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Thread: Sightron S11 Big Sky or VX3I ?

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    Sightron S11 Big Sky or VX3I ?

    Looking for a scope for a 7mm SAUM. Have sort of decided on either the Sightron S11 Big sky in 2-12 or the VX3Ii n 4.5-14 both are the same price. The Sightron is a couple of ounces lighter, the Leupold has more adjustment. Any reason for one over the other? Rifle is a Rem Mod 7 max distance will be 500 yards.

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    Nothing wrong that I know of with the big sky 11
    However if it was my money I'd choose the leupy.
    I bought an older Sightron S111 off a forum member here a couple, maybe three years ago now for a friend, he has had absolutely no problem with it at all.
    I have had two leupold 4.5 x14 VX3's with the fine reticle and side focus and had m1 turrets put on them, again no issues.
    I cannot give you a reasoned argument why, just an opinion.
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    I love my VX3I. Never looked through a Sightron so can't compare sorry.
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    Just brought a SIII 3.5-10x44 LR MD CM for my new 7mmsaum.
    Mate has one on his rem mag plenty of scope for deer to 800.
    I believe SII's arent on the same level as SIII's @nor-west
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    Don't forget the Sightron S-tac too.. Got one in 3-16x42 Pretty Damn good scope... They do a higher mag one too 4-20 too

    2016 Sightron STAC 4-20X50 and 3-16X42

    You can get these through Reloaders - I chose the MOA 3 reticle for mine.

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    Just brought a SIII 3.5-10x44 LR MD CM for my new 7mmsaum.
    Mate has one on his rem mag plenty of scope for deer to 800.
    I believe SII's arent on the same level as SIII's @nor-west
    Same glass I believe in the big sky and S111 but 25 mill as opposed to a 30 mill tube.

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    Don't forget the Sightron S-tac too.. Got one in 3-16x42 Pretty Damn good scope... They do a higher mag one too 4-20 too

    2016 Sightron STAC 4-20X50 and 3-16X42

    You can get these through Reloaders - I chose the MOA 3 reticle for mine.

    CD
    Yes considered this but weight of the STAC took it out of contention (In my view) along with Vortex and Nikon.

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    Have owned and on-sold Sightron BS11 and 'upgraded' with a Leupold VX3l. Very happy now


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    Ok thats good information, I've emailed The optic zone to see what they will do a VX5 for as well.

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    Nothing wrong with either, have a big sky and previous vx3, Leupold will probably be a bit better unless you can jump to a S111 sightron. Not looked through the new STacs but would imagine is pretty good. So much choice of good optics, Bushnell always good value without the price tag also.

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    Thanks guys went for a light weight German option 3-15 with high def glass, a certain distributer in N.Z. gets antsy if you import them

 

 

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