Rifle Scope Product Details
Sig Sauer SOT43004 TANGO4 3-12x42mm Riflescope with MRAD Milling Reticle
Designed for today’s common MSR/AR and bolt action platforms, the Sig Sauer Tango4 3-12 x 42 mm riflescope is the ideal solution for mid to long range tactical engagements, designated marksmen and hunting. It has 4x times optical zoom with illumination in a 30mm one-piece main tube and low dispersion (ld) glass provides industry leading optical clarity for any situation. It features motac (motion activated illumination) powers up when it senses motion and powers down when it does not. Provides for optimum operational safety and enhanced battery life. Dependable waterproof (ipx-7 rated for complete immersion up to 1 meter) and fog-proof performance. Lock down zero system on the Tango4 features a resettable zero, zero-stop and auto-locks down at zero.
Rifle Scope Product Features
Murad milling reticle
0.1 Mad adjustment
Field of view: 32.8 ft at 100 yards on low
Highly efficient, ultra-wide broadband, anti-reflection lens coatings reduce surface reflections to extremely low levels across the entire visible spectrum providing superior light transmission.
Designed for today’s common MSR/AR and bolt action platforms the TANGO4 riflescope is the ideal solution for mid to long range tactical engagements, designated marksmen and hunting with 4x times optical zoom and illumination in a 30mm one-piece maintube. Low dispersion (LD) glass provides industry leading optical clarity for any situation. Offered in first focal plane (FFP) with multiple, illuminated reticle options. Dependable waterproof and fog-proof performance.
4x times optical zoom with illumination in a 30mm one-piece maintube
Low dispersion (LD) glass provides industry leading optical clarity for any situation
Offered in first focal plane (FFP) with multiple, illuminated reticle options
Lockdown Zero System
The LockDown Zero System is a stop-locking turret that allows a rapid return to Zero. After dialing up elevation for a shot at extended range, the LockDown Zero System eliminates worry over how far to turn the elevation dial to return adjustment to zero. Turret not only stops at zero, it locks at zero.
Abrasion-resistant lens coatings for extreme durability ensure the lenses on your scope will stay sharp, bright, and clear.
Activated through motion sensing technology, Motac immediately powers up illumination when it senses motion and powers down when it does not in order to extend battery life.
Electro-Optics industrial design inspired by our firearms; deflection armor trapezoidal surfacing breaks up the shape and visibility of the optic along with pistol slide serrations and grip checkering to add function to the form of all SIG SAUER electro-optics.
A Hampshire-based weapons systems provider
SIG SAUER world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users.
Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER is a company with over 1,200 employees. SIG SAUER is the member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh. in Germany.
High quality, ultimate reliability and unmatched performance have always been hallmarks of the SIG SAUER brand.
SIG SAUER SOT43004 TANGO4 3-12x42mm Riflescope SIG SAUER SOT44002 TANGO4 4-16x44mm Riflescope
Magnification 3-12x 4-16x
Objective Clear Aperture 42 mm 44 mm
Exit Pupil, mm Low – 13.3, High – 3.4 Low – 22.9, High – 5.1
Eye Relief, inch 3.3 3.3
About the Sig Sauer Manufacturer
Sig Sauer is a premium producer for long gun scopes, optics, mounts, and other add-ons used for guns like rifles and long guns. They create and make their products by applying elements which are durable and long lasting. This includes the Sig Sauer SOT43004 TANGO4 3-12x42mm Riflescope with MRAD Milling Reticle by Sig Sauer. For additional shooting goods, visit their website.
Rifle scopes allow you to precisely aim a rifle at different targets by lining up your eye with the target over a distance. They do this through zoom using a set of lenses inside the scope. The scope’s positioning can be adjusted for the consideration of various environmental elements like wind and elevation to account for bullet drop.
The scope’s function is to help the shooter understand precisely where the bullet will land based upon the sight picture you are viewing via the scope as you line up the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended point of impact. The majority of modern rifle scopes have around eleven parts which are arranged internally and outside of the optic. These scope parts consist of the rifle scope’s body, lenses, elevation dials or turrets, objective focus rings, and other elements. Learn about the eleven parts of glass.
Rifle Glass Varieties
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” style of scopes. The kind of focal plane an optic has decides where the reticle or crosshair lies in connection with the optic’s magnification. It simply implies the reticle is situated behind or ahead of the magnifying lens of the scope. Selecting the most desired form of rifle optic is based upon what sort of shooting or hunting you plan on undertaking.
