Re: Sightron Scopes
MM, I've used a Sightron for years in competition, and been pretty successful with it, and more than once have finished ahead of every other rig on the line, which sported far more expensive custom rifles and optics.
The Sniper Country review is crap, and the author cannot be identified, and they shouldn't even publish it. The Sightron mil-dot is most certainly "standard", once you determine what magnification corresponds to the mil-dot standard (of 3.6" at 100y) as you would have to do for ANY variable scope from ANY manufacturer. With Sightron, their variable scopes w/MD reticle equate to standard spacing near maximum magnification.
To correct another bit of misinformation in this thread, their lenses are FULLY Multicoated. Every air to glass lens surface gets at least five coats of their Zact-7 coating, equivalent to most better quality glass on the market.
My scope, although perhaps I got the only excellent product they ever built (but I doubt it) has 1/8 MOA adjustments and they do in fact equate to 8 clicks per inch at 100y. I shoot a grid to test it. The Sightron has the most repeatable adjustments of any scope I have ever used, including all of the better brands (except Nightforce which I don't own, because they are just too huge and heavy for me to willingly put one on my rifles). But Nikon, Weaver GS, B&L Elite, Leupold VX3 and Mark 4, I got 'em and use 'em and the Sightron bests them all in that category.
More than two thousand rounds of .308 fired in a VSSF (which weighs less than 11 pounds including scope/ring/bases/bipod).
I beat the Sightron drum pretty hard. Me and Gruff from Sniper's Hide are unofficial Sightron fan club vice-presidents. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
But that's because we *know* they perform. And lastly, eye relief is at least 3" (as advertised) and my scope has no parallax problem at any range. Maybe I DID get the only decent one they ever built! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
No, it's not for sale.
[ 09-23-2003: Message edited by: Nate Haler ]
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