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Tell me about IOR 4x24 scopes or other suitable CQB scopes

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Greywolf, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Greywolf

    Greywolf Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Thinking of getting one for .223 with the BDC. But my biggest concern is eye relief - it appears that the eye relief is like 3 inches or less.

    Any experiences here? I want a high quality scope for my AR in .223, as well as perhaps using it for my 9mm and 45 uppers.

    Any other suggestions for a smaller profile magnifying optic similar to this? Or is the IOR the shiznit.

    Don't want to spend more than $400
  2. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 26, 2002
    One thing to remember with eye relief is that you have limited options on mounting a scope to an AR. If all you have is a flattop upper receiver, more than 3" of eye relief will push your head back to about the middle of an A2 buttstock.

    To use an example, I use a TA11 with 2.4" eye relief. In order to use a nose-to-charging handle hold on it, I have to mount the scope with the objective hanging over the barrel nut and the front of the mount flush with the front of the upper receiver.

    A long eye relief scope will require a rail system and a mount that can bridge the barrel nut (as well as a rail that won't spin) or one of the still very difficult to get extended eye relief mounts from Larue.

    At under $400, I think you will have a tough time finding a variable magnification optic that beats the IOR. If you are willing to consider Reflex style sights, then a used EOtech or Aimpoint might be within your budget.
  3. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Anchorage, Alaska
    new Eotechs or reflexes are withing budget


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