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favorite tactical scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Revolver Ocelot, Feb 16, 2009.

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  1. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Member

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    I got about 1100 bucks to spend on a scope for an upcoming rifle, but I don't know a whole lot about this stuff unfortunately. I'm looking for a simple to use but ofcorse very reliable scope to mount an an ar style rifle, I'm thinking 2.5-10x magnification but am always open to suggestions.

    and do they make these things with bullet compensators or is that just in the acogs?
     
  2. expvideo

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    I like the EOtech + flip-to-side 3x magnifier setup. It's pretty darn cool.
     
  3. H2O MAN

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    Leupold

    I went with the Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T M2 w/ illuminated TMR, but the
    Mark 4 2.5-8x36mm MR/T M2 w/ illuminated TMR would be an excellent choice.



    Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T

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  4. Revolver Ocelot

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    now that is nice, though I was looking for something with a longer range on it and an ajustable magnification.

    I will keep this one in mind though, I had planned on getting a 14.5 inch barrel for the rifle and having a fixed power to go with it.

    so far the only scope brands I have looked at were the trijicon offerings and some fro Valdamda, I'm surpirsed these 2 didn't come to mind.
     
  5. lipadj46

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    do yourself a favor and check out the IOR tactical scopes, they are a devent step up from the Leupold mk4's. Though you really can't go wrong with a mk4 make sure you get the M3 knobs though.
     
  6. Revolver Ocelot

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    what exactly is an ior, to my understanding its a scope offered by Valdada but i can't seem to find anything listed as such
     
  7. lipadj46

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    You are correct they are from Bucharest and have nice glass and turrets:

    http://www.swfa.com/c-23-ior-valdada-rifle-scopes.aspx

    If I had $1500 and was in the market for a nice optic I would go with an IOR but like I said you really can't go wrong with a mk4 even though I believe they are a bit over priced. Another thought would be to get a new VX-3 (upgraded VX-III) and get M3 turrets put on by the Leupold custom shop. You would get a better scope that a mk4 that way and probably a lot less $$$.
     
  8. Revolver Ocelot

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    so what makes it an ior? I'm not even sure what it means :/

    I was leaning in the direction of these scopes because they came so highly recomend from what I have seen.
     
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    IOR Valdada Rifle Scopes is the name of the optics company in Romania. I.O.R stands for Romanian Optics Industry. Also see my suggestion above for a VX-3 custom shop idea.
     
  10. Revolver Ocelot

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    I will be sure to check that out, and last question, if I wish to have it where I can adjust the bullet drop (which I may skip, seems a little to adavanced for me) I just get a scope with exposed knobs right?

    I'm looking at the custom shop right now and all I gotta say is wow i'm glad you let me know about this, I can switch out the reticle for one that includes the bullet drop :)

    however it won't let me add the m3 knobs to any of the vx-3 models, or the mark 4 for that matter.
     
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    I bought a Leupold Mk4 6.5-20x50mm Illuminated TMR Reticle for my 308. It's a great scope but I'm actually not all that excited about the illuminated reticle on it. Instead of just a dot in the middle the entire reticle glows red...it's more distracting than helpful for me. I never turn it on anymore. The scope if very clear and I love it...just wouldn't spend the extra money on an illuminated reticle next time.
    I would stay away from the scopes with generic BDC (bullet drop compensation) reticles - with all the variations in calibers, bullet weights, etc... they're never going to be "right on" for you. Just get a standard reticle and have Leupold make a custom elevation knob for you. Then you can range the target and just turn the elevation knob to the desired distance.
     
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    Lipadj46, I am also in the market for a good scope, and what is so special about the IOR scopes? What does IOR scope have to offer that Mk4 does not?

    I found a MK 4 3.5 ~ 10 x 40 mm LR/T M3 TMR without illumination for $999.

    What is so special about a M3 turret vs M1?

    Thanks.

    R
     
  13. H2O MAN

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    Read this.
     
  14. Revolver Ocelot

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    ok so which one has the m3 turret? none of them will allow it in the custom shop.
     
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    i've never understood the need for M3 knobs. certainly wouldn't recommend them to anyone.

    i also don't buy the argument that they're faster because i don't count clicks on scopes.

    if i need to shoot FAST, i'd use the reticle hold over. spinning knobs is slow.

    if it's too dark for me to see the etchings on the turrets, then it's too dark for me to see through the scope and safely ID a target.

    1/2 min is pretty coarse.

    since i've been using mil scopes, i've found myself wanting a little more granularity than the 1/10th MIL adjustments, but it does make the math easy enough that i guess it's worth staying there.

    i sometimes wonder if folks would have an easier time with math on the 1/10th MOA adjustments
     
  16. Revolver Ocelot

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    ok, this is really helping me narrow it down alot, I'm planning on using this scope on a gun with an effective range of about 800 meters so I don't thinking I will need the option for that much fine tuning so I'm thinking...

    http://www.valdada.com/product/f97b1fa1-9514-42fe-905d-9cf48839182c.aspx

    or maybe a trijicon tr22 as I'd like to have illumination (or the option of), I'd like to find out more about the possibility of a leupold but I can't figure out what parts I should be adding in the custom shop to suit my purpose.

    and lastly one scope that has caught my eye is the horus raptor, anyone heard of it before?
     
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