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Who besides Leupold & Burris makes a good and affordable 6X scope???

I believe that Nikon and Bushnell do but I can't seem to find it on any off the online sites.

I thought I would never own a 6X scope. Trying to find a dealer who even has one is hard.........found one so far.

Seems no one knows the advantages!!!
 
 
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What about IOR?? Affordable for you?

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dude doug already has that one up there, you still drunk?
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

What about IOR?? Affordable for you?

 
If I am going to spend that much I will buy a leupold!!!
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and if you take a leupold over an ior you are crazy!
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

and if you take a leupold over an ior you are crazy!
 
 
Excuse my ignorance as it is acceptable here given the fact that I have never heard of IOR optics................care to enlighten me???
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ior is one of the better fixed powers on the market you would be way money ahead with the ior when compared to the leupold fx, the ior's glass is way better
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Please don't get a LEUPOLD over an IOR!!   EGAD!!     Shocked  (I have always wanted to use that little face!! Ha! I finally got to do it!)        --Ed

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Originally posted by rahtreelimbs rahtreelimbs wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

and if you take a leupold over an ior you are crazy!
 
 
Excuse my ignorance as it is acceptable here given the fact that I have never heard of IOR optics................care to enlighten me???
 
dont take it hard, i dont mean to sound like a dick
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Leupold? Let me count the ways? Devil Rather than spend lots of money on a stock car that does not improve the quality of thier products IOR buys T* Zeiss coated glass. That's the stuff in top camera lenses.   Leupold has the the eye relief set so there is not as much field of view.  Most of the 6x Euro scopes have as much wider field of view as much as a 4x Leupold, which makes them a lot more hunter friendly.

In the 70's nobody had heard of Toytota, but thier detroit steel was rusting in the gas line too... That's kinda where Leupold is today.  For the money you can get a better product, but there is not a dealer on every corner.  Leupold has good service, but why should you need that? They have glass that is not as clear, which is the main grip for most of us.  Zeiss Conquest line is priced with the Leupold stuff and has the same level of service and is a better glass. 

For 6x I see it this way: Sightron if it is still listed, IOR, and then Zeiss.  The Kahles 6x is harder to find now and about the same money as the Zeiss, so I'd go Zeiss. 

 

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I have a 6x42 Tactical Leupold with AO. This scope equals my Monarchs and 4200 in brightness, contrast and resolution. It looks as though the 6x36 is also using the Multi Coat IV these days. I would not hesitate to buy a 6x36 or 6x42 Leo.
I do belive the Zeiss, Meopta and IOR would be an improvement in glass, though.
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Tahqua,   
 
I think the Leupolds are good scopes, too, but I would certainly hesitate about buying one once I looked at the price tag that the folks in Beaverton have put on it. I don't have anything AGAINST Leupold, it's just that there is no way that I think that they are some MAGICAL scope that has been created by America's Optics Authority. Thay are simply are very good, dependable scope. Like the old Weavers! Better glass than the old Weavers, but some of the old El Paso Weavers had Leupold beat in other areas...and not just in cost, either.
 
I think I would get a Leupold if I had a problem trying to mount a scope in a tight situation (such as a bolt lift issue) or if I was concerned about saving weight. Otherwise I would look at other scopes.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

dude doug already has that one up there, you still drunk?
 
I stand corrected....Embarrased 
Sorry bout that!
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Seeadler- Optik makes a nice 6x45 with 1" tube and #4 reticle.

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Beware of IOR Customer and Technical Service.  The scope is good, the service sucks.

And do you really want to buy an optic from a company with a "New for Winter 2005" banner on their homepage?

I do like their glass, I do like their construction (mostly), and I really like their MP-8 reticule; however, they lose big points on customer service in my opinion.


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You hear what RC is saying on a lot of sites. They sure get a bad rap for their service.

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its still a better scope than the leupold, and you dont hear of many members in here saying they have had trouble with ior, at least i havent
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

its still a better scope than the leupold, and you dont hear of many members in here saying they have had trouble with ior, at least i havent
 
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I could never get past the weight and eye relief issues well enough to actually take the final step to put myself in the actual position to maybe warrant learning about their service department first hand.....sorry just me I guess...

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Not a big variable IOR fan, based on some negative experiences, but the fixed power IOR's are largely considered a very good bargain. They are rumored to be tough and reliable. 
  


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