Location: United States
I have an IOR tactical scope (2.5-10x 42) on one of my M1A Sage EBR builds. I find the glass in IOR scopes exceptional for the price. I have had good luck so far (knock on wood) with this IOR on this 14lbs+ rifle. It has survived at least 600rds down range so far without an issue. I know if it breaks IOR scopes AIN"T quick or easy to get repaired.
I have a new build using a JAE G2 stock and it too will probably be around 14 lbs. I was thinking of putting another IOR, in 3.5-18x42, on this one. http://swfa.com/IOR-3-18x42-Tactical-35mm-Rifle-Scope-P8937.aspx
My question is, if I'm willing to spend $1600 - 1700 bucks is there a better option(s) I should be considering? I'll be shooting this rifle out to 1000 yds. I'm not interested in a 50mm obj or higher magnification and I would prefer glass at least equal to IOR. So that leaves something around 2x on the low side and no more than 20x on the high side and no more than a 44mm obj. Oh yeah, I like a MP-8 style reticle, a FFP scope in not an absolute requirement, and anything with a battery is a deal breaker.
For those who might ask what will this rifle be used for... Lets just say I would like it to be grunt proof.