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Nightforce 3.5X15 or 5.5X22

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Unread 12-14-2007, 09:44 PM
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got say i like my 3.5x15x50 very much also....
you''ll be groovin what ever power n-force you buy.
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    Unread 12-14-2007, 11:22 PM
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    Thanks for all the comments. I've noticed that almost everyone has recommened the 50mm. Any drawbacks of the 56mm other than having a slightly higher mounting height and the extra one ounce of weight?
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    Unread 12-15-2007, 11:59 AM
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    I have 2 of both. I would probably buy the 5.5X22. You never know when your going to plan that trip out west , and the extra magnification comes in handy. when out west i keep mine on 22. When i'm at home in ms. i keep it set on 7 power.
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    Both great scopes. It depends how you are going to use it. Since the reticle is set for the highest magnification, depending on the recoil of your rifle, the 15x may help you spot your own long distance shots better than the 22x. The 22x would be great for a dedicated Prairie dog scope.

    As far as the 50mm vs 56mm, you have it right. The lower scope is nice, since the lower a scope is to the bore of a rifle, the less canting of the rifle will affect you (although you should strive to keep it level). Also, its typically easier to get a good cheek weld with a lower scope, although depending on your stock and any adjustment you have there, that might be a mute point. The 56mm will theoretically get you more light, but the 50's that I have are already great in that regard.

    Choosing between those scopes, you can't make a 'bad' decision. You are gauranteed to get a great scope.

    (btw: mine are both 3.5x15x50's with R1 reticle, so I'm probably biased).

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    Unread 12-15-2007, 06:40 PM
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    i was all set to get the 22 now after reading this i have to start all over and rethinkit what is the down side of the 22 over the 15 or is there one

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    "Thanks for all the comments. I've noticed that almost everyone has recommened the 50mm. Any drawbacks of the 56mm other than having a slightly higher mounting height and the extra one ounce of weight?"


    On the 56mm sometimes the butler creek scope caps wont lock up just perfect, but this happens to the 50mm sometimes also. Pretty much the mounting height is the real concern and this depends alot also on your face structure and the contour of your bbl. The 3.5-15 i have i bought purely for light gathering so i got the 56mm and i love it.

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