What scope IOR or Night Force for hunting rig

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by reed mosser, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a 8-32 night force and it the best scope I have ever used. But I have a walk around hunting rifle that needs a bigger scope. The 4-16 just isn't cutting it. i love the night forces but they weigh too much. the Ior 6-24-50 seems like the perfect sized scope for my rifle. The leupold long range scopes also give you a lot of bang for your buck. The most important things I am worried about is clarity and tracking. i have had tracking problems with the older leupolds. are the new leupolds more dependable. As far as the IOR's they look like a good scope but I have never used them. Any info would be appreciated. Reed
     
  2. Jim Maloney

    Jim Maloney Well-Known Member

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    The IOR will give you a better image and color retention than the Luepold will. The color retention is fairly important in a hunting scope. It will make it a lot easier to pick game out of the brush. Tracking is normally very good with the IOR's, but a lot of track issues stem from mounts and how well the erector tube is centered in relationship to the bore axis.

    Jim
     

  3. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    the IOR seems like the right scope for me. I need this scope for 1300 yard deer and ground hog scope. I was thinking about the 6-24 with a 35mm tube. The 35mm tube should allow more light in and give it much more adjustiment right? Thanks Reed
     
  4. Magmaniac

    Magmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Reed the 35mm tube will not have any advantage in light gathering only adjustments
     
  5. Jim Maloney

    Jim Maloney Well-Known Member

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    Thats right the only advantage would be in the total MOA. I'm going to be calling IOR tomorrow, I'll see if they have came in yet.

    Jim
     
  6. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    IOR and IOR, great price great Optics
     
  7. Jim Maloney

    Jim Maloney Well-Known Member

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    Val at IOR is hoping to have the new 6-24x50 Illuminated 35mm scopes in within the next two weeks.

    Jim
     
  8. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Count me in, Jim..sakofan.. [​IMG]
     
  9. texasdave

    texasdave Well-Known Member

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    Who has the best prices on IOR scopes?
    Thanks
     
  10. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Texas Dave, I bought 2 IOR's from a guy that goes by the name of "Q-Optics", here on LRH.

    You will not find a better guy to deal with than Jim @ Quality Optics. Iam sure Jim's prices are reasonable, but the reason I deal with him is because of his character and love for our sport. You CANT go wrong dealing with him, as some here on LRH can attest.

    Jim can also hook you up on rings and bases as well. Badger Ord, Talley's, ect to name a few..sakofan..
     
  11. texasdave

    texasdave Well-Known Member

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    thanks Sakofan I will email him
     
  12. Mikecr

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  13. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Let us know how it works Reed. I believe IORs are 1st plane reticle scopes.
    Wouldn't be worth a damn for varmint hunting if anything like Swarovski 1st planes.
     
  14. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Mikecr, my IOR tacticle is second focal plane. Some are, some are not..sakofan..