| tahqua wrote:|
Thanks koshkin, finally glad to hear something about this scope. I am a fixed 4X fan and was looking at this scope. I have found that a quality fixed glass has better resolution than a variable in any given line of scopes. Maybe you can help me with this, though it is apples to oranges. The price to performance on the 3x9 4200 has really caught my attention. Would you put the optic quality of this variable in the same league as the 4X IOR? I do own several variables but I guess I'm still being too conservative to go with variables on most of my big game guns..........Thanks
That would be the king of all apples to oranges comparisons, right there.
I have not played with that particular Elite 4200 yet, but assuming it is of the same optical quality as the rest of the Elite 4200 line-up, IOR is a bit better. That means that at 4x, IOR will be a little clearer. Perhaps not brighter (it is very hard to compare brightness at low magnifications), but it will resolve a little better. Also, IOR is available with a 4A reticle which is pretty thick visible and does not disappear easily in low light.
If you like 4x scopes, you can't go wrong with this IOR, but if you simply want an allround scope a 3-9x40 scope is a better choice. If all you do with the rifle inquestion is hunt big game within 250-300 yards, 4x is plenty though. For load development, etc, it is nice to be able to dial up the magnificaiton a bit.