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Old 05-29-2010, 12:29 PM
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New guy with nightforce question?

First off, this forum is awesome, on to the the question. I ordered my first nightforce scope yesterday, I got the 5.5-22x56 np-r1 model and I wanted the one with zero stop but they were on back order, so I had to get the non zero stop model. I was wondering for the guys with this model of scope, how can you tell where you are after making a big elevation adjustment? Does the nightforce have anything that lets you know or do you just have to remember how manys turns off your zero you are? I will probably send the scope in for the retro fit zero stop but was wondering how difficult it was without. Anyway thanks in advance for any and all help on this matter.

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:50 PM
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Re: New guy with nightforce question?

the turret is marked how many revolutions you are off the bottom. shouldnt be a huge issue to make a note of it on your sling/ dope chart and then return to zero based on that.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:08 PM
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Re: New guy with nightforce question?

In theory it's not a big deal. But I missed the biggest hog I've ever seen in my life (at least 325lb) and 3 others because I was 1rev off my zero when I dialed up. I am still beating myself up over it, extensively.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:59 PM
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Re: New guy with nightforce question?

Well thats what I needed to know, thanks for the replies, Nightforce is about 30 miles from my house here in Idaho so It wont be that big of deal to get it fitted with the stop, hopefully, thanks again for the help.

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Old 05-29-2010, 04:35 PM
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Re: New guy with nightforce question?

Welcome, glad to have you herr. lots of good folks and lots of good info. Here's a link from the NF owners manual that you may want to check out, go to page 13 of 18.

http://nightforceoptics.com/nightfor...rrantyCard.pdf
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:00 PM
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Re: New guy with nightforce question?

Perfect Chas 1, I dont know why I didnt look at that to begin with, but thanks just what I was looking for.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:43 PM
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Re: New guy with nightforce question?

backcountry,

you lucked out they were back ordered in my view. the zero stop model does NOT have any marks to indicate how many revs you are up, so you must take it all the way down to be sure. the good news is, you bought a nightforce. i recently spent $3,000.00 for a scope that could'nt hold a candle to a 12-42 night force in any of the optical categories. it even had the advantage of 50x and a 34mm tube. i won't mention names, but it was a joke, and got sent back for refund.

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