Originally Posted by rcairflr
Another less expensive option than the Nightforce but with just as good of glass is the Sightron SIII 8-32 x56mm with MOA-2 reticle.
I will disagree with that in a rather blunt manner.
My buddy has this exact scope and was wondering why he couldn't make shots at the targets we were shooting at.
I got behind to see if he was doing something wrong and as soon as I looked through, I thought his focus or parallax was off. I was pretty disappointed in a heads up comparison between the two. But that's just a personal opinion.
I would say that either the Bushnell ERS, G2DMR, HDMR or even the Viper PST would be a better option than the Sightron SIII. They at least offer options the NF does not.
I would not consider the NF to be an $800 improvement over some of these.
Anything over about $1500 and you start to see diminished returns. You're paying a LOT for not much extra in features or glass.
But there can be a big difference between 800-1200 optics.