I believe this is my first review so please bear with me. I will try to list this as appropriately as I know how.
I will be focusing on features that particularly set this scope aside or more in front of those in its price range and why this particular scope can fit a multitude of purposes
I have to first start by thanking a particular person on this site. He has ingrained in me 2 things 1 unexpected things can come from unexpected places, and 2 you can get quality in optics less than $1,000.
The first review will be very brief.
I was looking for a scope with a high magnification range but still had some adjustment this provided me with 50 MOA.
This scope has side focus is once piece HQAA ( high quality aircraft aluminium I cannot stand the use of this as a marketing tool). It is listed as double the thickness of the 1" models, Waterproof, fog proof, it has a European style fast focus knob this has the ExacTrack elevation and windage
Large oversized target knobs with 1/8 inch adjustment (not as much of a turnoff for myself) Non-Exposed Turrets, the Knobs could have been a little heavier. This has side Parallax focus down to 10. This has the ZACT-7 and other specs as below. If you want more go to www.sightron.com.
Specifications for Sightron S-III SS 10-50x60 Side Focus Riflescope:
Features of Sightron S III SS 10-50x 60mm Side Focus Rifle Scope:
Initial impressions: well finished decent weight, not to heavy, everything seems solid.
Ok here come my only complaints about this scope. The adjustments are 1/8 MOA not a deal breaker for me as I am only punching paper, with that said the adjustments were very squishy/mushy, not sloppy as they seemed to stop but not very inhibited to moving a place forward or reverse. I will state another aesthetic complaint once I removed the Caps I told my self Ut Ohhh, The reason is it simply looked like Chinese Crap to me (at first until I started playing with it on paper).
Again I am only giving the 10-50 a short review.
Besides all the aesthetic details and specs of the scope, I am a practical individual lets see what it can do.
I took it out to the range and put 100 rounds down range, Zeroed nicely, then started Tracking, Tracked better than I ever thought it would even after hearing Sightron's are great trackers.
Started doing non standard box testing and ARC testing...I can say this with astonishment, WOW... this performed better than I was even prepared for after the Tracking tests, I was absolutely floored after feeling the squishy, dare I say, mess. Cranked a ton and tried to be abusive to no avail everything was exactly as it were, once I returned to zero I dialed up down right left and could have made T H X all day long tired the trickery of O V W M A. Not a flaw with the precession and repeatability of the adjustments.
This scope was MIL-DOT accurate at 24x, astonishingly this was pretty decent to look through not as kind on the eyes as a PMII or a USO or even Zeiss or Swarovski but better than a MARK IV or VORTEX.
I would say the limit of this scope for non-headache magnification is around 36-38ish the rest is a little more light and hazey than I like. I took shots at even 50X that were perfectly centered but had to rest my eyes in between, I would have rather done some star gazing with that much magnification.
I will state this I have never looked through a scope that had this clear of higher magnification usually I see signs of lightening or hazing at around 24-25 and complete "clouding" at 30.
At 10x this is a true joy to look through at about 18 for me it starts to degrade slightly not really noticeable till 24 than staying there until 27 or 28 than a pretty quick drop off.
So I said I Make it Hurt, I want some more, I want some more.
This time I needed more Elevation Adjustment and still a 24x higher end enter the:
Already liking the Specs and the Adjustment Values MIL MIL
Specifications for Sightron SIII 6-24x50mm Riflescope SIIISS624X50LRMDCM:
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