It performs better than alot of 40mm Obj. scopes in low light. I practice on my 10" disks out to 1K with it. I think the horsepower is getting light out there for heavy animals but it is an honest 800 yard deer, sheep & goat rifle. Elk might be getting marginal in my opinion.
Shawn, what you need to do is bring that rifle down to New Zealand and turn it in to a Tahr rifle. Invite Steve7mm08 along and sell it to him at the end of the trip! Do a couple of longe range seminars while you are here to cover your expenses, I bet even some of the Aussies would come over. Come dowm in mid-April for the red stag roar as well, (also thats when I have two weeks holiday). Between all the Kiwis on this site we will look after you I'm sure. Hell, bring some friends while your at it!!
Thanks for that Shawn, I find your choice of scope very interesting as i am having a rifle very similar to yours built except it will be a 7mm STW, and im having a bit of trouble deciding on a scope. I had pretty much decided on a Mark 4 3.5-10X40 M1, but now the smaller lighter NXS looks appealing. How do you think the two would compeer, especially in low light? I see that the NXS is not parallax adjustable, is this not a problem for the longer ranges?
Kiwi3006s idea is a great one, there are plenty of us kiwis to show you (or anybody else) around.
I like the NXS over the 3.5-10 M1, I have both and actually give the nod to the NXS in low light. I am looking at putting together a class/hunting/filming trip for 2009 to New Zealand trying to figure out exactly what to do.