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Is this scope good for what I need?

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Unread 01-23-2012, 01:14 PM
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Is this scope good for what I need?

Is a nightforce 8-32x56 Benchrest with NP-1rr reticle any good for hunting with my edge?

I could see the 8 power to be a pain close quarters!
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    Unread 01-23-2012, 01:19 PM
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    Re: Is this scope good for what I need?

    I know the edge isnt a close quarters gun but shots from 30 yards to 1000+ can happen while hunting.
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    Unread 01-23-2012, 02:08 PM
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    Re: Is this scope good for what I need?

    The 1/8" click values would be a big drawback for long range dialing. And 8x on the low
    end is not do able for me in close. I run a 1.8x10 for 0-800 yards on my .223 but it
    was on the 308 for years and used to 1000.
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    Unread 01-23-2012, 03:06 PM
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    Re: Is this scope good for what I need?

    I wasn't comfortable with that NF model due to what seemed to me to be critical distance between eye and scope. I couldn't get a comfortable sight picture except at a very critical eye position.

    I liked the 1/8 clicks for fine adjusting a 1k but didn't care for the number of clicks necessary to make long range adjustments.

    Thus I went with the NXS model,
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    Unread 01-23-2012, 10:58 PM
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    Re: Is this scope good for what I need?

    I did a little more research on the scope and found it only had 50 moa of adjustment, which is only 5 more than the Zeiss 6.5-20 that i'm thinking of replacing, PLUS the eye relief issue, PLUS the 1/8 MOA adjustment PLUS the 8 power minimum PLUS the NP-1RR reticle

    I decided to pass on the deal.

    Thanks guys
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