Nightforce 2.5-10 x 32 NXS Compact

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by rtv900, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of trying one of these out. I have purchased a second Tikka T3 in .243. I am going to mainly use it for coyote hunting, I already have one Tikka T3 in .243 setup with a Leupold VXIII 2.5-8x36. I just want to have two rifles that are close to the same. Once I find a rifle I really like I always get a second one just like it as a backup. Silly maybe, but its the way I am. I have always been a huge fan of Leupolds 2.5-8 scope. I thought about just getting another one but with all the talk about Nightforce scopes I thought it was time to try one out. I like the idea of a compact scope on a .243. It makes for a nice light rifle to carry all day. The Nightforce 2.5-10 will give me a little more power for longer shots.

    What do you guys know about this specific scope. Do any of you have a Nightforce 2.5-10x32 NXS scope? I dont know anything about their reticles. What would you get for a reticle for coyote hunting with a .243?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. CS T

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    The Nightforce scopes in general are great scopes and will do the job. I have been playing with a Nightforce 2.5-10x32mm in my hands but have not used it yet. I really like the 0-stop feature on them, the glass is outstanding, the construction is very robust, and they look great. We have sold a few to our customer and they all really like them.

    As for the reticle you can get a few choice. I only recommend two of them, the MIL-DOT and the NPR2 (MOA based). I’m a big fan of MIL on MIL and what I mean by that is I like a MIL Elevation and Wind turret with a MIL reticle.

    I have a Sako that I would like a to put one on but it has a good scope on it already.

    Here one I mounted to an AR10:
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    Mike @ CSGW
     

  3. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    Does that scope have an illuminated reticle?

    It sure looks nice on the gun.
     
  4. CS T

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    Yes they have illumination.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  5. Shawn Carlock

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    I have put 4 of them on Sheep Hunter rifle packages .They are the best compact scope I have ever used. If you get one shell the extra $$ for the zero stop feature. I have used them in NPR2 reticle and favor it alot.
     
  6. CS T

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    I agree the NP-R2 seams to be more popular but I like MIL on MILS. The MIL turret only takes two REVS to get to 1k were the MOA turret take 4 REVS and this is for a 308. The NPR2 lines for me are a little to thin were the Mil-Dot are a little thicker.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  7. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    I plan on getting one....I'm reading up on reticles. I'm so used to the Leupold products that it's fun to just learn about all of the options and how they work. I really like the zero stop.

    I talked with Shawn (Defensive Edge) today about getting a rifle made for my longer range applicatons. The rifle will be made for what I call long range. Certainly not long range for some here. I am looking to shoot out to 600 yards and do it well with a new 300 RUM. He suggested that I get a 3.5-15x50 NightForce for my long (longer) range application. I think that is going to be a great fit for the type of gun I am looking for.

    The more I read the more I am impressed by the lack of negative things out there regarding NightForce. They seem to be a really solid scope.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  8. CS T

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    I agree with Shawn about the 3.5-15x50mm also if you are doing a 300 RUM. The Nightforce are great scope and very robust. They take a lot of abuse and will give it back. We have a lot in stock.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  9. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Nightforce NSX scopes are a bargin. If one wants a better scope than a NSX you will have to spend twice as much to get a small amount of improvement.
     
  10. whin4

    whin4 Active Member

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    What sort of max ranges would these scopes be good for on a hunting gun, considering theres no parrallax adjustment
     
  11. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    That adjustment should be the knob on the left side.
     
  12. Shawn Carlock

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    The left side knob is the ill reticle power knob. The distance is more reliant on the rifle and shooter the the fixed parrallax. I shoot my 10" practice disks out to 1150 yards with mine on my 280 Ack Imp and while it is not a 5.5-22 on a 338 Edge you wouldn't want to bet against me hitting it in good conditions.
     
  13. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Good to know. I am so used to Leupold scopes that I assumed that is was for adjustment. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  14. ScottBerish

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    For 600 yards the 3.5-15x50 would be about perfect for most folks.