IOR rings/mounts???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by sakofan, Nov 24, 2003.

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  1. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    Anybody tried the IOR line of mounts/rings yet??..sakofan..Thanks in advance.

    Do they compare with Badgers??
  2. Jeff In TX

    Jeff In TX Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003

    I tried their rings and had mixed feelings. Mike Lau at TBA built my tactical rifle and mounted the first IOR scope I got on that rifle and used there rings.

    They're like the badgers, but not as much bearing surface. They are around 3/8" wide whereas the badgers are a full 1/2". Also the screws are metric and we couldn't find any trox screws to fit the rings. Two of the hex screws that came with the rings stripped as Mike tried to tighten them down to 20" pounds.

    They came with my scope so I thought I'd give them a try. Mike and I decided to put badgers on. The IOR's rings will probably work great.

    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

    [ 11-24-2003: Message edited by: Jeff In TX ]
  3. Jim Maloney

    Jim Maloney Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    I think the IOR mounts are fair. I've heard reports that the mounting screws are a little on the soft side and strip easily. But I haven't had any trouble with the ones I've tried. I'd go with the Badgers. (Don't tell anyone I said that.) [​IMG]