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After reading this thread - http://opticstalk.com/sightron-iii-17x24-first-impressionsor-last_topic34389.html,  I really wanted to test out these new SIII's from sigthron.  I was fortunate to have someone get me one for eval.  I just got it today and at lunch ran home and mounted it up.
So far I am liking the glass.  Not caring to much for the reticle for what I'm use to. I want a precise aiming point and the dot in this reticle is rather large.  I'm not passing to much judgement until trigger time but we will see. 
Here it is on the 6x45
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Standing by for AAR. 

Good golly, what mount is that? Sphur? 
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Yes, compliments of the scope owner.  Very nice and solid. Like the bubble level in the back of the mount. 
 
Shot some with it this weekend.  The dot is much to large for precision work for my taste.  I like the glass, its very nice.  The FOV is excellent and I really like the mag range.  Making me want my SS 1-6 to come in even faster now!
 
I took some pictures with my cell phone but they didn't turn out, overcast and shadows wreked havoc on my camera.  I had several 5 shot groups in the .75" range with a few being slightly smaller.  The majority of them hung out around 1"  Knowing the gun is capable of better I put the SS 3-9 back on and cranked it up to 7X.  I then got a few .25"-.5" groups with ease.  The aiming point is just not fine enough on the SIII.  I think this weekend I'll swap it over to a 16" blackout thats not as demanded upon to produce tight groups, its a hunting gun.  I'll probably try to call in a coyote or two with it once mounted and sighted in.  I'll take the camera this time.  
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Looks better on your than on mine. Cool
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Just saw this for the first time.

So that everyone knows they have come out with a different design since this was posted.

The reticle in the above post is this

http://info.sightron.com/Riflescopes/SIII-Series/SIII1-7x24IR4A/


The new reticle is this

http://info.sightron.com/Riflescopes/SIII-Series/SIII1-7X24IRMOA/


A very welcome change.

MOA for us not so practical people in the non Mil world or in the inch world.

So that everyone knows they never intended for this scope as a 3 gun scope it was to be a hunting scope for Hogs, Varmint and Predators to be quick and handy.

The newer reticle offers more options for longer distance and ranging but does not fall into the 3 Gun scope category, however it does fine for paper punching and ranging anything you want to.

The idea for Sightron was more international based sales for a different purpose than self defense.

I am a group shooter just like most but on the rifle I am putting this on I don't care about .25 vs. .75 any day I want to put that group in a 2-3" pattern and do it within the time it takes me to put this to my eye in a semi-auto, as well as have the ability to quickly attach a suppressor and reach out and touch something with the ranging reticle.




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I like the new reticle. 
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still could improve lots...
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