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Old 12-05-2003, 02:20 PM
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uso or nf

What is the best tack scope the uso or the night force? Please give your reasons.I would also like to hear from those that have used both. Thank you for your time and responses.
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:09 PM
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Re: uso or nf

NF by far.
USO has good glass and the fixed powers are good but the variables have all kind of problems. They are currently recalling one model because the whole line (about 20 scopes) had the wrong pitch on the turrets and "under" tracked.

Not saying NF is perfect but it's not as ugly as the USO.
Chris Matthews
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:32 PM
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Re: uso or nf

Usually I don't get involved with "Which scope is better" discussion because so much depends upon the mission, personal tastes, and budget. But when I see responses such as posted by Chris, I can't help but ask: exactly what are the problems that the USO variables have? Please be specific.

Regarding the screw pitch, it wasn't a "line" of scopes; it was a particular turret, a new one developed by USO that permits a 45 MOA elevation change in one revolution in 1/2 MOA click values, i.e., ninety clicks per revolution. The first batch of scopes with this turret were sold before the problem was caught. It wasn't a big deal - and I know because I have two of the effected scopes: one a fixed 10X, one a variable.

Now that this particular problem has been explained, I'd really like to hear about the other problems Chris has alluded to.
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:26 AM
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Re: uso or nf

I've never tried a USO, but for the money, how much better than a nightforce can it be?

How do you justify the USO price? They say you can hammer a nail with it....who needs to do that?

Plus, it is real ugly!
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:44 AM
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Re: uso or nf

John and Finris, I would have to say the best scope is the one in your head. Which ever one you believe is better probably is. I have a USO SN-9 and I think it is the best, but thats just me. Like what Blain said it all depends on taste.
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:23 AM
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Re: uso or nf

Ditto what NH says. There is no 'best'.

Both are very good, as are at least a few others. Buy one, use one, and you'll learn that YOU make the difference WAY more than any of your tools.
it's not about need in the USA -- it's about WANT
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:58 AM
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With all this being said, even less reason to spend $$$ on USO scope.
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