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Where Are Sightron Riflescopes Made?

Introduction

Sightron USA is a renowned brand of sport optics that is particularly known for producing high-quality optics for hunting, nature exploring, target shooting sports, military, and law enforcement purposes. Despite having originated in the US, the brand is Japanese-owned with two production facilities located in Japan and the Philippines. The brand offers a series of sport optics products, particularly riflescopes, reflex sights, red dot sights, binoculars, spotting scopes, and related accessories.

Sightron riflescope, source: Tony Gillahan

Source: Tony Gillahan

History

Sightron was established in late 1993 in the town of Youngsville in North Carolina, United States with the goal of producing world-class sports optics with high-end features for a range of applications. The parent organization of Sightron, called Kenko Tokina, is a Japanese optical manufacturing company that produced high-quality optical elements for various optical giants at the time. With its roots going way back to 1957, Kenko produced all Sightron scopes in Japan in the initial years.

Starting in 2010, the production of all the mid-range and entry-level models was shifted to the Philippines. Contrary to the outsourcing business model, all products currently offered are manufactured in-house in factories owned by Sightron in Japan and Manila, Philippines. In the past 27 years, the company has become one of the best brands of sport optics with its products being sold in all major regions, including North America, Europe, and Asia.

As of today, the exquisite collection of optics offered by Sightron is quite overwhelming. Even after achieving immense success in the field of optics, Sightron has continued its innovation streak by incorporating technologically advanced features in its products. Some of these features that have revolutionized the optics industry are F.A.S.T. focus system, Zact-7 Revcoat Plus® fully multicoated lens coatings, ExacTrack revolutionary windage and elevation adjustment system, and limited lifetime warranty.

Production Facilities

Sightron is presently headquartered in the US, while its factories are located in Japan and the Philippines.

Youngsville, North Carolina, United States (Headquarters)

Sightron USA was founded as a joint venture in 1993 between the people at Kenko Topica of Japan and investors in the US. The venture gave rise to Sightron, a sport optics brand that is committed to meeting the requirements of diehard sportsmen for whom performance and reliability carry utmost importance. The company was established in Youngsville, North Carolina where it is still headquartered. All management operations, including marketing, sales, and supply chain are carried out in the US, whereas the actual manufacturing takes place in Japan and the Philippines.

Japan

Since the parent company of Sightron is Japan-based, the manufacturing of initial riflescopes, binoculars, and spotting scopes took place in Japan. The factory in Japan is entirely owned by Sightron and all products are made in-house, unlike some other brands which have outsourced the manufacturing of their products to vendors.

The production facility uses only the highest-grade of glass and metal alloys for making riflescopes. The manufacturing methods are well-developed and there is a strict quality control procedure that aims to reject manufactured parts with the slightest non-conformances. There is no denying that the scopes manufactured in Japan are second only to European products in terms of quality, reliability, and optical performance. As of 2021, all premium riflescope models offered by Sightron, namely the SIII and SV series, are produced in Japan.

Manila, Philippines

Before 2010, all Sightron products were manufactured in Japan. The demand for Sightron scopes skyrocketed in the mid-2000s prompting the company to look for ways to meet the demand and expand the business. A new manufacturing facility was established in the city of Manila, Philippines and the production of entry-level scopes, such as the SI and SII series, was shifted there.

While potential customers might not be fans of “Made in Philippines” riflescopes, the truth is these scopes are produced in-house and offer many of the same features available in pricier models. The quality of these affordable scopes might not be the same as that of Japanese-made scopes, it is definitely better than scopes from other brands in the same price bracket.

Series Origin

Sightron Riflescopes are manufactured in Japan and the Philippines.

Made in Japan

The following series of riflescopes are made in Japan:

SVIII FFP 5-40x56 ED IR Zero Stop

Released in 2021, the SVIII FFP series is the newest addition to the premium-quality line of riflescopes from Sightron. Currently, the series contains only one scope, 5-40x56 ED IR Zero Stop, which is fitted with numerous high-end features that are added to take your long-range shooting experience to another level. The highlights of this model are 8X optical zoom, Etched Glass reticle on First Focal Plane, tactical-style turrets with built-in Zero Stop, and Sightron’s proprietary ExacTrack W&E System. Equipped with Extra-low Dispersion Glass lenses and MC-777 lens multi-coating technology, the scope is designed to produce images of exceptional contrast and brightness with little-to-no chromatic aberration at virtually all magnification levels.

In addition, the SVIII 5-40x56 riflescope features a one-piece main tube of 40 mm for optimum elevation/windage adjustment. The specifications for this optic are 5-40X magnification, 56 mm objective, a wide field of view, 96mm of eye relief, elevation/windage adjustment of 40/20 MRAD at 100 meters, 0.1 MRAD click, parallax correction from 9.1 m to infinity, Aluminum-alloy construction, and Nitrogen-charged waterproof/fog-proof. Available reticle options for the scope are illuminated Mil-Hash-6 and LRM, each with 11 adjustable brightness levels.

SV ED Series

Unveiled in 2015, the SV ED series is a range of high-end riflescopes that are purpose-built for extremely long-range target shooting and benchrest shooting. Available in three models, the scopes feature a large 60 mm objective that produces dramatic images of exceedingly long-range targets with unprecedented brightness and contrast. Thanks to exceptional light transmission and details, punching the center of the target has never been this easier. The highlights of SV ED riflescopes are 10-50X magnification, Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Lenses, and Zact-7 Revcoat® Lens Multi-coating.

The technical specifications include Second Focal Plane reticle, F.A.S.T. Focus Adjustment system, 5X optical zoom, tactical-style turrets with built-in locking, ExacTrack windage and elevation system, Zero Stop, and reticle illumination (SV 10-50x60 ED IR Zero Stop only). Physical attributes of the series are a 34 mm main tube made of industrial-grade Aluminum, shockproof construction, and Nitrogen-charged waterproof/fog-proof.

The following models of the SV ED series are currently offered by Sightron:

SVSS ED 10-50x60 IR Zero Stop

The SVSS ED 10-50x60 IR Zero Stop is the full-fledged model of the SV ED series since it offers reticle illumination along with an efficient Zero Stop system for your E/W adjustment needs. The scope is specifically designed for long-range benchrest shooting, which can benefit from multi-coated ED lenses to bring distant targets right to your eyes. A field of view of 3-0.7 m/100 m, 96.5-114.3 mm of eye relief, parallax compensation from 9.1 m to infinity, elevation/windage adjustment of 70/60 MOA and 1/8 MOA click are some of the features of this scope. Two reticle options are available for this optic: MOA-H IR and MOA-1 IR, both Illuminated.

SVSS ED 10-50X60 Zero Stop

Featuring Sightron’s ExacTrack E/W system, the SVSS ED 10-50X60 Zero Stop is perfect for extremely long-range shooting which usually requires optimum E&W adjustments and a quick way to return to a pre-defined zero point. Technical specifications of the scope are 10-50X magnification, Zero Stop, a field of view of 3-0.7 m/100 m, 96.5-114.3 mm of eye relief, parallax correction from 9.1 m to infinity, elevation/windage adjustment of 70/60 MOA, and 1/8 MOA click. Two reticle options are available for this optic: Target Dot 0.1 and MOA-1.

SVSS ED 10-50X60

Long-range target shooting is one of the most challenging shooting sports out there, requiring competitors to shoot at small targets located far away. To win, shooters need to showcase not just accuracy but precision, which requires using a scope designed for benchrest and F-Class shooting. Equipped with ED lenses and 10-50X magnification, the SVSS ED 10-50X60 is best-suited to take on any long-range target regardless of the firearm. Specs include a field of view of 3-0.7 m/100 m, 96.5-114.3 mm of eye relief, parallax adjustment from 9.1 m to infinity, elevation/windage adjustment of 70/60 MOA, and 1/8 MOA click. The scope is offered in two reticle options: Target Dot 0.1 and MOA-1.

