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Old 01-15-2022, 12:39 AM
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Sightron 36x or?



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Is Sightron the only maker of excellent mid-level fixed 36x scopes for benchrest? I.e., not made in China and with a long or lifetime warranty? It seems the only other alternatives are a used Weaver (no guarantee of service available, especially from Bushnell whom I've had problems with) or a somewhat more expensive used Leupold.

Is that right?
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:46 AM
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The Sightron is an excellent scope, as good as it gets for twice the price. You have a question in search of a problem.
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Old 01-15-2022, 01:58 PM
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Thanks. I wanted to be sure there was no other alternative. So I'll get the Sightron.
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Old 01-15-2022, 06:17 PM
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Big for Sightron.

I use the 36x (SII 36X42 BRD) for 50 & 100 yd bench work.

Note - Not the brightest scope out there then again its only 42mm compared to 50mm for most other scopes, super fine cross hairs/fine target dot, eye relief takes some getting used to but solid made and mine has served me well for past three/four years.

Great scope for the cost IMHO.
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Old 01-15-2022, 06:58 PM
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I just went whole hog and bought a 45x45 Sightron ED scope off a gentleman in the classifieds. Really looking forward to this.

Benchrest is the only way I can really get good hits as I'm too shaky with rifles shot offhand. I'm not that strong anymore and suffer from a bad back. Plus my poor eyesight combined with astigmatism makes a good scope mandatory for 50 and 100 yard shots.
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Old 01-16-2022, 01:26 AM
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There's currently a big hole in decent fixed power high mag scopes in the sub $500 category. The Sightron is about as good as it gets for the price and I would definitely recommend them.
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Old 01-16-2022, 08:21 AM
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I have a bunch of used Weaver 36x, that are good scopes for the money. But buying "new" is tough in this performance category. The Weavers are no longer in production. I agree that the Sightrons own that tier these days.
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