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How do the IOR scopes stack up against Zeiss, Kahles, Swarovski, or Leupold Mark 4.

 

I like the compact size, and just wanted to know about the overall quality.

 

Thanks for any input!

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IOR

 

Just as good as the competition, if not better..

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All of the above have outstanding warranties and warranty service departments.

IOR has Val.

 

If you like your attitude very well done.....................you'll love IOR.

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Originally posted by Mike McDonald Mike McDonald wrote:

All of the above have outstanding warranties and warranty service departments.

IOR has Val.

 

If you like your attitude very well done.....................you'll love IOR.

 

Val =

j/k....

 

 IOR's/Val's CS has "reportedly" been coming around lately.

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How about this;  IOR 1.5-8 X 26 or 2-12 X 32  vs. Leuopold Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8 X 36 or 3-9 X 36

 

This is what I have narrowed my choices down to.

 

I favor the smaller size of the IOR's

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timmy d:

What type of shooting and what type of firearm involved here?

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This scope will be going a steyr scout .223.

 

I will be using it for varmint hunting, target shooting, and possibly running game competition.

 

Maximum distance will be in the 300 yard range.

 

 

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No Contest....

 

 

Glass

 

 

 

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For your application, the IOR is better than the Mark 4.

 

I've had to deal with IOR's customer service (and Val) in the last year and they treated me very well.  I think the problems of the past are history...

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I have the IOR 1.5x8 on a HK 93 and LOVE this scope, also have a Leupold M4 3x9 TMR(the other scope your looking at) on another 93, much prefer the IOR, the glass is better, its built like a freakin tank, the retical is perfect for me, its compact, only downside is that its heavy and the 35mm tube is hard to find rings for(or use on a HK claw mount) 

The M4 is nice and its not getting sold off, but I had some real problems with this scope when I got it, didn't take many rounds(223) before I got black flecks in the glass....Leupold finaly sent me a new one though, CS wasn't the best, but thanks to someone here I got to the right person who took care of me ASAP

I bought this IOR used, called Val for the manual(odd addjustments on the IOR) and had a very nice talk with Val, seemed like a good guy to me, faxed me the manual within 5 mins of getting off the phone

From now on I will be looking hard at IOR's for my other HK's
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Thanks for the info.  I would rather tote around a couple ozs. more and have a better scope.  I really like the compact dimensions of the IOR 1.5-8.  The larger scopes don't make alot of sense to me on compact rifles.

 

BTW landpimp, I am also a big fan of FJ 40's, old Bronco's, and Scout's.

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The IOR 1.5-8 would probably work well for you but you might want to also consider a 2x Aimpoint, I know this is a different line of thought, but varmits are often seen in low light situations and with a red dot you can be quite fast and accurate on moving targets.

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That might be a good option.  How well do the Aimpoint sights work in bright light?

 

If I were to go this route, would an ACOG be a better choice?

 

Thanks,

 

Timmy

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For shooting fairly far out at small targets like varmints, Aimpoint does not quite have enough magnificaiton in my opinion.  Besides, the 2x AImpoints have very narrow fields of view, if memory serves me right.  I think IOR 1.5-8x26 would sork very well for you.  It is still good for fast acquisition while giving enough magnification to reach a bit further out.  Besides, the redesigned CQB reticle IOR uses now has holdover points designed for 223.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

For shooting fairly far out at small targets like varmints, Aimpoint does not quite have enough magnificaiton in my opinion.  Besides, the 2x AImpoints have very narrow fields of view, if memory serves me right.  I think IOR 1.5-8x26 would sork very well for you.  It is still good for fast acquisition while giving enough magnification to reach a bit further out.  Besides, the redesigned CQB reticle IOR uses now has holdover points designed for 223.

ILya

 

+1, exellent recommendation and post by Koshkin.

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Thanks for all the great advice.  I really appreciate your opinions.

 

How do you like the IOR CQB reticle?

 

Is it similar to the new special purpose reticle on some of the Leuopold Mark 4 scopes?

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