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Help Opinions needed NF 5.5-22 or 8-32

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Unread 01-22-2010, 06:30 PM
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Re: Help Opinions needed NF 5.5-22 or 8-32

B23, question: how often do you find yourself on a power setting of less than 8x? If rare then I'd go 8-32...nothing lost and you have the extra power if and when conditions allow it.
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    B23, question: how often do you find yourself on a power setting of less than 8x? If rare then I'd go 8-32...nothing lost and you have the extra power if and when conditions allow it.
    Good point but there is something lost. 35 moa of elevation.

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    Broz, I'm aware of loss of moa but, didn't include it in my post as hopefully B23 is aware and realizes moa issue is pretty black and white and can either accept it or not or find a work around. I'm addressing his other concern.

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    Re: Help Opinions needed NF 5.5-22 or 8-32

    All very good information and I thank you all for adding your 2cents. Though the extra power could or would be nice I think I'm going to stick with my first thought and go 5.5-22x56. If I find at a later date that I am wanting more power I can always sell it and get a 8-32.

    Again, thank you all for responding.
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    Chas1, Good point, on a rifle like this, it is seldom we go below 8x. I am having a hard time with my choice due to the moa issue, so I guess that is on my mind.

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    Re: Help Opinions needed NF 5.5-22 or 8-32

    Got my 8-32x56 mounted up and took it to the range today. Thought I would report in with my findings.

    I had no issues at all with eye relief of getting a good full view through the scope. I started at 100 yards , then 300 then 1000. All good.

    It was 9 degrees when I got to the range at 9:00 am and sun was out bright. I messed around with two rifles and soon it was 11:30 and had warmed to near 30. I was shooting to 1000 by then and mirage or heat waves was not an issue. I should add I did all the shooting on 32x.

    I used a 30 moa NEAR MFG base and I came out right where it should. zeroed at 300 I am 9.25 moa off bottom and that leaves me 55 moa of elevation. Looks like Nightforce is on the money too with their advertised 65 moa.

    I like it very well so far. My target at 1008 yards has a 2 1/2" orange dot and I was able to cut it into 4 even pieces while shooting a group.

    My hopes were that the added magnification would alow me to place bullet more precisely a long distances on both targets and game. I think it is going to help as I shot my best 1000 yard group to date today.

    I think the 8-32 is worth looking at if you shoot past 1000 yards very often.

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