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Old 06-24-2012, 09:38 PM
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nightforce nxs?

Im going too be picking up a Nightforce NXS in the next couple weeks to go on top of my remington 700 sendero 300. win mag i think. IS there any other scope you would suggest? im pretty set on a nightforce at the moment, i just dont know which size weather the 3.5-15 is better for me of the 5.5-22 is better for me. the rifle will be uesed for long range hunting purposes, out too mainly 800 yards. i know once i take it that far i will want to test it on targets past that until the limits of my gun. what scope do you suggst
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:46 PM
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Nightforce NXS 5.5~22X56 .25 MOA turrets, NP-R1 reticle and zero stop. Mount it with a 20 MOA Nightforce rail base and set of the NF 1.00 ultra light rings. Had combo to beat, and will work for you for years to come on about any long range rifle.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:37 AM
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OP, the NightForce is a great scope. Are there other options? Sure but you had better get out your checkbook. USO is a sweet rig, but used prices are ~2k w/ new approaching and even exceeding 3k (model depending of course). S&B is highly regarded as "top tier", at 3k ea.

Suddenly the 1700-2k for the NF doesn't sound that bad I too would recommend the 5.5x22 w/NP-R1. Although I am running the NP-R2, it's ok but the retical of the -R1 might be better. The ZS is a great tool as is the HS, both have their merits at an increase in $$. Looking back now, ZS before HS...



BROZ- Out of curiousity, why the 56mm objective?
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:31 AM
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Im with Broz. That's a tough combo to beat. For the money, Nightforce is hard to beat.
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The 5.5x22-56 w/ np-r1 is the scope I'm saving my pennies for. Will be putting it on new 338 Norma. Night force is the way to go.
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Im with Broz. That's a tough combo to beat. For the money, Nightforce is hard to beat.
Good question... Not trying to be smart but I guess I ask myself,, why not? After owning many of both the 50 and 56's, I can't say I see a lot of difference. The 50 is a bit smaller, but I really have never noticed the difference while packing them or putting them in a case. I feel there are more issues pertaining to mounting them too high. In other words, use the correct height rings and 1/2 of the size of the larger bell will go un-noticed, maybe all of it. The 56 is suppose to have a little better low light capabilities. If I was going for a new NXS I would simply buy the 56 just in case it did bring something to the table once in a while. But at the same time I would not pass up a deal on a used 50mm just bcause of the bell size.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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Recently purchased the 5.5x22-50 MOAR reticle, decided against the 56 obj because of shear size. The new MOAR is really nice and similar to their other moa reticle but slightly improved in appearance. It's a little heavy compared to some others, but with weight comes durability
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