Re: Nightforce problems.???
I have an NXS 3.5x15x50 mildot and like it for what I use it for, but I have noticed some small items, which another shooter I know has also noticed with his.
The problem arose when I was doing a track tests. The first 6 moa of travel from 100 yard zero moves the POI 7.5", while the second 6 moved it 6" as it should have. The track was exactly the same on the way back down, but when the scope is dialed down the windage drifts between 3/4 to 1 moa to the right. The scope repeated itself perfectly, so I let it go. The problem I have is that I'm unsure of exactly where the reticle will move to when I make adjustments I haven't made before. If I could go through EVERY scenario and record the adjustmenst needed it wouldn't be a problem, but the scope will never be predicatble to me, so I don't trust it to do anything but hold zero. It's fine for prone matches with unlimited sighters, but I wouldn't trust my life, or others lives, to this scope.
I also don't have the full 100 MOA elevation. Without my notes I can't say for sure just how much it has, but I believe it has 89.75 MOA stop to stop.
In Nighforces defense, I haven't sent it in to be checked yet, as it's on my 1K prone rifle and I have one more match this season. Great glass, great turrets, great feeling, sturdy scope,, just not predicatble.
I would buy another one,,, but the price would have to be right. Otherwise, I'd get the Leupold.