Sightron BR Scope – Any Experiences?

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    SMH77
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    I did a search and didn't find any references here on AGN about the new Sightron BR scope (https://sightronusa.com/product/siiiss45x45edtd/) has anyone seen or used one of these scopes yet?  I'm looking for a longer term solution for my HV setup that I'm putting together (first scope will be a Weaver T36) so I'm doing some early research now for the future…

    It has some nice features for sure:

    Magnification: 45X
    Object Diameter (mm): 45
    Fov ([email protected] Yds.): 2.4
    Eye Relief (in.): 3.6
    Reticle Type: DOT (.1)
    Click Value (@100 Yds.): 1/10 MOA
    Minutes Per Revolution: 5 MOA
    W/E Travel (@100 Yds.): 40 MOA
    Knob Style: Target (Resettable)
    Focus Type: Side Focus
    Parallax Range: 10yds to Infinity
    Finish: Matte Black
    Waterproof: Yes
    Fully Multi Coated: Yes (Zact-7 TM 7-Layer)
    Weight (oz.): 20.5
    Length (in.): 15.00
    Tube Diameter: 30mm
    Sunshade Included: Yes

    I almost feel like I should be posting this in the Target/BR forum, but it is an optic after all….

     

    Sean

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    BlackICE
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    Exit pupil equals 1 mm I don't think I would like the brightness or lack thereof or the narrow eye box.

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    jps2486
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    I have 3 Sightron S3 10-50 scopes that I use for BR and couldn't be happier.  Two have fine cross hair reticles and the other is MH.  They are bright, clear, and the reticles are crisp.  I like the ability to change magnification.   I normally shoot them at 40X.  I've compared them to March and Nightforce scopes and feel the eyebox is larger and more forgiving and the reticles are better.  Fixed power?  Why?

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    SMH77
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    Thanks for the feedback.  The only reason I can see for fixed power is the optical formula is simpler, allowing for sharper images (across the whole field), less chance for internal flare / ‘washout’ due to internal reflections, lighter weight, amd maybe lower cost.  

    Now, that is all in theory-I haven’t owned or used a Sightron before so I have no idea if any of those things show up in a zoom scope.

    I am open to fixed or variable-but do agree that variable seems to be a more versatile option.

    What is the weight limit on the HV class?  I will be shooting a RAW BM500 so I don’t know how close to the limit I will be without a scope.

    Sean  

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    jps2486
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    According to the WRABF rules the weight limit for HV is 15 pounds.  I shoot a TM1000 with a Sightron S3 scope and it's well within that limit and I'm sure yours will be too.  LV and HV rules are specified in WRABF and USA Open, USA Unlimited rules are in the USARB websites.

    WRABF: http://www.wrabf.com/WRABF%20Rules.htm

    USARB: https://www.usairriflebenchrest.com/ 

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    SMH77
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    Ok, so clearly I'm new to 'official airgun BR'-so bear with the basic questions.  Why do both sets of rules say that airgun BR is to be shot at 25m-I thought there is a class at 50m as well?

     

    WRABF section B6, Air Rifle, Section B excerpt:

    (b) Heavy Varmint Air Rifle – is any rifle having only manually and mechanically operated firing mechanism, a weight restriction of 15 lbs is set (6.803kg) (including attachments – scopes, muzzledevices, etc). Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX F). Any manual modification may be made to the rifle and any magnification scope may be used. Air regulators can be used as long as it is integral within the air rifle. Return to battery shall NOT be permitted. Muzzle brakes, muzzle flips, barrel weights or Harmonic Tuners are permitted. There is no restriction on cylinder size or capacity as long as 27.12 Joules or 20 ft lbs maximum power is retained and it is integral within the rifle. (Separate Air Cylinders are not allowed, the cylinder must be part of the rifle and the overall weight). Shooting Distance 25m. (0.177, 0.2 and 0.22 scores will be plugged by using a 0.22 calibre gauge).

    Sean

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    Smok3y
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    Hi man. I have used the fixed before but having used all the way up to the SV 10-50, I personally would have no issues trying out the fixed 45. They make great scopes and if you are going to be on the bench shooing the same distance with no reason to move, I think it is a great choice for the exact reasons you mentioned, optimizing the scope for your needs. 

    I have seen really good reviews on them on the powderburner benchrest shooting forums. 

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    Quagmire
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    I haven't owned that particular scope but I own several S3 target models. I've never had a problem with a Sightron product. Even on my belted magnums they track perfectly and always return to zero. They also have a great warranty in case you somehow manage to break one.

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