Sig 716 is a DMR from the Sig 516 family. The original Sig 516 has been discontinued since 2019. But Sig 716i is still ongoing. DMR without a scope is never recommended. They are more accurate than AR-15. Almost the same accuracy and power as a bolt-action rifle. Sometimes, even more.
For a scope to be used with such fierce power, it needed to be extraordinary. They needed to be the best.
Let’s find out how to choose the best scope for Sig 716 and what makes them the best.
Best Sig 716 Scopes – [Editor’s Choice]
1. Trijicon ACOG 3.5×35 Riflescope
Some may think ACOGs are severely underappreciated. You wouldn’t be too wrong. ACOG serves the tactical shooting community. It has almost no value on the hunting side. That’s why it doesn’t get as much attraction as other scopes.
Trijicon ACOG is made out of aluminum. While it does look a bit vintage and old-fashioned, this scope has an extremely rugged finish to it. Inside of the scope is nitrogen purged. Making it fogproof. The outside of the scope is sealed well. It is rainproof and shockproof at the same time.
Both eyes open mode makes it the perfect choice for the tactical shooting community. ACOG can be used as a CQB sight when shooting with both eyes open. Utilizing the Bindon Aiming Concept completely. It’s proven to be combat-ready. With 3.5x fixed magnification, it’s a great option for target practice.
It can work well with a DMR. Like, well. That’s why we chose this as a worthy match for Sig 716. The chemistry between the two is nice.
Where is this made?
It is made in the USA.
Is this discontinued?
No, it’s still in service.
What is the illumination source of this scope?
2. Sig Sauer SOR52001 Romeo5 1x20mm Sight
A sight made by Sig for a rifle made by Sig. Perfectly balanced. Sig Romeo is a very well-known sight for rifles. It can work as a canted sight as well. It’s an easy choice for anyone who is into tactical shooting.
Construction-wise, it’s one of the best sights Sig ever made. From the mounting interface to the top of the sight, it speaks highly of what Sig is capable of doing.
Internally purged to make it fogproof was a nice touch as well. From the outside, no water can enter the sight. As it was made for rifles, it is shockproof as well.
The lens of the scope is fully multi-coated. Sig knows how to work around their chemicals. The lens of Romeo 5 is extremely bright and vibrant. There is no issue regarding color. There is no blurry edge or distortion present on the scope either. A great tactical scope overall.
Sig 716 is a DMR. Despite that, Romeo 5 is an easy recommendation. It can work as a DMR sight as well. You will find plenty of people in forums that are already rocking this combination. Take them as inspiration.
Where is this scope made?
It’s designed in Oregon and made in China.
Will this keep zero on an AR-15?
Yes, it will.
Does it come with mounting rings?
It has a built-in mounting interface.
3. Vortex Viper PST 3-15×45 Gen II Riflescope
Viper from Vortex is a safe bet for any magnifying accessories. Their riflescopes under this banner are very well-known as well. PST Gen II is a great medium-range riflescope made for AR, DMR, and bolt-action rifles.
Viper PST Gen II is constructed from Aircraft-grade aluminum. One of the best types of aluminum to ever use on any scope. Despite having a fairly Competitive price tag, Viper is capable of punching way above its paygrade. Internal nitrogen filling makes the scope fogproof completely. O-ring sealing prevents water from going inside. Alongside being shockproof, and fogproof, it is also waterproof.
Lenses are the key to the victory of Vortex. They make so good lenses, it’s kind of hard to believe. Fully multi-coated lenses here are extremely bright. There is no chromatic aberration or distortion present in the scope. The color accuracy of the scope is off the roof as well.
When you pair something like this with a Sig 716i, you create something beautiful. Sig 716i is more than capable of utilizing 10x magnification. With a wide field of view and accurate crosshair, Sig and Viper PST Gen II is quite literally a match made in heaven.
Where is this scope made?
It’s made in the Philippines.
Is the reticle in FFP?
Yes, it is.
Does it come with a sunshade?
Yes, it does.
4. NIGHTFORCE ATACR 5-25x56mm F1 Hunting Scope
Despite having the name Night in it, it’s not a night vision riflescope. NightForce ATACR is a long-range riflescope made for all sorts of rifles. From build quality to magnification, it’s a wonderful scope through and through.
The housing of the scope is made out of aluminum, just like most other scopes in the market. Inside of the scope is purged with nitrogen. To make it fogproof. If water goes inside, it will create moisture on the inside and make the scope fog internally. To prevent that, the scope has been tested to be waterproof. As it is a long-range scope, NightForce made sure it is a good pairing with powerful rifles. That’s why they made the scope shockproof.
Lenses are the most important part of a scope. At the end of the day, lenses are what you will see through most of the time. NightForce coated the glass lenses multiple times. To make it bright and durable. It is scratch-resistant to some degree. 56mm objective lens gathers plenty of sunlight for you to work with.
Is this FFP?
Yes, the reticle is in FFP.
Is this a real scope or a fake?
A lot of sellers sell knockoff NightForce scopes. Rest assured, this is the real one.
Is this a good scope for a DMR?
Of course. That’s why it is on the list.
5. Trijicon TR22 AccuPoint 2.5-10x56mm Riflescope
TR 22 is a great hunting riflescope made by Trijicon. It’s a medium to long-range riflescope capable of being used with a bolt-action rifle or DMR.
Trijicon used top-end aluminum with this riflescope. Making it as durable as much more expensive Ravin scopes. It can easily go toe to toe against the Vortex Viper series as well. The internal of the scope is purged entirely to make it fogproof. On the outside, it’s also shock and waterproof at the same time. Trijicon thought this through.
The lenses of the scope are fully multi-coated. In this price bracket, it would be weird if they weren’t. It features a MIL-Dot crosshair which is ideal for tactical shooting and hunting. It features a reticle made with fiber optic technology and it gets bright without any battery.
Sig 716/716i is an ideal choice to pair this scope with. It can handle the DMR well.
Where is this scope made?
Made in USA.
MOA or MIL?
Windage and elevation adjustable?
Yes, it is.
How To Choose The Best Scope For Sig 716i?
Keeping some things in mind while purchasing the scope will always help you in the long run. This applies to any scope buyers out there.
The housing of the scope is like a root of a tree. If the root is not strong enough, the tree won’t be strong. Just like that, if the scope is not built well enough, the lens alone can’t carry it to victory.
While not a physical part of a scope, it’s equally necessary. It’s a validation that will come in handy a lot of times.
A good lens makes good scopes. Lens is the key component that will make or break the deal for you. Good lenses will be easier to focus on.
Sig 716 is a great gun. But this is not a review of the gun. Rather review of scopes that will fit this gun. These are some of the best scopes you could buy for the Sig 716i. Keep in mind, that they are not all priced in the same category.
Depending on how much you are willing to spend, you won’t have anything to regret with any of the scopes from the list.
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