Originally Posted by flims
for roughly the same price, i would be more tempted by the IOR 3-18model in FFP with in my opinion a better reticle which is also numbered like a custom from US Optics and further more with 10mils on each revolution, it will take most bullets out to 800m in one turn. i saw that nightforce only has 5mils per turn. i can get a good price on the IOR here in europe too.
3-18 x 42mm First Focal Plane
i also like the fact that the windage knob is red on a 1/2turn so when im dialing wind i know which way im going and with 3.5 mils on each 1/2turn which is about 12MOA, i think its enough for any windage adjustment you might need to make. in my opinion its a good alternative to the S&B 5-25 model if you can't fork out all that money.
The IOR would be a great scope BUT they have not proving them selves reliable in the field, there have been a lot of failed IOR 3-18x FFP scopes. I would really like to see them succeed for we also sell IOR.
The IOR also have great glass. Here is how I look at it. Would you rather have a scope that can see the fly on the target at 500yds but turns in to a spotting scope that is mounted to your rifle when you shoot it OR a scope that sees very well and tracks were you need it to go?
The NF turret has 5mil per REV and that is not really all that bad because to get a 308 out to 1k it will take about 10.5mils and under so that is only 2 and 1/0 of a revs.
In my opinion Nightforce is one of the best scopes on the market. They are reliable, the reticles are really nice, the turrets are very positive, and the glass is not the best on the market but it is very nice good enough to make a good ID and make a good hit.
Mike @ CSGW