Review

Valdada IOR 10x56mm Tactical Illuminated Rifle Scope

Since we first reviewed an IOR scope, the 2.5-10x42mm, we have been very impressed with their optics as well as their durable scope design. We have wanted to get our hands on some more IOR optics for review and were presented with the opportunity here with their fixed 10x56mm scope with their illuminated reticle feature. This scope is a fixed 10x scope and as such is in a bit of a different market than the variable power 2.5-10x that we reviewed last time. This scope is a brand new scope purchased through a retailer and should be a good representation of the current series of scopes has to offer as… Read more »

Review

IOR Valdada 2.5-10x42mm Tactical

Industry Optic Romania (IOR) Scopes have been around since 1936 and one of the world’s largest manufacturers or military optics, but their history in the USA is actually fairly new. They have had a good reputation for good “Eastern European” rugged scopes with excellent glass. Their flagship tactical scope is their 2.5-10x42mm Tactical model, which we were able to acquire 2nd hand for evaluation. When looking at the scope you notice that everything appears to be thick and rugged, and they truly are. Everything about this scope is built to be durable and rugged. As I mention above, we acquired this scope second hand and it had seen some use,… Read more »

Review

Trijicon AccuPoint 5-20x50mm

Trijicon is not one of the names that comes to mind when you think about Long Range or tactical rifle scopes, in fact, when you think of Trijicon you typically think of military ACOG battle sights or something along those lines. Trijicon has had their line of rifle scopes for several years now and they do indeed have a scope that is setup for long range tactical style shooting. Because Trijicon is known for their high quality battle optics, it would be interesting to see if that same high quality translates over to their day optic rifle scopes. The scope also lists some interesting features so it was worth bringing… Read more »

Review

SWFA SS 3-9x42mm FFP Tactical Rifle Scope

SWFA has long been importing the the SS 10x42mm Tactical Rifle scope, formally known as the Tasco Super Sniper, which has been a long time solid offering for the money (around $300). Over the past few years SWFA has introduced some new models to the lineup that are targeted squarely at the mid-range scope market. Some of these new models includes a 1-4x24mm with illuminated reticle and high-density (HD) glass, a new 10×42 Rear focus model with HD glass, and a 3-9x42mm FFP model for midrange flexibility. For this review we decided to take a look at the new 3-9x42mm with FFP and see how well it does compared to… Read more »

Review

Sightron SII SS 4.5-14x44mm Mildot

Sightron Optics has been around for several years now and has had a good reputation for bright and solid scopes with very good internal tracking mechanisms. About two years ago they joined the side-focus revolution with the SII scopes and the opportunity came up where we would be able to review an off the shelf 4.5-14 version of this scope (Thanks Wayne). The scope was ordered brand new from our supplier and should be representative of what you would get if you purchased one of these scopes from your local shooting supply store. The 4.5-14 provides a very good middle of the power range scope with good flexibility and a… Read more »

Review

Schmidt and Bender Police Marksman II 4-16x42mm

We had a great time reviewing the last Schmidt & Bender scope we had here so we figured it would not hurt to take a look at another one and see how it compared. The 4-16x42mm version this time around has different knobs, illuminated reticle, as well as a different reticle. It is also setup with MilRad knob adjustments. We have been extremely impressed with all of the S&B scopes we have used and we expected no different from this one, but we figured we had better run it through our set of tests just to be sure. As with all of the S&B scopes that we have handled, this… Read more »