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any one like IOR Valdada

 
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:16 PM
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I have an IOR 10X56 for sale PM me if you like
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:21 PM
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Nope!

My 3-18x42 fell apart internally around 60 rounds from a 30-06 Ackley Imp pushing 180 BT @ 3000 fps in a 7.5 lb Rem 700 & a 26" Lilja barrel. Up until it fell apart I was shooting 4.25" 818 yd groups.
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:24 PM
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Dear Roy,

Whay you do not purchase IOR 4.5-18x42 on FFP. This scopes are ok, and you will have plently zoom at 18x to see detailes at looooooong distances.
If you have binoculars lets say at 8 or 10x and you spot one animal at 1000 yards, you will need a spotting scope to make sure you can see the antlers, and count them right.
But if you get a scope with at least 16x or 18x you will NOT NEED THE SPOTTING SCOPE.
USE YOUR RIFLE SCOPE, AND YOU WILL HAVE LESS GEAR TO HOWL ALL DAY ON THE FIELD.

This is what I do myself.
SWFA didn't list the 4.5-18 in the FFP or at least I couldn't see it. If the 4.5-14 IOR is anywhere the optics of the Weaver it will do for as long as I think I can shoot. However the 3-18X would be better.

I have binos and a good spotting scope. My rifle @ 12 lbs is way to heavy to use as a spotter. In most areas the field of view is a full 360 Degrees. Where I'm only looking at a specific smaller area that can be covered from a single position I use the binos and rifle only as its all open sage brush plus I don't care much about horns.

If a smaller set of horns would give me a better shot than a larger set out to the limitations of my abilities I'd take the smaller set.
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Hi Roy,

I put through my IOR 300rounds on 338Edge with 300SMK and muzzle brake, and 18lb rifle, and it holds PERFECT. I do not have problems with my IOR.
About the 3-18x42 FFP just talk with 308Nate, he can get one for you.
I got mine through Nate.
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recently aquired this 3-18 FFP





have yet to use it ...work to much
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IORs have been working great for me for years. The 6-24s and the 3-18 stay on 18x all the time so the MP-8 reticle is MOA instead of ˝mills.The two old 16Xs have sean a lot of different guns from the BMGs to HMRs..
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:07 AM
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NDNorm, MachV,

I'm likin' what I'm seein' and hearin'.

I guess I'll go with the 3-18 with the largest objective I can get in that model.

The 3X is great for strolling to the hide. 18 is plenty for whatever plus its gets very fast to set up the shot when the stadia are in MOA. It seems like any time savings is worth it.

I wouldn't be so concerned about the objective but in the mountains by the time the sun sets the shade on the east side of the mountain is pretty dark.

Thanks to ak338RUM for starting this thread.
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