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I would really like to buy the IOR 4-14x50 tactical, but budget limitations restrict that. Coming back down to reality makes me realize I can probably only afford either the 10x56 IOR scope with the 56mm objective, or the SS10x42M. I do like the MP8 reticle alot more than standard mil dots, and a bigger objective is a plus, but I want to hear all angles.

My budget runs at about $550 if even that, so the IOR is about the most expensive I will go. I also have had really good experiences with IOR optics in the past, but everyone I've heard talk about the Super Snipers says they are of exceptional quality as well.

This is also going to sit on top of a Remington 700P in .300 win mag. I will be humping it around occasionaly for ranges less than 10 miles, but shooting up to and including 1200 yards.

This is also for only the scope. I already have mounts and rings taken care of.
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Hmm..  This is not an easy call, but I'll give it a shot.

I think that IOR has somewhat better glass.  In addition a bigger objective will make a difference in low light and in  ease of eye positioning: bigger exit pupil makes exact eye position less critical.  I also prefer MP8 reticle to standard MilDot.

Super Sniper is cheaper and probably has better customer service (through SWFA, I presume) than IOR.  Super Sniper optical quality is quite superb as well, especially for the money.

If I couldt cough up the money, I'd get an IOR.  If money is an issue, I'd feel no reservations about getting a Super Sniper.

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Here's an option - get the SS now (you won't be disappointed) but start saving for the SS variables coming out probably be end of year from SWFA.  I am going to be saving my pennies for one of these myself - they should be excellent quality, great warranty, etc.

 

I'm most eager about the lowest mag one (up to 18x I believe) as I think that would offer the best long-range variability without the higher mag mirage.  Plus it would give the best eye relief and exit pupil amogst them all.

 

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Originally posted by greywolf greywolf wrote:

Here's an option - get the SS now (you won't be disappointed) but start saving for the SS variables coming out probably be end of year from SWFA.  I am going to be saving my pennies for one of these myself - they should be excellent quality, great warranty, etc.

 

I'm most eager about the lowest mag one (up to 18x I believe) as I think that would offer the best long-range variability without the higher mag mirage.  Plus it would give the best eye relief and exit pupil amogst them all.

 



Sorry, this setup has to be ready to go by the end of next week. If I was going to wait that long, I could just buy the IOR variable like I wanted to. I already have the money, and have an order on high rings and a mount. That considered, I think I'll go with the IOR 10x56.
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The IOR is a good choice for a tactical scope.
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Those look like they will be great variable tactical scopes. I think I would go with the 5.5-22x50 for my rig. The exit pupils on the 42mm and 50mm are close and I think I would like the extra magnification for long range work. Also the 50mm would be able to be mounted with high rings and still fit BC covers. I do not think that would be mounted too high for my Remington PSS rifle.
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Oh yes, just to make sure, I will need high rings for the 56mm objective right?

 

Also, should I go with a 1 piece or 2 piece base. I prefer the one piece for rigidity, but the 2 piece will probably let me reload easier because I'm using a PSS and you have to feed from the top.

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You will definately need high rings.  I like 2-piece bases for those reasons you list.
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