Re: I don\'t plan on damaging my nightforce, but...
I have a benchrest model. 5.5-22 and have pummeled the crap out of it on mountain hunts. It has been dropped, banged, and beaten up and I have NEVER had to readjust a setting.
I hope that answers your ??
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.