Here we go again.
Same ole Stuff again...
So to say I was excited is an understatement. I have been wanting to get my hands on these since I was very late in finding that they have been out since last Jan-Feb. In limited supply but people had their hands on them.
So when the package arrived, I warmed my hands took a deep breath and ohh ohh broke the seal of the package slipped my fingers in without asking permission and felt the inside of the box to find to my excitement...
I was of course starting to calm down and notice a few things.
As I lifted the lid I saw the typical package Bubbles, Felt/Cloth, Plastic, and disposable lens caps. Bushwacker type.
So at this point I am grounded. My heart is back at normal resting rate and I am ready to start looking at every detail.
First, detail I notice is something I was worried about since the very first time I heard it had exposed controls. They are not recessed or protected but rather entirely exposed and if you can see from the picture at the bottom they are raised or protruding from the face of the control (usually parallax side on regular scope).
Ok so I believe you should be able to see from these pictures exactly what I am talking about.
So this to me I have seen before on a few types of Gear, Ex. EO-Tech, Elcan, GPS modules.
This however is not in a place I believe it will go un-struck or un depressed. It is fairly out there and the buttons do not require much effort they will not be set off accidental by placing it on its side but when I laid it down on a pack while mounted on a rifle trying to trigger or depress the controls it was easy, again I was trying to do this.
Ok so here are my good things to say she tracked great and the glass was pure and crisp all the way 1 -7 the eye relief was not to critical and the reticle was simple. I was very impressed to see no degradation of image across the entire spectrum.
Ok that is all I have to say that is positive so here comes the long part.
Pics are worth 1,000 words.
MADE IN JAPAN as most things are anymore in this optical world, Nitrogen vs. Argon.
For us who shoot in yards and measure in MOA .3in@100yrds
Nifty, don't know if I like it or not but different than I am used to. Twist or unscrew and she raises up just enough to slide the battery in and tighten her back up... Weatherproof for sure... All the caps will hold out against any water they are very tight and snug.
Let me get off track here for a little bit.
I do have a reason.
I have to this point been very very impressed by Sightron and hope I soon will be impressed by them again. I have sold many scopes that have been replaced by Sightron SIII and SII Big Sky scopes and again have not run into anything that would have led me to believe that they would ever release anything that was not the highest of quality in function, fit, and optical performance on par with the big names, Hensoldt, Zeiss, Swaro, Kahles, S&B, USO, NF and the lot.
I have not found any scope including this one unable to track to .1mil over an extended period of time.
Back on topic...
You don't have to look close just look and something will be obvious.
Ok, so if you missed it by now, it is because I am not a photographer or an expert optician by any means. I will use inappropriate terms and not be able to define which lens or lenses are out of place or what the true issue is.
I am trying to show what looks like to me a bottom of an old coke bottle like you would find on the beach etched and polished by sand in the waves.
It is most noticeable to the bottom right continuing from side to side but again mostly or heaviest on the right hand side.
I am hoping this is just some sort of shift that happened in shipping and that the lens it out of place.
I am also hoping that the finished product is without this major eyesore and that it disappears as it is supposed to.
I am putting this up here on the OT because I am an honest person. I promised a review once delivered and I received it today.
I am not trying to take away from Sightron's Customer Service, In fact I hope they come thru and I will post of their remedy and scream it from the roof tops.
Another thing you will see from the pictures is the HALO that the ilumination brings, in fact the HALO is as bright if not brighter than the Center Dot.