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Rifle scopeS on SP's , Oh MY!

 
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:48 PM
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Rifle scopeS on SP's , Oh MY!

Had a chance today to shoot the WSM's with the NXS's mounted on them. Wish I had changed over to rifle scopes months ago. what a difference. at max power I have about 1/2 field of view and at the lower powers a full field of view. Can't wait to get some more pracitce time in , this should be the trick for long range shooting and hunting.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:34 PM
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i was wondering how those nightforce scopes pick up light wehn it is right before opening and right at closing could you take a peek through them at those times? or did you?
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:08 PM
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Had a chance today to shoot the WSM's with the NXS's mounted on them. Wish I had changed over to rifle scopes months ago. what a difference. at max power I have about 1/2 field of view and at the lower powers a full field of view. Can't wait to get some more pracitce time in , this should be the trick for long range shooting and hunting.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:45 PM
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To get these fields of view, what shooting position are you using? Can 1/2 field of view be expected from the higher powers when shooting from the bench? I have to check the eye relief for NXS versus the Leupy Mark 4 which was what I was planning for my WSM.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:26 PM
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For me, both prone and bench, using Leupold.
The NF will have a tad more eye relief than the Leupy, from what i have read, but I haven't had the opportunity to side by side test yet though.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:50 PM
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The Nightforce 3.5-15 is listed at 3.9 inches and the Leupy 4.5-14 is listed at 3.6 at 14 power and 4.5 at 4.5 power. Is it possible that the relief on the Nightforce does not change with magnification? I need to just get my act together (and get some better weather) and swap a scope from one of my rifles to my 300WSM and give it a try!
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:59 PM
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Interesting. One would need to go to the spec sheets and then do a comparison on similar scopes. If you have the time and desire, check the upper X variables as well. I thought the NF was better in a small amount in terms of eye relief, but they may be the same.
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