This is the ultimate Sightron SIII review.
In this in-depth review, I’ll cover everything. Including:
- Glass clarity
- Eye relief
- And so much more
By the end of this review, you’ll know if the Sightron SIII 6-24×50 is for you.
Let’s dive right in!
Here’s My Sightron SIII 6-24×50 Review
The Sightron SIII 6-24×50 is one of the best long range scopes on the market.
It has crazy clear glass, long eye relief, and holds zero right out of the box.
The best part?
It’s less than $1,000. Question is: is it worth it?
Let’s find out…
Glass Clarity and Reticle
The Sightron SII surpasses others in quality of glass and field of view clarity. It has a fully multi-coated lens which is the most preferable kind. The great light transmission through the glass proves this scope to be very clear. The color and contrast are amazing.
The reticles measure in MOA (minute of angle) instead of MRAD (milliradian). Both types of reticle measurements are about the same, with only a slight difference. Neither is better than the other, so what matters is what you prefer.
This scope more specifically has an MOA of 2; each MOA being 1 inch per 100 yards. The reticle is very sharp and clear — great for shooters with astigmatism.
Eye Relief and Eye Box
The Sightron SIII has great eye relief at all distances. It is the same whether at 6x magnification, or 24x. The eye relief is 3.6-3.8 inches. That’s how far away you can keep your eyes and still be able to see clearly through the lens. That’s a good amount.
The Sightron SIII, when tested under harsh and changing weather conditions, holds its own. It is also shock-proof, and able to stand strong against very high-powered guns. Using this scope with a great rifle will give you amazing shots. However, the scope is pretty heavy (around 2.6 pounds). If you’re looking for a lighter scope, check out this guide.
Elevation and Windage Knobs
The elevation and windage turrets (or knobs) are your vertical and horizontal adjustments for accuracy. The ones on this scope pass with flying colors for all check points: they have an audible click sound, they can be easily reset back to where you want them, and they are reliable. And most importantly: the scope is insanely accurate.
On the other hand, the windage adjustment knob dials a little too high. The only downside to this is that the amount of range it gives is unnecessary. The dial allows an MOA of up to 15.
Magnification and Parallax
This is a variable distance scope. More specifically, it has a range from 6 times to 24 times magnification.
When field-tested, I’ve found that the scope does not waver in the wind. Parallax adjustment (accounting for how much the scope will move around) is almost unnecessary with this model, which is a big plus! You may notice though, that the parallax adjustment moves too much when dialing back to zero. It can be dialed below zero because it does not have the “zero stop” feature. You may want to have someone help you place it where you want it.
This scope comes with either a first focal plane or second focal plane magnification. There are pros and cons to each. The first focal plane is better for long-distance, but obscures your view a bit at short range. The second focal plane doesn’t change no matter how much you zoom in or out. If you are looking to use this scope for more tactical purposes, you will want to choose one with a first focal plane. One difference is that the second focal plane is about $200 cheaper than the first focal plane scope.
Who is the Sightron SIII 6-24×50 for?
This scope is useful for those who want to invest in a quality tool to help you become a better shooter. It is for those that have at least some practice using a rifle. Those who have been at this awhile will especially appreciate this piece of equipment.
After this in-depth Sightron SIII review, I’ll conclude with this:
If you are looking for a quality long-range rifle scope that will give you a clear view for a fair price, then get the Sightron SIII 6-24×50.
With that said, do you own a Sightron SIII? If so, what is your experience with it?
Let me know by leaving a comment below.