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Unread 05-27-2008, 10:26 PM
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outdoor life optics review?

I have always heard such good thing about nightforce scopes but in the review they have the image quality for the nightforce nxs 3.5-15x50 as lower than other scope in the 300-700 dollar range/ What do you guys think of that. Also the bushnell 6500 that I was thinking about was rated very low in low light performance. I understand that it has an extra lens and only a 1 inch inner tube but most reviews still say it is quite bright. So now I dont know what to think about the review or the scopes.
PS the nikon ed monarch 8-30x50 got the editors choice. Dean
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    Unread 05-27-2008, 11:50 PM
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    I didn't see a NXS scope in that evaluation. What page?
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    I don't put much faith in thier ratings. One year they rated a cheap 200 to 300 dollar scopes low light ability over the low light ability of a S&B and I know from experience that is BS

    I have 5 NXS scopes and thier low light ability is excelent and I have compared them to a lot of other scopes
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    Optic section starts on pg. 131 If I remember correctly. Dean
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    Jwp 475 is right about the ratings of some magazines. Most
    are based on personal preference not facts. (The same way we form
    our opinions).

    There is a standard method of testing light transmission and some scope
    makers use and advertise these numbers.(SOME DONT).

    Different lens coatings can make you think one is brighter than another
    because everyones eyes are a little different and respond different to
    different coatings.

    There are people on this web sight that can explain it better than me (
    and I wish they would).

    Every scope has plus's and minus's and the best scope for you is the one
    with the features that you like.Type of knobs, size of main tube,Size of
    objective lens, type of retical,power, finish, ETC.

    Withen one makers scopes there are numbers/% light transmission that vary
    from 94% to 99.6% depending on the cost and use intended.

    Leupolds LPS (Now Discontinued) that advertised 99.4% was on the high
    end of light transmission at the time and nikon was advertising 94% and it
    was hard to tell the difference untill right at dark.

    I have not seen the numbers on the Night force but I would bet they are high.

    So dont believe hearsay believe the facts by Apple to Apple compairsons.

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    A lens coating that enhances the "blue light spectrum" will appear to be brighter and allow you to see more in low light even if the scope does not transmit any more light or even less light than another scope with coatings that do not enhance the "blue light spectrum"

    The less expensive scopes do not have the best coatings when compared to the NF, SB, Zeiss, Meopta's,. Etc. That is one of (only one) the reasons that the higher quality scopes cost more.
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    Ever notice that the scope companies that spend a lot on advertising in Outdoor Life Mag never get a lowwer rating even when compared to scopes much better optics?
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