Picking a low power variable optic scope (LPVO) is easy... until is not. Here, with the entry level Tango MSR, you do not have to spend a fortune to get a good scope. You can also spend 10 times as much, so the decision is hard. Sig has found a sweet spot for a really good quality scope, and included a mount, and got its MSRP under $600, and you can see that the street price is much less.
The Sig TangoMSR series starts with the 1-6x24mm scope with a 30mm tube and finishes off with a 1-10x28mm BDC scope in 34mm. This is the 1-8x24-30mm BDC scope in Second Focal Plane - in the sweet spot between little boy and big brother.
The Tango MSR features the MSR BDC8 reticle with an illuminated horseshoe dot and bullet drop indicators for various yardage
At Charlie's, we are scope snobs, and we are not going to introduce you to junk. But, if you are looking for a budget LPVO, you can look at this Sig Tango, the Vortex Strike Eagle and maybe stretch your budget to get to a more expensive Trijicon Credo, or go for the Vortex Razor, but you have now tripled your price. So, if you are looking for value, the Sig Tango gives you a lot. You might try the Steiner Police, but it is only a 1-4x, and about the same price. Great scope, but the Sig gives you a bigger eye box than the Steiner, and comparable glass to the Strike Eagle, and you get the mount. You might be tempted to look at Burris or Bushnell, but we rather you did not.
So, at Charlie's, we can easily talk you into a more high performance scope from Vortex or Nightforce, and don't get me wrong, you would not be wasting $1,300 or $1,800 or $2,800, but if your budget does not yet warrant that, or you have a spare AR in the corner of your safe, or you are going out into the backwoods and don't want to damage that prized scope, the Sig Tang MSR will not let you down. The reticle is sharp and intuitive, the construction solid.
Manufacture's Part Number SOTM81000
photos: Charlie's Custom Clones, Sig Sauer, Shoot On