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Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA

14 Nov 2017
@ 12:16 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Just ordered a Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA for the 35 Whelen. The 8-32X56 was maybe a bit much for the caliber The 3.5-10x44 with illuminated recticle should cover most situations. Hopefully another life time purchase....

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14 Nov 2017
@ 12:37 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA
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14 Nov 2017
@ 10:51 am (GMT)

Bob Mavin

Re: Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA
Hi Warwick
I had one but not illuminated. I liked the scope but found the turrets easy to nock off zero. After missing a few shots, cause I didn't put my glasses to check, I bought a Night force SHV 3-10 x 42 with covered turrets MOA reticule for my 308, happy with it.

Cheers
Bob
14 Nov 2017
@ 06:02 pm (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA
Sure thing BOb. THe sole thing I miss in using Sightron scopes is a decent zero stop like the Nightforce and Burris scopes have built into them. That being said, I bugged a tech at Sightron who advised me that you can make one of your own zero stops. Not precise but will let you get back to where your zero should be in case it gets knocked off a bit. Basically he advised to remove the top of the turret and measure the distance to the bottom (he was vague on how to do this( then go to a hardware store and buy a rubber ring gasket the right thickness as well as diameter and put it in there, reinstall the turret etc.

I never tried it, but felt it would get a person close enough and you can or should be able to see your zero and re-adjust. My NF scopes when I set the zero stop are right bloody there with no need to fuss. Really nice.
14 Nov 2017
@ 06:06 pm (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA
Just to add here:

I would phone Sightron and ask for something more specific. I rubber gasket is not what I prefer to use, and I have asked them to make a run of scopes with a good mechanical zero stop. So far not happening but if more people roust them out of bed then perhaps.

I realize this is likely to mean a price increase - well from what I have seen they owe us given the recent price increases I have seen, so it would not hurt to call and email them about doing this.
14 Nov 2017
@ 06:20 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA
A few wraps of good quality vinyl insulation tape as you're taping the end of the barrel before you go out hunting, should sort that out . Or maybe make a leather cover to dome around the scope tube and turrets. Or invent the first turret bikini.....Or you could just carry your rifle with care and be vigilant!
15 Nov 2017
@ 08:56 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Sightron SIII 3.5-10x44mm LRIRMOA
Or they could improve the scope with zero stop or evencovered turrets.
 

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