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I hear a bunch of good things about sightron so i might put one on my 300 WSM.  i was just wondering if the big sky 2 is worth the extra $100 from the regular S2. the two scopes im looking at are...
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So if you have personally used them then i would be thankfull if you would let me know
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I have a SSII SS 4.5-14x14D and a SIIB 4-16x42. 
I have had both on the same .270WSM and think each is a good piece.  Both track very well.  But, if you're an early morning/late evening hunter, or hunt in dense timber I recommend the extra $$ for the Big Sky.  My eyes can tell very little difference throughout most of the daytime hours, but those in those often bountiful low light minutes the Big Sky seems to be a better scope.
Hope this helps.
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You can get Kenton knobs for the SII BIG SKY  and for SII 4-16x42 but not the SII 3-9x42
The ability to dial in correction for trajectory means a lot to me so I suggest you consider that as a factor. I might even call kenton to be absolutely sure of which model numbers they can make knobs for.    I might select the 4-16 with a 300 WSM you are only loosing one power on the low end to gain 7 more on the top end plus parallax adjustment and target type knobs add kenton knobs and you have a deer killing machine to at least 600 yds.
SII416X42 Sightron 4-16x42 SII Riflescope                                                                                         Sightron 4-16x42 SII Riflescope
  • Matte
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  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Target Knobs
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SIIB41642 New Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope                                                                             New Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope
  • Matte
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  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Target Knobs
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

You can get Kenton knobs for the SII BIG SKY  and for SII 4-16x42 but not the SII 3-9x42
The ability to dial in correction for trajectory means a lot to me so I suggest you consider that as a factor. I might even call kenton to be absolutely sure of which model numbers they can make knobs for.    I might select the 4-16 with a 300 WSM you are only loosing one power on the low end to gain 7 more on the top end plus parallax adjustment and target type knobs add kenton knobs and you have a deer killing machine to at least 600 yds.
SII416X42 Sightron 4-16x42 SII Riflescope                                                                                         Sightron 4-16x42 SII Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Plex
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Target Knobs
SWFA: $369.95
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SIIB41642 New Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope                                                                             New Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Plex
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Target Knobs
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Do you think the Big Sky is the way for him to go?  Or, is there a better one mechanically and optically out there with target knobs for the TTC's for $550.00??
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ONly have had the SII series, and I have to say, for the price, they are good scopes.  Not in the same league as my Kahles, but I would definitely buy them again.
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S2 Big Sky is a better scope.  Whether that is worth the money to you is a personal question, really.  If you can afford it, go with the Big Sky.

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Can you give me some other Scopes for under $400 with the target knobs for cheaper or is this about the cheapest?

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These are the closest to $400 that I could think of off the top-o'-my-head.  They are a little more than $400, but you could probably keep an eye on the Sample List and pick them up for less.  I'm sure there are others out there.
 
8421 Nikon 4-16x42 Monarch Riflescope                                                                                        Nikon 4-16x42 Monarch Riflescope
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  • 1"
  • Side Focus
SWFA: $439.95
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424164SF Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope                                                                                 Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
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*** IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN A FIXED POWER SCOPE THE SUPER SNIPER IS KNOWN FOR DURABILITY AND GREAT TRACKING.
****KENTON INDUSTRIES LISTS THE TTC KNOBS FOR THE NIKON AS "COMING SOON".  THEY ALREADY MAKE THEM FOR THE BUSHNELL SHOWN ABOVE.
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I really know nothing about the TTC knobs so if you would please further explain them to me, and if i buy the bushnell would i still have to buy the $100 knobs off of the kenton website?
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The TTC knobs are calibrated for your particular scope and rifle cartridge.  You tell them what you are shooting, i.e. bullet weight, etc.  It's pretty cut-and-dried if you shoot factory loads, and, from what I hear they can get real close to whatever yardage you dial in.  I handload my own.  The info I gave them consisted of bullet mfgr., bullet type, weight, avg. muzzle velocity (after shooting through a chronograph), feet above sea level, barometric pressure, temperature, and I think I even gave them wind speed.  They can obviously make more accurate knobs using this method.

I personally like the Speed Dial format.  Just use your laser range finder (or get one), set the dial and hold dead-on the kill zone.  Ex: If your range finder shows the target is 450 yards, just set the TTC knob on the 450yd mark and aim where you want it to hit......no hold-over guessing. 
Yes, you would still have to give them $89 to put one on a Bushnell, or any other for that matter.
You might check Youtube to see if there is footage of them in use.
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How accurate was your turret after you gave them this info? I'm getting started in handloading, and was thinking about putting one on my Conquest.
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

How accurate was your turret after you gave them this info? I'm getting started in handloading, and was thinking about putting one on my Conquest.
 
It is remarkably accurate.  It needs absolutely no adjustment throughout the range up to 600 yards.  At 650 it appears to be just two clicks off.  650 is as far as they could go with my 270wsm and Sightron.  Other scopes with more adjustment could get me more, but not really necessary.
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The S2 Big Sky is better than the S2.I have both and S2 Big Sky is so bright and clear in low light.
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