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Old 05-01-2008, 08:15 PM
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Objective size

For long range hunting what do you guys recommend? A 40 or 50mm objective scope? I wont be doing alot of spot lighting, just some?

But what do most guys have on long range rifles? 40mm for quicker target spotting or what ever?

Thanks

BTW: Rifle is a .300wsm used for chasing pigs up to 800 yards away
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:14 PM
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I'm using a Weaver 6-20 X 40 on my 300WSM . Have no probelms targeting ground hogs at 800 ... hitting them is a different story.

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:53 PM
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Demo, I use a Nightforce NXS 8x32x56mm on my 300WSM. If your going to get a NXS scope, go with the 56mm objective.

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Old 05-01-2008, 10:18 PM
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Demo, I use a Nightforce NXS 8x32x56mm on my 300WSM. If your going to get a NXS scope, go with the 56mm objective.

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Why not the 50mm from your experience, clarity, low light ?
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:22 PM
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I own 4 of the NXS scopes and they all wear the 50mm objective. My friend has the 56mm Nightforce in the bench rest model and I see no reason to go to the 56mm objective instead of the 50mm for a hunting scope IMHO the 50mm is ideal...
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:55 PM
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Demo, I use a Nightforce NXS 8x32x56mm on my 300WSM. If your going to get a NXS scope, go with the 56mm objective.

W.

Are you using it as a hunting set up? Isnt 8-32 a little extreme for hunting set ups?
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:54 PM
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I own 4 of the NXS scopes and they all wear the 50mm objective. My friend has the 56mm Nightforce in the bench rest model and I see no reason to go to the 56mm objective instead of the 50mm for a hunting scope IMHO the 50mm is ideal...
Kind of my thought as well..... I just bought a 5.5-22 x 50 NPR1, but curious why some are going with the 56mm
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