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NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

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Unread 03-31-2014, 03:27 PM
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NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

I am looking to buy a Nightforce NXS for long range hunting. I don't have much experience at long range shooting. You guys with long range experience would you choose the NXS with zero stop and .250 clicks or no zero stop and the finer .125 clicks?
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    Unread 03-31-2014, 03:33 PM
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    Re: NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

    Definitely WITH zero stop and 1/4 moa if you plan on dialing the scope much.
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    Unread 03-31-2014, 05:00 PM
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    Re: NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

    After buying 2 nightforce scopes with zero stop, I would never buy a scope without zero stop for long range if it was within my price range to get one with zero stop. It is just so comforting knowing you can blindly turn your scope down to its zero point without even looking.

    If it was going on a rifle that wasnt going to be dialed for elevation then it doesnt really matter. But in my personal experience I would never buy a non zero stop scope ever again for long range shooting where I was going to dial elevation.
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    Unread 03-31-2014, 05:57 PM
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    Re: NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

    I've had several without ZS I use for LR on 40 MOA bases. After getting a zero, I just crank the scope down to see how far off the bottom I am, and write it on the bottom of the stock with a sharpie. Most fall between 18-23 MOA off the bottom.

    Works OK if you're on the cheap, but I'll do HS ZS if I can....
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    Unread 03-31-2014, 07:00 PM
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    Re: NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

    I'd definitely get Zero Stop. Even if you don't dial much, you will appreciate it. I rarely dial on my coyote rifle, but I have had the turrets move just from bouncing around the vehicle, dragging them through the sticks in the dark, etc etc. For me, it is certainly peace of mind.
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    Unread 04-01-2014, 02:31 PM
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    Re: NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

    Definitely the zero stop, high speed, 1/4" moa. I had two older low speed non zero stop scopes for a long time, but ended up getting one with the zs and then selling the two older ones and trading them for the zs.
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    Unread 04-03-2014, 08:58 PM
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    Re: NXS Zero Stop VS NO Zero Stop

    DRS, after a very tough Coues deer hunt this year I learned something. And that is I will never own another exposed turret rifle scope that does not have a zero stop period. that few extra dollars would have been money well spent. hope this helps in your decision.
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