NF 2.5-8x24 vs Mk4 2.5-8x36

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Alan Griffith, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    The theme for my rifle is light to include the caliber. I'm setting up twin Rem 700 CDL SF Limited Editions in 260 Rem; one for me and one for my recently returned to home 18 yr old daughter who announced to me she wants to learn to hunt.

    Each rifle will be pillar/glass bedded, recrowned, triggers lightened, Talley bases/rings. Pretty much factory w/ a little tweeking.

    With turret turning in mind, I've been thinking of the two mentioned scopes.

    I've got plenty of experience with the Mk4's but none w/ the NF's.

    Eye relief is identical @ 3.7" plus I can't imagine the 260 Rem really represents an eye cutting recoil.

    NF is 9.9" vs the 11.3" in length for the Mk4. Really a moot difference, I think!

    NF weight is 17 oz, vs 16 for the Mk4, Agailn, moot!

    Difference in MOA adjust range of 100 for the NF and 90 for the Mk4 but that's only a difference of 60 yds before I run out of adjustment and I don't think I'll be shooting over 1000.

    Biggest difference is the money; $310. If I go with the zero stop it adds another $180 or $490. That's a hunk of change.

    Is the NF really that much better for LRH? Enough to pay that much more $. I understand the value of the zero stops so would probably get it.

    Alan
     
  2. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I don't know about you but with 8x magnification I don't feel good shooting much over 300 or 400 yards, everything seems way small. :(
     

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    First off the Nightforce is a 2.5X10X24 not an 8 power.

    I would opted for the NF 2.5X10X32 if it were me



    2.5-10x32 NXS

    Magnification:
    2.5-10x

    Objective Diameter:
    32mm

    Exit Pupil Diameter:
    2.5x: 13.3 mm/10x: 3.3 mm

    Field Of View:
    2.5x: 44 ft/10x: 11 ft

    Eye Relief:
    3.7in (95mm)

    Internal Adjustment Range:
    100moa elev. 100moa wind.

    Click Value:
    .250moa (1/4 moa)

    Tube Diameter:
    30mm (1.18in)

    Ocular Diameter:
    33mm

    Mounting Length:
    5.7in.

    Weight:
    19oz

    Overall Length:
    12in

    Reticles:
    NP-1, NP-R2, FC-2, Mil-Dot
     
  4. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    10X! Of course I knew that! lightbulb Silly me!

    2.5-10x32!!! Oh great! Now I've got to spend another wad of change:(.

    Please, anyone else! Help me save some coin!:rolleyes:
     
  5. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    We just go a few of the NR 2.5-10x32mm!!!!! :)

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  6. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    Well, we've had a few 2.5-8x36 pass through here, and I happen to like them. If the reticle/knobs are to your liking, I would take it over the 2.5-10x24 NXS. The new Nightforce is quite interesting, though.

    Scott
     
  7. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    The Leupold 2.5-8x36mm are great little scope and are very hard to beat especially for the price. I also really like the TMR reticle. The thing you can get the Nightforce reticle and the turrets to match in value so I’m willing to pay more for MOA reticle w/ MOA turret or MIL reticle w/ MIL turrets.

    I myself prefer MIL on MIL.

    Mike @ CSGW