Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

advice on scope

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2010, 08:42 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: central nebraska
Posts: 20
advice on scope

i am finishing up a savage rifle in 260 remington w shilen heavy barrel. gun will be used for mostly target and some hunting. my question is i have a local guy i know that is willing to sell me a NF 2.5x10x24 for 800.00 the scope i was originally looking at was a elite 6500 2.5x16 out of the two scopes what would you choose and why. i have 2 NF already and have been very pleased w them. never owned a 6500 but heard their click value isnt alway consistant. i will be dialing in ranges, no holdover. so of the two what would you guys suggest. thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2010, 10:49 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 1,170
Re: advice on scope

I would suggest the NF except for the fact that the 24mm obj won't be great for dawn and dusk shooting which often times is when you get a shot. If your hunting happens to be daytime only, ie coyotes, prairie dogs, etc. then you could get by. What reticle does the NF come with? The 2.5-10x38 is a nice compact hunting scope!

The 6500's are nice scopes for the money IMO. They have a pretty good track record for durability and they track fine from what I have heard. Many scopes don't track true to their listed click adjustment but once you figure out what you click value is you will be fine.

If you are looking for a good deal then you may want to look at the Nitrex line. They are re-branded Weavers. The TR1 is their grand slam line and the TR2 is their super slam. They have a great rebate on them now. I think Natchez has them for sale. Very good quality for the price. Excellent glass, durability, and turret design. you likely only need a duplex reticle so turret design may be the decider!

HTH
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: central nebraska
Posts: 20
Re: advice on scope

the night force has the moa hash recticle. i was looking at the nitrex line but could not find any with a 30mm tube.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,598
Re: advice on scope

Quote:
Originally Posted by patsygarret View Post
i am finishing up a savage rifle in 260 remington w shilen heavy barrel. gun will be used for mostly target and some hunting. my question is i have a local guy i know that is willing to sell me a NF 2.5x10x24 for 800.00 the scope i was originally looking at was a elite 6500 2.5x16 out of the two scopes what would you choose and why. i have 2 NF already and have been very pleased w them. never owned a 6500 but heard their click value isnt alway consistant. i will be dialing in ranges, no holdover. so of the two what would you guys suggest. thanks
For $800.00 you can find a realy good scope with good reticle,objective lens size(40 or 50mm)
and a 30mm tube with side focus and a mil dot retical.

I like the Leupold's but there are others in that price range.

The 24 mm objective is not very good for gathering light especially at longer distance.

I know you said ether the NF or the Elite but this is just my opinion and a 14x to 20x
on the top end would be better for targets.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: advice on scope
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scope advice driller The Basics, Starting Out 7 12-20-2010 07:16 PM
4x scope advice cookjp Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 11-16-2010 10:41 PM
Scope advice Canuck68 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 2 09-17-2009 10:15 PM
New Scope Advice Alaskan Al Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 3 07-12-2004 07:48 PM
Scope advice Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 9 12-13-2002 12:57 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC