Originally Posted by sparkie01
LOL the tube body and the glass are the only things made in Japan, they do all the hand fitting and such in Idaho. You cant really compare them to a mass produces piece like loopys, well i guess some can. I have several and i love them. I ran a short dot for a while: "gift" and i sold it and bought a 1x4 for my carbine. But loopy american made.... what or how is it all the parts are made in timbuck, who knows. they dump all the pieces in a machine and push start. Now the old loopys i wouldent sell mine for anything. Corprate loopy= High end Tasco. Take a flashlight and look inside any loopy
I have a 416 Barrett that had a NF 8-32x56 NXS Mounted on it. Key word here is "HAD". On the 15th shot out of my Barrett the front lense on the scope shattered. Must have been a bad day in Japan when the glass was made or a worse day in Idaho when quality control allowed this sub standard piece of glass to be installed on the scope. Either way it failed after a short period in service. I replaced the NF with a Mark 4 8.5-25x50
and 200 rounds later it is still running strong, push started or not. Can dial in a long shot go back to zero and it is still dead on.
I am not here to bash any scope. I use Nightforce, Leupold, and Schmidt & Bender. All 3 are excellent scopes and each scope has its place. All I know is the NF's place was not on top of my 416. Have had no problem with them on other rifles.
Time for the flashlight test (I will use a mini mag here)
Leupold first: Nice scope, well built, Nice
Schmidt & Bender: Wow!!! Great scope, Great quality.
Nightforce: Oh ****!!! Dropped the minimag down the tube. Ok got it out.
nice, well built, all except for that front piece of glass.
Tasco: Hmmmm??? Dont have one to check and never will.
BTW you missed Sparkie better check your elevation.