In a Nutshell
Sig Sauer’s Whiskey 3 line offers a really promising opportunity for new shooters who are looking for a good scope prime for medium- to long-range shooting.
What’s the Scope?
The Sig Sauer Whiskey 3 line comes in several different magnification strengths, with a lot of similarities between all of them apart from their various different viewing levels.
|Linear FOV (low zoom)||47.1 ft/100 yd||35 ft/100 yd||23.6 ft/100 yd||24.8 ft/100 yd|
|Linear FOV (high zoom)||13.8 ft/100 yd||11.9 ft/100 yd||7.9 ft/100 yd||8.3 ft/100 yd|
|Eye Relief (low zoom)||3.6 in||3.6 in||3.5 in||3.6 in|
|Eye Relief (high zoom)||3.6 in||3.6 in||3.5 in||3.6 in|
|Elevation Adjustment (MOA)||90.00||80.00||70.00||60.00|
|Wind Adjustment (MOA)||90.00||80.00||70.00||60.00|
|Approximate Cost||$399.99||At least $203.99||At least $239.99||At least $227.99|
Our Rating: 8.8
- Accuracy: 9.0
- Features: 7.0
- Optics: 9.0
- Construction Quality: 9.0
- Value: 10.0
- Glass is super clear and well-made
- Great quality at a low price
- Very competitive, even against models that are a little higher-priced
- Easy to use
- Sig Sauer Infinite Warranty insures your purchase for a long time to come
- Field of view leaves a little to be desired
- Eye relief could be a bit more comfortable
Sig Sauer has a reputation for quality – a reputation that’s been well-earned. The Whiskey 3 serves as a testament to their general dedication to quality through and through. The whole line is well-made and, ultimately, very serviceable. Every iteration of the lineup is a great value that also is packing a ton of quality.The glass in every last one is fantastic. You get a clear field of view at every magnification, a fairly good eyebox, and consistently nice eye relief. The lenses and setting on this are really nice and can easily compete with more expensive Vortexes and Leupolds in the same price range. Free of aberrations and visual tearing, the glass allows you a level of extreme precision even at a distance.
The reticle is great. The Sig Sauer Hellfire reticle is, simply put, excellent. It helps you bring your eyes in line with your target and the result is that the scopes have fairly quick and painless acquisition. Shooting will be a breeze, and this line will have you sitting comfortably shooting out on the bench for over 300 yards. I’ve got only good things to say about the Hellfire reticle and the clarity of the glass together; they combine to give you a super accurate and precise shooting experience.
Adjustments are easy enough thanks to the fairly well-defined adjustment dials. The other controls are simple to reach thanks to the scope’s nice layout. On top of all of this, the diopter and magnification rings are fairly easy to adjust. You’ll have no problem getting the exact image you’re wanting out of the scopes thanks to the wealth of well-designed and tactile adjustment options.
The scopes are very rugged and well-built. They’ll do well even on high recoil weapons. No matter how many bullets you slug through them, you’ll find that they hold zero phenomenally well. They’re also mega durable and will hold up to much of anything. They won’t quite take a bullet, but they’ll do anything but.
This is all bolstered by the exhaustive Sig Sauer Infinite warranty. The Sig Sauer Infinite warranty is fully transferable and will cover any and all damage or defects that may come to the scope while you’ve got it. They help you make sure that no matter what may happen, you’re covered and can rest easy. The warranty is on par with some other major brands like Primary Arms and Vortex.
Should You Buy It?
All in all, I’m a huge fan of the Whiskey 3 line, and there’s very little bad to be said of it. If you have a need for any scopes like those available, then Yes, you should buy a Whiskey 3.
Sig Sauer makes good optics. This is plain as day, and is a fact of life. That trend continues here, to nobody’s surprise. Available here.