Opions Sightron Slll 8-32x56

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  1. Mark McMahon

    Mark McMahon Silver $$ Contributor

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    Would like to get the opinion from some of the experienced Shooters out there familiar with the Sightron Slll 8-32x56, looking for a long-range varmint scope, clarity, quality and reticle choices are what I'm looking at, or if you have something else that you would recommend without breaking the bank and like to hear about it, thanks for your time and your information.
     
  2. R.Morehouse

    R.Morehouse Gold $$ Contributor

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    I had the scope you are looking at with the LRMOA reticle on a 13lb 300RUM and it worked and held up just fine. For your stated purpose it will serve you well...
     
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  3. peter6mm

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    Have one which I now keep as a spare for f-class up to 600yds. Nice clear optics at least comparable to Leupold. I like the 1/8 Mia adjustments which are precise. The side parallax can be quite stiff and I know of one that's had to go back for repair because the parallax adjustment got so stiff it was hard to move. Reticle with target dot is clear and straight. In my opinion a good value scope which is well made - hence I've kept mine rather than cashing it in.
     
  4. CharlieNC

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    SIII are great scopes for the money. For tactical matches I shoot the 6-24 first focal plane. You may want to consider the ffp for varmints in order to make quick wind holds using the reticle. No problem resolving 1moa at long distances.
     
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  5. SS427

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    The best scope on the market in that power and price range. I have two and I really like them. Can shoot very small aggs with a 6mmBR and PPC, so I know they are not drifting. Was so happy with these two, and with the review James Mock gave the 10-50x, I bought one of those too. My comparison for glass is a NF 15-55x and while the Sightrons are not quite as crisp, they are so close it doesn't matter.
     
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  6. Ironworker

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    Dang maybe I'll keep mine.
     
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  7. davidpatton

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    I love mine. Have always been able to see hits at 600 yards on ibs targets, and had exceptional luck at 1000 yards with it. Its been through about 7000 6mm rounds and 300 rounds on my 338. Still tracks flawlessly
     
  8. davidpatton

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    Not sure if pic will work but this is 1300 yards through my 8-32. Took pic with crappy cell phone, the black spots on the target are visable impacts. Screenshot_2017-04-21-06-21-04-1.png
     
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  9. Richard Jones

    Richard Jones just glad to be here Gold $$ Contributor

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    I own 2, if that's any indication. Very pleased with both.
     
  10. Lightload

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    I have two, also. I really like the MOA-2 reticle. Small center dot with moa ranging hash marks on crossbars. Makes it easy to aim at small objects (clay birds) at 1000yds.
     
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  11. JLT

    JLT Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have two 8-32s and two 6-24s. I think the Sightrons are excellent values. They track with the best of them, very good optical quality and I, too, like the MOA-2 reticle. The eye box is pretty generous as well.
     
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  12. LarryDScott

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    You have made an excellent choice. Quality and a lifetime warranty. IMHO Sightron is the best value in the scope market As for reticle choice, thats a personal preference. LDS
     
  13. Mark McMahon

    Mark McMahon Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thanks Guys, appreciate your comments and the time you took to make them
     
  14. nmkid

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    I will be ordering one this weekend. Already have the 6x24. The 6x24will go on my .20 Practical and the 8x32 will go on my 6-284. Perfect for my shooting and it, (talking about my present 6x24) tracks great.
     
  15. lpreddick

    lpreddick Gold $$ Contributor

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    I am a varmint hunter and discovered Sightron on the marketplace, here, and bought it...now have 4! I did a side by side comparison with my Nightforce 8-32 NP-DD at 600 yds and the Nightforce was very slightly clearer...not worth the extra cost. Granted the Nightforce tracks perfectly, but the Sightron does as well. The 1/8 min clicks are perfect for small targets at long range. I have a Sightron 8-32 LRTD that has 1/4 min clicks and i'v seriously considered selling it and replacing with a 1/8 min.
     
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  16. Shiyfire

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    I dont think you can buy a better scope for the used price around ($650)
    Next step up in glass would be a nightforce shv and they bring close to $1,000 used
     
  17. barnjoer

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    I am looking for A 1/8" MOA FFP long rang scope. Any ideas??
     
  18. Capt. Oblivious

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    I own a couple S3s and for my eyes the SHV isnt even in the same league as the S3. I had Nikons with better glas than the SHVs I playd with
     
  19. pacificman

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    Member "ratbuster" allowed me to look through his Nightforce and his SIII 8x32x56. I could not tell a difference
    and when I found that the Sightron has excellent tracking I was sold and since then have bought two SIII's
    one 10x50....and one 8x32. They have worked perfectly and I'm sold on these scopes! I will be buying more
    if needed. Oh ...they also come with lifetime warranty. :)
     
  20. Shiyfire

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    I think theres a good possibility that nightforce had problems
     

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