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Old 01-10-2017, 04:17 PM
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Can anyone shed some light on the sightron sI or SII scopes for me. Thinking about getting one but I have heard the sI are fairly low quality scopes and was curious. I'm looking at a few different ones with a/o of coarse....
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:37 PM
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Can anyone shed some light on the sightron sI or SII scopes for me. Thinking about getting one but I have heard the sI are fairly low quality scopes and was curious. I'm looking at a few different ones with a/o of coarse....
Never had the SI, had a few SII's and an SIII.

Nothing wrong with the SII's and SIII. Actually, they're really great scopes IMHO.

You're looking for a variable? For hunting, plinking, target shooting, or a combo of these? What type of CZ is it going on?

Again, never owned an SI, but can say that without a doubt any of the SII scopes are on par, if not better than Weavers, and the Big Sky models of the SII are (to me at least) on par if not better than Leupolds of the same class.

The SIII is a big old bugger, but much more tilted towards target shooting. Doubt you'd want something like that on a sporter. But it's one heck of a scope!

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Old 01-10-2017, 05:01 PM
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Will be going on a 455 varmint and mostly using for unprofessional target shooting mainly.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:06 PM
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Can anyone shed some light on the sightron sI or SII scopes for me. Thinking about getting one but I have heard the sI are fairly low quality scopes and was curious. I'm looking at a few different ones with a/o of coarse....
I have three of the SIH-TAC Sightron 4~12X40 with turrets and AO scopes. I have zero complaints and all are repeatable. The optics are sharp and bright.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:39 PM
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Howes;

Had a 3-9X rimfire S-1 on another make of .22 for years. It's an older one & I think I paid under $120.00 for it delivered. It got replaced with a Nikon EFR for about $180.00. Given the time span between the two purchases, I'm going to say the real amount of difference was less than $60.00.

The Nikon is better glass, no two ways about it. The one large knock on the Nikon though is the 1/2" at 100 yards adjustments. I'm not happy with that, but the glass is superior.

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Old 01-10-2017, 05:46 PM
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I have the S1 rimfire scope on my WMR FS and it is very nice. But I think they are now made in China and mine was from the Philippians, so maybe a quality drop. I had a Nikon EFR and preferred the Sightron in brightness and contrast, for what it is worth.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:03 PM
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Well thanks for your input guys, guess I'll steer clear of the sI's
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:16 PM
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Will be going on a 455 varmint and mostly using for unprofessional target shooting mainly.
I had an SI 3-9 and it was an OK scope for the money. I bought the SII 36 X for targets and was very disappointed. Not crisp, bright or clear. My Weaver T-36 is a much better scope. I've got a Big Sky 4-16 that is one of my favorites. At least as good as my Leupold VX-2 6-18 scopes.
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Sightron Sll

I've have several of the Sightron Sll 6-24x42 rifle scopes. Four to be exact, and each on sits on a 17 hmr Cz. They are very clear(not Leupold clear but nice) they are not over powering in appearance of my rifles (1 inch tube) , track very very well. But the 1/8 MOA adjustments can be a little annoying. The scope lens covers they provide are junk, I upgraded to butler creek. I prefer the mil dot retical, and found the target dot retical difficult to pickup, and exchanged it for another mildot. I think the last one I recieved was from optic planet and with a 10 discount I picked it up delived for right around $350.00. 2-3 months ago.

Good luck finding what you need.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:12 PM
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I have a 10x50-60 for a 338 Lapua Mag & like it. The high $$ ones are made in Japan, the cheaper ones in china or taiwan I think but not Japan.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:15 PM
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My experience with a Sightron SII was much the same as Moedum and Aksarben73. A 6-24x42 with AO.

I found it less than clear at high power, chintzy lens covers, and vague feeling click adjustments. For that kind of money, I expected better.

I never mounted it on the rifle, returned it for a refund. I'm told the SIIB (Big Sky) are quite a bit better.

I ended up buying a Leupold VX2 6-18 x 40 AO with fine duplex reticle. More money, but you do get what you pay for. I've been very happy with it.
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I have 6 of the SII's at the moment, and so far they have been decent scopes for me; i bough them on closeout at a good price and i was satisfied with them for the money spent. All have been on small caliber rifles so not sure about durability on bigger calibers.

i ended up with a couple of S1's also and the issue i had with those was noticeable distortion around the edge of the field of view when magnification was turned up....at lower power the field of view was flat, but fish-eyed a bit at higher zoom levels.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:04 AM
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I have two of the S1H TAC scopes in 3-9x40 with the mildot reticles. One on a 223 and another on a CZ452. They're good little scopes for the money. They are Phillipines made.

Earlier I had a Jap made 3-9x40 with Duplex reticle. It was a really good little scope too. It was on a 270 Win.

I think for the money the S1 isn't a bad option on a light kicker. I can't vouch for their performance on a heavy kicker.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:07 AM
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I recently purchased the Sightron S-TAC 4-20x50, Duplex reticle. IMO it is really an outstanding bargain for the features/price. I have a number of Nightforce scopes on F-Class rifles including primarily 8-32x56s, 12-42x56s, and a Competition 15-55x52. The main issue with all of these scopes for rimfire rifles is the limitation on parallax adjustment at the low end if you intend to shoot primarily at 50 yd or less. The Sightron S-TAC is my first optical foray outside NF and I have to say the features and optical quality really took me by surprise. Very pleased with the purchase.
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