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Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

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Unread 01-08-2009, 01:56 PM
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Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

I am going to be getting into some 600 to 1000 yrd comp. shooting and was looking for some insight on the best scope choice? I know that being able to adjust for elevation is imp. Nightforce seems to have a good reputation but i am unsure of the best model and size. thanks
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    Unread 01-08-2009, 03:59 PM
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    Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

    I shoot in long range groundhog matches in penna. (out to 500yds and I use a 8x by 25x leuopold with a optical booster that makes it about 32x. I also use a 36x weaver, but I'll be using a 12 by 42 nightforce in the spring, I think the nightforce will be you best bet.
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    Unread 01-08-2009, 04:05 PM
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    Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

    Hi 24,
    For F-Class which we typically shoot 300, 500, 600, 800,900, 1000 yrds I have two rifles that both wear Nightforce 5.5-22 x 56 NXS - both have the NP-R2 reticals. If you are going to use your rifle /scope for hunting then you may wish to consider the 5.5-22 x 50 with the newer NP-R1 retical and possibly the new zero-stop feature. If not then the 5.5-22 x 56 NXS or even the 8-32 x 56 NXS is hard to beat for competition. I have never actually used anything greater than 22 power; but for F-Class I find this is usually sufficient as mirage can effect the sight picture too much at higher magnifications; there are times when even 22 is too much and you have to wind back. I'm however sure the long range bench rest shooters prefer the higher magnification models.

    The things I like about Nightforce is zero adjustment is very simple, 'click' adjustments are very positive, MOA's dialed into the scope do indeed appear to be bang on in the field, and they give years of trouble free service. My oldest NXS is 8 years old. I have owned a few other (cheaper) brands that have disappointed one way or the other; Nightforce never lets you down.

    All the best with your decision.

    Glen
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    Unread 01-08-2009, 04:28 PM
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    Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

    Thanks for the insight, the more the merrier.
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    Unread 01-08-2009, 08:29 PM
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    Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

    The best without regard to price would be a 10x60x52 March
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    The best bang for the buck I believe is the 8x32x56 Sightron, if you can find one.
    I have also heard a rumor that Sightron is coming out with a 10x40x56 this year.

    James
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    Unread 01-09-2009, 04:39 AM
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    I like Nightforce, leupold only the LR or Mark IV 30mm, Burris Xtr will work fine. Horus Vision is very nice if you like to set it and forget it and don't mind carring a range chart or a PDA with ballistics program. But if you want the best US Optics.
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    Re: Best scope for 600 - 1000 yrd comp. shooting

    March 10-60x
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