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Old 10-09-2008, 01:34 PM
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Re: Nightforce FFP scope

Range at any power and can use your holdovers at any power.

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Old 10-09-2008, 01:42 PM
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Holdoffs for wind too, that's the biggy for me.

I'm glad to see NF is finally bringing FFP to the table. Man, they really creeped up that price though, I was hoping they'd keep it down a bit better than that.
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:02 AM
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Re: Nightforce FFP scope

Just don't hardly seem worth it for the price their asking. You can buy a quality set of range finders for the price differance
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:29 PM
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Ranging at any power is nice but the big thing is using it for holdovers for wind and elevation. With a SFP scope you have to make sure you are on the right setting ranging, holdovers, and to make impact corrections were a SFP you do not need to worry.

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Old 10-12-2008, 06:55 PM
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Re: Nightforce FFP scope

for roughly the same price, i would be more tempted by the IOR 3-18model in FFP with in my opinion a better reticle which is also numbered like a custom from US Optics and further more with 10mils on each revolution, it will take most bullets out to 800m in one turn. i saw that nightforce only has 5mils per turn. i can get a good price on the IOR here in europe too.
3-18 x 42mm First Focal Plane

i also like the fact that the windage knob is red on a 1/2turn so when im dialing wind i know which way im going and with 3.5 mils on each 1/2turn which is about 12MOA, i think its enough for any windage adjustment you might need to make. in my opinion its a good alternative to the S&B 5-25 model if you can't fork out all that money.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:28 PM
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Re: Nightforce FFP scope

Actually the IOR is about $1000 cheaper here, and agree it's a wonderful scope for the money.

Unfortunately, the first couple batches have not shown themselves to be tolerant of heavy recoil, the 3rd might be fine but we don't know that yet. I have a new one for sale right now for that very reason.

There should be no such worries with the NF. That $1000 buys peace of mind.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:57 PM
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for roughly the same price, i would be more tempted by the IOR 3-18model in FFP with in my opinion a better reticle which is also numbered like a custom from US Optics and further more with 10mils on each revolution, it will take most bullets out to 800m in one turn. i saw that nightforce only has 5mils per turn. i can get a good price on the IOR here in europe too.
3-18 x 42mm First Focal Plane

i also like the fact that the windage knob is red on a 1/2turn so when im dialing wind i know which way im going and with 3.5 mils on each 1/2turn which is about 12MOA, i think its enough for any windage adjustment you might need to make. in my opinion its a good alternative to the S&B 5-25 model if you can't fork out all that money.
The IOR would be a great scope BUT they have not proving them selves reliable in the field, there have been a lot of failed IOR 3-18x FFP scopes. I would really like to see them succeed for we also sell IOR.

The IOR also have great glass. Here is how I look at it. Would you rather have a scope that can see the fly on the target at 500yds but turns in to a spotting scope that is mounted to your rifle when you shoot it OR a scope that sees very well and tracks were you need it to go?

The NF turret has 5mil per REV and that is not really all that bad because to get a 308 out to 1k it will take about 10.5mils and under so that is only 2 and 1/0 of a revs.

In my opinion Nightforce is one of the best scopes on the market. They are reliable, the reticles are really nice, the turrets are very positive, and the glass is not the best on the market but it is very nice good enough to make a good ID and make a good hit.

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