I got to look through a bunch of scopes today
I looked through a bunch of scopes today, here they are:
NF NXS 8-32
NF NXS 5-22
NF BR 12-42
Leupold VX-3 4-14
Leupold VX-3 6-20
Zeiss Diavari 3-12
Vortex-lower end not sure which model
conditions were pretty dark before sunset in cloudy rainy weather
i had a question, basically everyone raves about the NXS, and i was not at all impressed, the 8-32 focus was changing on me at different powers and was never all that clear, and the 5-22 was not bad, but not great either. could this just be how my eyes see things or have others been really not that impressed?
the NF BR i was impressed with, and once i focused it it was focused through all powers, and was very clear, i know it should be the same glass, but something was different about it, also like the fast focus eyepiece style
the leupolds actually impressed me also, to my eyes definitely looked better and brighter than the NXS.
the trijicon was also very nice, and seemed to be pretty bright and stayed focused on all powers
the zeiss was probably the best optically for my eyes
i was impressed with the vortex for the price
when i looked at all of them i was using 10-12 power to sort of compare fairly..
after looking at all of this, i still would like to see IOR and Sightron, but do not know if i will get to see an IOR how do they fit in compared to these? i am leaning towards a zeiss diavari 6-24x56 which is at the top of my price range, so schmidt and bender or anything more expensive is out of the question, anything else i should look at?
thanks for responses in advance
any comments on this? has anyone else done anything like this and had results similar?