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Unread 05-16-2008, 01:34 AM
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NXS Owners- Read this !

Just thought I'd let you all know something that I recently experienced with my NXS 5-22 x 56.

You probably have all seen the plastic washers or shims being marketed as a zero stop for the scope. After asking a few people who had used them, I decided due to the fact that the zero stop from NF is unavailable in Australia I'd try them out. I had them on for only a month . BIG MISTAKE !

As a few of you would have seen over the last 6 months I have battled with first round hits. Basically shooting over everything. I sent the scope back to the helpful people in Idaho and that quickly confirmed the click values were out due the the aftermarket shims.

I would like to thank the first class people for their expertise at Nightforce who quickly diagnosed the problem, rectified it and had it posted back ASAP ! My hats off to you guys.

Moral to the story- Dont use the plastic washers in your elevation turret. They will stuff your scope right up ! And you will be $130 plus postage the worse for it.

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    Well, that is good to know being as I have made a lot of the washers and have put one on one scope, but have not actually used it yet.

    Sorry, you had to find out the hard way, but thanks for warning the rest of us.
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    I made my own Zero Stop for the NXS scopes, and it has worked flawlessly over the years. When I get a chance, I'll install another one and take pictures as I go for a "how to" if anyone is interested.
    If you don't feel up to the task, I may do them for members here for a small fee.
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    Zero Stop

    Does the zero stop from Nightforce work well, without problems? Thanks.
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    Paul,

    The NF zero stop is really good and I highly recommend it. DUH would have one but due to some import/export issues they are not allowed in Australia, a strange deal. For those of us that are allowed them I recommend them very much. I even have them on my 1-4 NXS and it also has a windage stop at half way.
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    Paul,

    The NF zero stop is really good and I highly recommend it. DUH would have one but due to some import/export issues they are not allowed in Australia, a strange deal. For those of us that are allowed them I recommend them very much. I even have them on my 1-4 NXS and it also has a windage stop at half way.

    Shawn,
    Is the windage stop custom or does that come standard with a zero stop scope?
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    Zero Stop

    Thanks, Shawn. Is there a source of after market zero stops that can be put on other scopes? How does the windage one work?
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