Rifle Scope Product Details
SOT63011 Sig SOT63011TANGO6 3-18X44IL LP MOA
Designed for todays common MSR/AR and bolt action platforms, the TANGO6 318x 44mm riflescope is the ideal solution for mid-range / long-range tactical engagements and hunting. Offered in first focal plane with multiple, illuminated reticle options. The TANGO6 is complete with low-light performance, innovative LockDown Zero System turrets with zero stop and reset and an intuitive rotation counter for extreme long range shooting. Includes a voucher for one free SBT (SIG Ballistic Turret) custom lasered elevation dial calibrated to your unique ballistics and environmental conditions. Dependable waterproof (IPX-7 rated for complete immersion up to 1 meter) and fog-proof performance.Features:- Offered in first focal plane with illuminated reticle options- HDX optics extra-low dispersion glass (LD) combined with high transmittance glass (HT) provide industry leading light transmission and optical clarity for any situation- LevelPlex Digital Anti-Cant System utilizes an integrated digital level with user selectable reticle cant detection at +/-0.5 or +/-1.0 sensitivity.- 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- T120 Tactical Turrets with 120 clicks per rotation- LockDown Zero System on the TANGO6 features a resettable zero, zero-stop and is lockable at any locationSpecifications:- Magnification: 3-18x- Objective Lens Diameter: 44mm- Reticle: Illuminated MOA- Reticle Construction: Glass Etched- Tube Diameter: 34mm- Power Variability: Variable- Reticle Focal Plane Location 1st- Parallax Adjustment Side Focus- Eye Relief: 3.70- Exit Pupil Diameter: 3x: 12mm ande 18x: 2.40mm- Field of View at 100 Yards: 3x: 32′ and 18x: 5.80’Feet- Maximum Windage and Elevation Adjustment: 95 MOA- Adjustment Click Value: 1/4 MOA- Adjustment Type: Click- Ex
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About the Sig Sauer Company
Sig Sauer is a premium company for long gun scopes, optics, mounting solutions, and other add-ons used for firearms like rifles and long guns. They design and manufacture their mounts and related products choosing materials which are resilient and long lasting. This includes the SOT63011 Sig SOT63011TANGO6 3-18X44IL LP MOA by Sig Sauer. For more shooting products, visit their site.
Rifle scopes allow you to exactly aim a rifle at different targets by aligning your eye with the target over a distance. They accomplish this through magnifying the target using a set of lenses within the scope. The scope’s positioning can be dialed in for the consideration of various natural factors like wind and elevation increases to make up for bullet drop.
The scope’s purpose is to help the shooter understand precisely where the bullet will hit based upon the sight picture you are seeing with the optic as you align the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended target. Most modern-day rifle optics have about 11 parts which are arranged internally and on the exterior of the scope. These optic pieces consist of the rifle scope’s body, lenses, elevation dials or turrets, focus rings, and other elements. See all eleven parts of a scope.
About Optic Varieties
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” kind of scopes. The form of focal plane an optic has decides where the reticle or crosshair is located relative to the scopes zoom. It literally suggests the reticle is situated behind or ahead of the magnifying lens of the optic. Picking the most effective form of rifle scope is based on what type of shooting or hunting you anticipate doing.
First Focal Plane Glass Info
Focal plane scopes (FFP) feature the reticle in front of the zoom lens. These styles of scopes are beneficial for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance types of shooting
- Shooting scenarios where estimations are small
- Experienced shooters who know their aim point “hold over” plus “lead” relationships for their weapon
- Shooters who do not mind the reticle is enlarged and requires more visual eyesight room than a SFP reticle
Second Focal Plane Scopes
Second focal plane optics (SFP) include the reticle behind the magnification lens. This triggers the reticle to stay at the exact same scale in connection with the quantity of zoom being used. The end result is that the reticle measurements adapt based on the zoom used to shoot over lengthier distances given that the reticle measurements represent various increments which fluctuate with the magnification. In the FFP example with the SFP optic, the 5x “zoom” 100 yard tick reticle measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick. These varieties of scopes are convenient for:
- Long distance kinds of shooting where shooters have additional time to make ballistic computations
- Shooting where most of the shots happen within much shorter ranges and proximities
- Shooters who prefer a clearer optic sight picture without space taken up by the bigger FFP reticle
Rifle Optic Magnification
The quantity of magnification a scope provides is figured out by the size, thickness, and curvatures of the lenses inside of the rifle scope. The zoom of the scope is the “power” of the scope.
Fixed Power Lens Glass
A single power rifle optic uses a magnification number designator like 4×32. This suggests the zoom power of the scope is 4x power while the objective lens is 32mm. The zoom of this kind of scope can not change given that it is a set power scope.
Adjustable Power Lens Rifle Scope Info
Variable power rifle scopes can be adjusted between magnification increments. It will list the zoom level in a configuration like 2-10×32. These numbers indicate the zoom of the scope could be changed between 2x and 10x power. This additionally involves the powers in-between 2 and 10. The power manipulation is accomplished by applying the power ring component of the scope near the rear of the scope by the eye bell.
