Any reports on Sightron 8-32x56??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Jim Oliver, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    Looking for a scope in this power range and considering the SIII with Fine Cross Hair or the 1/8 MOA Dot.

    Any one with experience with either of these?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Depending on your purpose I wouldn't hesitate to buy one. I have the 8-32x56 S-III and use it for long range varmints and target shooting on my .284/6Dasher. Originally the scope I bought had the 1/4" dot, which was too big. So I had it converted to fine cross hair.

    The optics are really decent. One day there were perfect conditions for optical viewing, I was able to see bullet holes/smudges at 900 and 1000 yards in the white of my Caldwell Tip Top targets. I've also had 2 or 3 NF owners honestly say that my scope was just as good as their NF scopes, and even brighter on same power level.

    The tracking has been excellent, though I have done no tests other than real life shooting situations and F-Class. Clicks are light, which is most peoples biggest complaint. It is certainly not a problem in the fashion I use the scope.

    I just was shooting rockchucks out to a mile and with the proper base set-up you'll have enough elevation to actually dial in the shot with most cartridges for mile shooting. I was running a 20 M.O.A. base in conjunction with Burris Sig Zees.
     

  3. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the report.

    I am particularly interested in how the FCH or 1/8 MOA dot perform in long range, small target shooting.

    Trying to decide on which reticle to get, FCH or 1/8 MOA dot.

    Jim
     
  4. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    I am happy with the fine cross hair. But there is one problem with the FCH and that is you cannot see your reticle in low light. I could probably live with either the 1/8" or FCH, but I doubt I will go straight FCH again even though its simple and it works in 95% of the conditions I shoot in.
     
  5. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Flybuster,

    The problem with th FCH in low light is my concern, but I doubt that the 1/8 MOA dot will help much. Guess a lighted reticle is the best answer........or don't hunt early or late.

    The home for the scope will be a Rem custom 300 WinMag with 29" Krieger; not something I plan to use for lots of walking. Mostly full daylight longrange "plinking"......so the FCH will probably be OK.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  6. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    I hate to admit that is where the NF has an advantage over the S-III with their illuminated fine reticles in low light. But half the price the Sightron is outstanding, and your not sacrificing much of anything. I believe that Sightron now offers a mil-dot reticle if I am not mistaken.