Nightforce,are they as good as I have read?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by 700man, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    I feal that I have several good scopes (Swarovski) but I want a great scope for long range shooting, are Nightforce as good as they are advertised? I am looking at the 5.5-22x56 NXS Thanks for the help.
     
  2. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    i think that nightforce are as good as advertised. i have nightforce, ior, and mark 4's. there is no question that they are very reliable and consistant. my favoite scopes for that price range is NXS and IOR. they both are geat scopes. you wont be disapointed.
     

  3. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    they're probablly better. they are the only ones I use when it comes to big game hunting.
     
  4. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Nightforce scopes are that good. Buy the Nightforce NXS 5.5x22x56mm, you will never want another brand of scope ever again. Don't let anyone tell you Leupolds are just as good, they don't even come close to the Nightforce NXS line of scopes. Don't get me wrong, Leupolds are great scopes, they're just not as good as Nightforce. Buy the Nightforce NXS Scope, A-SAP!

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  5. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    How's this for tough an AK-47 bullet hole completely through the tube and the scope still function perfectly to use for 3 more days with the holes taped over.. I have looked through this scope and it was still shooting with-in 1/4 MOA to 500 meters according to the soldiger that was useing it...


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    Rugged enough for you?
     
  6. 1kstr

    1kstr Well-Known Member

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    JWP:
    I don't want to hijack here but do you have the "rest of the story" on that
    NF?

    1kstr
     
  7. adam

    adam Well-Known Member

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    It used to be on their website, but I could not find it to link now....but the scope took a bullet. It locked the power adjustment ring, but after the guy taped the scope to keep out dust, he used it three more days until he got back. Held zero and still tracked.
     
  8. ivo

    ivo Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 NXS scopes, both are 5.5-22x56. One has a mil-dot and the other an MLR. They are excellent scopes and for the money you can't beat'em. I too have a Luppy MK4 6.5-20x50 and the differences between the scopes are minor but they add up. I compared the two side by side at the range one day and these are some of my findings:

    + The NF seems to have a brighter more crisp sight picture.
    - The NF is also much heavier and larger especially with the 4" sunshade.
    + The NF turrets are much crisper to turn, the MK4s aren't as reassuring.
    Both passed the box test right on the money.
    Both track perfecty aswell.

    I haven't had any problems with either scope but I feel more confident with the NF, so if I could only choose one it would be the NF hands down.

    Ivo
     
  9. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    If I was rich I would buy S&B. Swarovski glass combined with bulletproof mechanics. Don't ever look through one though or you'll be hooked
     
  10. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that the power ring was locked. I looked through this Scope at the 06 Shot Show in Vegas


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  11. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    JWP475,

    It surely is rugged enough for me!!! ;)


     
  12. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    No doubt !!
     
  13. elkhuntinguide

    elkhuntinguide Well-Known Member

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    Here is a scan from the NF Catalog. It seems the power ring was locked on 15X. I have 4 NF scopes and they are Very Tuff scopes. I use them mostly on tactical weapons. Very clear and crisp optics with a great field of view on low power. NF has good customer service and repairs are done quickly. More expensive than a Leupold but if its in your price range it is well worth the money.

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  14. eshell

    eshell Well-Known Member

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    I bought one (3.5-15x50), and loved it.
    So, I bought another one (5.5-22x50), and love that one too.
    Then I bought another one (5.5-22x50), and that one sure is nice too . . .