Power and Range Correlations
Here are some advised scope power settings and the distances where they could be successfully used. Highly magnified rifle scope glass will not be as beneficial as lower magnification level optics considering that too much magnification can be a bad thing. The exact same concept goes for extended distances where the shooter needs sufficient power to see precisely where to best aim the rifle at the target.
About Lens Coatings
All modern rifle optic and scope lenses are covered in special coatings. There are various types and qualities of glass coverings. Lens covering is an important aspect of a rifle when contemplating luxury rifle optics and targeting units. The glass lenses are among the most critical parts of the scope since they are what your eye looks through while sighting a rifle in on the target. The finish on the lenses shields the lens surface and also improves anti glare capabilities from excess natural light and color visibility.
HD Versus ED Lens Coatings
Some rifle scope makers also use “HD” or high-def lens coatings that employ various processes, polarizations, components, and chemicals to extract numerous colors and viewable target definition through lenses. This high-def covering is frequently used with more costly high density glass which decreases light’s capability to refract by means of the lens glass. Some scope producers use “HD” to describe “ED” signifying extra-low dispersion glass. ED handles how colors are presented on the chroma spectrum and the chromatic aberration which is also called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration can be obvious around items with well defined outlines as light hits the item from certain angles.
Single Finish Versus Multi-Coating
Various optic lenses can also have different finishes applied to them. All lenses generally have at least some type of treatment or covering applied to them before they are used in a rifle scope or optic.
This lens treatment can offer protection to the lens from scratches while decreasing glare and other less helpful things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the scope. The quality of a single covered lens depends on the scope maker and how much you paid for it.
Some scope manufacturers similarly make it a point to define if their optic lenses are layered or “multi” coated. Being “much better” depends on the manufacturer’s lens treatment technology and the quality of products used in constructing the rifle scope.
Hydrophobic Lens Finish
Water on a lens does not assist with preserving a clear sight picture through a scope at all. Numerous top of the line and military grade optic companies will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic finish.
Scope Installation Choices
Mounting options for scopes can be found in a couple of options. There are the basic scope rings which are individually installed to the optic and one-piece mounts which cradle the scope. These different types of mounts also typically can be found in quick release versions which use toss levers which allow rifle operators to rapidly mount and remove the glass.
Hex Key Glass Ring Mounting Solutions
Basic, clamp type mounting optic rings use hex head screws to position to the flattop design Picatinny scope mounting rails on rifles. These varieties of scope mounts use a pair of independent rings to support the scope, and are normally made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum or similar materials which are developed for far away precision shooting. This kind of scope mount is exceptional for rifle systems which are in need of a durable, rock solid mount which will not change no matter just how much the scope is moved or jarring the rifle takes. These are the type of mounts you should have for a dedicated optics setup on a reach out and touch someone hunting or sniper competition firearm which will seldom need to be modified or adjusted. Blue 242 Loctite threadlocker can also be used on the scope mount’s screws to stop the hex screw threads from backing out after they are installed tightly in position. An example of these rings are the 30mm type from Vortex Optics. The set typically costs around $200 USD
Quick-Release Cantilever Rifle Scope Ring Mounts
These types of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to quickly remove a scope from a rifle and reattach it to a different rifle. Multiple scopes can also be swapped out if they all use a complementary style mount. The quick detach design is CNC machined from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum and the mounting levers fasten tightly to a flat top design Picatinny rail. This enables the scope to be sighted in while on the rifle, removed from the rifle, and remounted while retaining accuracy. These types of mounts come in beneficial for shooting platforms which are hauled around a lot, to take off the optic from the rifle for protection, or for aiming systems which are used between a number of rifles. An example of this mount style is the 30mm mount designed by the Vortex Optics manufacturer. It generally costs around $250 USD
Sealing and Gas Purging for Rifle Glass Tubes
Moisture inside your rifle glass can wreck a day of shooting and your pricey optic by resulting in fogging and developing residue within the scope tube. Most optics protect against moisture from getting in the optical tube with a series of sealing O-rings which are water resistant. Typically, these water-resistant optics can be submerged underneath 20 or 30 feet of water before the water pressure can push moisture past the O-rings. This should be plenty of moisture content prevention for conventional use rifles for hunting and sporting purposes, unless you anticipate taking your rifle on your motorboat and are worried about the scope still performing if it goes over the side and you can still find the gun.
Gas Purged Rifle Scope Tubes
Another part of avoiding the accumulation of moisture inside of the rifle optic’s tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Since this area is already taken up by the gas, the glass is less altered by temp shifts and pressure distinctions from the outdoor environment which might possibly enable water vapor to leak in around the seals to fill the vacuum which would otherwise be there. These are good qualities of a good rifle scope to look for.