Sightron SIII 6 24x50 Mil Dot
A while ago we reviewed another Sightron scope and it was a good scope, but with their other high end scopes available we were not sure if we were really missing even more performance. The Sightron scopes have a reputation of excellent optics with very precise adjustments, especially the S3 line of scopes which is their top of the line scopes. So we ordered a new Sightron 6-24x50mm Side Focus scope with the mildot reticule and have given it a review here.
One of the things that should first be mentioned is that this scope is a serious step into the high end scope class based off of its price. The street price of these scopes is around $800 which puts it right in with the Leupold Mark4, Zeiss, IOR range of scopes. That is some stiff competition with some excellent scopes. Sightron obviously knows this and is putting forth a serious effort to compete, and they start off by having a decent amount of stuff that comes with the scope in the box. There is a 80mm sunshade, instructions, warranty card, lens cloth, plastic lens covers, allen wrench for the turrets, a wipe cloth and a sheet with detailed dimensions of the reticule at various power settings. That sheet with the dimensions is very helpful and it is good to see it included with the scope.
The overall fit and finish of the scope is nice with a good even matte finish on the scope and smooth rotating parts like the power ring and focus knob. The numbers and indicator marks are all in a subdued gold color which aids in the appearance of a tactical scope. The scope itself is not a specialty “tactical” scope but it is certainly targeted for that purpose. The solid one piece aluminum tube is 30mm and nicely shaped and appears to be very good construction through out. The fast focus eye piece is also smooth to rotate and precise with no slop. Everything on the scope is very nice quality from the outside appearance and feel. The scopes are manufactured in Japan and show precise Japanese manufacturing quality.
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