Originally Posted by luke5678
I need a scope for a medium sized remington 700 bdl .30-06 with 24 inch barrel. Centershot rifles recently tricked it out and shoots great out to 200 yards but my 10x leupold isn't working well at extended ranges. Just can't see that well and I am pretty sure the reticle in the leupold is canted as well.
I am stuck between getting a nightforce 5.5-22 x 50 or a Vortex PST 6-24 x50 or 4-16 power. I love the nightforce but those paralax adjustment knobs are huge and it's such a big scope no matter what magnification you get from nightforce (except for the little guy to 10x)!
I hate dealing with rifle problems and need complete repeatability of return to zero but I'm afraid the nightforce will look massive on my medium sized rifle.
My question is:
1. Are the two scopes comparable or is the nightforce in another league?
2. Will the rifle look stupid that a big nightforce on it or does anyone else have a nightforce on a medium sized rifle?
My bet is you need to have your scope remounted. If there's a cant to it, normally that's not a problem with the scope it's a problem with the mounting.
Also my bet is you need to properly focus the scope.
Mount the rifle with your eyes closed. When you open them focus only on the reticle. If it is not perfectly crips and clear you need to adjust the focus which is done by loosening the retaining ring at the back in front of the ocular and then twist the ocular right and left a few turns until you zero in on exactly where you need to get it properly focused.
If it's not properly focused that would explain your problem. Spending a thousand or more on a scope is not going to solve a mounting and focus issue.
Now if you just want to buy a new scope then in that price range I'd definitely go with the NF over the Vortex.
I just have a thing about spending that kind of money on a scope made by a company that isn't at least as old as I am.
I'll let other people gamble on what's new and cool when it comes to expensive optics. I want to know that for my investment there's decades of history behind that scope and a company likely to be there decades from now to service their lifetime transerrable warranty.