Combat Glass

A gun with this much reach is simply not exercising to its full potential without something sparkly perched up top. SIG’s Tango6 1-6x24mm is at the top of the heap in tactical optics — the Army recently chose it to drive its new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (a 7.62x51 HK G28 with all the bells and whistles). Uncle Sam’s affinity for the Tango6 speaks volumes concerning its capabilities.

At 1X the Tango6 allows up close, both-eyes-open instantaneous engagement at bad breath range. Twist the ocular ring up to 6X and you can reach out to the practical limits of the .308 cartridge. The reticle is battery illuminated for use at close quarters or in dim light with a wide variety of brightness options.

The sight’s MOTAC function turns it off when it hasn’t moved for a bit and powers it back up again when you pick up the rifle to use it. The aiming point is an easily acquired horseshoe with associated holdover stadia allowing for instantaneous elevation estimates at extended ranges. My scope’s first focal plane reticle changes size with power adjustments, allowing for quick and dirty up-close engagements as well as precise work at a distance without being unduly cluttered with mathematics.