338 lap nf nsx 5-22 or 8-32 or 12-42

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bob nailer, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. bob nailer

    bob nailer Member

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    well lads whats it to be ,i will be buying a new nsx.. what power , not sure
    its going on a 338 lap h.s htr ..nightforce 20 moa bases & rings

    long shot across gullys for deer [ mountain ,high country ]
    desert shots at humpy critters [mirage will come into it ]
    and swine [open plains ]

    no close shots [ under 200 + ]
    out there shots 600 - 1200 +

    :rolleyes:cheers
    b.n
     
  2. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    Bob,

    I bought a 5.5-22 about a week ago, and I am absolutely crazy about this scope. I would think that it would be plenty of magnification out to 1500 yds. or better. This is only my opinion because I had not had the chance to shot it past 300 yds. yet. I have looked at several objects beyond a mile away, and could get a good sight picture on them. I do not think that you could go wrong with either of them.

    Chris
     

  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i don't remember having any problems lining up on a groundhog at 1030 yds with my Lupy set on 16X. the more i shoot long range the more i favor a little less power setting. when i first started, 20 seemed like it wasn't enough. now i shoot on 12 and 16 power for most of my shots. it's a personal prefference thing but a 5-22 scope is hard to beat for the distances you mentioned.
     
  4. bob nailer

    bob nailer Member

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    thanks lads
    5-22 will do it ,,,
    cheers
    bob
     
  5. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    Bob,

    As an additional benefit the 5.5-22 has more elevation and windage adjustment than the higher magnifications. I to find the even shooting 2000 yards 22x is plenty. In about 1/2 the conditions I shoot in 22x can be a bit much. You'll love the NXS it is "the" scope.