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Unread 12-02-2002, 07:13 AM
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Nightforce problems.???

.. Hey guys.. I read an article by Max Reppel in the latest edition of the VHM that eluded to some sort of problems with a Nightforce scope whilst varminting out to and past the 1K mark.. Enough of a problem that he felt justified in trading it in on one of Bruce "The 2500 Yard Club" Artus' 8.5-25x Leupolds..
.. Since these are the exact two I was considering for my present project I wondered if any of you may have some input on this..
.. The rifle is a Viper actioned .260AI fast twist with Stiller's 20min rings.. Thanks in advance.. JiNC
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Unread 12-02-2002, 01:45 PM
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Re: Nightforce problems.???

Jake, I didn't read the article but I am betting he was not happy with the vertical MOA adjustment. It is not as great as the Leopold you spoke of but unless you are shooting over a very wide low to high spread, a proper base will solve the problem and the nightforce is still the superior scope optically.
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Unread 12-02-2002, 06:54 PM
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Re: Nightforce problems.???

My 12x42 ran out of clicks at 1k shooting a 7/300WSM with the 162 AMAX. I got the 20 MOA rings. Problem solved.

What was the writers complaint?
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Unread 12-02-2002, 07:38 PM
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".. Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.."
Hehehe.. And for everything else,there's MasterCard.!! Nice one,Mike..

.. He really didn't specify in the article what the problem was..(NF advertises in the magazine the article was in.) I have always heard that outside of a little "price fixing" scheme the Nightforce scopes were great scopes.. As cheesy as it may sound tho' my only real reason for going with the NF over the Leupold would be that way cool NP-R2 reticle.. If Leupold offered something similar(not mil-dots) I'd stay with them.. JiNC [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 12-02-2002, 10:32 PM
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Unread 12-02-2002, 11:34 PM
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Re: Nightforce problems.???

I like my 5.5-22 NF alot, mine has the R2 reticle also. It's easy to use and makes alot of sense. From rangefinding to measuring and for instant corrections after spotters are fired, it's the best out there. Leopold would do good to use it too.

Mine has 99 MOA vertical adjustment so it's all I'll ever need.

Just got done doing some shooting today with the 300 Ultra at some rocks up in the mountains between 760 and 1175 yards at about a 30 degree uphill angle.

My brother can call my hits looking through his NF 5.5-22 too, telling me instantly where I hit and measuring how many MOA off the zero was with mine. If he says 2 or something, I can either hold over 2 moa or dial it in, same with windage. Beautifull I say.

We ended the shootout fun with off hand only at 1000 yards. We were right on or within a 6" of the 12" to 18" targets every time, really surprized me. Lots of fun. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Wonder what kind of problem he was having with the scope of his too, funny he never said.
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Unread 12-03-2002, 02:53 AM
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Re: Nightforce problems.???

I also have a Nightforce 5.5X22 NP-R2 reticle. The problem is that at 100 yards-300 yards the reticle is not in focus for me, but at 400 yards, its pretty clear. The side focus doesnt help and it doesnt look like you can turn the back like a Leopold or IOR to adjust the reticle focus. Does anybody know how to adjust it? Thank you
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