SIII PLR Series

The SIII Precision Long Range series from Sightron features a collection of high-performance riflescopes that are designed to perform in long-range target shooting and competitive shooting sports. All variants of the series offer a high magnification and large objective lens, which make for a perfect combination for acquiring extremely long-range targets with high accuracy and precision.

Some of the features of this series are Zact-7 Revcoat Plus® lens full multi-coating, Etched Glass reticle on Second Focal Plane, exposed tactical-type turrets, ExacTrack Windage and Elevation adjustment system, Zero Stop, parallax compensation adjustment, reticle illumination with 11 brightness settings, 30 mm main tube, Aluminum-alloy construction, IPX7 waterproof, and Nitrogen-charged fog-proof.

The SIII PLR series is available in the following optical configurations:

SIII PLR 6-24X50 ZERO STOP

The SIII PLR 6-24X50 ZERO STOP is an excellent riflescope for medium to long-range target shooting and competition shooting. Equipped with an exciting 6-24X magnification range, this scope is perfect for a range of targets between 500 and 1000 m. Some of the features of this optic include 4X zoom, 50 mm objective, a field of view of 5-1.9 m/100 m, eye relief of 96.5-31,4 mm, parallax setting from 18.2 m to infinity, and the main tube of 30 mm diameter. Reticle options include illuminated Mil-Hash-5, MOA-H, and MOA-2. The elevation/windage adjustment for the Mil-Hash-5 reticle variant is 29.1/29.1 MRAD with a click value of 0.1 MRAD. For the MOA variants, available elevation/windage adjustment is 100/100 MOA with a ¼ MOA click.

SIII PLR 8-32X56 ZERO STOP

If you are looking for a strictly long-range scope at reasonable pricing, the SIII PLR 8-32X56 ZERO STOP promises excellent value without costing an arm and a leg. The scope is designed to offer incomparable optical performance at higher magnifications for you to be 100% confident before making a shot. Specifications include 8-32X magnification, 4X optical zoom, 56 mm objective, a field of view of 3.7-1 m/100 m, 101.6-91.4 mm of eye relief, parallax adjustment from 27.4 m to infinity, and the main tube of 30 mm diameter. SFP reticle options include illuminated Mil-Hash-5, MOA-H, and MOA-2. The elevation/windage adjustment for the IRMH-5 reticle variant is 20.4/20.4 MRAD with a click value of 0.1 MRAD. For the MOA variants, the elevation/windage adjustment is 70/70 MOA with a ¼ MOA click.

SIII PLR 10-50X60 ZERO STOP

The SIII PLR 10-50X60 ZERO STOP is your go-to scope for long-range shooting applications, particularly benchrest shooting, where the targets are relatively small in size compared to conventional Target shooting. The scope offers internal Zero Stop, precise elevation/windage adjustments, and daylight reticle illumination, all of which form a deadly combination for long-range targets. Other sports where are well-suited for this device include F-Class competitions and long-range Precision Rifle Series.

Some of the technical specifications are 10-50X magnification, 5X optical zoom, 60 mm objective, a field of view of 3-0.7 m/100 m, 114.3-96.5 mm of eye relief, parallax setting from 11.9 m to infinity, elevation/windage adjustment of 50/50 MOA with a ¼ MOA click, and the main tube of 30 mm diameter. The scope is available in two reticle options: MOA-H IR and MOA-2 IR on the second focal plane.

SIII PLR FFP Series

As the name suggests, the SIII PLR FFP offers all features of the original SIII PLR series except for the reticle, which is placed in the First Focal plane. In medium-to-long-range shooting sports, shooters are required to range with high accuracy and precision, which is fairly difficult and time-consuming to achieve with an SFP reticle. With an FFP reticle, even a novice can quickly measure distances since reticle dimensions remain accurate at any magnification.

Other features include Zact-7 Revcoat Plus® lens full multi-coating, tactical-style turrets, ExacTrack Precision Elevation, and Windage system, Zero Stop, parallax compensation adjustment, reticle illumination with 11 brightness settings, the main tube of 30 mm, Aluminum-alloy construction, Nitrogen-filled waterproof and fog-proof.

