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    Posted: September/22/2012 at 18:21
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WOW !!!  Amazing review.  Thanks
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Sorry guys pics were moved to a new server since photobucket has limited bandwidth. Here are the pics again. If i could edit the original post i would but i can't.

 

 

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I have 3 Sightron SIII 6-24x50 LRMD scopes and an older SII 4-16x42.None of the turrets seem too soft/easy to turn to me.I just received a 6-24x50 MOA-2 scope,and I really do like the new exposed Turrets that it has.They are more crisp than the older style.
 
I don't know if I like the MOA-2 reticle,the lines are very fine and may not work very well for any type of hunting.It may just turn into a target only scope. I'll find out once I get it out in the field for some trials.
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Gotch ya, what is important is now is they are all made to spec with tighter tension. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2011 at 11:43
The original turrets on the Sightron S3 were not mushy if memory serves me right.  They were quite light, but not mushy.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jetspeedz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/10/2011 at 18:34
Me too, it's too bad i never had an opportunity to see how much mushy it was but the current tension is as good as it can get in my opinion better than any scope I felt even scopes costing much more.

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well I'm glad they changed the mushy crap out...
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Goodness that is a long review.Smile
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great review

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jetspeedz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/28/2011 at 18:03
Ok I received confirmation from Alan Orr at Sightron, the first batch of the SIII models had softer tension which some might have experienced. But since all the batches after the first batch all have the same identical stiffer tension as the exposed turrets released not long ago. So there is no different in the Exposed turrets and the Covered turret SIII models other than the obvious turret style exposed vs covered. The glass, materials, and everything else is exactly the same for those interested.

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I see, well I just received this scope not too long ago so I would think this has the upgraded knobs with better tension calibration. When i read mushy I was a little shocked, but If older models had issues it makes sense.

I'll give Sightron a call Monday to see if i can get one of the exposed scopes for a review and compare the two.

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The exposed knobs became available this year.  For the record, the covered knobs were also improved at the same time.  Historically, they have been too light, but this years model have better calibrated tension.

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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Thanks Excellent  I moved this to where we keep the tests and reviews that makes them easier to locate.


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In terms of the new SIII models if they come out with a FCH version I will try and get one to review against the current SIII model. 

I did not experience any of the mushy clicks you describe at all, i would me amazed there is an improvement to these turrets since it is by far the most crisp knobs i ever felt even comparing it to nighforce. But I'm curious and this new model must have just came out as I was conducting my review. 
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With the S3 scopes, the new exposed turrets are a MAJOR improvement over the old ones.  I think they solidified Sightron S3's position as the best target scope below $1k.

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Their are two models available within the SIII line up.
 
Non exposed Turrets Is the tell tale of the old system.  That is mushier still more clicky than most but not even in the same ball park as the newer system they have.
 
Vs.
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Exposed Target Turrets. 
These are much more Crisp or Snappy.
 
The above scope is a "Tactical or Exposed Target Turret"
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