

I also have the 6-24 MOA reticle, it is on a 300 wm. The glass is truly awesome and will get to 1200 and beyond. Whatever you choose, make sure the reticle matches the turret, moa/moa or mil/mil. That will make things easier on you. I would get 1/4 moa because 1/8 is too much clicking for my taste.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:37 PM
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Re: which Sightron SIII should I get ?

I have the 8-32x56 on my 338 rum with target dot and moa and I really like it. It keeps me from having to pack a spotting scope.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:15 AM
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Re: which Sightron SIII should I get ?

8-32X56 LRMOA here on a 300RUM. GREAT scope for the $. More power is better. You can read mirage up high if you choose then dial it back if you must.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:14 AM
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Re: which Sightron SIII should I get ?

I bought my SIII 8-32x56 LRMD for 1000 yd shooting. I'd recommend that magnification range as well for you.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:20 AM
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Re: which Sightron SIII should I get ?

Thank you guys !
I bought a Sightron S3 25148 with the MRAD turrets and MILDOT reticle. I figured metric would be easier for me.
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