nightforce comparison?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by TheFishBox, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. TheFishBox

    TheFishBox Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone compared the nxs 5.5x22x50 to the 2.5x10x42? Now I know these won't compare straight across but I have the 5.5 on my 338 and want a comparable scope on my carry around 300 win. This gun is just the standard remington 700 but shoots good and is used to beat the brush but want to be able to dial up if a longer shot presents its self.

    I guess the short version is will the 2.5 leave me wanting in any department?
     
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  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I had the NF2.5x10 Compact on my 270WSM Model 70 Sporter that was used for tighter terrain deer hunting ,and more carry time than my LR rigs equipped with the bigger NSX 5.5x22. I think the NXS is too heavy and bulky for a Sporter weight rifle. I really liked the rifle's balance using the compact, and found that the light gathering and clarity was excellent. Mine was equipped with the 600 yard velocity reticle. The reticle had perfect thickness, was dead on for my load, so I didn't bother using the turrets much for longer shots under 500 yards.
     

  3. TheFishBox

    TheFishBox Well-Known Member

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    thanks greyfox. When you say had does that mean you replaced it with something?
     
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    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Not in the context of replacing the scope. I have for the past couple of years been shooting and hunting almost exclusively with my Long Range rifles and not been using my Sporter weight rifles.