Traded a NF br 8-32 for one of the prototypes.The glass in the 35mm IOR is better than the NF that it was traded for and better than the other 6-24 30mm IOR(good glass also) I have.The 5-22NXS will beat it for MOA adjustment but not for glass quality.
The only drawback I have found so far is the 35mm rings that come with the scope lack much quality and getting different hieght rings might be a problem??And no they will not completely focus at 30 yards but with the MP-8 reticle this is one sweet piece of equipment for long shots!!
Trick question witch one of the 6-24 IORs in the pic is the 35mm?
You will not be disapointed in the 35mm IOR,its one great piece of glass!!How much they gettin for the 35mm units these days?
In the pic with the 4 scopes they are as listed
6-20 Leupold VX3
16x IOR(rings are NF)
8-32 NF br
6-24 IOR 30mm
The trick is in the pic with the scopes mounted on my 6-284 and 22-250,one is a 30mm and the other is a 35mm or is it the other way around
The rings that come on the 35mm are lighter duty than the 30mm IOR rings I have,but then this was just a prototype( serial#203)
The rings are tacticle of sorts its just that the clamping bolt is threaded all the way and not formed for the slots like the better rings
Its foggy/hazy out today and wet from new snow so it is dificult to be real specific.Both the 30mm and 35mm 6-24 would focus at 50 yards set at 24x but thats as close as they would focus.The 30mm would focus down to 25' set at 6x.I tryed to turn the power down on the 35mm only to be reminded of IORs akelies heal(the tubes dont like to be stressed or pinched when mounted).I field mounted the 35mm and did not/could not check alienment of the rings.I asume the mounts on the remington are off a little and binding the scope as the power will not turn down past 12x.
Not ben a problem as I only use them at full power anyway.I tryed to set them at 18x so the MP-8 would read in MOA instead of 1/2Mills but found that it was dificult to calibrate good enough for prairie dogs.Definately something I want to correct this winter though with a NF 20moa one piece base.
In the pic the Ruger 8twist 22-250 with the Boydes stock and harris bipod is fitted with a 6-24x30mm IOR.The Remington 6-284 with a benchrest stock is fitted with the 6-24x35mm.The trick part of the question is that I had enough trouble finding 30mm rings for the Ruger with thier intagrated mounts,35mm would have to be custom made.
Got my curiosity up though....why is it important for a long range scope to be able to be focused closer than 75 yards,you mounting it on a BB gun