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Nightforce power range at DUSK??

 
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Old 02-13-2003, 07:58 PM
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Re: Nightforce power range at DUSK??

JustC,

I was out yesterday evening & set up for coyotes. Although I didn't see any dogs, there were about a dozen deer at varying ranges, & several hundred ducks & geese.

After the sun was down but still a little light, I found a group of whitetails to the SSE & ranged them at just over 900 yards. Although I could make out shapes at @ 40X, they were dark & indistinct. AT 22X they were easily clear enough to range & shoot.

The scope was a Nightforce 12-42X56mm BR version with an NP-1RR reticle. Hope this helps....
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Old 02-15-2003, 07:58 AM
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Re: Nightforce power range at DUSK??

I have used my 8x32 nightforce for fox hunting at night with snow on the ground and no light I could see excellent but did not turn the scope up at all.
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Old 02-18-2003, 01:03 PM
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Re: Nightforce power range at DUSK??

speedbump and crowmag, thanks again. I was looking for a hunting situation as you described. I can see at night, and during the day, but you know when that sun gets down just beneath the horizon, and the sky is still lightly blue, it plays havoc on your scope.

It sounds as though speedbump was ranging with his, just at the time I will be doing 90% of my shooting on crop damage permits during the summer months.

I have the 8-32 NXS's, so I am hoping I have both the low power and high power angles covered.
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Re: Nightforce power range at DUSK??

I have used my 8x32 in those low light hunting conditions you are talking about I don't have a problem seeing The lighted cross hair helps, I turn it on just so you can see the cross hair better.
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Old 02-21-2003, 09:30 AM
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Re: Nightforce power range at DUSK??

crow mag, I take it you dialed your rheostat down so that the crosshairs are just barely lit?

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Thats right barley glowing red [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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