Originally Posted by Sniper03
I had read the following about them on Shooting Forum some time back. What I did observe first of all an IOR Scope in 30MM Tube is failry large although being a fantastic scope and a little pricy compaired to what price you mentioned. But the Falcon Menance dwarfed the IOR! But the main point of interest was the below comment from one owner. If the adjustments are in fact off the tracking and return to exact zero if adjusted! If anyone has one I would be interested if they would do a tracking drill. This is done by using or making a target that has precise "1 inch squares" (1 MOA) on the target with a small 1 Inch bullseye in the center of the Center Square. (4 Inch Squares to the Right of the Center Bullseye Square and 4 Inch Squares to the Left of the Bullseye Square. Also 4 Squares above the Center Bullseye Square and 4 Sqaures below! Then What you do, is once the rifle is precisely zeroed at 100 yards, *Step #1 Fire one shot dead center on the Bullseye. *Step #2: Then adjust the scope UP 2 MOA -" 2 In." or 8 Clicks with a 1/4 in. adjustment Scope. *Step #3: then Right 3 MOA Step #4 then Down 5 MOA [SIZE="3"]Step [/SIZE]#5 then Left 3 MOA and finally Step #6 Up 3 MOA. If the scope tracks correctly and the adjustments are accurate you should be back dead center in the Center of the Bullseye. Good scopes will do this. Poor scopes will not!
You can shoot a shot at each adjustment or just adjust the scope through the process and take a second shot. Your choice on this! Limiting to 2 shots would probably be "Best" due to the fact some rifles migh be effected by fouling or multiple rounds.
Here is the Post from the other forum:
I did confirm my only real complaint so far: The click value of the turrets is off ever so slightly. About 3%. It takes only 97 clicks to go 10 Mils.
It's a small enough error 99.9% of users would never notice; as much as I and others tell people they should always measure to be sure I know very few ever actually do. This is why you do.
So that's the only actual disappointment I've noticed so far. It's no problem if only used on one rifle, a couple strokes in the ballistic program will correct for it and it's close enough to the reticle that it can be ignored for anything I use the reticle for (wind holds, hold over/under modest amounts, etc).
thats a good test but i go a bit further i do 8 moa firing a 3 round group in each corner plus center at the start and center at the end.
to eliminate fouling errors and heat errors do some fouling shots then pace yourself and lett he rifle cool for each 3 shot group. takes a lot longer but its a better harsher test. ive found some scopes will track true until you shoot with them mounted... some will track true for a few moa but have a much harder time tracking true with larger values.
if you want to give it a really good test use the max elevation you expect to ever use in the field or range and test with those values. i get rid of optics that cant pass that test or relagate them to plinker status meaning they only get used as a range toy.
some optics like the acog have a very hard time tracking true or replicating clicks because they are designed to be adjusted in the field and the shooter is supposed to use the bdc. not all optics need to have good tracking if they have a usable bdc.
depend on the optic.
never heard of the brand the op brings up
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