new scope wanted

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by col48, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    hi
    after some replies on hear on rets and BDC turrets,
    i am looking for a new scope.

    it is to sit on a custom 270 wsm for shooting deer and long range plinking.say 600y may be more.
    i need one with good adjustable turrets,drop and wind age,
    and would like one with a small dot say like the np2dd on the nightforce.side parallax illuminated,
    cost is not that important,as i don't mind paying for quality,but don't like paying over the odds
    any ideas on make model and best place to get one.
    o and variable mag 14x or what ever you think is best,
    i have a Leupold 4 x 14 x 50 illuminated vx111 but it dose not have turrets on.
    thanks for your help
    col
    PS not to heavy as it has to be carried
     
  2. frequent misser

    frequent misser Well-Known Member

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    save yourself some money and send that leupold back to them and get moa turrets put on it. I don't think you could do a whole lot better unless you just want the nightforce or a new mark 4.
     

  3. 4ked Horn

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    Ditto.
     
  4. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    i live in the UK.
    so i thought it would take to long,and there is the import duty to consider.

    i don't mind sending it in how much will it cost,any ideas.
    i have the fine duplex ret. is it worth changing that as well
     
  5. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Col48, if you want quality, go with the Nightforce. If your wanting a lighter scope, go with the Nightforce 3.5x15x50mm NXS or the 5.5x22x50mm with the NP2DD. I personally like the 5.5x22x56mm NXS. All of my NF NXS Scopes are on heavy rifles. When I get ready to build my new hunting rifle, I will top it with a NF 5.5x22x56mm. I don't mind the extra weight. I own Leupolds too, but Nightforce scopes are much better than Leupold's and worth the extra money. The bottom line, get a Nightforce scope. Everyone of my friends that have looked through my NF NXS scopes have been impressed with clarity and quality and have switched from Leupold to Nightforce. Good luck with your choice, Wildcat.
     
  6. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    Where's Pete??
     
  7. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Col48, if you want quality, go with the Nightforce. If your wanting a lighter scope, go with the Nightforce 3.5x15x50mm NXS or the 5.5x22x50mm with the NP2DD. I personally like the 5.5x22x56mm NXS. All of my NF NXS Scopes are on heavy rifles. When I get ready to build my new hunting rifle, I will top it with a NF 5.5x22x56mm. I don't mind the extra weight. I own Leupolds too, but Nightforce scopes are much better than Leupold's and worth the extra money. The bottom line, get a Nightforce scope. Everyone of my friends that have looked through my NF NXS scopes have been impressed with clarity and quality and have switched from Leupold to Nightforce. Good luck with your choice, Wildcat.

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    Ditto
     
  8. Chrismadrid

    Chrismadrid Well-Known Member

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    Where's Pete??

    [/ QUOTE ]At work? It happens even to him. S&B 4-16*42IR time? There's an article on SNIPERSHIDE
     
  9. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    Pete's here. ( get slowed down doing eclipse operations on a bunch of space craft, and also was playing about with an earth ranging sat spotting high seats, and positions for high seats, Chris, i can even tell you when you car is parked in your darn drive, man its cool but its frightening, there is no where to hide on this planet)
    Ive been telling Col, on another forum, all about the advantages of ranging reticles,
    Col, sell the damn leupold and buy something decent.
    the extra few grams that a S&B PMII weights over the leupold is no more than a few rounds of ammo and a cheese sarnie. and the scope is the absolute dogs bollocks,
    regards Pete
     
  10. Chrismadrid

    Chrismadrid Well-Known Member

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    Chris, i can even tell you when you car is parked in your darn drive, man its cool but its frightening, there is no where to hide on this planet

    [/ QUOTE ]Tell you what - I'll give you the reg nÂș - then I dont need to remember where I park /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif - Mmmmmmmm Wine - <hic> - So the S&B means less cheese sarnies - Tuff call. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif