Nightforce NXS 50mm vs 56mm

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by helidriver72, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I've got a 338 edge being built on a Sendero platform for hunting and shooting at 1k plus. My question- Is the 56mm obj. on a 5.5x22 that much better than the 50mm. Does it justify the extra bulk ? I plan on carrying it as much as possible. Thanks.
     
  2. chase

    chase Active Member

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    I have the 50mm it is all I will ever need,or could want.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I have both and it is 6 to one 1/2 doz to the other. I say what ever you get a deal on go for it.

    Jeff
     
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    alf Well-Known Member

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    Nightforce claims 14 more minutes of light with the 56 over the 50.
     
  5. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    14 minutes?? That is a stretch. I don't think you get 14 min from a cheap simmons to a Swarovski. Maybe three or four minutes. I'd get the 50 if it were me. We've got the new high speed turrets in most of the popular reticles.
     
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    trebark Well-Known Member

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    High-speed turrets?? can you give us some details on that.
     
  7. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bailey whats a 5.5x22x50 npr1 high speed turret with zero stop goin for?
     
  8. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  9. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    The HST has 20 min per rev or 10 mil per rev vs. the 10 moa and 5 mils on the previous scopes. Just NF trying to compete w/some of the higher end scopes w/tons of adj in one rev. Should be a good deal. They are $1864 shipped to your door.
     
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    I've got a NF w/ the 56mm Objective, and the low light capability is absolutely wonderful.........I've never looked through anything better during the last few minutes of legal shooting light.

    But, If I were to do it again.......I would probably go with the 50mm. The 56 is really a huge heavy scope. At the time I got mine, 56 was all that they made.

    I recently bought a Leupold VX7 with the 50MM objective, I am really impressed with the clarity and generous eyebox. I haven't yet compared it to the NF 56mm during twilight hours though.?.?
     
  11. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, you confirmed my thoughts on the bulk of the 56mm.