The series is currently available in the 6-24X50 configuration only.

SIII PLR FFP 6-24X50 ZERO STOP

The SIII PLR FFP 6-24X50 ZERO STOP from Sightron is a feature-packed riflescope that is ideal for taking on medium to long-range targets in a number of competitive shooting sports, including benchrest and F-Class competitions. Featuring 6-24X magnification and an illuminated FFP reticle, the scope is capable of engaging targets between the 500 and 1000 m range with ease. Technical attributes of this scope include 6-24X magnification, 4X zoom, 50 mm objective, a field of view of 5-1.9 m/100 m, eye relief of 96.5-31,4 mm, parallax setting from 18.2 m to infinity, and the main tube of 30 mm diameter. Reticle options include illuminated Mil-Hash-5 and MOA-H. The elevation/windage adjustment for the Mil-Hash-5 variant is 29.1/29.1 MRAD with a click value of 0.1 MRAD. For the IRMOA-H model, the available elevation/windage adjustment is 100/100 MOA with a ¼ MOA click.

SIII Long Range Series

The SIII Long Range is a series of mid-range riflescopes that are purpose-designed for long range targets and field target shooting. One of the key things in long-range shooting is correct E&W adjustments for a specific target. When continual adjustments are required, shooters greatly benefit from is a sure-fire way to lock the turrets and return to a pre-set value when the situation calls for it. The series features tactical-type (resettable) turrets along with an external Zero Stop feature, which allows shooters to accurately return to a pre-set zero without having to count the number of clicks or check for visual reference.

Some additional features of the series are Zact-7 Revcoat Plus® lens full multi-coating, Etched Glass reticle, ExacTrack Precision Elevation, and Windage system, Side-focus parallax correction, 30 mm main tube, industrial-grade Aluminum construction, and IPX7 Nitrogen-purged waterproof/fog-proof.

The following models of the series are currently offered:

SIII Long Range FFP 6-24X50 ZERO STOP

The FFP 6-24X50 ZERO STOP variant shares many similarities with the SIII PLR version since both riflescopes offer a comprehensive set of features for target shooting sports. Equipped with a 50 mm objective, FFP reticle, and illuminated reticle, the scope is perfectly capable of engaging targets up to a distance of 549 m with ease, particularly in tactical shooting competitions. The main specifications are 6-24X magnification, 50 mm objective, 4X optical zoom, a field of view of 5-1.9 m/100 m, 91.4-96.5 mm of eye relief, Zero Stop, parallax setting from 36.6 m to infinity. Options for reticles include Mil-Hash and MOA-2. E&W adjustment for the Mil-Hash variant is 23.3/23.3 MRAD with a 0.1 MRAD click. For the MOA-2 model, the available E&W adjustment is 80/80 MOA with a click value of ¼ MOA click value.

SIII Long Range SFP 6-24X50

The SFP 6-24X50 provides the shooter with intermediate to long-range capability in competitive shooting sports, including target shooting. The scope offers elevation/windage adjustment for both Mil-Dot and MOA-2 variants up to 100/100 MOA, which is enough for targets over and beyond the 1000 m mark. Technical specs of the scope are 4X optical zoom, 6-24X magnification, 50 mm objective, a field of view of 5-1.9 m/100 m, 91.4-96.5 mm of eye relief, and parallax adjustment between 36.6 m to infinity. Reticle options include Mil-Dot and MOA-2 on the second image plane. The elevation/windage adjustment for both Mil-Dot and MOA-2 variants is 100/100 MOA with a ¼ MOA click.

