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338 lap nf nsx 5-22 or 8-32 or 12-42

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Unread 06-28-2008, 04:47 AM
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338 lap nf nsx 5-22 or 8-32 or 12-42

well lads whats it to be ,i will be buying a new nsx.. what power , not sure
its going on a 338 lap h.s htr ..nightforce 20 moa bases & rings

long shot across gullys for deer [ mountain ,high country ]
desert shots at humpy critters [mirage will come into it ]
and swine [open plains ]

no close shots [ under 200 + ]
out there shots 600 - 1200 +

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b.n
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    Unread 06-28-2008, 06:35 AM
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    Bob,

    I bought a 5.5-22 about a week ago, and I am absolutely crazy about this scope. I would think that it would be plenty of magnification out to 1500 yds. or better. This is only my opinion because I had not had the chance to shot it past 300 yds. yet. I have looked at several objects beyond a mile away, and could get a good sight picture on them. I do not think that you could go wrong with either of them.

    Chris
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    i don't remember having any problems lining up on a groundhog at 1030 yds with my Lupy set on 16X. the more i shoot long range the more i favor a little less power setting. when i first started, 20 seemed like it wasn't enough. now i shoot on 12 and 16 power for most of my shots. it's a personal prefference thing but a 5-22 scope is hard to beat for the distances you mentioned.
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    Unread 07-05-2008, 06:51 AM
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    thanks lads
    5-22 will do it ,,,
    cheers
    bob
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    Unread 07-08-2008, 09:13 AM
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    Bob,

    As an additional benefit the 5.5-22 has more elevation and windage adjustment than the higher magnifications. I to find the even shooting 2000 yards 22x is plenty. In about 1/2 the conditions I shoot in 22x can be a bit much. You'll love the NXS it is "the" scope.
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