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I admit I never weighed my IOR Valdada 6x42 scope before I mounted it.
 
I have seen two advertised weights on this scope: 16 oz and 20 oz.
 
Which is it?
 
Anybody weigh this scope?????
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No but send it to me I'll weigh it, but it might take a while for me to send it back.
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I'd assume it is the heavier of the 2.  I have the 4x and it is no light-weight.
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RC:  Check this out.
 
The Rem LTR is advertised as weighing in at 7.5 lbs.
So I slap on: IOR 6x42 scope, EGW aluminum scope base, set of XTR rings and a stock pack.  LTR now weighs....10 lbs and 2 oz!!!!
 
 
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How do you like the scope?
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One of the best investments I ever made.  Great scope. 
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IOR makes good stuff (MOST OF THE TIME!)

I love my 4X.


Sounds like someone isn't being honest and/or accurate with their advertising.  What was a decent stalking gun is now a little heavy.  My guess is the IOR is 20 or more.
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I am waiting for a new Rem 700 SPS Tactical in .308.  It is also advertised as 7.5 lbs.
I am going to restock it with a Bell and Carlson light Tac/Varmint full alum bedded stock and mount a Leupy Mark 2 on it.  The Mk 2 weighs 12 oz.  Also installing an OPS, Inc muzzle brake.  It probably weighs about 4 oz.  But the gun will recoil like a .22.  Now that is my stalker gun.


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Hey.  I descoped my Remmy and weighed the IOR 6x42 Tac.  It weighs 23 oz without the sunshade.
 
Way more than the advertised 16 oz.  Someone really needs to tighten up IORs shot group.
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Are you recoil sensitive? An 8-pound .308 recoil is, in my opinion, preferable to permanent hearing damage.

Muzzle brakes work great but at a significant price.  I have one stalking gun with brake, it is a 7-pound 300WM and it sucks to shoot without the brake.  When I hunt that gun, I always take electronic hearing protection.

They do their job well, but I'd invest in good hunting ears to go with the gun.  One shot from that sucker without ears on and you WILL lose some acuity.


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Although, now that I think about it, if you really are EOD, you're probably deaf as a doormat now anyway - as you were.
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Their weight specs are notoriously  inaccurate.  As are their FOV specs.  
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Although, now that I think about it, if you really are EOD, you're probably deaf as a doormat now anyway - as you were.
 
Huh?
 
Actually hearing is OK. 
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