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Old 04-25-2009, 04:24 PM
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Nightforce Scope ??

I am thinking of putting a new scope on my 338 Ultra and wanted to ask who everyone was recommending to talk to about a new scope.
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:41 PM
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Re: Nightforce Scope ??

I've got one and love it. I'd get the 5-22x56 for the 338. Make sure you get some good rings and a 20MOA base for that longrange machine! How's the recoil on that monster?
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:12 PM
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I've got one and love it. I'd get the 5-22x56 for the 338. Make sure you get some good rings and a 20MOA base for that longrange machine! How's the recoil on that monster?
The recoil is really not bad. I am just working up loads now. I have two nightforce scopes like you mentioned on a 30/338 lapua and a 300 Ultra ( which is my favorite so far). I was actually thinking of going with the 50mm instead of the 56
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Re: Nightforce Scope ??

After owning four 56mm scopes and two 50mm scopes I will never go back to the 56mm. The 5.5-22x50mm is my favoriate. I am using one on my 300 RUM and love it. I was using the 3.5-15x50mm for a while. I had bought that before NF offered the 22x in 50mm. Once they offered the 22x50mm, I was all over it having used the 22x NF BR in the past.

50mm objectives are much more compact and lighter. For me this is important.
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I had no idea that there was such a difference. The website shows the 56mm to be 1/10 inch longer and 1 oz heavier. Things are different in cyberspace I guess.
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I had no idea that there was such a difference. The website shows the 56mm to be 1/10 inch longer and 1 oz heavier. Things are different in cyberspace I guess.

Higher and bulkier too. Thats the part they dont list on the spec sheet. For a backpacker, an ounce in an ounce and bulk is bulk. If all you want to do is sit your ***** on a bench and shoot pdogs maybe the 56mm might work better for [you].
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Higher and bulkier too. Thats the part they dont list on the spec sheet. For a backpacker, an ounce in an ounce and bulk is bulk. If all you want to do is sit your ***** on a bench and shoot pdogs maybe the 56mm might work better for [you].

Higher and bulkier. Intangibles you can only get from holding it in your hands. Good to know. Thanks
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