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Old 07-06-2003, 05:37 AM
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Nightforce Scopes vs Leupold

I'm looking for glass for a longrange rifle.At this point I'm up in the air between the Nighforce NXS 5.5 x 22 with either the RR or the R2 reticle and the Leupold VXIII 6.5 x 20 X 50mm with the M1 knobs. I'm leaning more to the Nightforce and now a shooter that I have a lot of respect for tells me that the ones he tried didn't return to zero very well and he found the Leupolds clearer. I know an other fella that swears it's the other way around. Has anyone else had any problems with the the Nightforce line? Thanks for the help
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:11 AM
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Re: Nightforce Scopes vs Leupold

I have a nightforce 5.5x22 and a Leupold 6.5 x 20 40mm. I find the Leupold more comfortable to look through.I guess the Leupold is clearer and brighter.
I like the reticle on the nightforce,and the wider FOV,and the plush click adjustments,and the fact it is 5.5 x 22. If I could get a Leupold with a reticle I really liked I would probably get rid of the nightforce.
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Old 07-06-2003, 02:19 PM
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Re: Nightforce Scopes vs Leupold

Sad to say I think the same info you got from your two friends will be the same here,I have 5 NightForce scopes and they all are bright and clear and as far as the clicks go they all return to the same spot and have never given me a problem. I have the NPRR1 and it is allways right on the money as far as the range finder goes too.

I work out outside all winter in temps from twenty above to 50 below and I have never been sorry that I own a Night Forice IMO you could not go wrong with a Night Force >>><<< Coyote Slayer
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:54 AM
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Re: Nightforce Scopes vs Leupold

...get an NXS and never look back. Best scope on the planet.
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:54 PM
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Re: Nightforce Scopes vs Leupold

Not that all leupold are bad, I have a mark 4 10X Mil-dot and love its performance, but the nightforce is unbeatable and unmatched in quality and performance.
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Old 07-09-2003, 07:09 PM
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Re: Nightforce Scopes vs Leupold

Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 is 15.2" and 32 oz. Leupold 6.5-20x50 is 14.4" and 20 oz. So there are clear engineering design trade-offs. It's not an apples-to-apples comparison. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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