SIII Long Range SFP 6-24X50 ZERO STOP

The SFP 6-24X50 ZERO STOP from Sightron is purpose-built for medium to long-range target shooting up to 1000 m, thanks to a diverse E&W adjustment range. The scope features a mechanical Zero Stop feature that facilitates an easy return to your zero-setting swiftly. The specifications include 6-24X magnification, 50 mm objective, 4X optical zoom, a field of view of 5-1.9 m/100 m, 91.4-96.5 mm of eye relief, Zero Stop, and parallax correction from 36.6 m to infinity. Reticle options include Mil-Dot and MOA-2. The elevation/windage adjustment for the Mil-Dot variant is 29.1 MRAD with a 0.1 MRAD click at 100 meters. For the MOA-2 model, the available elevation/windage adjustment is 100/100 MOA with a click value of ¼ MOA click value.

SIII Long Range 10-50X60

The SIII 10-50X60 is a simple-yet-powerful riflescope for long-range target shooting scenarios. A 10-50X magnification and specialized target reticles are plenty for competitions like the benchrest and F-Class, where precision and accuracy must go hand-in-hand to win trophies. The scope features a multi-coated 60 mm objective, 5X zoom, a field of view of 5-1.9 m/100 m, 91.4-96.5 mm of eye relief, and parallax correction between 36.6 m to infinity. Reticle options for the scope are Target Dot 0.1, MOA-2, and FCH. The elevation/windage adjustment for this scope is 50/50 MOA with a 1/8 MOA click.

SIII Long Range 10-50X60 ZERO STOP

The SIII Long Range 10-50X60 ZERO STOP offers a one-stop solution for all your long-range shooting needs, especially in competitive shooting events like benchrest, F-Class competition, and Precision Rifle Series. Features like easy-to-set Zero Stop and ExacTrack E&W adjustments are incorporated to aid the shooter in making informed decisions before making each shot, which makes winning a piece-of-cake. The scope offers 10-50X magnification, 60 mm objective, 5X zoom, a field of view of 5-1.9 m/100 m, 91.4-96.5 mm of eye relief, Zero Stop, and parallax compensation from 36.6 m to infinity. Reticle options for the scope are Target Dot 0.1, MOA-2, and FCH. The elevation/windage adjustment for the MOA variants is 50/50 MOA with ¼ MOA click, while for the Mil-Dot version, the elevation/windage can be adjusted at 14.5/14.5 MRAD with a click value of 0.05 MRAD at 100 meters.

SIII Long Range 8-32X56

The SIII Long Range 8-32X56 is a high-quality riflescope that is designed to provide stellar performance in long-range target shooting without breaking the bank. The main uses of the scope lie in long-range benchrest and similar shooting competitions. Primary features of the scope include 8-32X magnification, 56 mm objective, a field of view of 3.7-1 m/100 m, 91.4-101.6 mm eye relief, and parallax adjustment from 36.6 m to infinity. Reticle options include TD 0.125, FCH, and MOA-2 on the second focal plane. The elevation/windage adjustment for the TD 0.125 variant is 70/70 MOA with 1/8 MOA click. For the FCH and MOA-2 models, the elevation/windage is adjustable at 70/70 MOA with a click value of ¼ MOA.

SIII Long Range 8-32X56 ZERO STOP

Available in Mil-Dot and MOA reticles, the 8-32X56 ZERO STOP is an exciting addition to the SIII Long Range series. Rated for targets up to 1000 m, the scope offers external Zero Stop and high-profile turrets for optimum E&W adjustments especially in benchrest and F-Class competition shooting. Primary features of the scope include 8-32X magnification, 56 mm objective, a field of view of 3.7-1 m/100 m, 91.4-101.6 mm eye relief, and parallax adjustment from 36.6 m to infinity. Available reticles are Mil-Dot, MOA-2, and MOA-1. The elevation/windage adjustment for the Mil-Dot variant is 20.4/20.4 MRAD with a 0.1 MRAD click. For the MOA model, the elevation/windage can be adjusted at 70/70 MOA with a click value of ¼ MOA.

SIII Field Target Series

The SIII Field Target is a series of tailor-made riflescopes that are designed to excel in Airgun and lightweight rifle competitive shooting sports, especially Field Target and Hunter Field Target. Featuring a large 60 mm objective lens with Zact-7 Revcoat® multi-coating, these scopes are purpose-built for engaging extremely long-range targets in any condition whatsoever. The primary features of the series include internal Zero Stop and daylight-useable reticle illumination with 11 brightness settings.

