First Nightforce

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by silvercreekguide, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered my first Nightforce 5.5-22x56mm NP-R1 HST and ZS. I have used Nightforce scopes with 50mm objective and am interested to see if there really is a difference. Can anyone else tell the difference between the 50mm and 56mm?

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    2 B blunt.

    6 more mm
    A bit more weight
    A bit more light depending on one's eyes
    More bulk

    I haven't found any of the above to be on the down side.

    On a lesser rig I would choose a 50 mm though.
     

  3. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    I have a 50 and a 56 and really can not tell a lot of difference in light gathering or Weight. I personally don't think you can go wrong with any Nightforce.
     
  4. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    For 2 oz weight and 1/2 inch length you gain 25% brighter image at higher magnifications.
    Side by side you should be able to tell the difference.
     
  5. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replys. I know it is going to be a bit more bulky but I thought I would give it a try. Most of my shots on animals are normally early morning and late evening so maybe it will help with that.

    Mike