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IOR Valdada 2.5 - 10X Scope, 30mm, 42mm

 
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:30 AM
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[QUOTE=Jon A;162729]Yeah, the reticle disappearing on low power should be offset by being lit I would think (if using lit reticles is legal where you hunt). QUOTE]

I’ve owned this exact scope with the illuminated reticle. It's a waist of $100.00 and I sent it back for the non-illuminated version.

The light transmission on this scope is so good that by the time you can't make out your target/animal/critter due to low light you also won’t be able to make out your cross hairs. Illuminating the cross hairs wouldn't help. Believe I know and I've tried. The real fact about the illuminated cross hair on this IOR scope is it’s a waist of money. When you're in that lowest of light condition and turn the illumination on, even on the lowest setting you get light blow back in your eyes. Even if you could make out your target, the light blow back cancels it out.

It looks really cool in the pitch black but is a waist of $100.00. If you're legally spot lighting you still don't need an illuminated reticle because your spot light will provide plenty of light to see your reticle.

It’s a great scope, but it’s really a worthless feature.

Agree this scope should have the reticle in the second focal plane. It's only a 10X so having the reticle in the first focal plane is really not needed.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:43 PM
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I think this scope may be more complicated than I realized and may be less appropiate for the application intended.

I paid $500 for the scope. It is in mint condition, in the original box, and has the original IOR scope covers. There are no ring marks but slight shadows can be seen if you look close.

I'll sell it for what I paid if anyone is interested.

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Old 08-18-2007, 03:10 PM
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Charlie,

Before you sell take it out in the woods even if you don't mount it and give it a good look through. For $500.00 you'll have no problem selling the scope, but you'll never find optics and all the other pluses that scope offers for that price.

Don't cave in before you've even tried it. You'll probably be glad you didn't sell.

Best of luck!
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:36 PM
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Interesting, Jeff. It sounds like it would be better off with just a beefier reticle and no illumination. If they stuck the new reticle in the FFP and left off the illumination, I'd buy two of them tomorrow!

Otherwise IOR needs to come up with a system where just the center dot illuminates. That'd be cool. ;)
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:01 AM
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They have the 4a dot reticle that only the dot lights up(if I'm not mistaken), but it's on the hunting version from what I can find.
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