Help on scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by farmer44, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. farmer44

    farmer44 Well-Known Member

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    I want a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 but wondering if there is really that much difference in shooting the 500-600 yard range or would the Nightforce 3.5-15 x 56 NXS be
    for the job? all input appreciated.
     
  2. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    I've used them both.

    I've got the 3.5-15 X 56 on my main coyote hunting rifle..........works wonderful at 500 and 600 yds.

    I think it's the best combination of power and functionability for anything under 700 yds, and I know that alot of guys are using 15X for stuff way longer than 700. I just prefer a little more power for the 800-1000 yd stuff myself.

    The good thing about the 15X NF is that you don't Have to have the power on 22 for the reticle to work as advertised (moa or mill)......15 is good in just about any conditions, even usable in high mirage, which is where 22X can cause problems. very low light.........15 is more usable too.
     

  3. loosesniper2000

    loosesniper2000 Well-Known Member

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    I would go for the NXS 5.5-22x56 simply because if you want to reach out a little further you have the extra power.
    There really isn't that much difference (a little I know) on your lower setting but there is a wide gap on the higher
    Just my input
     
  4. farmer44

    farmer44 Well-Known Member

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    I found a older model 5.5-25x56 an older bench rest Not a NSX anyone familiar with this scope?
     
  5. farmer44

    farmer44 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry 5.5x22x56
     
  6. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    You will get bored very quickly shooting 5-600 yards and want to shoot further. I'd go with the 5.5-22 .
     
  7. farmer44

    farmer44 Well-Known Member

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    Are you familiar with that model I just posted by chance?
     
  8. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Does it have tall knobs with covers, or short knobs with covers.??

    My 3.5-15 is pre-NXS, very short adjustment knobs with screw down covers. But I don't believe it was considered part of their benchrest line at the time.
     
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  9. farmer44

    farmer44 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure waiting for pictures of it, should have them today
     
  10. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    No, I've only used the NXS models......