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Nightforce NXS vs Nightforce Benchrest

 
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:13 AM
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Re: Nightforce NXS vs Nightforce Benchrest

I have both on competition rifles used in 500 yd groundhog matches. Out to that distance, the BR model is better, because of the 1/8th adjustments. If your shots will be much further, get the NXS with 1/4 adjustments. Side focus is nice, but not necessary. I agree the BR model has slightly better glass.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:16 PM
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Re: Nightforce NXS vs Nightforce Benchrest

Gene, what recticle do you have on the BR model and do you like it and why?
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:11 PM
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Re: Nightforce NXS vs Nightforce Benchrest

NXS - CH1 fine X hair reticule. Makes it easy (for me) to hold off slightly on long shots.

BR - NP2DD - I like the double dot and find it is easier to keep rifle and scope level. I never use the lighted reticule.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:39 PM
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Re: Nightforce NXS vs Nightforce Benchrest

I went with the CH-3 for the same reason...help me keep the rifle and scope level.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:21 PM
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Re: Nightforce NXS vs Nightforce Benchrest

I have both models BR and NXS and I use them for different purposes, the BR models are intended primarily for range situations. I like the 1/8 min clicks for those distances beyond 600 yds. But when it comes to hunting situations the NXS with side focus and a lot more moa adjustment coupled with 1/4 moa clicks and 10 moa per revolution lets you adjust to various yardages quicker. The BR models are used on a LOT of large caliber 1,000 yd Benchrest guns with out problems, I have a 12-42 BR on a 30STW (fairly heavy recoil) and have had NO problems what so ever.
Once you decide on the primary purpose of the rifle then decide which model will best suit your needs.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:31 AM
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Re: Nightforce NXS vs Nightforce Benchrest

The NXS is a much stronger scope.

"I plan on using the scope for long range target and prairie dog/woodchuck hunting." For what you are going to be doing the BR model would most likely work great for you.

Here is a link to Nightforce on our website

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