Ive been needing to write this review for a while now, just been putting it off. Along about February of this year my smith started on my .260 rem precision rifle based on a rem 700 short action, and soon thereafter i started out on an research mission to find quality glass to go on top of it. ( http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/260-remington-model-700-target-project-22908/
After alot of help from members here i decided on the on the IOR Valdada 3-18X40 First Focal Plane scope with the MP-8 reticule. I got my rifle back sometime in July, and within 2 weeks i placed an order for my scope with Scott at Liberty Optics, Scott is awesome to deal with, and i highly recommend him and his company.
A few days later i had my new IOR, and my first impression was "dam this thing is heavy duty" I never realized just hoe big a 35mm main tube actually was.
I really like this scope for alot of reasons, first off the clarity of the glass is a 10 its the best ive ever looked through, even in lower light conditions.
This scope is a First Focal Plane scope (the mill hash marks can be used to range a target at any magnification) The MP-8 Dot reticule has a new take on the standard Mill Dot reticule, it doesn't have dots, it has hash marks that make precise measurements much easier. The reticule and the adjustments are both in Mils, so there is no math involved in impact correction, or lead/holdover. The elevation knob also has 10mils per revolution, so there is no getting lost when making long range adjustments.
The advertised adjustment for this scope was 22 mil elevation, and mine comes in at about 20 so that is slightly disappointing, but still more than enough to get out to 1k with a 20 moa base.
Im sure i forgot something important.