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Im looking at this scope for my AR15. Its the IOR Valdada 2.5-10X42 Illuminated Tactical Scope.
 
What im wondering is there anything else that i should look into for around the same price 800-1200 or so.
My intended purpose is maybe some night hog hunting, and practicing at the range.  I know the reticul is not ideal for night hunting, but will it really be that bad?  The scope i am looking at is first focal plain so that is good.  Would you pick something else and if so what would it be? 
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I had the non illuminated version of that scope. I assume your looking at the MP-8 reticle? 
I disliked the scope I had. Poor eye relief, on a .300 WM. 
I did like the MP-8 reticle though.

For $1200, you can get a scope better suited for your needs than that IOR. 
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Yes looking at the MP-8.  What would you recommend in that price range that would be better.  I dont really take shots over 200Y but wouldnt mind being able to in the future.
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I would look closely at a Trijicon Accu Point. 

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I have owned both versions of the IOR 2.5-10, here are my thoughts (and both were used for hog hunting):
The old version has one of the worst illuminations systems ever, don't get that one!
The 2.5-10 tunnels at the bottom end, so it is actually a 4-10, be aware.
The new version has much better illumination and the elevation turret is the large diameter drum, 10 mils per rev, i think.

The trijicon 3-9 is a great option. Since shots won't exceed 200 yards, ou won't be doping the turret, so capped turrets is no problem. The 2.5-10 trijicon is quite large, too large for an M4 style AR, i'd do the 3-9.

The IOR glass is better, and the FFP reticle is nice for long shots or for doping with the reticle.

The IOR is a good acope, the 3-9 trijicon would be a better fit. I prefer the mil dot reticle, but others like the BAC. I find that i canshoot more precisely with the mil dot.
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