Rifle Scope Product Details
SOT65012 Sig SOT65012TANGO6 5-30X56IL LP MRAD
The Tango6 5-30x56mm with LevelPlex and T120 Turrets offers shooters the ideal high precision shooting solution. LevelPlex allows the user to remove unwanted cant from the shooting system to +/- .5 degrees of accuracy, 6 times more accurate than a typical bubble level. The T120 high speed low profile turrets help the user to quickly dial in their shooting solution when time matters. This riflescope includes a proprietary DEV-L Holdover reticle developed with long range precision shooters for extreme speed and accuracy and HDX optics extra-low dispersion glass (ED) combined with high transmittance glass (HT) provide industry leading light transmission and optical clarity for any situation.
– Magnification: 5-30x
– Objective: 56mm
– Tube Diameter: 34mm
– Field of View: 20.2-3.4 ft @ 100 yds
– Eye Relief: 3.8″
– Length: 14.25″
– Weight: 42.2 oz
– Finish: Black
– Reticle: Illuminated MRAD Crosshair
– Adj Size: .1 MRAD
– Parallax Adjustment: Side Focus
– Exit Pupil Range: 8.8-1.9mm
– Product Model: Tango6
Rifle Scope Product Features
TANGO6 5-30x56mm FFP MRAD Ret LevelPlex
Tango6 Tactical Riflescope
5-30x56mm, Illuminated MRAD Crosshair Reticle, Black
Scopes & Accessories
About the Sig Sauer Scope Maker
Sig Sauer is a premium company for long gun scopes, optics, mounts, and other add-ons used for guns like rifles and long guns. They design and build their mounts and related products by using elements which are long lasting and resilient. This includes the SOT65012 Sig SOT65012TANGO6 5-30X56IL LP MRAD by Sig Sauer. For more shooting items, visit their website.
Rifle scopes permit you to specifically align a rifle at various targets by lining up your eye with the target at range. They do this through zoom by making use of a set of lenses inside the scope. The scope’s positioning can be adapted for the consideration of separate natural aspects like wind and elevation increases to make up for bullet drop.
The scope’s function is to help the shooter understand exactly where the bullet will hit based upon the sight picture you are seeing through the scope as you align the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended point of impact. Many modern rifle optics have about eleven parts which are found inside and externally on the scope. These parts consist of the rifle scope’s body, lenses, windage turrets or dials, focus rings, and other elements. See all eleven parts of optics.
About Scope Styles
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” type of scopes. Considering the perfect type of rifle glass is based on what type of shooting you plan on doing.
About First Focal Plane Scopes
First focal plane scopes (FFP) feature the reticle ahead of the magnifying lens. This induces the reticle to increase in size based upon the amount of zoom being used. The result is that the reticle measurements are the same at the enhanced distance as they are at the non amplified range. For instance, one tick on a mil-dot reticle at 100 yards without “zoom” is still the corresponding tick at one hundred yards using 5x “zoom”. These kinds of scopes work for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance kinds of shooting
- Shooting situations where calculations are marginal
- Experienced shooters who recognize their aim point “hold over” and “lead” correlations for their rifles
- Shooters who don’t mind the reticle is bigger and requires more visual eyesight area than a SFP reticle
Second Focal Plane Optic Info
Second focal plane scopes (SFP) come with the reticle behind the magnification lens. In the FFP example with the SFP scope, the 5x “zoom” 100 yard tick measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick reticle measurement.
- Long distance types of shooting where shooters have more time to make ballistic computations
- Shooting where most of the shots occur within much shorter spaces and ranges
- Shooters who desire a clearer optic picture with less area taken up by the enlarged FFP reticle
Magnification for Optics
The amount of zoom a scope supplies is identified by the diameter, density, and curvatures of the lenses inside of the rifle scope. The magnification of the scope is the “power” of the scope.
Fixed Power Lens Rifle Glass Facts
A single power rifle scope or optic will have a zoom number designator like 4×32. This means the zoom power of the scope is 4x power while the objective lens is 32mm. The magnification of this kind of scope can not change because it is fixed.
Adjustable Power Lens Rifle Optics
Variable power rifle scopes can be modified between magnified settings. The power change is achieved by the power ring part of the scope near the rear of the scope by the eye bell.
