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Hey I am pretty new here, and by no means an optics expert. I decided I wanted to get some good glass for once and wanted to stay under 1k, so I ordered one of the new Sightron SIII 6-24 MOA-2 scopes from SWFA.

This evening I took it out to see what I thought, and just for kicks I brought along my 10/22 target which has a Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 mounted on it. I set up on my shooting bench that overlooks a big open field. There were some deer out feeding about 500-600 yards out, so it was a good chance to see what I thought of the new Sightron.

I fully expected the Sightron to completely blow away the Vortex Crossfire, but I couldn't hardly believe my eyes. The Crossfire had almost identical detail resolution to the SIII! Now the Sightron was much clearer on the edges and had a wider field of view. It also appeared slightly brighter, but I could make out just as much detail with one as the other. (counting points on a buck, looking at flowers, etc) Once it was pretty much dark, I turned my attention to a house about 1/4 mile away, and here again, I could not tell a difference in detail resolution.

My question is this. Is the glass in my Crossfire really that good, or did I just get a bad Sightron?


PS I really like the new MOA reticle in the Sightron!
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I have 3 Sightron SIII 6-24x50 LRMD scopes and the glass in all of them will run right with my Swarovski PH.
Maybe you just have a really superb Vortex!
 
I have heard some others voice concerns with the new MOA-2 glass,but I haven't seen one,so I can't compare it to the Mildot versions that I have.
I have been wanting to get one of the MOA-2 scopes.
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Hello New Poster.  Welcome.

I do not want to argue with you I have compared the Sightron 6-24 and 8-32 as well as 10-50 with Swarovski, Z6i 5-30, S&B PM II 5-25, Zeiss 5-20, SWFA SS 5-20, Kahles 4.8-18. I can tell you they are all very close, Sightron ahead of some fore mentioned...

I am sorry your findings are not within the "scope" or optical comparison of Sightron to Vortex, Maybe the Razor but not any other scope they manufacture, I will post pics if need be on this.

This is not for you or about you I just cannot believe what you just said.




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I am interested in hearing more about the sightron siii 

338 Lapuaslap, your experience is just what I am looking for.

I was going to start a thread asking people what their opinion is between the Sightron Siii 6-24 (or what ever power)   compared to the Zeiss Conquest 6-20 

mostly interested in ballistic reticles, especially the MOA-2 by sightron.  and the Rapid-z reticles by Zeiss.

I am hoping to buy a scope for long range shooting early next year.

also what are thoughts on Bushnell 6400 series, and how do they compare.
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338 Lapuaslap,

I read your reviews on the 2 Sightron siii scopes.  very nice.
still interested in the mentioned comparisons.
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Is this thread dead?
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338 is addressing some other issues right now, I'm sure when he gets back he will address your questions.  Have you tried PMing him?
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Thanks for the update SVT_Tactical,
no, I haven't sent a pm to 338LapuaSlap.  I wasn't trying to single him out, I wanted to leave it open for anyone with experiences to post too.  But thanks for letting me know about 338Lapuaslap,   I wont be so nagging then.
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atomic you still around??? my fault just read this have some spare time now... big ooops.
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yeah, Im still around.  haven't been real active lately, but Im here.  
Things have changed a little.  Im back in school now, so my gun fun budget has pretty much gone out the window, along with my plans for a long range target/varmint rig.

But, just because its not going to get built, doesn't mean I don't like talking about optics.

I have since put a 10 fixed power SS on my AR .223.  I really like it.
the SS is so sharp and clear  I believe it is a little sharper than my Zeiss Conquest 3-9.  
Plus I love the mil dot (vs. plain duplex)
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Excellent findings Atomic.


OP still around????


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right now I am real interested in the Sightron siii 1-7 x23  for my 8mm mauser sporter, and or for my Savage 99 in 250 Sav.

neither one of these rifles are scoped at this time. but I would like to scope them.  wouldn't need tons of magnification with either of these rifles especially with super sharp glass.  And, I think I like the small objective lens look for these 2 rifles.  

I have not had the opportunity to look through a sightron siii yet.
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I have one with the Standard 4a plex if you want we could work something out.


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