Additional technical attributes of the series are Sightron’s patented ExacTrack W&E System, Second Focal Plane Reticle, capped Target-type (Resettable) turrets, Etched Glass reticle, parallax correction between 10 and 274 m, 30 mm main tube, and IPX7 waterproof. A large 127 mm parallax wheel for precise focus adjustment comes bundled with all variants.

The SIII Field Target series is available in the following models:

SIII Field Target 10-50X60 IR ZERO STOP

The SIII Field Target 10-50X60 IR ZERO STOP is designed for competitive air gun shooting sports. To meet the requirements of demanding Field Target shooters, the optic features an internal Zero Stop system that allows the shooter to accurately dial back to a pre-set zero immediately. To further enhance your accuracy and precision, the scope features daylight reticle illumination and precision parallax correction between 9.1-274 m. The technical specifications include 10-50X magnification, a field of view of 3-0.7 m/100 m, 114.3-96.5 mm of eye relief, zero stop, elevation/windage adjustment of 14.5/14.5 MRAD, click value of 0.05 MRAD, parallax adjustable from 9.1-274 m, and the main tube of 30 mm diameter. The scope comes equipped with the illuminated Mil-Hash reticle.

SIII Field Target 10-50X60 IR

The SIII Field Target 10-50X60 IR is purpose-built for competitive airgun shooters who demand a higher magnification and precise E&W adjustments for uninterrupted Field Target shooting, particularly long-range. Additionally, the scope features high-quality optical elements with full multi-coating to provide shooters with crystal clear images of distant targets with little to zero chromatic aberration. Technical specifications are 10-50X magnification, a field of view of 3-0.7 m/100 m, 114.3-96.5 mm of eye relief, parallax adjustable from 9.1-274 m, and a 30 mm main tube. Reticle options include Mil-Hash, MOA-2, and MOA-H. Elevation/windage adjustment for the Mil-Hash reticle variant is 14.5/14.5 MRAD with a 0.05 MRAD click. For the IRMOA-2 and IRMOA-H variants, the elevation/windage adjustment is 50/50 MOA with a 1/8 MOA click.

SIII Competition ED Series

The SIII Competition ED series is a line-up of high-powered riflescopes from Sightron that combine the optical performance of Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass lenses with Sightron’s proprietary Zact-7 Revcoat® full multi-coating to maximize light transmission and produce images of exceptional clarity. Equipped with a fixed-power system, these scopes are designed to perform in any lighting or atmospheric condition, thanks to the IPX7 Nitrogen-charged waterproof/fog-proof capability.

Some other features of the scope are lenses, ExacTrack Windage and Elevation System, Second Focal Plane Reticle, capped Target-type (Resettable) turrets, Etched Glass reticle, parallax correction between 9.1 m to infinity, and 30 mm main tube made of industrial-grade Aluminum. If you are serious about winning competitive shooting matches, the SIII Competition ED series is a great place to start.

The series is available in the following models:

SIII Competition ED 45X45

The SIII ED 45X45 is a high-quality riflescope designed for competitive target shooting. The scope is equipped with a fixed 45X power that is plenty for most precision long-range shooting applications, especially benchrest shooting. Due to lesser optical elements, the scope offers superior brightness and colour accuracy. The specifications include Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass lenses, 45X magnification, 45 mm objective, a field of view of 0.7 m/100 m, 91.4 mm of eye relief, parallax correction from 9.1 m to infinity, and elevation/windage adjustment of 50/50 MOA with a 0.1 MOA click. Available options for reticles are Target Dot .1 and Fine Cross Hair.

