Nightforce 8-32 Nxs vs the 22 power?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by WEATHERBY460, Mar 9, 2011.


    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    i came across a good deal on a used nxs 8-32 for 1600...will this scope be ok to use for long range shooting on a hunting rifle...or is it way overkill? I am use to 24x, but on cheaper scopes.....thanks

    also is this a good price?
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    Basically your preference. I have an NXS 5.5-22x50, and I can easily sight game on the 5.5 x out to beyond 1K. The 22 x is nice for details like trying to determine if your animal is legal, etc. and nice for a precise POA in load work and target practicing. I struggled between the 3.5-15 and the 5.5-22 because I wanted some low power for the possibility of a close shot.

    For a spot & stalk hunting scope, I wouldn't want the 8-22. For varmints and paper shooting it would be great. Your call.

    Is what a good price?

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

  3. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    The 8X-32 has less elevation adjustment than t he 5.5X 22X. You have to consider the trajectory of your rifle and canted bases or Burris adj rings and how far you are interesting in shooting. In addition to your hunting style as mentioned.