In just a few days the BreachBangClear crew and others are heading down to the Dragoon Mountains to hone their tracking skills (read up about it here). And of course, in a true BBC fashion, there will be some arms involved.
One of the items that we’re particularly looking forward to is the Sig Sauer Tango6. Though they’re best known for their firearms, in recent years Sig Sauer branched out into other facets of the firearms industry with silencers and optics. Never being just another me-too company, Sig has their own style you can see in the products they put out. One could argue they were the catalyst that brought back the popularity of the subgun with their MPX. For rifle calibers, their MCX is regarded as one of the most thoughtfully designed rifles in many years.
And now we get to see for ourselves exactly what they’re doing with glass.
We’ve grown to expect a lot of options from Sig Sauer, and weren’t disappointed to read the features of the Tango6. As you may have surmised from the name, the Tango6 series of scopes deals with magnifications in multiples of six. Not happy with having just a simple 1-6x (though we certainly would be), the Tango6 comes in four different flavors: 1-6x, 2-12x, 3-18x, and 5-30x. That’s more than enough to cover the bases from close quarters fighting all the way up to the long-range big bores, and everything else between.
There are a variety of reticle options, depending on which model you go with. Tango6 scopes are also available in both first and second focal plane.
Though no doubt we’ll have a Language Lesson on these terms in the near future, first focal plane means that the reticle scales with your magnification, which many long range shooters like. Second focal plane means that the reticle stays the same size, regardless of magnification level, which many multigun shooters like.
We could get into the nitty gritty of the Tango6, but at this point we’ll wait to give you a full-on, hands-on rundown here in the near future. In the meantime have a gander at them on Sig’s webpage here.
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