There are short, medium and long range scopes and now even
a few close to medium range scopes (CQB). the current line
of CQB are mainly 1-4 or 5 power. but when will we see CQB
short to medium high power capable of more precise shots on
smaller targets at the med to medium high power range?
would a scope like this be a CQB with power ranging from
1-12 or so? say a IOR 1.1-12 with the CQB reticle or leupold's
current mark4 m2 SPR scope instead with 1.1-12 and SPR reticle?
Ive been looking at scopes a while now and tried all kinds
and even though the recent additions of the CQB scopes with
1-4 or 5 power and capability of hitting a target at longer
ranges, I still find myself waiting for someone to come out
with one that's short like the current line up of CQB scopes
30mm 1.1 to at least 6,7,8,9,10,or 12 power and with IOR's CQB
or Leupold's SPR reticle. maybe the reticles will only function
correctly from 1-5 power but it would still be nice to have the
extra zoom power if you needed it wouldn't it?
right now the only scope Ive seen that comes close is IOR's 2-12
with the m8 reticle. scratch it off the list because of the
m8 reticle and the 35mm tube! make it a 30mm so I can put it in
the LaRue SPR mount and give it IOR's CQB reticle and that would
be my choice of a nearly perfect scope specially with newly
redesigned CQB reticle!
still needing more options for CQB and or low to medium high power
scopes. currently have power from 1-5, still needing 6,7,8,9,10,11
and 12 or maybe even a little above 12 but I wouldn't think over 15.
paralax adjustable, more reticle options per scope (More Reticles).
Night Force has a couple that come close but not very good choice
of reticles. the NF 2.5-10 would be good if it had IOR'CQB or Leupolds
what I would like to see is a scope that can make a close range shot
say in house and precision minute of angle shot at say 200-500 meters
like if you were needing to hit a small 3" target.
wouldn't this be difficult with the current lineup of CQB style
scopes but more possible task with a scope such as Ive described
I just wrote this up in intrest of hearing everyones thoughts on
having a scope with options like described above. would you want one
and why or whats good or not good about it. all the good bad and
ugly. would it be more useful or less useful than current CQB linup?
I know you can never say never, but no matter how many "advancements" there are, ultimately you're still dealing with physics when it comes to light... A 1x to 12x zoom in a compact size that would have any eye relief at all and would actually be bright enough to see through at 12x would be a pretty impressive feat.
desire for such scopes has only come recently but some are close.. IOR 2-12 leupold has the 1-5 but really only offering is the 3-9 which is not low enuff power on the low end.
NF 2.5-10 and at a price but worth it.
A 1-12X scope will be digital and not optical. Put a Dr. Optic on a 2.5-10X NF scope.
PS: I want a rifle with the recoil of a .22 and the long range capabilites and damage of a ballistic tip 50 BMG.
I was in the same boat that you are in. I chose the IOR 2x12-32 and it hasn't disappointed me. I am actually going shooting now and it is freakin pouring out, but I don't care. I just love shooting that thing. The M8 reticle is very nice. and the 2x magnification is still good for CQB. And I think eventually someone will come out with 35mm rings for it. ARMS has already put out 34mm rings.
I think I can be happy with minimum 2x zoom and IOR has been redsigning some of the selection of reticles like for the 1-4 CQB and hopefully they will for the 2-12.
the M8 just looks so busy. if the would give it a reticle simuler to the CQB (NEW or OLD Style) and bullit drop cam and somone make a quick release mount like LaRue SPR.
that would be one very good scope.
Trust me the reticle is not busy at all. It is pretty good. I agree with you, they should have BDC Cam for it though. I think eventually someone will come out with 35mm mounts for it like the Larus SPR. It is a great scope. I was thinking about getting the Leupold 3.5X10 FFP, but I was afraid that the reticle would get too small at 3.5 Mag.