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Good day, I have recently finished my carbine build (Mega/CMMG) and it has come time to put optics on the beast. I slapped the old super sniper on it for some range fun, and for a chrome lined 14.5" barrel, I was quite impressed with its accuracy. Actually, dang impressed. This has inspired me to put a more appropriate optic on it for 100-300 yd target shooting/plinking. I am no operator or competitor and this rifle is more of just a fun range rifle with that evil black rifle mystique.

 

I looked at the aimpoints and eotechs first, but with not the greatest vision, specifically an astigmatism, these sights were not what I was looking for and made me realize that perhaps some magnification is necessary for my application, especially at the longer distances. I know that a 3x multiplier is available but do not like the idea of a multi component scope system.

 

I have been quite impressed with the IOR offerings I have handled in the past and am considering either the 4x24 m2 model with the CQB reticle for .223 (mounted in a larue mount) or the 6x30 Super m2 with the same .223 CQB reticle (mounted in the supplied 35mm rings). I have never fired a weapon with either of these specific optics mounted and have not met anyone who has.

 

Everywhere I have read people are pleased with the optical clarity of IOR scopes and they are well regarded in terms of durability. Does anyone have experience of these scopes specifically on an AR15? Are the reported issues with eye relief more applicable to traditional rifles, I thought that a shoter eye relief was a good thing for the AR15 platform? Does the reticle on the m2 series move when then windage and/or elevation are adjusted so much so that it does not appear centered in the tube as some people have mentioned with the m1 series? 

 

I am most interested in the super m2 (because of the larger tube diameter and extra magnification) but it seems like there are virtually no reviews of it online. Are there any other optics that you feel would be appropriate for the application and cost less than roughly $650 with mount?

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The IOR scopes you are considering are very good, but you have to keep in mind that they have an old style "non-centered" reticle design which I do not particularly like.  In other respects these are excellent scopes and eye relief is not an issue on an AR.  If I were you I would probably get a 3x25 IOR with CQB reticle instead.  I've had all three of these scopes in the past and I am likely to get a 3x25 again for an application I am planing, but not the other two.

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definitly the 3x25 or the new uso sn2 fixed 4x built to compete with the acogs.
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I only saw SN12 in a store, but it seemed like a very nice optic.  It is twice more expensive than IOR 3x25, though.

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sorry skipped a 1, and they make an low model also, only about 200 more if from uso
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I've been considering getting SN12R myself.  It is a nice little scope and the circle chevron reticle is one of my favourites.  However, I do not think it comes with the mount, while a regular SN12 and IOR 3x25 have their mounts built in.

For a scope of this type, I also like to have an illuminated reticle, which is standard on the IOR and extra $185 for the US Optics.

IOR 3x25 can be found for about $600 or so, I think.  USO SN 12 with the illuminated reticle will run about $1100, plus you'll need a mount for it.

ILya
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