Sightmark Core SX Line of NOT Rifle Scopes


    Texas based Sightmark has a range of hunting scopes available this year in the Core SX line. These scopes are designed to cover shotguns, rimfires, handguns and crossbows, but not specifically intended for centerfire rifles. The company has other optics available for those guns. Let’s take a look at what is currently available for firearms.



    Sightmark offers a pair of shotgun scopes in the Core SX line. One is a 1×24 scope and the other is a 2-7×32 variable power scope. The non-magnifying¬†scope uses a plain duplex reticle while the variable power model uses the SGR Ballistic Shotgun Reticle that should work well with slug hunters. Both units are weatherproof and use multicoated lenses. These are priced at $107.99 and $143.99 respectively.


    Two .22 LR rimfire scopes are available from Sightmark in this line. One is a fixed magnification 4×32 scope while the other is a variable 3-9×40. Both use a BDC reticle that is designed to work with standard velocity 40 grain and high velocity 29 grain bullets. The reticles have holdover points out to 200 yards. Both of these scopes are considered shockproof, waterproof and fogproof.¬†Both sell for $143.99 each.




    The company currently offers a single handgun scope: the Core SX 4×32. This fixed magnification scope is designed to handle the recoil of .4x and .50 caliber cartridges. It is compact for mounting on handguns and features weather proof construction. It uses the company’s TDR reticle and carries a suggested retail price of $119.99.

    Richard Johnson

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