Sightron SIII 10-50xby60mm

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Senderofan, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Senderofan

    Senderofan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    332
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Good Evening All:

    I just received my SIII 10-50X by 60mm with a fine hair reticule today. I haven't had a chance to mount it on the rifle yet....but I did some brief side by side comparisons to the SIII 8-32X. The new scope seems to be equal to the 8-32X in terms of brightness and clarity...even edge to edge. For my BR shooting...I'm looking forward to the extra power at the top end. All in all, I'm very impressed with this new scope...all for just under $1K.

    Here are some pictures I took for comparison: Sightron SIII 10-50X60mm pictures by Senderofan - Photobucket


    Wayne
     
  2. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    827
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Congrats Wayne. That things a monster. I have one of the 6x24x50's and really like it. I'm sure this one will do you well.
     
  3. HOGGHEAD

    HOGGHEAD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    92
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Please keep us updated. Looks great. Tell us about the turrets?? Tom.
     
  4. Senderofan

    Senderofan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    332
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Thanks guys....I'll try and mess with the scope more in the next couple of days. The turrets on the 10-50X are longer...I suppose it's the result of having 1/8" clicks. The feel is very much the same as the 8-32X I have. The side focus knob is larger..but has the same feel as the other scope.

    Once I figure out what ring height I need...I'll get it mounted up. Can't wait to get out the range and see about repeatability etc. But that might take until July...with all the snow we've gotten.

    Wayne
     
  5. JohanH

    JohanH New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Hey Wayne,

    Really keen to hear your feedback on the new scope. I'm just making some enquiries about buying one myself.
    Currently using a Leupold VX3 8.5 - 25 x 50 - great scope but keen to get a little more power.

    Johan
     
  6. Senderofan

    Senderofan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    332
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Johan:

    I think it really depends on what type of shooting you plan on doing. This new scope is going to be mounted on a bench rifle. I think the scope is too large and the 1/8" clicks make things pretty complicated for most field work...but will serve my 1000 yard shooting needs perfectly.

    Good Luck....So far I'm very pleased with this new scope...would highly recommend it to anyone in need of a scope with this magnification and for its price.

    Wayne
     
  7. JohanH

    JohanH New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Wayne,

    I intend to use it for F-Class STD shooting - 300 to 1,000m.
    No field work intended. Hope to relocate the Leupold to a .223 rifle for similar use.

    Johan.
     
  8. Senderofan

    Senderofan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    332
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Johan:

    That sounds like a potential new scope for you then....I would recommend that you at least consider this new scope.

    Good Luck,

    Wayne