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Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

 
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Old 01-03-2003, 03:36 PM
 
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Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

Yes its true that you can turn 32x down but you can't turn 32 up.

BUT....

The NP-R2 Reticle is non-magnifying so you will use it on 32x. you can do the math in your head to use it 16x or 8x.

What about 17-31x?

22x can be used @ 22,11 & 5.5x

500/22 = 22.72
22x will make a 500Yd target apear to be 22.72 yards.

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Old 01-03-2003, 08:32 PM
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Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

is 32x really enough for fine targets(prairie dogs) out to say 800 yards?
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Old 01-03-2003, 09:05 PM
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Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

You're really in an area you could go both ways man. I do a lot of hunting under 300 yards with mine so there's no way that rifle will have a 32x on it, 8 just doesn't offer the FOV needed to find and follow game.

I think like S1 said, if it is 600 yards or so and better a 32 would probably be fine, but under that your running into more and more comprimise. At 700 and out the 32 would start to shine on targets at a foot or smaller.

I shoot the basic Leopold targets and they're good to 500 yards or so on 10-12x but beyond that I like the 22x or I have to modify my targets with a marker to see so I can really be consistant with the aim point.

I wouldn't worry about the adjustment range with either, that can be worked out fairly easy. You'd be happy with either one so I wouldn't fret it too much.
A fixed 36x would suck in the field. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Think 8x vs. 5.5x, those are easy to compare with what you have in the field, just give it some good thought when comparing them. 32x is a big step up over 22x also, so you WILL see things like ticks [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] you won't see with the 22x. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 01-03-2003, 09:17 PM
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Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

One thing that hasn't been mentioned much is the environmental distortion that occurs at long range. I myself would go with the 5-22x over the 8-32x. Mirage will kick in heavy at 400 yards and beyond. Sometimes 10x is too much but not very often. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-03-2003, 09:51 PM
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Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

Thanks for the advice,guys.. I'm gonna wait till I find a used one or SWFA gets more in if I can stand it.. I really think NF is a great scope but their practice of price fixing really chaps my ass..
.. If mirage is a problem I'd think that turning the power down on either would be a solution.. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] JiNC
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Old 01-03-2003, 10:11 PM
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Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

There are people out there that will negociate the price privatly, I found two locally. They would both order them and I would just have had to wait a week or so. They will not of course tell NF they do or that's the end. I think they wanted a little over $1100. for the 5.5x22.

I got mine on an IOU at a local shop and had a couple months to pay for it, so I paid the $1200. instead just to take the piece home that day. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-03-2003, 10:55 PM
 
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Re: Decision time..(NF 5.5-22 vs 8-32)

I have 3 8.5-25x50 LR Leupolds and they are a little much for shooting deer at ranges you are looking at-- there IS a big difference in 5.5x and 8x--field of view drastically decreases going upi to 8x. I can consistently hit deer size vital areas out to 1000yds. with the scopes set on 8.5x.
I will agree with S1 on this subject and say go with 5.5-22x56 and be happy... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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