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Old 02-13-2009, 07:36 AM
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$2000 for scope witch one

I'm getting a 7mm stw build for 1,000 yard shots , gone to use if for deer an mabe elk . I need help picking a scope out but got a buget on a scope of $2,000. I was thinking of buying a 5-22-56mm NXS nightforce with zero stop . but still not sure of what reticle to get in the the scope . Or what other scope and reticle would you suggest

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:01 PM
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I'm getting a 7mm stw build for 1,000 yard shots , gone to use if for deer an mabe elk . I need help picking a scope out but got a buget on a scope of $2,000. I was thinking of buying a 5-22-56mm NXS nightforce with zero stop . but still not sure of what reticle to get in the the scope . Or what other scope and reticle would you suggest
I like the NP-R2 - that's what I'm getting on mine.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:33 AM
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Re: $2000 for scope witch one

+1 that's what I'm getting for my 300RUM.


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Old 02-15-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: $2000 for scope witch one

That's a great scope and is what I use. With the R2 reticle you have 2 moa increments for the vertical hash marks at 22x. This is quite useable at longer ranges but in close you may want to turn it down to say 11x and then, if you're using the vertical hash marks, the 4 moa spacing becomes a problem. None of this is a problem if you dial for every shot but if you know the spacing and yardages for your scope and use it sometimes instead of dialing the R2 at shorter ranges at 22x could be a problem.

With the R1 you have 1 moa spacing at 22x but you also get 2 moa spacing at 11x. With the R2 at 11x you have 4 moa spacing which is probably too much at times.

If you plan on using the vertical hash marks at times instead of dialing and know the yardages for each hash mark from proven field data then the R1 would probably be a better choice. The R1 also gives you finer increments for useage when spotting your own shots and determining correction for a second shot if needed quickly.

Either one work great and when dialing for each shot it doesn't matter what the hash marks are. Use the marks for shooting instead of dialing and the R1 will give you more options.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: $2000 for scope witch one

No brainer on this one---Go US Optics... I still use NF for my dedicated 1K competition rifles but for hunting applications the USO is hands down the best imho and you can have it built to your specs.

Have them all from the S&B PMII's, Zeniths, VMV and NF's and a few others.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:58 PM
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No brainer on this one---Go US Optics... I still use NF for my dedicated 1K competition rifles but for hunting applications the USO is hands down the best imho and you can have it built to your specs.

Have them all from the S&B PMII's, Zeniths, VMV and NF's and a few others.
Boss, I'm not debating you, but just curious why you say USO is a better hunting scope than NF? IMHO, I dont see how one could get a much better field/hunting scope than a NF... maybe as good but better??? Maybe I'm missing something?
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:58 PM
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Re: $2000 for scope witch one

Another vote for the NP-R2
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