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Are the high dollar scopes really worth it?

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:58 PM
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I have the Nightforce NXS NP-R2, Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50, IOR 6-24x50, and now a USO ST-17. If on a budget and was CLEAR glass with reliable internals the Zeiss Conquest should fill the bill. Other than that I would go with the Nightforce. I had an older 30mm tube IOR fail me on a .338 Lapua, and is now replaced with a USO. (Met a guy at the range with a .50BMG and after so many rds the etched reticle cracked, Zeiss warrantied it and the scope was replaced by a Super Sniper...) I like to believe that spending extra money guarantees that you would have less problems due to higher quality, sometimes it works and sometimes it don't.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:01 PM
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Why the NP-R2 and not the Np-R1,,looks almost the same but you get one moa breakdown instead of two Moa..and if you research most will tell you that the 56mm obj for the increase in cost and weight doesn't really do that much for you..m2c
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:26 PM
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I have been shooting a NF scope since 1994 or 1995. I bought that first scope for $600. NIB. I can remember trying to justify that much $ at the time. Since then I have purchased 2 more NF scopes for much more, actually double. I have never second guessed my decision however after owning a NF.

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Old 03-14-2008, 02:33 PM
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To answer your question simply.

YES, The expensive scopes are worth it.

Just think how much you are spending to go hunting amd shooting. Then just think what a waste it would be to buy a cheap scope add still spend all that money on hunting/shooting.

Mike Alford
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