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Old 01-25-2011, 02:44 AM
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Nightforce or Leupold?

Hi All,

Wanting some guidence/advise on a scope for my TRG-42, .338LM.

At present looking at a Nightforce NSX 5~22x 56 or a Leupold Mark4 ERT 8.5~ 25x what are your thourghts?

Planning to work up over time to shooting goats/Deer at long range. Do these scopes have enough power?
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:55 AM
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Re: Nightforce or Leupold?

I've had both and i now use nxs because they have more distinct clicks and seem slightly better optically also leopold have gone stupid with their pricing in the uk, they are not as good as schmidt and bender so should not cost the same , simple !
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:47 AM
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Re: Nightforce or Leupold?

I have owned both. I now only have the NF NXS's. As metioned the NF turrets have the most positive detents I have felt and the tracking and zero return are among the best. For uder $2000 I don't feel anything compares with a Nightforce NXS.

The 5.5 ~ 22 will be fine for your deer hunting at long range. I have taken a couple animals past 1100 yards and the 22X was plenty good enough.

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:37 AM
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Re: Nightforce or Leupold?

have used both, only own leupold and zeiss now.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:10 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Leupold?

Hi Guys,
Annother dumb question; What are peoples thourghts on the Kahles K 624TT? Kiwi1
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:13 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Leupold?

IMHO take the money yopu were gonna spend on the NF and buy 2 Sightron's. One for this gun and you will have an extra for the next gun you buy/build.

Sightrons go on all my guns...wouldn't have it any other way!
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:53 AM
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Re: Nightforce or Leupold?

Hi,

I have never owned a Leapold, so not much help to you there.

I moved from my initial purchase of a Lynx Tactical 3.5 - 10 X 44 to a Nightforce NXS 5.5 - 22 X 50. I decided the difference between 50 and 56 objective was not enough to worry about for me.

I love the Nightforce and compared it with the Leapold Tactical 4 models - personal preference is the Nightforce by far, the glass is supurb.

At my club I've had Leapold owners look through the Nightforce and are amazed by what they can see out there

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