Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Piglet, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Piglet

    Piglet New Member

    Jan 8, 2014
    Hi all.
    Long time reader (great forum!!) but only just found something to ask, so please be gentle with me.

    So, has anyone got one of Sightrons new 2.5-17.5x56 scopes and is it as good as I'm hoping?
    Sightron Riflescopes S-TAC Series S-TAC2.5-17.5X56IRMH

    That's all I got to say:)
  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    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.
  3. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    Anyone get the stac yet? Can't find them listed for sale anywhere.
  4. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    I happened to notice this retailer showing they have them in stock...
    Sightron Riflescopes, SIII Tactical Riflescopes

    I'd also like to see some feedback on the S-Tac scopes. They weigh too much for my personal use and interest.
  5. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    I spoke with liberty optics and they said this is a great scope. About half of the first production batch had problems with tracking but the problem has been fixed and the new scopes should have no problems.
  6. Swamplord

    Swamplord Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2004
    Anybody have personal experience with the S Tac scopes ?

    I have done all the utube/ web surfing and just want opinions from the users..

    I currently have the Slll 6-24x and the glass is superior compared to my 2 Vortex PST's and 1 HST scopes, especially when cranked to the highest power !
    looking at the low power setting of 2.5 and 56mm objective this baby gonna be bright, and still have the high mag setting (17.5X) for longer range pokes... weight is not an issue as this is an atv/gunboot to location type of hunt

    anybody ?

    will have a new in box Vortex HST 4-16x VRMOA up for sale if I pull the trigger on the S Tac
  7. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2002

    Check out the Burris XTRll scopes, much much better glass than the Vortex Pst.
  8. Blwebster

    Blwebster Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2014
    Personally I would buy the Sightron SIII 6.5 to 24 X 50 in Single Focal Plane with their MOA-2 reticle.
    Great scope, rugged, totally reliable tracking and takes one hell of a beating by several big magnums here and just delivers.
  9. Elkwonder

    Elkwonder Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Any updates on the S-TAC? Anybody have one, and how do you like it?
  10. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    I bought the S-Tac about a month ago. I do love the scope. I posted a review on this site about it:

    I put the scope on a POF 308 and it has served me well. I have an SIII 6-24 and the glass seems to be about the same to my eyes. The S-Tac has a HUGE bell on it but it is bright. I prefer the SIII on my bolt action rifles but I rarely use anything over 16X magnification. The S-Tac has better turrets. I am very satisfied with the S-Tac and am glad I purchased it. At 30oz it isn't ideal for a pack rifle but the power range is awesome and it seems to track and hold zero very well.