Originally Posted by davewilson
Jon, did you check the tracking? i'd like to know if it tracks the distance it should. that's been one of my pet peeves lately!
Yes, as mentioned in the first post it's dead on as accurately as I can measure--well within 1% click value and 1 degree reticle straightness.
with the brutally solid reputation Nightforce has, why would you get one of these rather than a 5-22 Nightforce?
The biggest reason is FFP, which NF doesn't offer on the 5-22. If you want FFP, the NF that compares is the F1 3-15. Comparing those, the biggest differences the SS offers would be:
Price ~$700 less (maybe close to $1000 less in the big SH group buy).
More eye relief.
More elevation adjustment.
Adjustable illumination when in use.
I'll wait until I can do a side-by-side with an F1 to say anything definitive on glass quality as it has been said the F1's are a little better than the SFP's. I've seen a fair number of 5.5-22 SFP's though, and they're a step back from this.
The other differences between the scopes are mainly personal preference things. Some like the ocular turning with power changes, some don't. Some may like the knobs on one better, some may like the other better, etc.
Until recently I would have said the SS has a much better reticle as the MLR and Mildot of the F1 left much to be desired, but the new reticles NF has introduced in the last couple months look very nice and usable so that's pretty much a matter of preference now too.
Don't get me wrong, the NF is a very nice scope. It's just so is the SS and it's being offered at a price well below what it could be so it's going to make for some stiff competition.
Competition is good.