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I HAVE READ SOME POSTS ON SIGHTRONS AND I AM WONDERING WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE S1 AND S11.  ANYBODY KNOW?  DO THEY HOLD P.O.I.? AMERICAN MADE? THANKS FOR ANY INFO?  

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Japanes made.  I think the SIs are multi-coated and the SIIs are Fully muti coated.  They appear to be well made.  Koshkin would be the best to answer this.

 

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S1 scopes are multicoated (multicoating on ocular and objective lenses and single layer coatings on the rest of the glass).

 

S2 scopes are fully multicoated throughout.  They hold POI very well.  IMO, S2/S3 holds POI as well as any other scope available at any price.  S2/S3 also have some of the best W/E adjustments out there.  I have one S1 scope and it holds POI just fine, but I've not had it on anything that kicks harder than 8mm Mauser.  On the mauser it worked very well and POI never shifted.

 

They are made in Japan.

 

I think that S1 and S2 scopes are the best deals available out there in their price ranges.

 

What is your budget? What features are you looking for? What kind of a gun is this going to go on?

 

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Thanks for the info guys!! I have a 7mm mag SAVAGE 11FL.  The most important thing to me is that the scope holds p.o.i and is bright for early morning and late evening hunting.  Aesthetics are not as important to me as durability and holding up to the magnum recoil.  I want to stay around $200 if there are any scopes in that range that I won't be disappointed in after a couple of seasons.  thanks again for the help.     
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The best scopes for $200 out there are Sightron S2 3-9x42 and Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40.  Both are pretty tough, Sightron has better glass ( I have a 3-9x42 model), but Burris has a BallisticPlex reticle which is handy for long range shooting. 

 

If low light performance is important go with Sightron.  Sightron S2 3-9x42 also has slightly more eye relief than Fullfield II and better adjustments.  Both should hold POI just fine.

 

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Well stated, koshkin.

Sightrons are VERY nice.
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O.K. I HAVE BEEN SHOPPING AND THE SIGHTRON S11 AND THE LEUPOLD VX1 SCOPES ARE ABOUT THE SAME PRICE.  WHICH ONE IS BETTER AND WHY?  OH YEAH, I LOOKED AT THE BURRIS FULLFIELD 11 BUT I REALLY DON'T NEED THE BALLISTIC PLEX ALTHOUGH IT WAS COOL. IT'S PRETTY THICK WHERE I HUNT AND MOST SHOTS ARE WITHIN A 150 YARDS. I AM READY TO "PULL THE TRIGGER" ON ONE OF THESE AND DO SOME SHOOTIN' THIS WEEKEND.  THANKS FOR THE INFO.
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Sightron SII is better than Leupold VX-I in almost every way imaginable: optics, adjustments, etc. VX-I is pretty rugged although no better than a Sightron.  Otherwise the only comparable thing between the two is price.  In everything else SIghtron SII completely blows VX-I away.

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