IOR Valdada 9-36x56

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by DaddyRabbit, May 17, 2005.

  1. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit Well-Known Member

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    http://www.valdada.com/vn/ior/03t
    This looks to be an awesome scope but it will also have the propensity to be heavier than a fat man's coffin. Where would be the best place to get a DEAL on one of these?
     
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  3. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Cowboy, I'll call him today and get a price.

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    Talk to Jim Maloney at Quality optics. He will do you right. This is the only link I have for him.

    www.varminthunters.com/qualityoptics/

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    Don UT (on this forum, you can look up his email at Don UT's profile is a NightForce, Leupold and I believe a IOR dealer. He reports the IOR is very popular.
    Don is also exceptionally knowledgeable about optics - he regularly shoots and tests a variety of guns/scopes/rails/rings. He's also a great guy to deal with and has extensive industry contacts.
     
  5. Jeff In TX

    Jeff In TX Well-Known Member

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    Danny Rabbit,

    I was out at Jim Maloney's house a couple of weeks back. Jim has the IOR 9-36 mounted on his 300 WSM. Outstanding scope!

    The scopes optics are incredible, but this has got to be the largest scope I've ever seen. We took it off his rifle and played whiffle ball with it. LOL! Just goshing there, but it could double as a baseball bat.

    I thought my new XOTIC scope was big, but that scopes looks as though it should be mounted on a howitzer.

    I'm not knocking the scope, like I said it's got incredible optics, but it sure is big.
     
  6. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    What did you think of the optics of it Versus the Xotic? Just curious. Thanks
     
  7. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit Well-Known Member

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    We'll see what happens. I ordered one off the other day and It will probably weigh too much for light gun class. I have heard though that the optics are awesome! I think it weighs in at 40.5 oz. My Buddy Chris Matthews is going to take me outta his will for going w/a Romanian product though. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

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    Danny Rabbit,

    I was out at Jim Maloney's house a couple of weeks back. Jim has the IOR 9-36 mounted on his 300 WSM. Outstanding scope!

    The scopes optics are incredible, but this has got to be the largest scope I've ever seen. We took it off his rifle and played whiffle ball with it. LOL! Just goshing there, but it could double as a baseball bat.

    I thought my new XOTIC scope was big, but that scopes looks as though it should be mounted on a howitzer.

    I'm not knocking the scope, like I said it's got incredible optics, but it sure is big.

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  8. Jeff In TX

    Jeff In TX Well-Known Member

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    Bowman,

    I can't really answer your question fairly. While I was at Jim's and I was checking out his IOR scope, I didn't have my XOTIC with me to compare the optics side-by-side.

    Both scopes have great optics, but until I get them side-by-side I won't be able to comment.

    Sorry, not the answer you were looking for.

    I will say getting together with Jim for lunch is quite expensive. He cost me over a grand, damn him and his peer pressure.

    Let's see, lunch at Famous Daves $35.00, new left-handed Winchester Model 70 Featherwieight 300 WSM, Burris's new 4.4-14X32mm short mag compact scope with rings and mounts, just over a grand. OUCH!

    But it sure gonna be fun to use in Alaska this fall moose hunting. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  9. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Jeff in Texas,
    No problem, I understand. It wouldn't be fair to comment on them.. Thats a hell of a lunch. I wish I could get away with that.. your lunch sounds like my trips to cabelas, I go there, have a nice lunch and seem to never leave without spending some money.. Its those dang elk sandwiches.. give us an update if you do a comparison side by side. Thanks