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Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

Another vote for the NF. I saved my "rifle play money" for a couple extra weeks for one.....and I'm glad a did.

Wait a minute.....maybe I'm not so glad because now I want another one.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:49 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

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The eye relief wins hands down in the NF it seems to stay constistant on power adjustment, the loupold while a fantastic scope its eye relief seams to change more drastic with power. Probly important on a larger recoiling rifle. I own a 3.5-15 X 50 NSX would'nt trade it for anything for short to medium range hunting say to 800 yds then I'd step to a 5.5-22. Just my 2 cents.
I have a few of the 15 power NXS scopes and 800 yards is certainly not the limit, niehter is 1,000
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:10 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

mike 33.
dont feel bad about never hearing about nightforce. 15 years ago none of us heard about them. thats not knocking them, as they are a fine scope.

but you have a fine scope also.
you will never miss a shot because of that scope.
if it dosent have target knobs, send it to leupold and they will install them.
as for returning to zero after shooting, its no problem if you have the knobs

take your time, use what you have, you may find its all you need.
if you hunt pa. as i do, concentrate on binoculars, good ones.

you wont need a scope or a gun if you dont find it first.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:25 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

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I have a few of the 15 power NXS scopes and 800 yards is certainly not the limit, niehter is 1,000

Totaly agree, Just saying beyond that I would myself step to 5.5-22 is all.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

Yobuck and 7mm, thank you both for your replies. So for my kind of hunting if i went to a nf the 3-15 would work well? wouldnt really need the 5-22? Im a landscaping cont. hoping to get back to work in few weeks and with the ecomomy just hate to spend 1,800.00 right now. I didnt know either that i could send my 4.5-14 leupold back and get target knobs. With these installed they will actually return? I know 20 years ago you didnt want to touch them.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:14 AM
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Re: Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

Since you will be shooting at night, you might want the capability of adjusting the illumination on your scope...That is one thing I wish my Nightforce had... the ability to, on the spot, crank up or down the illumination...I have an older Nikon Tactical ( Holland's first generation scopes) that allows me to change from green to red and has a rheostat with different settings to adjust for the proper reticle illumination in varying degrees of darkness. I know the Nightforce does it , but it is much more involved, but I am not sure about the adjustments on a Mark IV......FWIW 30-338 hard to go wrong with this choice!
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:32 AM
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Re: Nightforce or Mark 4? PLEASE help me decide!

I think the NF is superior in every way to the Leupold version and worth every penny. You will never be sorry you sepnt the extra money. After I bought my first one I slowly replaced all my Leupolds with NF's.
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