Sig Sauer has been very well-known in the pistol and rifle market for years, but did you know Sig Sauer has recently added rifle scopes to the list of their product offerings? Coming from their Electro-Optics Division, from what we can see the Sig Sauer scopes appear to be high quality models worthy of the Sig Sauer name and consideration by many shooters.
The recent Sig Sauer models are the Whiskey series scopes targeted for hunting, and the Tango Series aimed at professional military and law enforcement shooters. We’ll take a look at both the Tango 4 and Tango 6 scopes, which offer shooters a wide variety of options to meet mission specific requirements.
Sig Sauer Tango 4 Series Rifle Scopes
The Tango 4 is meant for mid-to-long range shots for tactical shooters. The Tango 4 scopes come with a 1:4 zoom ratio, or in other words, each model’s lowest power rating is multiplied by four to get the total magnification option for that model. The Tango 4 scopes come with first-focal plane design with illuminated glass reticles.
The first focal plane design is much more common in Europe, but has been seen more often now in American scopes as well. First focal plane scopes place the reticle ahead of the erector tube where the magnification lenses are located. When the shooter changes magnification power, the sub-tensions of the crosshairs stay the same, allowing range estimation, trajectory compensation, and zeroing to be performed at any power. For shooters who need or prefer to use these features in the field, a first focal plane reticle can greatly increase the scopes utility.
The Tango 4 scopes also use a 30mm tube, allowing a much greater amount of light in than more common 1.0″ tubes. More light, means greater clarity in a wider range of lighting conditions. The Tango 4 scopes have revolutionary LockDown™ Zero System turrets. After dialing for shorter or longer range shots, the shooter can confidently return to zero because the turret is designed to stop turning and lock-in at the pre-set zero. This is a great feature when working in low-light conditions.
In addition to the other great features, Tango 4 scopes include one free SBT™ (SIG Ballistic Turret), giving the shooter a custom-lasered elevation dial calibrated to the unique ballistics and environmental conditions the individual shooter will most likely face in the field. The SBT allows shooters to make incredibly fast known distance adjustments with a simple life and turn to the pre-marked locations.
Tango 4 Features:
- LockDown™ Zero System – zero return locking system
- Stealth ID – Deflection armor surfacing breaks up visibility, serrations increase function
- LensArmor – Abrasion-resistant lens coatings for clarity
- Sig Ballistic Turret – Custom-lasered elevation turret for specific
- SpectraCoat – Ultra-wide broadband anti-reflection lens coatings
- MOTAC – Motion activated illumination, on/off, for extended battery life
- Infinite Guaranty – Lifetime, transferable guarantee on craftsmanship
- 5-Year Warranty – Covers electronic components.
Tango 4 Models:
Tango 4 models range between $599.99 to $999.99.
Sig Sauer Tango 6 Series Rifle Scopes
The Tango 6 scopes have a 1:6 zoom ratio, or the lowest value of zoom is multiplied by six to get the highest level of magnification. This scope was designed for a variety of situations from CQB or 3-Gun competitions to long-range missions. It’s made for superior clarity even in poor light thanks to a HDX optical system. In addition, the Tango 6 has a Hellfire fiber optic and glass-etched illuminated reticle.
The 1-6 powered scopes have quickly gaining popularity, even over the 1-4 options of just a few years prior. Combining the quick reflex optic with a medium-magnification scope provides users a wide range of options. This magnification range also has tremendous advantages simple reflex or scopes with only magnification.
Tango 6 models range between $1399.99 and $2399.99.
Tango 6 Features:
- LockDown™ Zero System
- Stealth ID
- Hellfire Reticle – Electronically enhanced center point with fiber optic technology
- Sig Ballistic Turret
- HDX – High definition (ED), high transmittance (HT) glass enhancing resolution and light transmission
- Infinite Guaranty
- 5-Year Warranty.
Tango 6 Models:
Immediately there will be antagonists that will point out shortcomings with the Sig Sauer scopes. The Sig Sauer scopes do not have the best glass, and the reticle options may not be to everyone’s liking. Perhaps even the magnification options are not to the liking of all (where is the universal 3-9 x 40mm?).
However, in my opinion Sig Sauer has taken the time to focus on areas that truly enhance the quality performance of their scopes. The Tangos are not Schmidt & Benders, Leupolds, Steiners, or Minoxs, but for what they are, who they’re targeted for, the Sig Sauer Tango series scopes are worthy of consideration.