Power Levels and Range Correlations
Here are some advised scope power levels and the distances where they could be successfully used. Always remember that higher magnification optics and scopes will not be as efficient as lower magnification level scope and optics since increased magnification can be a detractor. The same idea applies to longer distances where the shooter needs to have enough power to see precisely where to properly aim the rifle at the target.
Rifle Optic Lens Finish
All contemporary rifle optic lenses are layered. There are different types and qualities of glass finishings. Lens finish is a crucial aspect of a rifle’s setup when looking into high-end rifle optics and scope equipment. The glass lenses are among the most vital pieces of the glass given that they are what your eye looks through while sighting a rifle in on the target. The finishing on the lenses shields the lens surface area and improves anti glare capabilities from excess sunlight and color recognition.
ED Versus HD Rifle Scopes
Some rifle scope manufacturers also use “HD” or high-definition lense coatings which make the most of various procedures, chemicals, elements, and polarizations to extract numerous colors and viewable target definition through the lens. This high-def coating is often used with increased density glass which decreases light’s capability to refract through the lens glass. Some scope manufacturers use “HD” to refer to “ED” meaning extra-low dispersion glass. ED handles how colors are represented on the chromatic spectrum and the chromatic deviance or aberration which is similarly called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration can be visible around items with hard edges and shapes as light hits the object from various angles.
Single Finish Versus Multi-Coating for Scopes
Various optic lenses can likewise have different finishes applied to them. All lenses generally have at least some type of treatment or covering used to them prior to being used in a rifle scope or optic.
This lens treatment can safeguard the lens from scratches while lowering glare and other less useful things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the scope. The quality of a single coated lens depends on the scope producer and how much you paid for it.
Some scope producers also make it a point to define if their optic lenses are layered or “multi” coated. Being “better” depends on the producer’s lens treatment technology and the quality of products used in constructing the rifle scope.
Anti-water Scope Lens Covering
Water on a lens doesn’t assist with preserving a clear sight picture through a scope at all. Many top of the line and military grade scope makers will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic anti-water finish.
Optic Installation Choices
Installing solutions for scopes come in a few options. There are the standard scope rings which are separately mounted to the scope and one-piece scope mounts which cradle the scope. These different kinds of mounts also generally can be found in quick release versions which use manual levers which enable rifle shooters to quickly install and dismount the scopes.
Rifle Glass Mounting Solutions with Hex Key Rings
Standard, clamp design mounting optic rings use hex head screws to fix to the flattop style Picatinny scope mounting rails on rifles. These varieties of scope mounts use two detached rings to support the scope, and are usually constructed from 7075 T6 billet aluminum or similar materials which are designed for long distance precision shooting. This type of scope mount is exceptional for rifles which are in need of a durable, rock solid mount which will not shift despite just how much the scope is moved or abuse the rifle takes. These are the design of mounts you should have for a devoted scope setup on a far away scouting or tournament firearm which will hardly ever need to be altered or recalibrated. Blue 242 Loctite threadlocker can additionally be used on the screws to stop the hex screw threads from wiggling out after they are mounted tightly in place. An example of these rings are the 30mm type from Vortex Optics. The set generally costs around $200 USD
Quick-Release Cantilever Optic Rings
These types of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to rapidly detach a scope from a rifle and reattach it to a different rifle. A wide range of scopes can also be swapped out if they all use a complementary style mount. The quick detach mount style is CNC machined from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum and the mounting levers connect securely to a flat top type Picatinny rail. This enables the scope to be sighted in while on the rifle, taken off of the rifle, and remounted while retaining the original sighting settings. These types of mounts are useful and practical for rifles which are moved around a lot, to remove the scope glass from the rifle for protection, or for optics which are adopted between several rifles. An example of this mount style is the 30mm mount from the Vortex Optics brand. It usually costs around $250 USD
Rifle Scope Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Wetness inside your rifle optic can ruin a day of shooting and your costly optic by bringing about fogging and producing residue inside of the scope tube. The majority of scopes prevent moisture from going into the scope tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are waterproof.
What to Know About Rifle Optic Tube Gas Purging
Another part of avoiding the accumulation of wetness within the rifle scope tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Because this space is currently taken up by the gas, the scope is less altered by temp alterations and pressure distinctions from the outside environment which might possibly enable water vapor to permeate in around the seals to fill the vacuum which would otherwise be there. These are good qualities of a good rifle scope to seek out.