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Old 07-19-2001, 02:30 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

To me, i dont need anything different then the Schmidt&Bender 4-16x50 ....
Mayby ill try the 8-32x Nightforce, but im not shure....

Michael
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Old 07-21-2001, 01:35 AM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

you can't gp wrong with the nightforce i have 2' 5 x 22 x 56 and 1" 8 x one32 x 56 and a 12 x42 x56 they are the beast out there that is my two cents and i do not like the NXS style well have a great one coyote slayer
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Old 07-21-2001, 02:01 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

Coyote Slayer,
Could you explain why you don't like the NXS. I have only used the NXS and would like to hear your opinion comparing the two Nightforce models.
Thanks,
ian
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Old 07-22-2001, 12:23 AM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

sure no Problem, i spend about ten months a year in the Alaska bush and am eather on a ATV or a snowmachine I have not found a way to keep that darn extra knob out of the middle of my back and with ten to twelve hour days it gets to be a bit to much.
the older scope does not have that problem even climbing it is a constant bang to the center of the back.
That is my only complant i know it sounds petty but it is like a small stone in your boot.
but a guy that I buy my scopes from has a lot of the old stock so I guess i will keep buying from him till I pass away or he runs out, what ever comes first LOL LOL LOL other than that they do make the best out there.all of mine are in the RR1 model.
Please excuse any spelling Killing wolves and coyotes are my strong point [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 07-22-2001, 10:36 AM
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Coyote Slayer,
Thanks for that info. The "tactical" type scopes commonly have the third turret and I have never considered the problem that you mention.

You might be aware of this info but I use a sling from Browning that has two shoulder straps so that you hang the rifle on your shoulders like a backpack. The rifle is mostly vertical and not sideways to the back. This sling is great for long hauls but I must admit it is not the fastest to deploy until you have practiced a bunch.

I don't carry rifles as much as you and do not know if this sling would work in the bush on an atv. We have to have our rifles encased on atv's in Sask. so I don't know how well it might work in that application.

If you are interested there is a picture of the sling in use in the current issue of American Hunter in a scope article.
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Old 07-22-2001, 12:05 PM
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Thanks Ian
I saw a copy on friends coffie table and will try and get it away from him to read [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] thanks and have a great weekend :Coyote Slayer
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Old 07-22-2001, 11:51 PM
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Coyote Slayer

I have been using an NXS 5.5 to 22 since last summer and haven't noticed the "knob in the back" problem. I'll look for it now that you mention it.

Meanwhile, I just ordered a rifle scabbard-backpack combo from Nimrod Packs at www.nimrodpacks.com.

You can use it without the backpack, too. In this mode it is a scabbard with shoulder harness system that sounds a little like Browning's product but with a scabbard. I tried it out at the Safari Club Convention last winter. Very easy to deploy the rifle quickly. It would be particularily good for carrying a heavier rifle in the 12 pound and up class. I bought it partly in case I need a longer horse scabbard for my 30 inch barrel on my sheep hunt next month.

I love my NXS, by the way. May get a second one soon.
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