Sightron's Ultimate Do-Everything Big Game Hunting Scope: Sightron SIII 1-7x24 IR 4A
Sightron's 30mm tube 1-7 illuminated reticle scope is a radical rethink of the all-around hunting scope. It is a no-magnification scope up to a 7x riflescope, it can be mounted on most any rifle, it has a crisp illuminated dot that can be lit up in green or red, and the adjustment range is an impressive 100 inches. The basic specifications are surprising.
With a generous minimum eye relief of 3.9 inches, it is well-suited for high-recoil applications. It has most of the popular features such as a quick focus eyebell, comes with lens caps front and rear, has a very strong 30mm tube, is fully multi-coated, with resettable and finger adjustable windage and elevation knobs. For those who want extreme field of view, this scope offers up to over 91 feet at 100 yards (FOV= 91.9 - 13.0 feet). A typical 3X variable scope might have a FOV at 100 yards at about 30 feet, and at 9X, the FOV would be around 14 feet.
Testing this scope after midnight, it is an appealing choice for hunting by moonlight with the soft glow of the green dot, and well-suited to night hunting in general up to about 4 power. For general low-light use, it retains a 4.8 mm exit pupil at 5x magnification, 4mm at 6 power.
Although versatile is not a particularly enticing or bombastic buzz word, versatile is exactly what defines this scope. It has enough eye relief, magnification range, and internal adjustment range to be used on everything from a shotgun hunting turkey to coyote and varmint hunting, to general deer, elk, and moose hunting. For close range, low light applications such as bear hunting, where you might be trying to place a black wire on a black blob of a target with a dingy background, the green illuminated reticle and using only 1-1.5x magnification makes the process quick and easy.
you've ever run out of internal adjustment on a generic scope that offers
perhaps 40 50 inches of combined vertical and horizontal adjustment,
having about double the internal adjustment here in this Sightron SIII
means that unfortunate happenstance is extremely remote. This SIII is
an extremely clear scope with three instant reticle choices for you and
is a close to the do-everything hunting optic as I've ever
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