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Does anyone have any time behind the SIG Tango6 1-6x scope?

How does it compare to the Super Sniper 1-6?

I see the Tango6 is slightly larger and slightly heavier. The SIG has exposed target/tactical style turrets unlike the SS capped turrets. The SIG is offered in both FFP and SFP as well as MOA and MIL.

I have found the SS and the SIG at comparable pricing at this time.

My application would be on a DMR/SPRish AR-15. (or maybe my 16" .308 AR)

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OK then. Obviously not.

Does anyone have any time behind the Burris XTR II 1-8?
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I have the 1-4X SS and a 1-6X Vortex HD, both are great at something.

For 1 223 middy, 1-4X works well for me so long as the 1X is a true 1X.  For something with a bit more ass, I like the 1-6X range more.

My 18" AR15 wears a 3-9SS with a red dot offset, it is good to go from point blank to about 400 yards or so - which is about the limit of what I would want to do with a 223.

My 308 AR wears a 2.5-10x42 Nightforce, it is not a point-blank gun, all I need of it is consistent 500-yard shots, and it does that well.

What exactly will you need this scope to do? (I know you said DMR but that means different things to different people.)
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I have the Burris XTR II 1-8. It's a little on the heavy side but the glass is great. I bought the SFP model and I really like the scope.
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I want a scope that does everything. For cheap. But I will settle for:

1. As close to Aimpoint fast at close range as possible
2. Excellent Glass 
3. The ability to reach out to 600 Yards-ish on a regular basis.
4. $1000-ish

I do not find my 1-4 up to the task number 3 above. (but that could be a reticle thing.)


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I would reccomend the XTRII 1-8 FFP scope.
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Does $1k include mount?

I run the vortex 1-6, it is an awesome scope, almost as fast as a red dot.
It is heavy, it is above your budget by a bit, but it won't disappoint.

I have never used the Burris or the SS 1-6x.

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I almost forgot, if you look you can find the Burris for less than $900. I paid $860
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The money/value is my sticking point.  
I can get the Tango6 for less than $700 and the SS 1-6 I regularly see for just a little bit more. My price on the Vortex is almost twice the Tango6...

The Burris at less than $900 looks like a winner.

I know the correct answer is to get all of them and sell the ones I don't like...
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All three scopes mentioned here are good designs and you sorta have to look at the features.

I assume you want FFP, since you are looking at the SS and it is FFP only.  If you prefer SFP for a scope of this type, get the Sig and be done with it.

Then you need to look at the reticles.  There is nothing wrong with preferring a BDC reticle, but on a scope of this type I generally prefer mrad based reticles.  That makes it easier for me to adapt to different loads, bullet weights, etc.

Then there is an issue of reticle visibility at 1x.  That is usually an important factor for FFP scopes.  The reticle has to either have some features that make it visible at 1x (like the circle on the SS reticle) or have very bright illumination or both (in case the battery dies).

Without illumination, SS has the more visible reticle here.  With illumination, Sig is pretty good, since their illumination is a bit brighter.  Not sure about the brightness of the XTR II illumination, but non-illuminated visbility it is somewhere between the SS and Sig.

Lastly, there is the issue of turrets.  On scopes of this type, I strongly prefer either locking or covered low profile turrets.  Sig has a locking turret and zero stop. SS has a turret cover. Burris turret does not lock in place, but has a zero stop and is the lowest profile design of the three.

Aside from that, SS has narrower FOV than the other three here.  The rest of the performance specs should be pretty close.  I have the most mileage with the SS, so I am confident of its durability.  The other two have been out a shorter period of time, but look like well built scopes.

If I were spending my own money right now, I would probably lean toward the SS since for my purposes, it is the better reticle.  However, that is a personal choice.

Also, there is another 1-8x24 FFP scope that will be out around SHOT in the same price range.  I helped design the reticle for it, so we'll see how it comes out.

ILya
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"Also, there is another 1-8x24 FFP scope that will be out around SHOT in the same price range.  I helped design the reticle for it, so we'll see how it comes out."

Great! More choices. Thanks Wink

Will you be on hand at that booth that SHOT. If so I will be sure to stop and say hello there.
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Welcome to the forum Sgt Red.  Several of us in the metroplex.  Hopefully you've had a chance to visit SWFA down in Mansfield.  
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Originally posted by SgtRed SgtRed wrote:

"Also, there is another 1-8x24 FFP scope that will be out around SHOT in the same price range.  I helped design the reticle for it, so we'll see how it comes out."

Great! More choices. Thanks Wink

Will you be on hand at that booth that SHOT. If so I will be sure to stop and say hello there.

I will be at SHOT roaming around.  I do not work for that company.  I simply wanted a reticle a little different from everything else out there and since I heard they were doing a 1-8x FFP, I asked them if they need help.  I am sorta picky about reticles, so I go and badger different scope companies to see if they are willing to listen.  I harassed Vortex enough for them to make a hunting reticle I like.  This other company will now have a more of a tactical oriented reticle that I like.  Or at least I think I like.  Sometimes things look good on paper, but once you see them in real life, it looks different.  Until I see the prototypes, I will not disclose which scope it is.

ILya
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