Looking for someone who has looked thru both of these scopes. I am thinking of having a new rifle built. The question is which scope to put on it. This would be used for Precision Long Range shooting, ofcourse. Hiking up mountains after Elk and Deer and shooting 800 yards across canyons is the main purpose of this new rig, so weight is a prime consideration.
I looked at the IOR 3 - 18x 42mm Tactical scope and this power range really appeals to me. I have heard so many good things about the clarity of the scopes on this board that it has peaked my interest.
Link to IOR: http://www.swfa.com/showcategory.asp...asc&page=2
Cost of this scope is $1,259.95 at SWFA. The weight does not seem too bad for an IOR, 22 oz. and length of 13.5" seems rather short.
The other scope I am considering is a Zeiss conquest 6.5 - 20X 50mm. Cost $899.00, weight = 21 oz., length = 15.6 oz.
I do own a Zeiss Conquest in 3-9X 40mm and 4.5-14x 44mm (w/turret knobs). Both Conquest scopes are excellent in my opinion. I'm just curious about the IOR's clarity.
And as a secondary question: What do you guys think about Leupolds Quick Change rings. If I spent this much on one scope, I surely can't afford to have one on every rifle. Can anybody vouch for the stability of the Quick change rings and bases of the Leupold system. I have never had the opportunity to inspect them personally and would welcome comments.