First Focal Plane Optic Info
Focal plane scopes (FFP) feature the reticle in front of the magnification lens. These styles of scopes are beneficial for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance types of shooting
- Shooting situations where estimations are small
- Experienced shooters who have an idea for their aim point “hold over” plus “lead” relationships for their long gun
- Shooters who don’t mind the reticle is bigger and occupies more visual sight area than a SFP reticle
Second Focal Plane Optic Details
Second focal plane glass (SFP) come with the reticle to the rear of the zoom lens. This induces the reticle to remain at the same scale in relation to the quantity of magnification being used. The outcome is that the reticle dimensions change based upon the zoom used to shoot over lengthier ranges considering that the reticle measurements present distinct increments which can vary with the magnification level. In the FFP example with the SFP scope, the 5x “zoom” one hundred yard tick reticle measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick measurement. These varieties of glass are handy for:
- Long distance kinds of shooting where shooters have increased time to make ballistic calculations
- Shooting where most shots occur within shorter distances and ranges
- Shooters who prefer a clearer optic picture without space taken up by the enlarged FFP reticle
About Optic Magnification
The extent of scope zoom you need is based on the form of shooting you would like to do. Virtually every kind of rifle optic delivers some amount of magnification. The amount of magnification a scope delivers is determined by the diameter, density, and curves of the lens glass inside of the rifle scope. The zoom of the optic is the “power” of the scope. This suggests what the shooter is aiming at through the scope is amplified times the power aspect of what can generally be seen by human eyes.
Fixed Power Lens Rifle Optics
A single power rifle optic comes with a magnification number designator like 4×32. This indicates the magnification power of the scope is 4x power and the objective lens is 32mm. The magnification of this kind of optic can not change because it is a fixed power scope.
Variable Power Lens Rifle Optic Facts
Variable power rifle scopes can be changed between magnification increments. These types of scopes will list the zoom level in a configuration such as 2-10×32. These numbers imply the magnification of the scope could be changed in between 2x and 10x power. This additionally incorporates the power levels in-between 2 and 10. The power adjustment is accomplished by making use of the power ring part of the scope near the back of the scope by the eye bell.
Power and Range Correlations
Here are some suggested scope power levels and the ranges where they can be effectively used. High power glass will not be as useful as lower magnification rifle scope glass because too much magnification can be a negative aspect depending on your shooting distance. The exact same concept applies to extended ranges where the shooter needs to have enough power to see precisely where to properly aim the rifle.
Details on Optic Lens Finish
All present day rifle scope lenses are layered. Lens covering is an essential element of a shooting system when thinking about high end rifle optics and scope setups.
HD Versus ED Rifle Optic Lens Coatings
Some scope producers even use “HD” or high-def glass coatings that take advantage of various procedures, elements, polarizations, and chemicals to extract numerous colors and viewable definition through lenses. This HD covering is typically used with more costly, high density glass which lowers light’s potential to refract by means of the lens glass. Some scope brands use “HD” to refer to “ED” meaning extra-low dispersion glass. ED deals with how colors are represented on the chroma spectrum and the chromatic aberration or deviance which is similarly called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration may be noticeable around items with defined shapes as light hits the item from specific angles.
Details on Single Finish Versus Multi-Coating
Various optic lenses can also have different coverings used to them. All lenses normally have at least some type of treatment or coating applied to them before they are used in a rifle scope or optic.
This lens treatment can safeguard the lens from scratches while reducing glare and other less beneficial things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the scope. The quality of a single covered lens depends on the scope manufacturer and how much you paid for it.
Some scope makers similarly make it a point to define if their optic lenses are coated or “multi” coated. Being “better” depends on the manufacturer’s lens treatment innovation and the quality of materials used in constructing the rifle scope.
Anti-water Finishing for Optics
Water on a lens doesn’t help with keeping a clear sight picture through a scope at all. Numerous top of the line and high-end optic makers will coat their lenses with a hydrophobic or hydrophilic finish.
Alternatives for Installing Rifle Scopes on Firearms
Mounting solutions for scopes come in a couple of choices. There are the basic scope rings which are individually mounted to the optic and one-piece mounts which cradle the scope. These different types of mounts also usually can be found in quick release variations which use toss levers which permit rifle shooters to rapidly install and remove the glass.
Hex Key Rifle Glass Rings
Normal, clamp design mounting scope rings use hex head screws to mount to the flattop design Picatinny scope mount rails on rifles. These types of scope mounts use a couple of separate rings to support the optic, and are made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum which is created for long range accuracy shooting. This type of scope install is wonderful for rifles which require a resilient, sound mount which will not move no matter how much the scope is moved or abuse the rifle takes.
Quick-Release Cantilever Scope Rings
These types of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to rapidly connect and detach a scope from a rifle before reattaching it to a different rifle. Numerous scopes can also be swapped out if they all use a compatible design mount. These types of mounts are convenient for rifles which are transported a lot, to swap out the optic from the rifle for protecting the scope, or for optics which are used in between multiple rifles.
Scope Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Wetness inside your rifle scope can destroy a day of shooting and your costly optic by causing fogging and creating residue inside of the scope tube. A lot of scopes avoid moisture from getting in the scope tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are waterproof.
Gas Purged Scope Tubes
Another component of avoiding the accumulation of moisture inside of the rifle optic tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Because this area is currently occupied by the gas, the scope is less influenced by temp shifts and pressure variations from the outdoor environment which may possibly allow water vapor to leak in around the seals to fill the void which would otherwise be there. These are good qualities of a good rifle scope to seek out.