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Would the IOR 3-18x42 Tactical 35mm be a bad choice for a combination hunting / target shooting rig?  The hunting will be for whitetail deer in a combination of woods and open fields, and the target shooting will be at the shooting range at ranges up to about 600 yards.  The gun is a Remington 700 LSS presently chambered for .243.  My intentions are to re-chamber this gun to .308 with either a Hart or Krieger barrel, but I am going to leave it at .243 for a while.  Would this scope look too out of place on this gun?  Would this scope be appropriate for my intentions?  How does IOR measure up to the competition, and how good is their illuminated reticle?  Thanks.



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I can't imagine a reason why you'd not be VERY well served with that scope for your uses.  I own a 6x24 50mm IOR w/35mm tube and I couldn't be happier with mine.  My applications are mainly targets out to 600yds with the occasional deer or varmint (coyote, hog, etc.) entering the picture. 

 

One things that has been mentioned a few times here are some user of IOR scopes with the MP8 reticle having a difficult time in low light hunting situations finding the reticle.  I myself haven't experienced this issue but it's certainly possible that it could be the case as the MP8 is very fine. 

 

From a brightness, clarity and resolution perspective, you'll be spending in excess of $1,200 to get better glass than that used in the 35mm IOR scopes.  I'd go for it!

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Originally posted by ceylonc ceylonc wrote:

I can't imagine a reason why you'd not be VERY well served with that scope for your uses.  I own a 6x24 50mm IOR w/35mm tube and I couldn't be happier with mine.  My applications are mainly targets out to 600yds with the occasional deer or varmint (coyote, hog, etc.) entering the picture. 

 

One things that has been mentioned a few times here are some user of IOR scopes with the MP8 reticle having a difficult time in low light hunting situations finding the reticle.  I myself haven't experienced this issue but it's certainly possible that it could be the case as the MP8 is very fine. 

 

From a brightness, clarity and resolution perspective, you'll be spending in excess of $1,200 to get better glass than that used in the 35mm IOR scopes.  I'd go for it!




Thanks for the input.  Does your scope have the illuminated reticle?  How effective would you say that it is? 

You know, it's hard not to be impressed with the specs on this scope.  I was especially impressed with the 61' field of view @ 100 yards.  Not many scopes can offer that at 3x magnification.
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Send it to me and I will be glad to test it for you, free even. I have never owned one but the only time I looked through one I was impressed.

 

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WHAT'S THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

 

An IOR thread WITHOUT The Dark Lords evil presence abounding?????

Judas Priest on a bicycle!!!!!! 

The world is indeed coming to an end!!!!!!!!



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Originally posted by Duce Duce wrote:

Send it to me and I will be glad to test it for you, free even. I have never owned one but the only time I looked through one I was impressed.

 

Duce 

 

Can I get back to you on that?

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

WHAT'S THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

 

An IOR thread WITHOUT The Dark Lords evil presence abounding?????

Judas Priest on a bicycle!!!!!! 

The world is indeed coming to an end!!!!!!!!

 

Who is the Dark Lord?  I take it that he has a strong opinion about these scopes.  So, does he love them, or hate them?

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The Dark Lord is Koshkin.

Yeah, he's a big IOR fan.

Shoot him a PM and ask him his opinion of the scope in question.

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I think ceylonc is spot on here.  IOR 3-18x42 is an excellent scope.  It is pretty heavy, so I would not put it on a lightweight rifle, but aside from that it is one of the most versatile scopes on the market.

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