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Picked up my new Sightron 4.5-14x42 the other day and mounted it up.  Scope is usual Sightron quality.  Finish is good, arrived well packed in the scope cloth.  While mounting it to a set of Warne Ultra High QR rings, it seemed that the tube was a shade big for the rings.  Turns out to be just a pretty good fit in the rings.  Tightened them up and played with the obj end AO.  pretty smooth and not a lot of rotation required to get from one distance to another.  I may throw on some scope covers. 
 
Scope also comes with a sunshade.  I put it on just so I don't lose it.  Probably will never see field time unless it's a super bright day.
 
Took it to the range today for a sight in on my 223 Varminter from Stag.  Ran 5 40 gr Vmaxes through it just to set it up for 100 yards.  Anjustments were pretty smooth and pretty close.  I switched from the 40 gr to the 60 gr SPs, my hunting load, and the first three were about 1 inch low and to the right.  dialed it up 4 clicks on windage and elevation, right on for a 5/8" group.  Pretty happy. 
 
On the reticle, I knew it had a dot at the center.  Should work well for hunting, but when sighting in, it covers the center of the crosshairs on the target.  Looks like I'll have to adjust my homemade targets to handle this.  The side, top and bottom posts are heavy enough that I should have no problem night hunting with this scope.
 
More next week after I return to go 200-300 yards with it...
 
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Back out to the range this weekend...  Cloudy, rainy and miserable...
 
Verified the sighting in at 100 and it was dead on.  Went out to 200 yards and adjusted 7 clicks for the bullet I was using.  Put the dot on the circle and after adjusting my shooting position, had a nice little group.  Then went out to 300 yards, used the first line of the holdover reticle (about 7.5 inches at 14 power) and was able to put a couple of shots in the circle.    As typical, the gun shoots better than I do, but the scope worked as expected.  Several of the other shooters asked to check it out and came back with favorable comments on the glass and the reticle.  Whether they will buy one or not is another story, but they had never heard of Sightron before and liked what they saw. 
 
The only problem I can see for target shooting is the dot on the center of the crosshairs.  But at 3/4 inch MOA, it's a double edged sword, covers enough to get you under an inch MOA shooting at up to 200 yards, but that extra bit of crosshair, would benefit if you wanted to dial up at the longer distances instead of using the holdover points.
 
All in all, I'm satisfied.  We'll see how she works on the doggies this winter on the open fields...
 
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yea i have the same problem but my dot is 1/4 so it dont cover to much at 100 yds, for me i would say just about perfect for my eyes.
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