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Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

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Unread 09-15-2008, 09:38 AM
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Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

Can someone tell me why Nightforce does not put zero stops on there 8-32 models?

I am looking to move up from an 8.5-25 vx-iii and would like to have the stops. For those that have or have had the 5.5-22 and 8-32, do you prefer one over the other? Is the 8-32 too much scope for normal hunting/long range situations? I see some guys looking to trade up to the 32X from the 22X, and I only want to do this once.
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    Unread 09-16-2008, 02:33 PM
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    Re: Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

    i too would like to know that, I wanted to buy a 8X32 with the stop also but wanst sure why they dont offer it? and also is 22 enough when shooting 750+ at whitetail size targets and 1000+ at steel gongs?
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    Re: Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

    Most likely they do not do it make one for the 8-32x because the Military does not order this scope and the Military requested a 0-stop on the other scopes. Also they would have to engineer a 0-Stop turret for the 32x.

    I will call NF to see.

    Also we have the 8-32x56mm in stock with the NPR1 reticle.

    Mike @ CSGW
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    Re: Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

    Thanks Mike

    Out of curiosity, do the 50 or 56mm scopes sell better in the 22x?
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    Re: Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

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    Thanks Mike

    Out of curiosity, do the 50 or 56mm scopes sell better in the 22x?
    I prefer the 50mm to the 56mm. If you go with the 56mm you need to go with the 1.125” center height rings 1” if you have a standard varmint barrel contour. Also you do not get the much of an advantage more of and advantage in lowlight environments.

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    Re: Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

    That is one of my concerns is the advantage of gathering more light both early and late in the day. I can adjust the comb up, so sitting the scope in higher rings would not be a problem.
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    Re: Nightforce Zero Stops on 8-32?

    Here is some info for you.

    The average size of a human’s eye pupil at night is 7 mm and in daylight it is about 4mm on average. If the optic give you a 7mm of exit pupil and you are using it for day use more than half the light will not reach the retina. I have also noticed if you are getting too much light and you look away you see light spots were ever you look and the targets look washedout. On a lot of my scopes I use a light reducer so I do not get the light spots and the washout is not there.

    Size of bell divided by magnification = exitpupil. Hare are some examples.
    56/22x=2.54mm
    56/5.5x=10.18mm
    50/22x=2.27mm
    50/5.5x=9.09mm
    The sweet spots for the 56 and the 50mm at Night and Day use.
    50/7.14x = 7mm night use and for day use 50/12.5x = 4mm
    56/8x = 7mm night use and for day use 56/14x = 4mm
    You are really not getting much advantage over the 50mm. I feel there is a bigger disadvantage and that is you have to go with tall rings 1.00” at the low to 1.25” were the 50mm you can do 0.885”.

    When you go to an 8-32x you can see why they go with the 56mm.

    Mike @ CSGW
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