IOR SCOPES

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by lefty15, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know what you guys think of these scopes?
    Other than some of the dialogue on this website, I am very unfamiliar with these scopes.
    I was on the IOR website and the 4 x 14 x 50mm with a 30mm tube caught my eye and the price listed is $995.00.
    Is this scope worth buying or should a guy look elsewhere.
    Any help would be great.
     
  2. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 IOR scopes and am getting ready to buy another one when they come out with the new 3-18 model. I only have experience with the 6x multiplier scopes with the 35mm tubes not their standard version of scopes with the 30mm tubes. I love the MP-8 Reticle. The target dot in the center is really nice for close fast shots. I have the 2-12x35 on my M1A and shoot out to 1000 yards every month with it. I have a 1.5-8x26 on my 16" barreled AR-15 that you can use with both eyes open similar to a red dot but you still have an 8 power for zooming in on squirels. I just bought a 3-18x42 and even though it is not mounted yet on my 300 win mag I expect I will be just as happy with it as the two others I have. The glass is really clear, better than a Leupold. All the 35mm tube scopes comes with rings (TPS) that you choose the height and the 3-18 comes with a sunshade. I can not say enough about these scope and I have not had any issues with them at all.
     

  3. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Got 5 IORs with two more on order.Great glass and the MP-8 reticle is easy to work with!
    Don great to deal with=$830
    4-14 IOR

    Do a search as there have ben a lot of posts about IORs,lots of good info already posted!
     
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Am I correct that IOR variable scopes are FFP???
     
  5. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Nope second plain..just like most other scopes,they used to be front but???
    One interesting thing with the 6-24s is the MP-8 turns from a genII milldot to MOA spaceing if you set the power to 18x
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Is that "just the way" the math works out or is it was designed???

    Also I thought that the IOR MP-8 ret. was MOA????
     
  7. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    To my knowledge the MP-8 is a ½ milldot design, meaning the hashes are ment to be ½ mill apart when the scope is set at 10x I believe? I just happened to stumble on the MOA thing while playing with power when I was viewing a 1" grid target.
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  8. NDNorm

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  9. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Ok, I think I have it figured????

    3.6"/Mil @10 divided by 1.8 (for 18X)= 2"/major hash mark.

    1/2 the major hash mark would be 1" or about 1 MOA (for the half Mil mark).

    That is a MAJOR feature. Should a second shot be needed the time would be reduced by not having to do the dialing if you desired.

    It would take a bit of testing/calibration to get the 18X setting spot on, but I've done that sort of thing before.

    Good find MachV /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Nite - nite, don't let the bed bugs bite /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Norm
    The SH 3-18 is a different custom reticle and scope than what IOR normaly uses.
    I like the differences and have 2 on order,time will tell if they work better than the other IORs?
     
  11. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Norm,

    Welcome aboard.

    Whoa, here. That is the ret I've been looking for.

    10 clicks per mil is pretty fine but with that deep of a ret to play with all I'd have to do is switch my pocket pc balistics program to mils instead of MOA. Hmmmmmmmm.......

    Good find. Thanks

    Now I'm gonna hit the sack but probably will ponder you post a bit. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  12. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    I just figured out the moa thing tonight while playing with exbal. Kinda makes it like a npr2 reticle.
     
  13. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Am I correct that IOR variable scopes are FFP???

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    Most are SFP. Currently, the 2.5-10 illuminated is available in FFP and the SH version of the 3-18 will be FFP with a modified MP-8. This one will also have the 1/10 Mil clicks (roughly 1/3 MOA). I can't wait till mine gets here. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  14. NDNorm

    NDNorm Well-Known Member

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    yep, I was submitting reticle drawings and was pulling hard (without trying to be to obvious) for the small dividing increments at the ends before the thick lines. one will be showing up on my door step also.
    Norm