Sightron 10-50x60 any good?

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  1. fatwelshboy

    fatwelshboy Wanted - EV2

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    I had a look through a Sightron 10-50x60 and I must say the lenses were as good as anything else I've tried. I'm really tempted to buy one, what's putting me off though is that I've done a few GPs and not seen a single Sightron being used, just the one on the WAFTA circuit.

    Anybody used one for a while now? I've done a bit of reading on them but it's all from 2010, nothing recent. All the write ups were praising the scope so it makes me wonder why so few are using them? Any feedback on these scopes would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Chris
     
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    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    Ask Steve Lanyman the stock maker he has used one for a couple of years and does very well it i tried it and found the cross hair a little fine.
    Don
     
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    Don, get a look through dave hatfields he is using the new ret which i think is better.
     
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    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Andy Finnegan from Byley is using one, he scored a 45 at Emely Moore so they must be pretty good ;)
     
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    I'm very happy with mine,
    I've had it about a year now and can't fault it. It has the milldot ret in it so it's great for F.T. It only focusses down to 11 yards, so I've fitted a close focus adapter.

    Atb,

    Alec.
     
  6. paul yates

    paul yates Kung Fu Panda

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    i have had one for a well over a year and cant fault it, shooting round emley last week i found it to range find better than my big nikko using both scopes with an hour of each other on the same course i found that on the targets that the nikko struggled with the sightron had far more clarity a brighter definition and its a little lighter than the nikko
     
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    Had a look through Gibbs's on Sunday. It blows any big Nikko I've ever looked through out of the water, the optics are just stunning. Found the mildots a bit obvious, that's all.

    Alec also told me the warranty is effectively endless; it breaks, you get it fixed for free or a new one.
     
  8. fatwelshboy

    fatwelshboy Wanted - EV2

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    Cheers gents, I think I will be ordering one for my birthday next month. Just need to decide on the ret and find the cheapest place now. :D
     
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    I haves one on my new ripper it is fab what else can i say.
     
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    Hi, had mine for a year. Rangfinds beter than the Nikko Snaps in & out very quick very consistant & when in focus the image shows more detail.

    Very smooth operation. Turets nice & positive. Never seems to move much off Zero.

    Mildots are a bit big compaiered to Nikko, hardly notice it now. It has been a bit Temp sensitve but am on top of that.

    Very pleased with it.

    Clive
     
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    Jamesy Weerach ninja

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    How exactly, at what temp, by how much?:)
     
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    Best ask Kath if you can have another one then...??:D
     
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    He's already done that Steve... so he was telling me today.:)
     
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    Hi Set mine up at 20 deg C I notice at 10 deg C it under ranges by 2y at 55y coldest I tried it at was 4 Deg C underanged by 4/5y at 55y.

    Couple of temp strips & a cold afternoon on the range very predictable.

    Clive
     
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    Jamesy Weerach ninja

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    Thanks for the info.:)
    I bought one earlier in the year, still in the box what with one thing and another, going to get the world's out of the way and then get it on my FT gun.:)
     
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    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    what rets do they come with?
    looked through alec's and found the dots too big.
    reminded me of a nkko other than that with a narrow field of view it seemed?
    They seemed expensive too at over £800??
     
  17. Littlekev

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    this is the best rect to get. The dot is really small and does not cover anything at all mags.
     
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  18. fatwelshboy

    fatwelshboy Wanted - EV2

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    That's the ret I like, seems to only be available in the IR model though? Ideally I don't want the IR model.

    Simon, they are expensive but the glass was as good as anything I've looked through, including Leupolds and a March, admittedly the March was on a slightly higher mag setting. I'm going to upgrade from my Nikko and there's only two real contenders without going into March money, a Leupold of some sort and a Sightron. Comparing ease of rangefinding and quality of glass I'm going to give the Sightron a go.
     
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    Hi all

    When I picked up my 10 x42 mmd from the guys at Aimfield @ the shooting show earlier this year, We had a discussion about the illuminated ret & that I didn't really need or want one.

    They said they had mentioned to sightron, that for the uk market a non IR ret (LRMOA) at a competitive price would sell.
    I believe sightron said they would be willing to build such a scope.

    Regards Jon
     

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