Does the 16x IOR
have a wider field of view than the NF set at 12x
Dang near twice in fact,it has more than the 8-32 set at 8x too,another interesting fact it has a bigger field of view than Johns Leupold M1 2.5-10
.Thats why I said they are totaly different scopes.
To further my point I used a 5.5-16.5 Nikon Monarch on my AR for calling coyotes but for prairie dog use the 16x IOR was put on for its ability to cut through the mirage.For some reason a fixed scope seams to do better with Mirage than the variables.
For what he wants to do with the 338 I know the 16x IOR will work just fine.Granted the 10x would work too but the 16 will not be hindered all that much by mirage(if at all in the fall of the year especialy)I dont have problems with mirage with the 16x IOR and most of my shooting is done in the worst posible conditions!
The Monarchs are good scopes for sure!If you like the Leupold but think you want a little more power than yes the 16xIOR will work.You will be real impressed with the glass and field of view the 16x IOR offers