My IOR 3-18x42mm

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Alan Griffith, May 16, 2007.

  1. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    I love this scope! To my eyes, it just looks right, sitting up top.

    -Rem 700 LA
    -30-06 Ackley Imp
    -mid-turned action w/ milled weight reducing cuts left and right/rear side of action.
    -26" SS Lilja turn down to my specs; .542" at muzzle
    -Custom fiberglass stock and paint job(1982)
    -Custom 3-lb trigger job
    -"Swiss Cheesed" bolt body
    -1" Pachmyer Decelerator pad
    -Glass bedded/free floated/blind mag
    -Ken Farrel 1-pc picatinny base
    -IOR 3-18x42mm w/ illum MP8 reticle in 35mm alum low rings
    -Angle Cosine Indicator
    -B-square anti-cant level
    -8lbs even (used to weigh 6lb 7oz w/ old custom contoured 22" factory barrel and Leupy M8 4x)

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/3-18x40IORrightside.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/3-18x42IORfarright.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/3-18x42IORleftrearside.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/ACIlevelbubble3-18x42IOR.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/ACIlevelbubble3-18x42IOR.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/3-18x40IORbackrightside.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/3-18x40IORtop.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/3-18x42IOR900yds18x.jpg
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/GSSP/Housewaaayoutbackwzoom.jpg
     

  2. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice. Did that scope also come with a sunshade as well? I am having a 700 build up now and I am planing on putting the 3-18 and the cosine indicator on as well. glad to see low rings will fit. Gives me a place to start when I order the scope.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Very nice!!

    It's good to see a 'personalized' custom rig. Good choices!
     
  4. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    Indeed it did come with a sunshade. I just didn't publish those pics. I can if you wish. PM me when you want to get an IOR. I have an FFL and can get you a great price. I got dealer pricing directly from IOR in Colorado.

    The ACI had zero problems mounting under neath the "tube"; won't go under the turret housing. The B-square bubble may actually be touching the 35mm tube. I can't get a .006 shim in between them.

    Shim? Actually used a set of feeler guages to get the scope mounted level. Kept inserting a "gang" of them between the top of the picatinny base and the bottom of the turret housing until it was a snug fit and the reticle was plumb. Neat idea I found over on sniper.hide.net

    Big Al

    Thanks Roy!
     
  5. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!!!
    That 35mm tube sure makes the 42mm bell look small.I like the dot center better than the x hairs on the old MP-8.
    I asuume the scope is calibrated to be ½ mills @ 10x.Just out of curiosity have you checked to see what the spaceing of the hashes are @ 18x?
     
  6. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    Mach V,

    Magnification adjust ring shows 10x at the proper mildot power.

    Not yet. Just came last Wednesday, IOR accidentialy forgot to send the 35mm rings. They arrived Monday. So, I've only had it on/off my rifle for less than 40 hours and I have to work this Saturday am. Dang it!

    Big Al
     
  7. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Hope that scope works out great for ya...I've got two of the Hide IOR 3-18s-non illuminaterd on order.Kinda hopeing that 16x will get me MOA hash spaceings but timel-tell?
    I realy like the IORs I already have!!!
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  8. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    GSSP, good looking rig. The scope does look nice. What kind of bullets are you using with the 30-06 AI and what velocities are you getting with them.

    Wildcat
     
  9. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    The mil hash-mark retical in this scope is one mil with the power set at 10x. On 18x, the distance between 1/2 mil hash marks at 100 yards is 1 inch. 2" between the 1 mil hash lines at 100 yds @18 power. I like these nice even whole numbers when operating on 18 power. I have two of these 3-18x42mm scopes and when set on 18 power, one mil spans exactly 6 inches at 300 yards.
     
  10. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Good info thanks phorwath!!
    Looks like the 3-18s will work out great for my intended use.
     
  11. Freakshow

    Freakshow Active Member

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    I have a question about the IOR scopes. most people buy 30mm tubes for the moa range. why doesn't the IOR's 35mm tube have more range, it says on their web site that their 30mm tube scopes have almost 20moa more. That doesn't make allot of sense to me, but then again i'm no expert.
     
  12. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    Wildcat,

    I'm pushing the Nosler 180 BT to 3050 fps with 68.6 gr of Reloader 25 in Win cases, ignited by Fed 210M, seated .015" off the lands. I hit max at 70.7 gr. This is a very compressed load. Accuracy has been 3/4 MOA out to 600 yds.

    Big Al
     
  13. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Looks great Big Al! Thanks for posting the pics.

    Bravo,

    They have much larger erector tubes/assemblies. Larger lenses inside for better optical performance and I believe some of the hardware required to make the 6X zoom range just physically takes up more room. It's all a compromise--you could stick 1" internals in it and have gobs of adjustment, but you may be limited to a more normal 3-9X or so power range and you'd be at an optical disadvantage. There are plenty of scopes like that on the market already.