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Unread 03-08-2003, 02:49 PM
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Re: absolute best scope???

I keep reading about the Leupold Nightforce debate but I saw someone mention the IOR scopes in the previous page. The IOR 6-24x50 is a great scope with a similar reticle to the Nightforce R2 at a very reasonable price (around $1000). The lenses are around the same quality of most of the german manufacturers with up to 2000 yd potential.
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Unread 03-08-2003, 11:13 PM
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Re: absolute best scope???

Hmmm....Maybe I have been lucky, but, I haven't been in a possition to shoot a game animal while on my belly. There either wasn't enough time, or the brush or grass, or snow was just too high/deep. Never shot one off a table either, but am leaving both options open!
Portate bien o te lleva el cucuy
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Unread 03-08-2003, 11:24 PM
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Re: absolute best scope???


Well as I said, I was more than slightly curious. You are not the first one I've bumped into extolling the virtue of expensive Brand X scope vs ordinary Brand Y. I don't have the interest or desire to get that into the optical engineering specs to differentiate btwn the upper end models, nor do I have the contacts or budget to test 'which one works for me', as I always seem to lose my proverbial shorts when I trade off something. So I like to hear the 'why', preferably in somewhat simplified (but not quite the Joe 'Got a 30-30' Deerhunter 'simple') terms from people who either have the $$$, the time, or the contacts to test the various models, so when (maybe 'if') I get the money saved up for *one* really good scope, I won't be disappointed. We had heard you go around w/ DC about the NightForce vs Leupold issues here, and I was just curious as to where the U.S. Optics gear factored in, since I hear it bragged up a lot on another board.

Thanks again,

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Unread 03-08-2003, 11:35 PM
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[ 07-12-2003: Message edited by: S1 ]
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Unread 03-09-2003, 08:01 AM
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Re: absolute best scope???

"That" I agree with S1 on concerning scopes. He has said what I have been saying for quite sometime now.

The scope that fits the persons wallet, field needs, and works the "best" optically for him or her, is the "best" scope for them.

Like Boyd said, there is NO "one" single Absulute Best scope for everyone. I agree.

Darryl Cassel
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Unread 03-09-2003, 09:29 AM
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Re: absolute best scope???

I did not see Horus mentioned one time. This is of great concern to me. I have one and love it. Have the new green model on order. You gentleman have a great deal more experience on this subject than I do. I would appreciate your opinion of the Horus.

I know that it took the top five places at the worlds sniper championship last year. It was also used to set the 2000 yard world record.

Please straighten me out before I pay for the second one.

Thanks for your experience, And suggestions.
Ronnie Robison rrobison@gt.rr.com
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Unread 03-09-2003, 04:56 PM
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Re: absolute best scope???

You may want to give Premier Reticles a try. They deal exclusively with Leupold. They can boost scopes and do reticle changes.

I have a 20-48x-56 with a super fine crosshair and love it. Not enoough MOA travel for 1m yrds shooting though. Good luck, Sam
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