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Old 05-28-2004, 05:03 PM
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Need advise on extreme range scope...

To all,

I am in the proccess of building my personal extreme range rifle to be used between 1500 and 2000 yards. Here are the specs on teh rifle.

34" fluted, stainless Lilja 1.350" staright cylinder in .338.

Stock is a McMillan Tooley MBR

Round will be the 338 Kahn(338-378 w/ 35 degree conventional shoulder)

I will be looking for 3100 to 3200 fps with the 300 gr Sierra MK.

My question is which of the Nightforce NXS scopes would you recommend for shooting at the 1500 to 2000 yard range.

The rifle will be used mainly for extreme range rock chuck hunting and some competition type paper punching.

Your opinions would be great.

Good Shooting!!!

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Old 05-29-2004, 05:11 AM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

http://www.snipershide.com/ubb/ultim...;f=19;t=001231

I'm getting a 3.2-17x44mm SN-3 for my .308.
You could go with the 22x and have plenty of scope for that range...sakofan..FWIW
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Old 05-29-2004, 06:58 AM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

I've been tempted as well with the snipers hide USO deal, I've got a Schmidt and Bender 4X16 on my 338LM with the horus H25 reticle, but I haven't shot it past 600 yet. I've got a 10X ST10 on my 300wsm, the eye relief on it is fairly short, I worry that a high power USO will wonk me in the head. I think you'd have to go with something like the USO SN9 with the external adjustmant to get enough elevation for 2000 yards or a base with more moa built in. Mike
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Old 05-29-2004, 08:27 AM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

Mike, you are correct.Probably need the SN-9 for 2000 yards. I didnt read his post correctly. Probably could make 1500 yards with the SN-3??...sakofan..
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Old 05-29-2004, 10:22 AM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

I want a scope with good vertical adjustment range, but it does not have to be extreme.

No matter how I cut it, I will have to use a base with moa built into it to reach 2000 yards which any round.

THanks for the replies!

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Old 05-29-2004, 12:16 PM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

Personally I'd go with the NXS 5.5x22. It's a great scope, with 100 minutes of adjustment. I've got one with Mil-Dots and I love it.
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

Gents,
US Optics are the best thing going for true super-long range applications. I have two SN-9's - one for a .50BMG Windrunner, the other for a .408CT Windrunner and they cannot be beat - tons of elevation, finest optics of the market to my eyes, and built like a tank. They are far superior to NSX, but they are bigger, more expensive, and weigh more if thats your primary concern. If you want performance - go USO. I finally bit the bullet (pun intended) and checked out their products in side-by-side comparisons with Loopy, NSX, S&B, et al. I was so impressed I use USO exclusively on my rifles now.

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