Desert Fox

IOR Riflescope 3X18X42-Illuminated MP-8

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I'm getting one of these for my 308 Tactical Rifle. This is the third scope for this rifle. First I had the Leupold Mk4-16X Tactical L/R on it, a great scope but not flexible enough for field use. Then there's the Nikon 2.5X10 Tactical. Excellent scope but not enough magnification for longrange precision work. Hopefully, the IOR will fill the shortcomings of the two. If this won't work out, I'll probablly sell all three and buy myself a US optics or an S&B, which I should have done in the first place. :smiley-sorry:http://www.valdada.com/vn/ior/03u

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Recieved the IOR Monday and mounted it on my 308 Tactical rifle. I have to replaced the 20 MOA custom base that my gunsmith build on the rifle because the IOR Ring won't fit on it. The base is not a true 1913 Picatinny style...slot is too small. Luckily, I have a Leupold MK4 base on hand for such as occasion, so everything works out fine. Went to the range yesterday and run the scope on its paces. So far, all expectation was met. The scope tracks well. The glass from Schott is very clear. The MP-8 reticle, which is a Mil-dot variant, is much superior than the original design. The illumination reticle, which has 7 level of intensity, is very clear and precise. I also appreciate the center dot in the middle of the reticle... more like a floating dot, which help in precision aiming. For those who like the dot reticle, would really appreciate these set-up. Now off to 500 yard range!

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That's a first class rig! Bet it shoots good too.
The rifle can outshoot me... that's for sureHere's what it can do300 yards - 3 shot group with 155 grain Scenar on top, 5 shot group with 168 Nosler comp belowIMGP3426.jpgHere's the 3 shot group at 525 yards with the 155 grain ScenarPicture037.jpgTen shot at 100 yards with 168 grain Nosler CompetitionIMGP1990.jpg

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Yep, that gun can shoot. Nice, very nice.

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Scope quality can be measured by how good it tracks. One way to find out is to do a box test. Here's the result of the IOR's box test at 110 yards. I'm using the 155 grain Lapua Scenar for this box test. I initially fired three shot group on another target to see if my rifle zero is still on. I'm using a new batch of ammo, that I reloaded, using Winchester brass. I normally use Federal brass but I want to find out if Winchester will work with my rifle since I must have a truckload of them. The Winchester shoot half an inch low when compared with Federal but group just as well, so I left it alone.Fired the first shot at the center of the target and noted that the bullet impacted just as predicted, half inch low. I then dialed the elevation knob 3MOA up and windage 3MOA right and fired shot no.2. I then turned the elevation turret 6MOA down for shot no.3. For my 4th shot I totally got confused and dialed a total of 9MOA instead of 6. As you can see, shot no.4 ended up at the edge at the target. I went ahead and dialed the elevation turret 6MOA up, carefull this time not to make mistake, and fired shot no. 5. On shot no.6, I just reset both my elevation and windage dial back to my original zero and fired. And here the result!!!Picture100.jpgI was really impressed with the precision built into the IOR. My Leupold MK4 Tactical L/R scope's box test didn't even come close to these. My Nikon Tactical is the only one that came close in comparison.IMGP3096.jpg

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Very impressive there DF. I know you must be tickled pink with those results.
Yep! Heath. Funny, while doing this test late this afternoon, I got distracted by a doe and two pawn right in the line of fire. They were feeding right at the 100 yard backstop at our club range. They weren't bothered by my shot at all. Too bad I didn't have a camera with me. I had to wait for them to moved on before I could resumed my test. At least I was able to practice ranging the doe with the MP-8 reticle on the scope :drinks: I haven't filled my tag yet and I almost got tempted :good:

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wow that looks great... the the retical is sweet.what remington 700 is that... What model?
Quade, it started as a plain Jane 243 ADL Model 700 and I have Jim Gruning of Gruning Precision Rifle installed a Pac-Nor 3-grove Supermatch barrel on it. I had the barreled action teflon coated, and mounted on modified HS precision Varmint Synthetic stock, with HS 5 round detachable magazine, and bottom metal. I installed the Kydex cheekpiece for proper cheekweld. The rifle weigh 17 lbs, and its very pleasant to shoot. It's becoming to be my favorite rifle.

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Howdy Desert Fox so is your scope 1st Focal plane? How much did that run you? $1200?????

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SFP. $1200 from Liberty Optics but I believe it's more now. The Hide design FFP is around $1300 but I heard they have problem on a few batch that came in. It got corrected but it took so long. I like the SFP design better than FFP. Besides, IOR don't offer illuminated reticle on the FFP scope.

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Oh yes FFP sucks for our hobby. Snipers need it for range estimation. Just walked in the door from range.Bushnell 4x16x40MM elite 4200 rules over my new Nikon 5x20x44MM..... Of course neither in in IOR field.

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Look at my classified I'm selling my B&L Elite 4000. Great scope... own two and haven't have use for another.

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