Vortex vs Sightron 6-24x50

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  • Vortex vs Sightron 6-24x50

    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to decide between these two scopes for my new .223 and was wondering if anyone had any experience with either. The rifle is a Tikka Varmint Stainless which will be mainly used at the range. I'd like to eventually shoot it at long-ish distances hence the high magnification. I'd be buying the Vortex in Australia and the Sightron from the US (a plus for the Vortex). Here are the links to the scopes in question:

    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50

    Sightron SIII 6-24x50

    In comparing the two after some research, here's where I'm at.

    Both scopes have:
    Exposed turrets
    Side focus
    30mm tubes
    MOA adjustments/MOA reticle


    In country
    Great warranty
    Illuminated reticle
    Zero stop

    65 MOA elevation adjustment
    Glass slightly lower quality vs Sightron (apparently)


    100 MOA elevation
    Better glass (again, apparently)

    More expensive
    Would have to buy from the US (or pay a fair bit more here)
    No zero stop

    At the moment it's looking like the Vortex is the go, I'm just looking to see if I've missed anything or if anyone has any other suggestions.

    Also, I really have no idea what kind of mounts/rings to use, so suggestions in that field would be greatly appreciated.


  • #2
    The cheaper one is made in the Philippines, make of that what you will



    • CE
      CE commented
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      I run the sightron on top of my long range rig. It is very good glass and tracks accurately and consistently.

      Last year I fell over in a creek on the West Coast of NZ and mounted the wind age dial. Bent it so badly it couldn't move. Despite this it was still zeroed at 100 metres!

      I sent it to sightron in the States. They fixed it, replaced the dials which were dented and gouged and sent it back....for $10 .

      I am about to buy another for my latest custom rifle....

      I highly recommend them.

  • #3
    At the range shortly after getting my S3 10-50X50($1k from 4scopes) I looked side by side through a $3500 march 50X scope & I couldn't tell the difference.
    So I can't complain about the glass!!
    I don't think zero stop is a big factor in a scope choice either!
    With the turrets on the SIGHTRON it's pretty easy to keep


    • #4
      Thanks for all the responses guys, really helpful. I'm now leaning towards the Sightron (again).

      Any suggestions for mounts/rings?


      • El-Skippo
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        Sightron are pretty good