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I am a frequent reader / occasional poster on this forum and have noticed that "Reliability" issues have been mentioned recently regarding Sightrons.
 
Can someone elaborate?
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I own five Sightrons and to be honest there very reliable.It seems the ones I have are the good ones,too bad they have a reputation for being unreliable.At least the warranty is a lifetime replacement to any owner of the scope, if it craps out they well replace it with a new scope. Sad 

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My Sightrons have been good, or the company has replaced them under their warranty.  I don't know where all this "unreliable" stuff is coming from.  I own 4 of them on everything from 223 to 50 cal MLs
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   This is the kind of 'optical urban legend' stuff that makes me shake my head.
 
   I've had no more issues with any of my Sightrons than any other scope brands I've owned.  My one Sightron failure was a scope that had 8,000+ rounds under it when it gave up the ghost. It is a discontinued model and Sightron gave me the option of having it repaired or replaced with another at my request.
 
  I've had similar failures with three Weaver T-series scopes, one Burris and one Leupold. And I've witnessed failed B&L/Bushnells, Nightforce, Redfield, older steel tube 'El Paso' Weavers, Zeiss, Pentax, Leupolds....and others.
 
  Scopes will all fail at some point. Shocked Where and when that happens is the big question. Big Grin
 
    Ducking for cover, here........  -Al
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Yep, careful, you are treading on sacred cows...
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   I guess the point I was trying to make (poorly, it seems) is that there are a lot of good scope companies out there that make good products.
 
    For example, just because I had issues with three Weaver T-series scopes doesn't make them 'bad'....because I shoot against people that haven't had a single issue with theirs. Bad luck on my part, bad Karma, luck of the draw, misalignment of the planets in their celestial journey...heck, I don't know why those problems. Maybe yin and yang were out of synch and the scope gods simply decreed it was my time for the dice to come up snake eyes...who knows? Wink
 
    I think me and the T's just exist in seperate, but parallel universes and any crossing over or co-mingling between us causes a rift in the fabric of the space/time continuum. The energy released from this unholy exchange seems to be deposited in the scope tube of whatever unfortunate T-series scope happens to be gracing my rifle at that particular point in time.  As subsequent rounds are fired, the schism in the fabric grows wider and more and more energy builds up until finally this latent energy is converted to kinetic form.... escaping with a thunderous rush of hurtling springs, tubes, knobs, glass lenses, pieces, parts and parts of pieces. Shocked
 
     That's my theory........
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CC, things happen, things break.  You make enough of something, more than one person is going to have a problem with it.  Yes, they have a great warranty.  Does it make us happy when items purchased with hard earned money break?  No, but anything man made with have a problem from time to time.  John B. has had very poor luck with Sightron, but the next guy has great success.  Just the way life is and it can happen with any brand. 
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jan feb 09 issue of rifleshooter magazine layne simpson used the 3x9 big skyII on a browning x bolt in .308, he mentioned that he had a scope with a "wandering zero" he put a different scope on the rifle later and it stayed zeroed. other than that i havent heard of anything else as far as trouble goes.
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I understand that things break and the more of them that are out there the more incidents that will occur.  It just seemed that all of a sudden a scope brand that was praised so highly on this forum was now being down-graded on the SWFA Scope Rating Scale because of reliability issues that I couldn't find record of.  I read John B's post but thought I was missing something else.
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