Nightforce NXS 12-42 advice required.

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Rockatansky, May 31, 2011.

  1. Rockatansky

    Rockatansky Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Hello everyone,

    I own a Savage 110BA in 300wm. The rifle shoot's incredibly with 190 grain SMK's at 3000fps. Since purchasing the rifle I have been using a scope which I already had and while it has worked well it was never designed at long range shooting and thus it's time for it to go.

    I have been looking all all brands of scopes from Leupold to S & B and everything in between and they all seem great. I had decided on a Nightforce 5.5-22x56 when a friend of mine offered me his 12-42x56 NXS. His scope is only twelve months old and has hardly been used and I am able to buy the scope at less than half the price of a new model!!

    I'd love to hear from users of this particular model as to your experiences with the scope. I read on the nightforce web site that this model has 45moa of elevation adjustment compared to 100 for the 5.5-22. Considering I have a 20moa base on my rifle what would be the maximum range which I would be limited to?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.:D
  2. DCGS

    DCGS <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

    Dec 5, 2007
    You can still get out past 1000yds. Most rifles only take 22 - 25 moa to get to the 1000 yd mark. Dan