Was looking for was a scope with good glass,a reticle I could work with and that would be affordable to put on every long range gun I owned.....IOR at the time met my criteria the best.
These scopes predate most of the new reticles that are available today.At the time of purchase only NF offered a reticle that I liked to work with(R-2)
Baught these IORs because they where ½ the cost of a NF at the time.In fact I traded 2 NF for three IORs and feel I got the better end of the deal by a large margin!!The IORs all track well,have some great glass in them and with the exeption of a couple of minor mounting problems have ben trouble free.
The 2 I have on order are gona cost me ½ again as much as I have in the original IORs but have a couple of added fetures(cleaner center aiming point and better ellivation turrants) that will help justify some of the cost.The rest of the added cost I can write off to keeping the same reticle that I am used too