Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

Leupold or Night Force

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #22  
Old 10-10-2013, 03:17 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cambridge, Minnesota
Posts: 85
Re: Leupold or Night Force

dragman,

I agree, good scopes are awesome. The part of them being worth every penny, well I may somewhat disagree with you there. I think that all depends on the forces competing for your pennies The trick of this hunting and paper punching obsession of mine is to figure out what is really necessary and what's on my itch list. I like Leupolds glass, but they are going to have to step it up some if they want to satisfy the BR guys. Have you had any experience with the NF 8-32 x 56 Precision BR? It seems like a scope that will work for dog hunting and BR apps, but I don't know if it's worth the extra cash and losing body parts once my wife sees the checkbook. I want a nice scope, but don't want to walk around the woods lopsided. Any miracles out there

Crusty Buck
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-10-2013, 03:55 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
Posts: 135
Re: Leupold or Night Force

The cost of a high end scope pales in comparison to the cost of keeping a woman.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-10-2013, 06:41 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vandergrift PA
Posts: 1,260
Re: Leupold or Night Force

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusty Buck View Post
dragman,

I agree, good scopes are awesome. The part of them being worth every penny, well I may somewhat disagree with you there. I think that all depends on the forces competing for your pennies The trick of this hunting and paper punching obsession of mine is to figure out what is really necessary and what's on my itch list. I like Leupolds glass, but they are going to have to step it up some if they want to satisfy the BR guys. Have you had any experience with the NF 8-32 x 56 Precision BR? It seems like a scope that will work for dog hunting and BR apps, but I don't know if it's worth the extra cash and losing body parts once my wife sees the checkbook. I want a nice scope, but don't want to walk around the woods lopsided. Any miracles out there

Crusty Buck
The BR is good dont get me wrong. I have had them all! If you can afford the NXS get the 8-32 if you cant i would probably buy an SIII sightron before a BR if you want field and paper use because the MOA's in the turret on the BR suck for hunting.
Target - NF competition high end BR cheaper option
Hunting - NXS high end SIII cheaper option
All are good i truely like the siii over the leupold.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ventura CA
Posts: 873
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragman View Post
The BR is good dont get me wrong. I have had them all! If you can afford the NXS get the 8-32 if you cant i would probably buy an SIII sightron before a BR if you want field and paper use because the MOA's in the turret on the BR suck for hunting. Target - NF competition high end BR cheaper option Hunting - NXS high end SIII cheaper option All are good i truely like the siii over the leupold.
Are you referring to the 1/8 MOA clicks on the BR, or something else?

Have you noticed any issues with low contrast on the SIII? The ones I've looked through seemed susceptible to glare when facing the sun. For that reason, I've considered it a better target scope than a hunting scope.

I'm curious, why do you like the SIII better than the VX-3?
__________________

www.HighPowerOptics.com
Sports Optics
Rifle Scope Installation Tool Kits for Rent
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 10-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vandergrift PA
Posts: 1,260
Re: Leupold or Night Force

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruce_ventura View Post
Are you referring to the 1/8 MOA clicks on the BR, or something else?

Have you noticed any issues with low contrast on the SIII? The ones I've looked through seemed susceptible to glare when facing the sun. For that reason, I've considered it a better target scope than a hunting scope.

I'm curious, why do you like the SIII better than the VX-3?
Yes with the .125 click on the BR it takes to many rotations to dial yardage and is a pain when coming back down from 1000+ With the NXS even with the .125 you get 10MOA per revolution which is much nicer. that was all about that.
Power for power on say 20 or 25 I have found the SIII just as nice as the VX-3 I just really love the ability for the extra power they offer too. I have not had any glare issues to speak off worse than any scope. Honestly I have had 7-8 sightrons over the years and some were a little clearer than others but all tracked perfect and served me well. I have had 3 VX-3's in that same time frame. 1 I had to send back for particles in the glass, the other two had parallax that I just couldn't get adjusted out. They were all 8.5X25's. Now my friend has a Mark4 8.5x25 and it is awesome but not for the money it's so close to a 5.5X22NXS in price that I can't see staying with the Leupold in that case.
Only Leupold I would use are the Competition ones and that would only be if I got it on a good deal I just am more comfortable with the SIII's with my exsperiences for that price range. Not saying the Leupolds are bad I just think that they are a little over priced for what you are getting
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-10-2013, 09:16 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ventura CA
Posts: 873
I agree with you about the Leupold price. The VX-3 and up have good lens coatings and high contrast. But you still have to justify a 20-25% higher price, mainly for the name.
__________________

www.HighPowerOptics.com
Sports Optics
Rifle Scope Installation Tool Kits for Rent
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-15-2013, 09:17 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cambridge, Minnesota
Posts: 85
Re: Leupold or Night Force

Well Gentlemen, I sent the 8.5-25 x 50 LRT back to the supplier, the Italian guys withe green hats. They were absolutely awesome with the return. I took a chance on a Sightron SIII 10-50 x 60mm. Everything I read, and some of the comments from you guys persuaded me to try Sightron. This supplier is not quite as generous, so I have to figure out if the scope is going to meet my demands without mounting it. Any suggestions with this procedure? I'm thinking of using cleaning patches anand not tightening it in the mounts. I will shoot my other 30 cal to 500 and then scope it with the Sightron. Looking forward to the delivery. I sure liked the Leupold, sorry it didn't work.

Crusty Buck
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC