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Old 05-01-2010, 02:30 PM
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Scope choice

Nightforce for LR hunting--Which one would you buy for shots 800 to 1500
NXS 5.5-22
NXS 8-32
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:25 PM
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Re: Scope choice

It depends on which base you have and what caliber you are shooting. The 5.5 to 22 has a lot more MOA than the 8-32. I have a custom 36 moa base on my 30-338 norma and can shoot out to a mile with the 8-32. If you have the correct base I would definately pick the 8-32. If you dont then get the 5.5-22
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:49 PM
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Re: Scope choice

I have a 40moa nightforce base and a 20moa base. I now own a 5.5-22 nxs
and I am thinking of a 8-32 nxs for my 6.5-284 or my Edge. I just want to know what people think about the 2 scopes side by side. I normally shoot 800 to 1500 yards on a regular basis. Ross
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Re: Scope choice

5.5x22
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:45 PM
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Re: Scope choice

If I remember right the reticle on the 32x is calibrated to 22x......You could shim it for elivation and figure out the reticle @ 32x but the 22x might be the easy solution?
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:05 AM
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Re: Scope choice

I tend to go higher but, the eyes aren't what they used to be. Of the 2 I'd go 32x, nice to have the extra power and you can always crank it down.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:15 AM
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Re: Scope choice

Thanks for the comments guys. Choice has been made NXS 5.5-22 NP-R2
with zero stops. Ross
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