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Mark 4 or NF (Need Help)

 
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:55 PM
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Mark 4 or NF (Need Help)

Its gonna be the Mark 4 (4.5-14x50) LR M1 or the NF nxs 3.5-15x50 in second focal plane. This is a two part question. First is, as far as clarity and field of view, which is better optics. Next, I would like to know if I could share this scope between two rifles. Both are for long range hunting and punching paper out to 1k. Once i put in the work that is. So say your at the range and want to work both rifles. With the right rails and rings would this setup be able to hold consistancy at all times? Hope somone can help!

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:12 AM
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Re: Mark 4 or NF (Need Help)

I have both. As far as clarity/color rendition etc. I can't really tell much difference. The Night Force might pull a small edge ahead but its really hard to tell. Mine are the MK4 6.5X20X50 and the NF NXS 5.5X22X56 ILC. Their both awesome scopes. The NF kind of pulls an edge due to its X range as it has a bit less and bit more but that is about it. I do notice that on my NF the the lines on the reticule appear to be squiggly which is kind of disconcerting while the MK4's are very straight. But that is just nitpicking. I do like the TM Reticule a bit better but again it is just nitpicking. Where I do see a huge difference is in the weight. The NF is a tank. Hopefully that means tougher. So it comes down to only a couple things for me. On my heavy gun in .308 is the NF and on my Hunting gun is the Mk4 as I like them both but I sure am not going to carry that added weight of the NF very far.
Sorry NF guys. Just MY opinion. You all know how opinions are. The only real way to tell is to sit down and compare the two yourself. They both have their advantages.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:51 PM
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Re: Mark 4 or NF (Need Help)

NSX and don't look back
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:59 PM
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Re: Mark 4 or NF (Need Help)

I bought a new Mark 4 TMR. Opened the box looked it over turned the turrets and put it back in the box and sold it. There was no comparison to the feel of the turrets. IMO th NXS is a way better scope. I keep looking at others but I always prefer my Nightforces. Must be why I now have 5 of them.

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Old 03-30-2010, 01:13 AM
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Re: Mark 4 or NF (Need Help)

I use both also.
But just opposite the others, I prefer Mk4s over NXS.
Mk4s are lighter, mount lower, can be customized through Leupold's custom shop(ordered through PlanetOptics), and the Alumina flip-ups combined with a non-eyepiece-turning zoom is very improved over Butlers on an NXS.
The glass quality is exactly the same between them.
All other features seem equal.
So as far as performance, it really comes down to reticle & weight.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys. I mite just flip the old lucky coin and call it good! I do like both but will have to make a choice soon. Not a bad choice a man has to make....
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:14 PM
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Re: Mark 4 or NF (Need Help)

I just treated my self to ordering another NF 5.5-20 50mm zero stop, it will be # 2 for me.
Mike
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