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Old 11-02-2006, 04:35 PM
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Re: I\'m sort of loathed to start this thread but......

Chris, yo re not getting too many replies on the IORs.

Guys, is he gonna have to post the same thing in Snipers Hide????Someone here must be using the IORs [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Guys, is he gonna have to post the same thing in Snipers Hide????Someone here must be using the IORs [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

[/ QUOTE ]Snipershide - Would just be a slanging match.
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Re: I\'m sort of loathed to start this thread but......

The glass on IOR's is very good, and the internal machnicals are also good, but they use multi-piece steel tubes which is pretty much dark ages technology.

The "El Paso" Weaver scopes were the last US company to use steel tubes, and they went "down the tubes" (so to speak [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ) because of it, and only came back when they got modern.
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:09 PM
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Re: I\'m sort of loathed to start this thread but......

A rednecks opinion
I have a lot of hours behind 2 16x,2 6-24x30mm and a 6-24x35mm IORs.They have all passed the box step with flying colors but I use the MP-8 Reticle a lot more than turning the knobs.
The glass is better than and they where cheaper to purchase than a NF 5-22NXS,nothing wrong with a NF with R2 riticle!
Zeiss and Swarovski are not popular in the area are spendy and didnt offer a reticle to my likeing.
Nikon makes a good scope for the $$ but again the reticle options where real limited.
Leupold???Well all my scopes used to say leupold on them but there are only 2 3-9s left.Leupold fell asleep at the wheel and lost my business by takeing soo long to offer a range finding reticle.Leupold makes a good scope but to me they are real overprice today for what they offer.

<font color="red">Optics:
Better or worse than Zeiss Victory?<font color="black">no experience</font>
Better or worse than Swarovski??<font color="black">no experience</font>
Better or worse than Leupold?? <font color="black">better than any I have lookt through</font>
Better or worse than NIKON? <font color="black">Definatly better than any I have lookt through</font>
Better or worse than NightForce? <font color="black">The new 35mm IORs are better and the 30mm are at lest equill to any NF to my eyes</font>

Mechanics:
Tougher than Leupold?? <font color="black">In my experiense yes</font>
Tougher than NIKON?<font color="black">In my experiense yes</font>

Tougher than Zeiss Victory??<font color="black">no experience</font>
Tougher Than Swarovski??<font color="black">no experience</font>
Tougher than Nightforce?<font color="black">In my experiense just as tuff though others have reported more warrentee problems than NF</font>

More repeatable (box test) than Leupold?<font color="black">In my experiense yes</font>

More repeatable (box test) than NIKON?<font color="black">In my experiense yes</font>

More repeatable (box test) than Zeiss Victory??<font color="black">no experience</font>
More repeatable (box test) than Swarovski??<font color="black">no experience</font>
More repeatable (box test) than Nightforce?<font color="black">Just as repeatable..they all workt as advertised</font>

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The glass on IOR's is very good, and the internal machnicals are also good, but they use multi-piece steel tubes which is pretty much dark ages technology.

[/ QUOTE ] Thanks.

So basically - GOOD/REPEATABLE but a bit old fashioned and maybe not SUPER ROBUST. That'll do as I dont NEED super robust but do need repeatability and good glass.

Sounds as if they might be easy to strip and so easier to GUNKOTE too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] - We do our own repairs here as a mate is repair specialist for just about every cinematic lens in existence. He even builds from scratch once every so often - just for fun!
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Re: I\'m sort of loathed to start this thread but......

I have or have had all of the scopes mentioned above with the exception of the Nikon and IOR. See the attached link to my newest USO Scope which is the first one of it's kind built to date. When it gets down to it the PM's and USO scopes are the nuts but on some of my rifles they are just too big! This USO fits the bill perfectly and I will be getting a couple of more.

Pic of the new USO Scope.
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Re: I\'m sort of loathed to start this thread but......

RIGHT THEN.

Purely in the interest of scientific investigation (just in case the missus reads this) I have decided to order one or two IOR to play with - (I mean test and actually 5 of them [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] ). The 3-18*42 FFP is however a way off sadly. Looks as if the prototype will JUST make the SHOT.

USO - well in general terms being over to the right of the Atlantic I'd go for an S&amp;B except MAYBE an SN-9 ( I have a totally irrational desire for an SN-9 - and if anybody is throwing one out - I'll give it a loving caring home)

BTW - that benchrest is pure F*cking sex.
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