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Nightforce 3.5-15 or 5-22X 50

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Unread 09-29-2008, 08:04 PM
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Re: Nightforce 3.5-15 or 5-22X 50

A lot of good responses, and based on what you said about your shooting reqirements I would go with the 5 1/2 x 22 and the only reason I can think of to go with a 56 over a 50 objective is if you plan on doing some super low light shooting. The 50 with a 30mm tube should be more than enough for most shooting. That's the one I have and I can pick out fence posts at about 50 yds on a dark cloudy night that I can not see with my naked eye. I think it's more than enough in any reasonable/legal hunting light.

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Unread 09-29-2008, 10:16 PM
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Re: Nightforce 3.5-15 or 5-22X 50

thanks for the plug SS7MM

as for what power scope it really is just a personal choice. before i switched to primarily NF i shot alot of 4.5-14 leup's so i knda lean toward the 3.5-15 NF. but for really long range stuff the top end power of the 5.5-22 is nice to have and the light gathering ability of the NF scopes makes either scope a viable option for any situation.

no matter which one you go with you will be more than happy with your choice.

if you get bored and wanna look at the different reticles check out our site, we have the options up on our NF page.

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Unread 09-30-2008, 12:57 AM
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Re: Nightforce 3.5-15 or 5-22X 50

+ 1000

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Unread 09-30-2008, 05:39 AM
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Re: Nightforce 3.5-15 or 5-22X 50

One other difference that hasn't been mentioned is with the NP-R1 (and I think R2), the 3.5x15 has 10more MOA of marks below the crosshair. So you can use the reticle for 30MOA hold over with the 3.5x15 and only 20 with the 5.5x22. The 15 has a larger field of view for spotting your own hits (depending on how much recoil you are dealing with)

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