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Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:34 AM
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Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Thought I would open a little discussion about a scope for my new build. It will go on the LRKN Shawn is building me now. Just looking for info from the guys that shoot long and might know of other options. Please look at my criteria list closely, these are the things I feel I must have for ELR to go past 2000 yards. If you know of something better than a Nightforce 5.5 ~ 22 NXS with a NP-R1 please let me what you feel is better or at least in the same league. Just looking to see if there are options I am not aware of.

* Minimum top end power of 22 x but a little more would be nice.
* Subtensions to be no wider that .070 ( Like the NP-R1 thinner would be fine)
* Second Focal Plane only (tried the FFP and hated them)
* .25 MOA Turrets and MOA Reticle (MOA only for me)
* Minimum of 100 MOA total elevation ( more would be great!!)
* A zero stop of some sort is something I really like.
* Price not to exceed $2500 or so.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:53 AM
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Check out the March 2.5-25x42mm scope - Very nice glass with the specs you're looking for!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:19 AM
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

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Check out the March 2.5-25x42mm scope - Very nice glass with the specs you're looking for!!!
Thanks Toader. I just did a quick search and it looks good. I have heard some good things about March but never had the chance to use one. Here are a few concerns I have from first impressions on this scope. Maybe you can shed a little more light on them for me if you have used one.

The objective is only 42mm. I would think that might be an issue at last light? What do you think?

The 25 MOA turret. I would think 10 or 20 to be easier to keep track of if one was dialing like 68 MOA. But maybe not?? 50 plus 18?? might not be too bad.

I didn't find a price yet. Do you know an average price this sells for?

Anyone compared these beside the NXS? I have been a NF guy for seveal year now. So to change I am going to need something viewed as better in some ways at least.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:46 AM
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

What about IOR here is an example 6-24x56 35mm TACTICAL FFP MIL/MIL SF TACTICAL SCOPE

or a premier
Premier Reticles | Products | Heritage 5-25x56mm Tactical

or Bushnell this is the one im getting next
Bushnell - HDMR 3.5-21x 50mm - Horus H-59
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What about IOR here is an example 6-24x56 35mm TACTICAL FFP MIL/MIL SF TACTICAL SCOPE

I do have a few IOR's. Mine are less than 100 MOA like 70. I love their MP-8 dot reticle but the ones I have compared I do not like as much as my NXS's. I did have one fail but their customer service was good about it. The one above is a MIL, FFP and I will not own either of those options.


or a premier
Premier Reticles | Products | Heritage 5-25x56mm Tactical

Can the premier be had for $2500?

or Bushnell this is the one im getting next
Bushnell - HDMR 3.5-21x 50mm - Horus H-59

.34 MOA... thats a show stopper for me.


Like I said I am a huge fan of the NXS with a NP-R1 . So it will probably be hard to find something in the under $2500 price range to beat it. I just wanted to look at the options before I pull the trigger in case I have missed something.

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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

I'm still pretty new to this but I like the Sightron Siii series of scopes. I've got a couple buddy's who have them and from what I've seen they have good clear glass, seem to be pretty durable and run about $800-950 for the 6-24x models
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Sightron SIII 6-24X50, MOA/MOA, 100moa of adjustment.

No zero stop though and the only other issue that I see would be the .25moa center dot.

I have their 8-32x56 moa/moa, it is still calibrated at 24x so at 32 I've got a finer dot, fantastic scope all around and their customer service was beyond incredible. This model has 70moa adjustment.

If you ask me, yes, the glass is right on with the nxs having had them side by side multiple times.
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