Re: Best glass nightforce or sightron
I have the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x50mm on my 277 AM. I had an identical NXS mounted on my 6.5-06 AI. Loved them both, but eventually sold the NXS on mry lighter 6.5-06 AI. The NXS rides well on my 14 lb. (scope incl.) 277 AM that sits in an A-5 McMillan stock. However, my 10.5 lb. (scope incl.) 6.5-06 AI that sits a Manners 100% carbon Superlight stock felt "top heavy" and out of balance with the NXS. I sold that NXS and went with a Sightron SIII 6-24x50mm MOA-LR scope. The 6.5-06 AI just feels more/better balanced now with the Sightron. During daylight hours, I have a hard time telling any difference in glass quality between the SIII and the NXS. However, in last light or early morning light, I believe the NXS glass performs better. The NXS gives me another 5 minutes of "shootable" light in those conditions.