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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:43 PM
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Nightforce question

I have a nightforce 5.5x 22 x 56 NXS with a NP-1 reticle I aquired recently and mounted it on a 300 wsm I have. With the elevation turned all the way down, the scope is still 12" high at 100 yds. I'm guessing the rifle is sighted in dead on at about 400 with all the elevation adjustment left. Is this common for nightforce scopes?

This is my first nightforce and I did not get any manuals with it, so I don't know if I can adjust it. Can
some one please give em some advise.

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    Re: Nightforce question

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    I have a nightforce 5.5x 22 x 56 NXS with a NP-1 reticle I aquired recently and mounted it on a 300 wsm I have. With the elevation turned all the way down, the scope is still 12" high at 100 yds. I'm guessing the rifle is sighted in dead on at about 400 with all the elevation adjustment left. Is this common for nightforce scopes?

    This is my first nightforce and I did not get any manuals with it, so I don't know if I can adjust it. Can
    some one please give em some advise.

    Many thanks.
    I have two NXS scopes. One currently has a .020 base the other standard. One a 338 , the other a 260. Both were able to be zeroed to 100 yards. One was mounted on other rifles, 223, 308, with standard Mark 4 bases and were able to be zeroed with at least a couple of revolutions left. I think you should check your base heights.
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    Unread 10-15-2012, 08:30 PM
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    Re: Nightforce question

    Something isn't right. Call Nightforce.
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    Re: Nightforce question

    Absoluteley YOUR BASES ARE BACKWARDS!! LOL ITS OKAY SOMETIMES GUNSMITHS MAKE A SIMPLE MISTAKE!!
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    I neglected to mention that I have a zero MOA one piece base. It can't be on backwards. I'm dumb, but I ain't stupid.
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    Re: Nightforce question

    Does your scope have a zero stop that could be adjusted too high?
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    Re: Nightforce question

    if it has zero stop you need to make sure the clutch assembly is backed all the way to the top of the turret.

    you have 100moa worth of adjustment in that scope so even with a 0moa base you have plenty of adjustment.
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