SIII Competition ED 36X45

Designed to excel in competitive target shooting, the SIII Competition ED 36X45 offers outstanding optical performance and optimum E&W adjustments for acquiring long-range targets with precision and accuracy. The scope is ideal for various applications, particularly benchrest shooting and Precision Rifle Series. Technical specs for the scope are 36X magnification, 45 mm objective, a field of view of 1 m/100 m, 91.4 mm of eye relief, parallax adjustable from 9.1 m to infinity, elevation/windage adjustment of 50/50 MOA, and a click value of 0.1 MOA. The available reticle options for this optic are Target Dot .1 and Fine Cross Hair.

Made in the Philippines

Riflescopes made in the Philippines are listed below:

SII Target 36X42 BRD

First released in 1996, the SII Target 36x42 BRD is a multipurpose riflescope that is perfect for long-range shooting competitions and professional hunting alike. Unlike many target scopes, this lightweight and compact scope offers a fixed power of 36X, which is perfect for most target shooting sports, such as benchrest BR50 and F-Class competitive shooting. The main features of the scope are an adjustable-objective focus, capped Target (resettable) turrets, ExacTrack W&E System, and high-quality optics with full multi-coating.

Some of the specifications of the scope are 36X magnification, 42 mm objective, a field of view of 1 m/100 m, 91.4 mm of eye relief, focus adjustment from 13.7 m to infinity, Etched Glass reticle, elevation/windage adjustment of 60/60 MOA, 1/8 MOA click, compact 25.4 mm main tube, Industrial-grade Aluminum construction, and IPX7 Nitrogen-charged waterproof/fog-proof.

SIH Rimfire 3-9x32

The SIH Rimfire 3-9x32 is a multiuse riflescope that is specifically designed for use with rimfire rifles, primarily in hunting and competitive shooting. Available at a very affordable price, the scope offers a second focal plane reticle, fully multi-coated lenses, and capped hunting turrets, which offer basic functionality for stalking, and close to medium-range hunting.

Some other specs include a 3-9X magnification, 32 mm objective, a field of view of 10-3.7 m/100 m, 91.4-101.6 mm of eye relief, parallax-free setting at 47 m, Etched Glass reticle, elevation/windage adjustment of 70/70 MOA with a ¼ MOA click, shockproof 25.4 mm tube made from Industrial-grade Aluminum, IPX7-rated waterproof, and Nitrogen-charged fog-proof. The scope comes equipped with a Crosshair reticle.

S-TAC Series

The S-TAC series from Sightron is a line of multipurpose riflescopes that are designed for a range of shooting applications, including medium to long-range hunting, target shooting, and plinking. Available at affordable pricing, S-TAC scopes are packed with a series of features, such as a 5X optical zoom, ExacTrack Windage, and Elevation adjustment system, Zact-7 Revcoat® Multicoating, and a Second Focal Plane reticle.

Real-world situations are often harsh, demanding the shooters to carry all-weather gear for an interrupted day of hunting and long-target shooting. The S-TAC series adheres to these requirements by offering a shockproof main tube made of industrial-grade Aluminum and IPX7 Nitrogen-filled waterproof/fog-proof for protection against unpredictable weather conditions. Additional features of the series include an Etched Glass reticle, side-focus parallax correction, and capped Target-style (resettable) turrets.

The S-TAC series is available in the following configurations:

S-TAC 4-20X50

The S-TAC 4-20X50 is a reasonably-priced riflescope that is designed for a range of shooting applications, including stalking, low-light hunting, mountain hunting, varminting, and target shooting. Equipped with a 4-20X magnification, the scope is rated for medium to long-range shooting and can engage targets up to 457 m. Specs include 4-20X magnification, 50 mm objective, a field of view of 6.8-1.3 m/100 m, 94-99 mm of eye relief, and parallax correction from 9.1 m to infinity. Available reticle options for the scope are MOA-2 and Duplex. Elevation/windage adjustments for both reticle variants is 80/40 MOA with a click value of ¼ MOA.

