Sightron S111 10-50x60 FT IR Advice please

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  1. Sundance

    Sundance Bush Cavity

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    I'm looking at the Sightron S111 10-50x60 FT IR with the Mil hash reticle.

    How would this reticle fare for Bench Rest at 25 and 50 yards?

    Would the pip be obscured or still visible?

    Is this a suitable reticle for BR?

    Thanks
    Simon
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2016
  2. OUTCAST

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    they make a 36 mag that is for bench rest
    very good they are to:shot:
     
  3. Sundance

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    Thanks for the reply but I want to use it for FT as well, so I'm asking 2 jobs from it.

    Any thoughts on the 50 mag with Mill hash reticle?

    Cheers
    Simon
     
  4. paul yates

    paul yates Kung Fu Panda

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    They also make a 50 mag target dot which will do both job's ft and bench rest with no problems at all
     
  5. Sundance

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    I have an opportunity to buy a reasonably priced used 10-50x60 FTIR with mill hash reticle so I'm wondering how this reticle will manage BR...
     
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    paul yates Kung Fu Panda

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    Having had a 50 mag target dot and the field target scope as well I would think it would do bench rest ok so long as the mill hashes don't obscure what you are aiming at and even if it doesn't you won't lose money on the scope
     
  7. Sundance

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    Thanks Paul

    Was your FT x50 mil hash or MOA ?
     
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    It's moa and looking through it the shoot is quite small
     
  9. Sundance

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    Thanks Paul

    I believe the dot on the MOA is the same size as the dot on the mil hash. I can see it on youtube and it looks small with a space around it which is what I want.

    Think I will give it a go.

    Anyone use this scope for BR with the mill hash ? Keen on hearing any reports...
     
  10. Jesim1

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    I had a go with one along side a Big Nikko at an outdoor range for quite some time. It was sunny, and both gave great clarity and excellent ability when punching paper targets and also spinners. It was the mil hash in the Sightron and mil dot in the Nikko - I preferred the thinner Sightron reticule, the mil dot Nikko is a bit thick, but it's half the price.

    In the end I went for the Nikko as I literally could not tell them apart optically, and I could have bought two of the Nikkos for the price of the Sightron.

    James
     
  11. Sundance

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    Thanks

    Thanks guys, think I will give it a go...
     
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    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    The SIII Sightron is a great little scope, I've been using one for 18 months through Winter and Summer and I can't fault it.
     
  13. Sundance

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    Ouch....

    Money spent now Colin !!

    On its way....:)
     
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    I have also used the 36 times Sightron for a number of years, crystal clear indoor and good at 50m.
    It will save some money also.
     
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    They have now put the price up on the Sightron from £1345 to over £1400 so hopefully you got it at the better price. I was looking at it also but can't justify the £1400. Have gone with the Hawke Sidewinder ED 10-50x60
     
  16. blacklab

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    why such a price difference between the ft and the std version
     
  17. AlexS

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    The FT version has illumination, closer parallax and the stunning side wheel.
     
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    Sightron S111 10-50x60

    With regard to benchrest only, I use the cross hair with the small dot in the middle.
    Also, I have an optical enhancer, which gives me an extra 3.5 times http://www.bulzeyepro.com/
    The Sightron enables the fitting of Hoya photographic filters and I find the yellow one considerably
    improves the contrast for benchrest.
     
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    does the bulls eye interfere with the clarity of the optics
     
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    "I like it so much that I've decided to jazz it up a bit by fixing the mag to X40 and painting a gold ring around the front of it" :D
     

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