New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - IOR Fixed 6X scopes
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

IOR Fixed 6X scopes

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2006 at 19:25
pippin View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: October/16/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 32

Need a little help from the experts.  Thinking of scoping my PTR91.  Gun shoots 1.5 MOA, and with  my poor eyesight a scope would definitely help me get the most out of this gun.

 

Most of my shooting will be 100-300 yards, so I'm thinking that 6X would be just about right.  Will mostly be shooting paper at known distances, but it would be nice to have some range finding capability.  Scope must also be rugged, hold zero and be of good optical quality.  Willing to spend $500.  Don't want something that's too big or too heavy.

 

Based on this criteria I'm leaning to an IOR fixed scope.  However, it appears that there are two different models.  One is non-illuminated, a little larger, but has  wider exit pupil and better eye relief, also .25 moa per click.  The other is a illuminated, smaller and a little lighter, but doesn't have the same kind of eye relief.  Also one click equals 1 moa.

 

Any  recommendations would be appreciated - including other makes and models.  Anyone else scope their PTR91 or HK91.  What are you using?  What do you like about it, what don't you like about it?

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/24/2006 at 11:13
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 10963

Go with the IOR 6x42 with 30mm tube and an MP-8 reticle.  The other scope is a 6x30 with a 35mm tube.  I think that the 6x42 is a better way to go: excellent glass, rugged and a great reticle that alows rangefinding.  As for illumination, I would not worry about it much.  The 6x42 is better in low light and the MP8 reticle is very visible.

 

Ilya

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/04/2006 at 21:11
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 13873
Koshkin is right on target the 6x42 is the way to go
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/05/2006 at 14:38
pippin View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: October/16/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 32

Just thought I'd give everyone a quick update.  Followed your recommendations got the 6 X 42 IOR.  Have had a chance to take it to the range once, and I am very impressed. Optics are outstanding.  Better than my Leupold.  I really like the reticle as well.

 

Mounted to my PTR91 with a set of medium IOR rings, the gun was producing some very satisfactory groups at 100 yards.  Had Williams Trigger work its magic on the standard 10 pound PTR91 trigger, and between the scope and the improved trigger the gun was right on the money.

 

Assuming the scope continues to hold up, I will be a very satisfied customer and would definitely think about getting another IOR. 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/05/2006 at 14:52
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472

pippin:

Did you get the MP8 reticle, and if so how do you like it??

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/08/2006 at 09:45
pippin View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: October/16/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 32
Yup, MP8 reticle.  I really like it.  Gives you the mildot info. you want while still keeping the scope clean looking. (It really bugs me when mfgs. try to cram in a whole bunch of largely unnecessary crap - makes the sight picture too busy.)   Crosshairs are thick enough to be easily and quickly visible, but thin enough that they don't obscure the target. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/08/2006 at 18:00
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472

Originally posted by pippin pippin wrote:

Crosshairs are thick enough to be easily and quickly visible, but thin enough that they don't obscure the target. 

 

Agreed.....Those Horus Vision reticles look like some kind of crazy video game to me.   

 

Good deal. Glad it suits you. 

 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "IOR Fixed 6X scopes"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Best Fixed 6X Scope brdavis Rifle Scopes 7
scope suggest 6X OR 8X fixed scope(mil dot) Rong1 Rifle Scopes 2
Where are the fixed 6x scopes? stubewan Rifle Scopes 10 2/19/2007 10:37:51 AM
Best fixed 6x scope out there? Harriershot Rifle Scopes 17
6X Fixed Choices hondo56 Rifle Scopes 10 10/20/2006 9:25:32 PM
IOR fixed scope cementhead Rifle Scopes 2
Who still makes a fixed 6x? Hondo64d Rifle Scopes 15
IOR Fixed Power J_Man_66 Rifle Scopes 7 7/25/2005 9:03:59 AM
IOR 2-12x32 Scope Value? MAK Rifle Scopes 7
6x Camputer Realist Scope Sharkhunter Rifle Scopes 9


This page was generated in 0.406 seconds.