SIGHTRON SIII 10-50X60 Review: Budget-Friendly Long-Range Scope!

Sightron-SIII-10-50x60mm-Rifle-Scope Review

This riflescope is from the brand named Sightron. As much as I want them to have a connection with Tron, sadly, they don’t. My grief for Tron aside. This is a budget-friendly long-range riflescope. That’s right, I am talking about none other than the Sightrong SIII 10-50×60.

In this Sightron SIII 10-50X60 review, we will go through every nook and cranny of the scope and find out whether it’s worth your money or not. Without any delay, let us start. 

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SIGHTRON SIII 10-50x60 Review: Specs & Outlooks

Magnification 10-50x
Objective Lens 60 mm
Eye Relief 3.8 - 4.5 Inches
Parallax Range 13yds to Infinity
Linear FOV @100 yds 9.6 - 2.2 ft
Length 16.9 Inches
Weight 30.1 Oz

Build Quality

The build quality of this scope is quite good. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum. It’s as durable as a scope can get. For a long-range scope, this is a budget-oriented one. As a standalone riflescope, it’s quite expensive. That’s why Sightron had to put on their best behavior. 

The scope is 100% waterproof. You can submerge it underwater. Why would you, though? It’s capable enough to be used in the rain. That is more than enough for us.

To make the scope fog proof, Sightron used nitrogen to purge the inside of the scope. As the body is quite durable, Sightron SIII is also shockproof. Making it capable of handling any big gun thrown at it. 

Sightron SIII is an incredibly light riflescope. The weight of this scope is only 1.8pounds. Which is less than a kilogram. Look at the size of this scope, then look at the weight of the scope. It’s insane how Sightron managed to pull this off.

Optics Quality

The crucial part of a riflescope is the optics. If the lenses are not right, you can’t use that scope for hunting or range shooting. Sightron went for precision-ground glass with this scope.

The precision-ground glasses are fully multi-coated. Sightron used Zact-7 Revcoat®. It’s a signature fully multi-coating made by Sightron. They use this coating on all of their scopes. 

Even though the objective lens of the scope is 60mm. The main tube of the Sightron SIII is 30mm only. Thanks to the enormous objective lens, the scope gathers an incredible amount of light, with that much light at the scope’s disposal. It provides bright and sharp images. For image quality, there are no rooms to complain about.

Magnification

We already briefly mentioned, this is a long-range scope. Meaning it will have far better magnification than a regular riflescope. The base magnification of the Sightron SIII is 10x. It’s higher than most budget riflescopes. 

The maximum magnification of the Sightron SIII is 50x. With that much magnification, you can aim for the moon. Depending on the gun you are using, you can easily land shots over 1200 yards or so.

It’s insane how casually we can speak about shooting over 1200 yards. You are not even spending a thousand bucks on this. Technology has advanced quite a lot. 

Distortion

Usually, I speak about this in the magnification part. But as this is a huge scope, I feel like distortion deserves its own spot to talk about.

What is the distortion? To simply explain, distortion is the motion blur that we notice when we magnify the scope. When a scope tends to have a high magnification, the corners of the scope tends to blur out at max magnification. It’s really annoying and hinders the view a lot. 

To counter that, scope manufacturers use edge-to-edge clarity glasses. While Sightron SIII doesn’t use that, they managed to eradicate the blur with their multi-coating technology. Props to Sightron for that.

I will be lying if I say the distortion is zero. It isn’t. There is still a bit of distortion available on the scope. Not enough to hinder your vision. 

Reticle

Sigthtron SIII 10-50×60 uses an MOA reticle. The reticle is called MOA-2. I will attach a picture of the reticle below for you. 

You can see there are even markings on all 4 sides of the crosshair. The bottom markings can be used for bullet drop compensation. While the other horizontal markings can help understand the windage and elevation.

Turrets

Talking about windage and elevation, another critical part of a riflescope is the turrets. If the turrets aren’t useful, you won’t have a fun time calibrating the scope. 

Sightron used over-sized tactical turrets on this scope. The turrets offer 1/4 MOA adjustments each click. Tactical turrets are made to be durable. They can withstand harsh weather. Tactical turrets are easy to reset too.

SIGHTRON SIII 10-50x60 Review Summary

The tactical turrets and the high magnification will need some time to get used to. If you have no prior experience with long-range hunting, this scope can be a great gateway to that world. For a long-range riflescope, this is not that expensive. The price tag is more than justified. 

In my opinion, Sightmark SIII 15-50×60 is worth the money. 

I hope you enjoyed the read. I also hope you found this review helpful. If you want to ask any more questions, don’t forget to leave them down in the comments. Till next time, be safe and keep chasing. 

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