S-TAC 3-16X42

The S-TAC 3-16x42 is a compact-yet-durable riflescope that is purpose-built for varmint hunting, stalking, mountain hunting, long-range hunting, target shooting, and general plinking. If your target lies in the 100-457 m distance, the S-TAC 3-16X42 will not disappoint, provided it costs just under US$ 500. The scope offers a 3-16X magnification, 42 mm objective, a field of view of 9-1.8 m/100 m, 91.4-104 mm of eye relief, and parallax adjustment from 9.1 m to infinity. Available reticle options for the scope are MOA-3 and Duplex. Elevation/windage adjustments for either reticle are 70/70 MOA with a ¼ MOA click.

S-TAC FFP Series

Equipped with an FFP reticle, the S-TAC FFP series is designed to perform in medium to long-range target shooting and tactical competitions. In addition to the FFP reticle, the highlights of the series are an easy-to-set Zero Stop and daylight reticle illumination with 11 brightness levels, both of which are destined to enhance your accuracy and precision for a renewed target shooting experience. The scope offers Zact-7 Revcoat® Multicoating, ExacTrack Windage, and Elevation adjustment system, and Exposed Tactical Turrets.

Some other features include 5X optical zoom, an Etched Glass reticle, and side-focus parallax correction. For protection against challenging climatic conditions and heavy recoil, the series features a 30 mm main tube made of industrial-grade Aluminum, shockproof design, and IPX7 Nitrogen-filled waterproof/fog-proof.

The S-TAC FFP series is offered in the following configurations:

S-TAC FFP ZERO STOP 4-20X50

Featuring a 50 mm objective and 4-20X magnification, the S-TAC FFP 4-20X50 ZERO STOP is ideal for medium to long-range target shooting and tactical shooting competitions. Technical specs of the scope are 4-20X magnification, 50 mm objective, a field of view of 6.8-1.3 m/100 m, 94-99 mm of eye relief, and parallax correction from 9.1 m to infinity. Reticle options include Mil-Hash-4 IR and MOA-3 IR. Elevation/windage adjustment for the Mil-Hash reticle variant is 22.9/12 MRAD with a click value of 0.1 MRAD. For the MOA-2 variant, the elevation/windage is adjustable at 80/40 MOA with a ¼ MOA click.

S-TAC FFP ZERO STOP 3-16X42

The 3-16x42 variant of the S-TAC FFP series is a feature-packed riflescope that is designed to engage intermediate to long-range targets with ease. Equipped with daylight reticle illumination, the scope is well-suited for tactical and target shooting practice up to a 457 m distance. The specifications include 3-16X magnification, 42 mm objective, a field of view of 9-1.8 m/100 m, 91.4-104 mm of eye relief, and parallax adjustment from 9.1 m to infinity. The reticle options include Mil-Hash-2 and MOA-5. Elevation/windage Adjustment for the Mil-Hash-2 reticle variant is 20.4/20.4 MRAD with a click value of 0.1 MRAD. For the MOA-5 version, the elevation/windage is adjustable at 70/70 MOA with a click value of ¼ MOA.

Conclusion

Sightron is a well-known sports optics brand that is popular for high-quality riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, reflex sights, and red dot sights. Based in the US, the parent company of Sightron is a Japanese venture that went into partnership with American investors to establish a premium sport optics brand in 1993. Presently, all products from Sightron are manufactured in-house in company-owned factories in Japan and the Philippines.

Starting with one or two riflescope models, the company has since grown into a world-renowned brand whose products are sold in all parts of the world, especially North America and Europe thanks to unbeatable prices and attractive product warranty. Sightron riflescopes are primarily used for target shooting applications, F-class and Benchrest competitions and lately they are entering tactical competitions as wel. In addition to high-end products, the company offers products in multiple price categories, which means there is always a product for everyone. Sightron products are well known for providing one of the best price/value ratio in the industry. Their philosophy is that word of mouth and happy users are their marketing and thus their prices can be more competitive, since their investments in conventional marketing are very limited. Anyone using the Sightron will however tell you that their products are great quality.

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Where Are Sightron Riflescopes Made?
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Where Are Sightron Riflescopes Made?
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Sightron is a brand that is popular for their high-quality sports optics, that includes riflescopes, and many others.
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