Notes on the Sightron SII 3-9x36mm AO Riflescope

By Randy Wakeman

Sightron SII 3-9x36 AO
Sightron SII 3-9x36 AO. Photo by Randy Wakeman.

The Sightron SII 3-9x36mm AO scope, reviewed in detail elsewhere on this site, is a very impressive optic. It is street priced in the $260 area and there are several reasons why you might wish to consider one.

Eye relief: Very generous at an average of 3.75 inches or so, it is more than adequate for the hardest kicking firearms, including slug guns.

Size: Compact for an adjustable objective scope at a bit over a foot long, it is well suited for rimfire or short action rifles where you prefer an AO scope that does not overwhelm the rifle.

Fine Cross Hairs: Either a benefit or a hindrance, depending on your personal style and use, but certainly desirable for pinpoint accuracy. I enjoyed the uncluttered view.

Generous Adjustment Range: The internal adjustment range of 80 inches in more generous than most, making it easy to mount on hard to mount rifles without shimming or tapered bases.

Exit Pupil: The 4mm exit pupil is adequate for legal hunting hours; noticeably brighter than 32mm scopes at the upper end as the day fades.

Whether slug gun, short action, a flat top receiver (Encore, Huntsman, Marlin 336, Browning BAR), rimfire rifles, or even air guns, it is a very attractive option if you want a fine cross-hair and an adjustable objective without extra bulk, length, or weight. More details can be found on the Product Review Page.

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