5.5-22 NXS for all around hunting scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Hunter5325, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Hunter5325

    Hunter5325 Well-Known Member

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    About to pull the trigger on either a 5.5-22 or 3.5-15 NXS. I'd probably go 22x if I knew how the field of view would be on closer shots if they're presented. I practice out to 1200yds on steel so I know I would prefer the 22x for the longer shots. I guess my question for the guys that hunt with the 22x is do you feel handicapped when that big buck jumps his bed at 20yds and you have to make a quick/close shot?

    Thanks,

    Brett
     
  2. Hunter5325

    Hunter5325 Well-Known Member

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    Disregard, just ordered the 3-15
     

  3. fllefty

    fllefty Well-Known Member

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    I have both. I use 3x15 for my go to big game rifle.
     
  4. Hunter5325

    Hunter5325 Well-Known Member

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    Kinda what I was thinkin, thanks
     
  5. rspeer

    rspeer Member

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    I just picked up a 3.5-15x50 NXS myself and very happy with it.
     
  6. colohunter

    colohunter Active Member

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    Just bought the 22 with the Moar T reticle, will probably pick up a 15 when they come out with the Moar T also
     
  7. CJD

    CJD Member

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    So.. is the 15x good enough to 1200 yds?

    CD
     
  8. colohunter

    colohunter Active Member

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    I've only had it out to 1000 but can always dial down so I went larger. I also have a 260 being built by GAP I'll probably throw this on