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Scope Opinions????

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Unread 03-17-2002, 07:32 PM
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Scope Opinions????

For longrange huning 1000 to 2000 yds which scope? The Nightforce 12-42 NSX with 1/4 clicks and side adjust parallex, or the Nightforce 12-42 bench model with 1/8 clicks and objective parallex focus. OR, the 8-32 Nightforce. Is there enough elevation MOA with a 20 MOA base or will more be needed for a Big 30 cal wildcat?
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    Unread 03-18-2002, 03:28 AM
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    Re: Scope Opinions????

    I've never used the Nightforce line, but just from your description, I'd take the one with the side focus. I use a Leupold Mark 4 M1, and love the side focus.
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    Unread 03-18-2002, 10:15 AM
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    Re: Scope Opinions????

    The higher power NXS scopes don't have much windage and elevation adjustment. The 5-22X56 has 100 moa elevation if I remember right. Anything above that has like 60 moa elevation. I don't think that would be enough to shoot from 1000-2000 yards.
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    Unread 03-18-2002, 01:05 PM
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    Re: Scope Opinions????

    Here are the NXS windage and elevation adjustment ranges according to the 2002 catalog.
    Scope Elevation Windage
    3.5-15x50 110 80
    3.5-15x56 110 80
    5.5-22x56 100 60
    8-32x56 65 45
    12-42x56 45 35

    Hope that this is of value.
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    Unread 03-18-2002, 01:47 PM
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    Re: Scope Opinions????

    Ian

    On the NXS scopes, are they centered, meaning that for a scope with 110 MOA of elevation travel, 55 is up and 55 is down?

    Most of the Leupolds are like that (except the Mk4 M3 I believe) and I was wondering if the NXS line is similar.

    Does Richard Near have a 30 or 40 MOA tilt base?

    I'm thinking that with a centered 110 MOA and a 40 tilt there would be 95(+-) MOA available. That amount should get to 2000 yards easily with a big 30 and sleek bullets. My 338 RUM uses about 70 MOA for 1750 yards and it starts out pretty slow on the 300 grain bullets.
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    Unread 03-18-2002, 01:54 PM
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    Re: Scope Opinions????

    Certainly not a premium scope, like the Nightforce, but I have had very good success with the Tasco SS sniper scopes from SWFA. It has a 30mm body and 120MOA adjustments for elev and windage. Optics are pretty good. The reticle is a mildot type so there is another 36MOA of "internal" elevation.

    I am guessing on the distance but with my 20X, I can see milk jug size boulders at "over 1 mile" (a long ways anyhow). The rocks I have measured and the distance will be confirmed when my WILD arrives.

    The knobs have been repeatable and the rear focus is a nice touch. The scope is also affordable at $299. Would like to hear comments from others who have used this scope.

    Good luck...

    Jerry
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    Unread 03-18-2002, 04:05 PM
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    Re: Scope Opinions????

    Dave,
    I cranked and counted the clicks in my NXS's and would assume that I could center them by going up halfway. I really like how crisp the Nightforce turrets are - takes a lot of use to get a MK4 as "clicky" - although they will get there.

    I believe that Richard Near makes higher sloped bases. Suggest that you contact him as he will no doubt explain what is available. He has a pretty good range of products, will fit quite a few actions.

    You have seen our Near bases - they are superb. Marty's (Badger Ord.) are also tops. Pretty tough choice - Richard has a wider variety of styles, Weatherby etc.

    Richard's e-mail is: rbn@sk.sympatico.ca
    and you can reach him at (306) 463-3484.

    These Picatinny rails are expensive but they are incredibly uniform and great if you like to switch scopes around. They let you reach out there. Hey - your dollar is worth $160 up here don't forget!
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