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Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Vortex Viper pst should fit the bill i have one and its really nice i like it a lot i all so have two night forces 5.5 x 22x 56 np-r1 with ZS and 1 with the HS ZS and the MOAR reticule witch i like a lot more than the npr1 but for the price the viper is a lot of scope. But for what you r looking to put it on don't waisting your time looking your not going to find anything better than a NF and buy a 5.5x22x56 with the HS ZS MOAR reticule unless you r looking to buy a used one i may be talked in to selling my NP-R1 for the right price
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

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Vortex Viper pst should fit the bill i have one and its really nice i like it a lot i all so have two night forces 5.5 x 22x 56 np-r1 with ZS and 1 with the HS ZS and the MOAR reticule witch i like a lot more than the npr1 but for the price the viper is a lot of scope. But for what you r looking to put it on don't waisting your time looking your not going to find anything better than a NF and buy a 5.5x22x56 with the HS ZS MOAR reticule unless you r looking to buy a used one i may be talked in to selling my NP-R1 for the right price
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Sorry Jeff, Although I agree the PST is agood value it will not work. It suffers greatly from the loss of 35 moa over the NXS. Crap that barely gets you past a mile. I have installed a few and was not that impressed especially with the eye box. I have yet to get behind one where I didn't have to move my head to get full view. Not sure what was up with that but the NXS is right there all the time. I also hate what they did to the power ring too. Those little bitty numbers are very hard for me to see.

I really liked the MOAR concept untill I read about them making it so thick. Then looking through one confirmed my fears. Just too thick for my taste for ELR. The thickness of the MOAR was what prompted me to post in my list in post #1. (.070 or thinner) like the NP-R1. I am just not a thick reticle guy so that puts the NP-R1 way above the MOAR for my taste and use.

I checked stock today and will probably order another 5.5~22x56 NXS NP-R1 ZS HS tomorrow. I agre with you it will be hard to beat for what I want and need.

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

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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.

Jeff
The h59 grid has 89.338 moa built into it so I guess it falls short. They have an h37 grid that has a lot more drop.
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

I have a question...

Not to be rude to anyone or disagree with anyone, but what is so special about the NF?
is it the overall package?
I have looked through them and for the price was pretty unimpressed with the glass. I know lots love them, maybe my eyes don't like them, but compared to a lot of other scopes I looked through on the same day, I just wasn't impressed.
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I have a question...

Not to be rude to anyone or disagree with anyone, but what is so special about the NF?
is it the overall package?
I have looked through them and for the price was pretty unimpressed with the glass. I know lots love them, maybe my eyes don't like them, but compared to a lot of other scopes I looked through on the same day, I just wasn't impressed.
I believe it is the total package. The best I haveused as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on .25 MOA and always return to zero. The parralex adjustment works great, they have 100 moa of elevation and a good selection of reticles , one for every use. The option of Mils or MOA. Illuminated reicle, and good glass. I have owned many many different brands and I will say that I have seen some clearer but those scopes were all lesser power too. I would give a slight advantage to IOR glass with both scopes on 22X but not enough to sway me. Plus I leave my scopes on 22X most of th time. When I get behind a NXS I have a full view that some don't have.

I am just looking at options but I truely believe that the NXS is the best value for ascope that has everything I need.

If you didn't like the one you looked through I would encouage you to look through another. Make sure it is the NXS model as I don't know about the less expensive Nightforce BR models.

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

i agree with you BROZ on what all they other guys are saying. but i would have to say that imo the NF glass jsut doesn't seem up to par with even the good Leupolds. By this i am talking low light and and lens coatings for glare and light "absorption" I would look at the March scopes a little more. i know that there is not a whole lot of guys that use them, probably because of the pricing, but from all the research i've done it sounds like a solid scope with some of the best available glass in the world (yes, even compared to Swarovski). Kelby's is the only USA dealer for the March scopes
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Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

I know the nightforce is hard to beat. If it works good for you, why change? Plus, you're supporting a company here in the U.S.
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