| jonoMT wrote:|
That is going to be a formidable competitor, especially for $599. I really like that this is a mil/mil scope and has good glass. I don't think I've seen an FFP for under a grand...at least not one with any quality. About the closest I can think of is the FFP IOR 2.5-10x42 - http://swfa.com/IOR-25-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P6493.aspx - which is $440 more (granted, it has illumination). But can it be advertised like the SS as "50-BMG Ready"?
The IOR you are referring to is actually quite durable: this is a model that IOR has been making for a long time and they have worked out the quirks if they were any. I do not think I have seen anyone break either the 2.5-10x42 or 4-14x50 IORs with recoil.
That having been said, I have the new Variable SS and I am hugely impressed so far. I will write a thorough review, but I think I can go on record saying that unless there is some catastrophic desing flaw that has not yet revealed itself, this is the best alround tactical scope for the money, bar none. It has every feature you want and omits all the features you do not want, while keeping the price low.