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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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I agree and will add that the 50 and 56 are the same price so why not get the 56
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    Re: nightforce nxs?

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    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.

    Jeff


    No worries Jeff, my question was basic curiousity. I've never ran the 56's so I was thinking: "hey, maybe he's on to something ?" I think your post about proper ring height was spot on. An adjustable cheek piece is helpful too
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    Re: nightforce nxs?

    The 56 is simply just too big. My 50s are tight in the scabbards.
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    Re: nightforce nxs?

    I'm waiting on a 5.5-22x56 ZS HS with MOAR to put on my 7mm rem mag sendero. I have that scope with the npr1 on a POF USA 6.5 creedmoor. That is my first NF & I can't get my other rifles swapped out to NF quick enough. I have TRULY been impressed with the one I have
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    Unread 06-30-2012, 01:25 PM
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    Re: nightforce nxs?

    If you only want it for good light shots then the 50mm is fine. I use a 5.5.x 22 x 50 with NP2DD. Lots of low light work then look at S&B and Ziess Victory but much more money. I have never felt the need for more than 50mm.

    When comparing images some while ago with a friends 56mm Ziess binos against my older 42mm then the only difference I noticed was a bigger wider image.

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    Re: nightforce nxs?

    I have three of them two 5.5-22x50 and a 3.5-15x56 I prefer the 3.5-15 on my hunting rifle
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    Unread 07-02-2012, 04:13 AM
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    Re: nightforce nxs?

    98% of the time my scopes are set on 7x - 8x for field work. I do very very little long range stuff but do have the magnification and reticule if I want to.

    I find a big field of view is pretty important when trying to shoot predators as the time to take a shot is often only a few seconds.

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