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#3007435 - 10/30/12 12:38 PM Re: sightron scopes [Re: Rubberduck270]
ratsnakeboogy
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I like the Sightrons, but I don't think it will beat a Minox in low light situations. I can't tell the difference between my Minox scopes and my Zeiss Conquests as far as low light goes.

That's a heck of a price on the Minox.

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#3007554 - 10/30/12 02:09 PM Re: sightron scopes [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: ratsnakeboogy
I like the Sightrons, but I don't think it will beat a Minox in low light situations. I can't tell the difference between my Minox scopes and my Zeiss Conquests as far as low light goes.

That's a heck of a price on the Minox.


Do you have a Sightron Big Sky or have you been able to compare them with your Minox? Low light visibility is what I'm ultimately after.
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#3007585 - 10/30/12 02:29 PM Re: sightron scopes [Re: Rubberduck270]
ratsnakeboogy
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No, I don't have one to compare side by side. Just haven't seen much close to the Minox or Zeiss. Hopefully I'll be wrong.
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#3007769 - 10/30/12 04:20 PM Re: sightron scopes [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
Model70Man
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Kimberman has the Big Sky SII and a Minox ZA5.

IMO, the edge goes to the Minox. But, you can go wrong with either one. They will both get the job done.
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#3008009 - 10/30/12 06:55 PM Re: sightron scopes [Re: Model70Man]
JimFromTN
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I have a Sightron Big Sky 3-12x42 with a mildot reticle and a Minox ZA5 1.5-8x32 with the versaplex reticle. I have never actually compared them side by side. I set both scopes to 3x. I figure the larger obj isn't going to be a factor at that power. My honest opinion when looking out across my backyard at night at a street light around 50 yds away, and I have to give it to the Big Sky.

The only issue with the Big Sky that is on sale is that it has the dot reticle and I don't know whether I would like it or not. For another $50, swfa has a ZA3 3-9x50 with the XR-BDC reticle.

http://www.samplelist.com/Minox-3-9x50-ZA3-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-A-P60518.aspx

It would be a hard choice for me to choose between those 3. If the Big Sky would come in a different reticle, I would definately jump on it. The reticle might be ok. I have not looked thru it so I can't say but it worries me a little. The ZA3 3-9x50 has a bigger objective which will help with higher powers at low light and the reticle looks better. If you just want the best $199 scope money can buy then go with the ZA3 3-9x40.


Edited by JimFromTN (10/30/12 07:10 PM)

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