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Old 02-12-2007, 07:24 PM
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Nightforce Questions

I am planing on getting a new Nightforce for hunting,and target shooting,mainly hunting.I'm thinking about the 5.5-22-50 or the 5.5-22-56 with the NPR-1 reticle.What are the advanages and disadvanages between the 50-56mm.What would you buy.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:11 PM
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Re: Nightforce Questions

It's your own personal preference brother. Personally I like the 3.5x15x50. In the summer time mirage is not as bad on 15x as it is 22x, and I can still use my verticle moa bars on 15x where as if you turn the 22x down to compensate you have to go to 11x on the 22 power scope and then your 2moa bars are now 4moa. Besides 15x is plenty of magnification to shoot out to a mile and I think Kirby made a poke past 2k yards with a 15x. Like I said, it's all personal preference.

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Old 02-12-2007, 08:19 PM
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Re: Nightforce Questions

I just took delivery today of my first Nightforce scope , i got the 3.5-15x50 with the NP-R2 ret . I cant comment on the 56mm scopes but this one i have is a thing of beauty . On a hunting rig i probably wouldn't want to go for the bigger scope the 50mm is already a pretty bulky unit .
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:35 PM
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Re: Nightforce Questions

Congrats on the scope, I recieved my 15x50 R1 from Bill last week and I'm so excited to put the thing on my Rum, soon to be the Edge I can hardly stand it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 02-12-2007, 08:55 PM
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Re: Nightforce Questions

The 56 mm will gather more light than the 50mm. This will improve the scope's usefulness at dawn and dusk. This is of importance as you get past 40 years of age and your night vision rods begin taking early retirement and don't work much any more.

The down side is that it means you will need some type of adjustable/add-on cheekpiece for the stock.

I have a 5.5-22-56 with the NP-R1 sitting in a drawer and next to it is one of Shawn Carlocks adjustable cheekpieces.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:22 PM
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Re: Nightforce Questions

Do you want to sell the 5.5 BB ??
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:31 PM
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Re: Nightforce Questions

NO! I have what I need. The gun this goes on is probably good only to about 1200-1300 yds and doesn't need more scope. The gun will have its new barrel and be ready in a few months.

Tiger Stripes, the 7AM wears a 8-32X 56mm Nightforce and is good for a long, long ways.
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