Re: Which Nightforce scope
I am responding because I had the same exact question a couple of months ago. Shawn is also currently building me a 338 but in an edge. I just ordered the nightforce for it and really struggled with which one to buy. I hunt in areas that the way in and way out are greating hunting areas and its nice to have the low power for quick opportunities. At any rate, I have leupold 4.5-14's and have never had a problem with the 4.5 being to much,so i am hoping the 5.5 proves to be okay. I finally decided to go with the 5.5-22 because for this rifle I felt like the rest of the gun was built for extreme long range possibilities and for the scope to be a perfect fit, I wanted the highest power available that still had a low power setting that would work, rather than the optimum low power setting and a higher power setting that would work. cant go wrong either way, but you might ask shawn what sits atop of his 338!