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    Sightron S111

    Anybody have any experience/comments about these ?, toying with the idea of getting one for LR dialling.

    Reviews seem good, but Kiwi comments are always more realistic !

    Cheers, Red.

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    Nathan foster thinks the world of them... But hes biased as he sells them

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    Running a SIII 6-24x50 LR MD on my sendero 7mm rem mag. cost me $1100. very nice sope to use. tracks exactly 1.047" per MOA at 100yrds. I set up a test rig to prove for myself. 100MOA elevation adjustment, side focus (paralax adjustment) works very well. A top quality optic that will compete with 2 times priced scopes.

    I would see there website for other features like their ExacTrack system etc

    my 2 cents, cheers.

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    Be interestin to see if anyone else has an opinion as I also have an eye or twelve on the 8-32 module......

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldbob View Post
    Be interestin to see if anyone else has an opinion as I also have an eye or twelve on the 8-32 module......
    dont bother haha over rated


    everthing other than a S&B is poozz

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    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    dont bother haha over rated


    everthing other than a S&B is poozz
    is that so mr tui"crankn"man2??????

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    I have a SIII on my 6BR and it is very nice. It tracks better than I can shoot, not overly heavy and the glass is great (way better than my Mk4). Down sides would be they are biggish (but so are all scopes in this range 6-24 X 50), and the turrets are a bit light (to turn). The caps will stop this but, it could be a pain in the field? Mine mostly varmints or culls goats.
    I plan to have mine for sale soon. Shame, but I am not using it much so plan to make the rifle a light hunter with 40mm obj scope.

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    I've got the big sky think that's the s111.It always returns to zero and has always held zero.Very impressed.
    Could be a bit short for some long actions without a rail though

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    I've got a SIIISS 8-32x56 MD with Milrad on a .300RUM and so far its been OK. I've compared it with a Leupold Mk4 8.5-25x50 and a Nightforce 5.5-22x56 on similar power settings. When comparing them looking at newsprint at 50m I'd rate them, 1st Nightforce, very closely followed by the Sightron and then the Leupold. The Nightforce has the nicest feeling adjustments of the three. One thing that did anoy me with the Sightron was that when I went to unscrew the supplied sunshade the first time, the front ring around the lense also unscrewed Kind of lost a bit of confidence in the build quality at that point but so far that is my only complaint. If I had to buy another Sightron I think I'd probably go for the 6-24x50. The 8-32 is a big scope and if there is the slightest bit of mirage I find the high power settings are useless. I guess that's the price you pay for the higher magnification.

    The Big Sky Sightrons are between the SII and SIII

    Sightron Riflescopes / Binoculars / Sighting Scopes product pages. SIII Series -

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    Thanks for the very valuable comments NZShoota.

    Would you say that the price difference would steer you back to the Sightron over the NF, or would the build quality of NF get you to spend the extra ?

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    I've just bought a 3.5-10 SIII with milrad turrets. The glass is very bright and clear. Mine has a big field of view on 10X too which is nice. The turrets are nice with firm clicks (mine is the exposed turret model, no caps). The paralax knob is very firm so it won't move about. I like it. Haven't mounted it yet so can't test tracking but haven't heard a single bad comment about their tracking.

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    I would go 6-24 as you will hardly use the 32 end of things and being 2fp the cross/dot will be thicker at lower power levels,
    The glass is very good and mine still tracks well after a good hit to the sunshade....Hard enough hit to pop the thread so it is now cross threaded and can't be removed... It did change the POI but it also broke the bond between the base and action so the POI change is most likley due to mount shift..
    Mine is the 8-32 as when I got it they had no 6-24 in stock....wish I waited now.

    I am tempted to get a 3.5-10 like Normie's as with better glass you hardly need more than that for animal shooting well out there.

    I would also like to get a 6-24 but like and afford too are two different things
    Fishing ... Hunting its all good

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    Yes, me too for the 6-24, so as soon as funds are up, its off with the order. Thanks for all the info folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbang View Post
    Thanks for the very valuable comments NZShoota.

    Would you say that the price difference would steer you back to the Sightron over the NF, or would the build quality of NF get you to spend the extra ?
    I'd go Sightron SIII as I don't think the Nightforce is worth the extra $$$$.

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    Ooh look, theres one for sale in the For Sale section. It looks mint

 

 

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