Re: Scope Advice For A Custom Hunting Rifle.
I am in the same boat as you. I am currently looking at the Nightforce NSX 12-42X56 for a custom 300 RUM that I am having built. This gun will be around 17lbs so I will not be stalking at all with this. I had all but made up my mind with the NSX, but I have 3 friends that are all shooting the Leopolds on their 22-250, 300RUM and .50 BFG. All 3 of them say they have never had a truer scope than their Leopold. One of them has a NSX on a 6mm ppc and he has had to send it back for repair. Now that being said this was 5-6 years ago. I have heard nothing but good from Nightforce owners since then. What is turning me off to the Leopold right now is the range of power. You are looking at either 6-20 or 8-25, the NSX is available in 12-42... If I take a 1000-1500 yard shot at an elk, I would really like the 42X.