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Anyone had an NXS fail on them (tracking wise)?

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Unread 12-24-2010, 07:04 PM
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Re: Anyone had an NXS fail on them (tracking wise)?

I have a NSX 5.5x22 on my Edge. It crapped out on me this year in Wyoming during a backcountry deer hunt. I missed a nice 28 inch heavy horned muley at 951 yards.
I had found that the scope had shifted point of impact 7 inches to the right and a inch low at 100yards!!!!
I sent the scope back to Nightforce to have them check it out. They told me the worst scope that the had seen returned to them was only off by 1 moa at a 100 yards. They still gave it their 72 point check as they do with all returns.
When I got the scope back I had to call them and find out what was wrong with the scope as there was no info with the scope upon its' return.
I was told that they had found a defect in the bonding agent that is used to seal the locking ring for the objective lens. They had found a void in the agent. This would cause the point of impact shift due to the expansion and contraction that comes with the change in the temprature.
Iwas somewhat releived to find out that it wasn't me but the scope but very disappointed that it was the scope.
I had total confidence in this scope /gun combo. All my confidence with this scope just went down the drain. I will always have doubt in the back of my mind now.
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Unread 12-24-2010, 10:20 PM
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Re: Anyone had an NXS fail on them (tracking wise)?

I knew you would be chiming in on this thread.
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Unread 12-25-2010, 12:22 AM
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Re: Anyone had an NXS fail on them (tracking wise)?

i just sent my nxs 8.5-32x56 npr1 for repair.
if you hold the back objective(the one close to eyes|) - and put little pressure up down you can see the reticle shifting.
In 2 weeks i should get it back and i will know more then. As i talked with them it is someting wrong what need to be fixed.
I meesed one 5x5 point bull elk this season at 200yards due to this problem. I scrathed my head so hard to understend how was possible to miss, and recheking all the equipment i noticed this problem.
My 338Edge
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Unread 12-25-2010, 02:20 PM
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Re: Anyone had an NXS fail on them (tracking wise)?

I thought the time was right.
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Unread 01-08-2011, 04:02 PM
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Re: Anyone had an NXS fail on them (tracking wise)?

Originally Posted by 458win View Post
I suspected my NXS last week in a attempt to hit a 2inch rock at 300yrds. With 200yd zero I dialed up 2.5MOA. The wind was blowing pretty good but it was a sheltered ravine. First 2rds were off by over a 6+inches high??? 3rd drilled it.

Mounted it in on a new base and rings took it out this morning. First round was 1.5 low at 25. Perfect. Target reset at 200. First round was 17inches low. Went up 8.5MOA. Next round was 1.75in high. Down three clicks... Next round was 2 inches low??? Next one was right next to it. Went up 1MOA and put 2 more rounds and they all clustered a nice .5 group with the previous 2rds??

Its going back to NF Monday. Previously I have dialed this scope from 200-1000-600-1000-200 and been right back on target.

Setup is:

Remington 700 308 Tactical with HS stock.
NF NXS 5.5-22x56 with mildot.

46gr Varget, Lapua brass, CCI LR, Hornady 168Amax.
The problem with this scope was not nightforce, or the scope. It was the moron behind the trigger.

When I loosened up the turret to return it to zero a while ago. I did NOT get the detent in the groove on the inside. But instead caught the smooth round ring right above the groove. So the locking screw was on a smooth surface which was slipping when I dialed resulting in funky readings.

Lesson learned when moving the Turret to Zero. PRESS DOWN on it and make sure its all the way down before retighting the locking screw.

Faith in Nightforce is restored
"Beware of the man with only one rifle"
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