I.O.R is a Romanian company with a famous tradition. They produce optics already for more than 80 years, which makes them one of the oldest optics manufacturers on the planet. Their headquarters are in the capital city of Bucharest. I.O.R is specialized in the manufacture of many different optical instruments mostly for the military, but they offer some products also for the civilian market. At IWA Outdoor Classics 2019, I.O.R introduced 3 new rifle scopes for close to long-range shooting.
IOR LUTAZ 2-16×42 DZD and IOR 5-25×56 DZD
Finally, IOR introduced a 5-25×56 model, which is the most popular magnification among tactical riflescope users. This scope offers a 5-times zoom factor in a compact size of only 369 millimeters, which is shorter than the most 5-25×56 rifle scopes on the market. With a 56 millimeters objective lens, the new IOR is designed also for low-light use, and because of the 0.1 MIL thickness of the reticle, it is nicely visible on lower magnifications as well. The only reticle available now is the popular MP-8 Xtreme, which is of the Christmas-tree type.
For close and medium range shooting IOR introduced a new LUTAZ 2-16×42 rifle scope, which has a very big field of view at low magnifications (17.5 meters at 100 meters), and thanks to the 8x zoom factor, the user can engage targets even at longer distances. With only 325 millimeters in length, it is one of the shortest rifle scopes on the market in this category, which makes it the perfect rifle scope for use in combination with night-vision or thermal imaging attachments.
For now, both rifle scopes are available only in MIL/MIL configuration, so the turrets and the reticle are matched. MOA/MOA versions will also be available, but there is no release date for now. The construction of both rifle scopes is, like we know it from IOR, extremely robust. The main tube diameter is 35 millimeters, so the tube is very thick to withstand a lot of torture. The 5-25×56 model features 100 MOA or 29.5 MIL of elevation, and the 2-16×42 125 MOA or 37 MIL of adjustment.
The turrets are the same as on the LUTAZ 3-25×50 model, so the elevation turret features a locking function with a push and pull design. The windage turret is directly adjustable. On the magnification ring a small throw lever is integrated for a more comfortable usage of the optic.
Both rifle scopes have an adjustable parallax – 5-25×56 model from 15 meters to infinity and the 2-16×42 from 7 meters to infinity. On the same turret, digital illumination control is positioned. Only the dot in the middle of the reticle is illuminated, so it doesn’t disturb the user when it is turned on.
IOR introduced a new rifle scope for benchrest shooters as well. It has a fixed magnification of 40x and a 45-millimeter objective lens diameter for a bright picture. The parallax is adjustable on the side and goes from 20 meters to infinity. The turrets are capped, and under the caps, there are precise target turrets with 1/8 MOA clicks. The total weight of this rifle scope is only 624 grams, and the length of the new IOR is 387 millimeters.
The diopter is adjustable from -3 to +3, and the main tube diameter is 30 millimeters. The internal elevation range is 65 MOA.
IOR is known for great quality of optics in their rifle scopes, and I think that these new riflescopes will help to lengthen this great reputation of theirs – IOR uses only the best lenses from a well-known German manufacturer Schott ag. The 30-year warranty on their products is yet another proof of the great quality.