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anyone have one of these?
how does the glass compare to Ziess, Kahles, Swarovski?


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Hogman, Welcome to Optics Talk.
Here is a scope discussion rating system. I hope that it helps with some of your questions.
 

The scale below was formed by SWFA sales staff, customer service, pro-staff and owners using personal experience, customer input and facts supplied by the manufacturers.  The ranking system is based on the following criteria (in order of importance and weight).

 

1.  Optical Quality - How bright and clear the scope is.

2.  Specifications - Field of view, eye relief, weight, adjustment travel, etc.

3.  Durability - How do they with stand the test of time.

4.  Special Features & Options - Proprietary items (reticles, design, turrets), Zoom ratio.

5.  Warranty & Customer Service - How good are they.

6.  Value - Bang for your buck.

 

In order to maintain the scale's simplicity we are not listing every single manufacture and only major manufactures will have several of their brands listed.  This scale also does not have discontinued brands or products like the old U.S.A. made Redfields, Japan Tasco or Japan Simmons Aetec.  This scale is heavily weighted toward HUNTING as being the application the scope will be used for.

 

This scale will be kept current with changes that the manufacturers are making that affect their rank.  Many of the lower end companies have been bought and sold a lot recently and while the names have stayed the same......the product has not.

 

 

2008 Riflescope Rating Scale

 

10 - Swarovski Z6, Zeiss Victory

9 - Kahles C - CL & CSX, Schmidt & Bender

8 - Kahles KX, U.S. Optics, Swarovski PH & American, X.O.T.I.C.,  Zeiss Classic

7 - Bushnell Elite 6500, Leupold VX-7, Nightforce, IOR Valdada

6 - Bushnell Elite 4200, Nikon Monarch & Monarch X, Zeiss Conquest

5 - Leupold Mark 4 VX III & VX-L, Nikon Monarch Gold & Titanium, Sightron SIII

4 - Burris Black Diamond Signature Select XTR & Euro Diamond, Meopta, Pentax Lightseeker, Super Sniper, Trijicon Accupoint, Weaver Grand Slam

3 - Bushnell Elite 3200, Leatherwood, Leupold VX-II, Millet, Nikon Buckmaster, Sightron SI & SII, Vortex

2 -  Burris Fullfield II & Timberline, Leupold Rifleman & VX-I, Mueller, Nikon ProStaff, Simmons, Swift

1 - Barska, BSA, Tasco

0 - ATN, Leapers, NcStar

 

This is a work in progress and continuously changing, please discuss your opinions, ask questions and make suggestions HERE.  This post will be updated as the scale changes and the fact that it is in the F.A.Q. section allows it to be easily accessed at any time and also restricts any posts from being added to it.



 
 
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The glass is good but not the greatest.  The mechanics and durability are much better than the other lsited.

Nightforce makes a hard-use, heavy-duty scope.  It is a great optic, I plan to purchase that same scope soon as well (or maybe a US Optics SN4 - have not yet decided.)
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thanks, what about compared to an IOR 1.1-4?
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Personally, I usually avoid tactical IOR scopes - service is spotty, internals are suspect and tend to break, but their glass is very good.

In my opinion, and many will disagree, IOR ain't the best choice in long-term, hard-use scopes.  Nightforce has a great track record, and USO has a pretty good record (great customer service, unfortunately you will probably use it if you own their scopes.)

Nightforce can take a beating and still function as needed.  IOR fails more than I would like (at least the newest stuff does, the older stuff was bullet-proof.)
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I have had 6 IOR scopes and had a problem with one of them.  Customer service was great in my experience.  I have 3 right now and they are are holding up well. 

IOR has got its recent bad rep because of a version called the Snipershide 3-18x42 scope.  Last word from the exclusive seller of this particular scope was he has had problems with about 12% of them.  He says all the other lines are still holding up well and doing good. 

You don't hear of to many problems with other IOR scopes a few hear and there just like every other manufacturer.  The school I attend the precision rifle instructors say they have seen at least 5 Nightforce scopes fail during a 4 day class.  So they are not perfect either.  They swear by Leupold as many do. 

There is always a risk when you buy something no matter how much it costs or what the rep of that particular product is. 
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