which scope: Leup, Burr, IOR

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by James D., Apr 3, 2003.

  1. James D.

    James D. Well-Known Member

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    Leupold LRT 8-25x50 sidefocus
    Burris BD 8-32x50 sidefocus
    IOR Valdada 6-24x50 sidefocus

    All have target knobs, price ranges are +/- $100 from each other, sometimes a $200 or $300 difference depending on the supplier. None of them have lighted reticle, that belongs to a choice I already eliminated..a $500 to $600 Nightforce feature. The IOR has 1/4 clicks, the Burris has 1/8", Leupold has 1/4". All choices have 30mm tubes, and if I wanted a lower power I could get a steel tubed IOR. I really like the ranging reticle of the NP-R2 and the IOR MP-8 so that is why I am in a bind... (maybe the IOR is more durable than the Leupy and Burris?)

    I have a 15MOA base and will probly grab a set of Signature rings or just spring for some Barrett rings.

    Rifle is a .338 Lapua with a 26" barrel, probly going to be fed with 250g Scenars for awhile. Intentions are to start shooting at 600 yards and beyond. I am leaning more towards the IOR since it has the Ranging reticle but I am open to other choices.
     
  2. 4mesh063

    4mesh063 Well-Known Member

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    Actually, Burris does have lighted reticules now but they are only in the lower power stuff. 3-9 Fullfield and 4-10 Sig series. I'm not positive, but I think Leupold is also going to introduce them this summer. That I did not confirm myself but was told.

    Call Natchez Shooters Supply and check thier sale prices. I think they sell all 3 brands and models. They're about the least expensive place to get optics that I know of.

    You're gonna be happy with any of the above if you get it at a price you like.
     
  3. Ronin Rifles

    Ronin Rifles Well-Known Member

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    I have the Leopold 8.5X25 with a duplex reticle, and the IOR Valdada with the MP-8 reticle. I like the IORs reticle design better, and it has the quick rear eye focus vs. the Leopold lock ring type. Probably going to sell my Leopold and by another Valdada.
     
  4. James D.

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    I have decided on the IOR Valdada 6-24x50, side focus aluminum tube, non-lighted MP-8 reticle, and I think that it's around $100 more than the leupy. Now if Leupy or Burris had a similiar reticle and did not increase the price another $100 over their current models the outcome would be different.

    Now the hard decision of buying a IOR now or maybe wait until they come out with a 6-24x50 illuminated.... Then again I can't have my cake and eat it too, or can I?

    I appreciate the few replies on the subject and more thanks goto the other member's past posts concerning the subject.
     
  5. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Give Don a hallar for a good price on an IOR scope.Baught a 16x from him with the NP8,Great glass with lots of MOAs for the 50BMG=CJ
    kanab@pobox.com

    [ 04-05-2003: Message edited by: Mach V ]
     
  6. James D.

    James D. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the "Don" connection, he was able to beat my best price by about $100...brings the price down to Leupold LRT territory.
     
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  8. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    One question for y'all w/ the IOR scopes... Once upon a time, I saw a review on their website (not the one I see now when I go there?) that featured (I think) the 16x42mm Tactical, and it had a sunshade extension mounted on it. No where on the IOR-Valdada site, or any retailer do I find a sunshade for their scopes. Any ideas on where this accessory could be had?

    Thanks,

    Monte
     
  9. 700

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    milanuk

    I recently bought a IOR 6x42 Tacticle. I came with a sunshsde. Perhaps all models come supplied with a sunshade.

    Regards

    700