Re: 1" tube or 30MM
Ironworker: You mentioned a Nightforce Scope.
I would go with the Nightforce NXS 5.5x22, it has the 30mm tube. The problem with going too much higher in power is going to be with mirage. Out to 1000yards it would be a tough scope to beat, and 22x is plenty of magnification.
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