Nightforce with 0.1 mil turret

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by maggragg, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. maggragg

    maggragg Active Member

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    Hello

    I think I´ll buy me an Nightforce NXS scope, but I was wondering if Nightforce offers a mil turret. I live in Iceland and here we use the metric system mostly and I´m more used to it, and also it´s much easyer to calculate in it.

    On the Nightforce homepage there are no infos about a mil turret, but I feel like I have seen it on a Nightforce scope somwhere.

    Is it right or does Nightforce only offer scopes with MOA turrets?
     
  2. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    yes they do, but they will charge a bit extra for that.

    I suggest you also choose a mil. based reticle.

    And check out your final price until you get your scope in Iceland.- you may end up with a price similar to an SB PMII and I personally would go for the latter ´cause they come with a FFP reticle.
     

  3. maggragg

    maggragg Active Member

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    Okey, now the NXS 5.5-22X56 is costing about 2100 dollars here in iceland, so likely it will be expensiver to have the mil turret.

    But of course I would have something like the MLR recticlei in that scope.

    I think the best way is to actualy go to the US and buy the nightforce there...
     
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    älg Well-Known Member

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    The extra cost I think is under 200 US $, I´d say around 150-170.

    For the NXS check with Bill Bailey here in the forum, he offers great prices and service.

    What will you be using the scope for??
     
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    maggragg Active Member

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    Thanks, I´m willing to pay that for mil turret

    I´m planning of getting me an long range riffle, now I´m thinking of Tikka T3 Tactical in either 308 Win or 300 Win Mag
    for long range shooting on paper up too 1000 m range.

    Maybe one day hunting a reindeer, but thats the only "Big game" here in Iceland and the hunting license for one deer has the same price as one Nightforce scope /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

    And the only varmints here are the polar fox and marders...
    So I think it will mostly be paper and some varmints.
     
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    älg Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought about a 6,5 cal.??? Tikka also makes a 6,5 x 55,.and Schultz LArsen makes rifles in 6,5-284.
     
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    Yes, have looked a little bit on that but I´m so big .30 fan, I know that 6,5 have great BC on the bullets, but I think heavy bullets are better for longer range like 1000m and that what i´m looking at.

    But I haven't put the 6,5 into ballistic program to see the trajectoy...
     
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    älg Well-Known Member

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    Well my opinion is that if you areºtalking about terminal ballistics, of course the bullet mass is something to bear in mind.. but for long range BC is a very important thing.- not just less windage problems but also more retained energy.

    If you are planning to shoot varmints, I would give the 6,5 a serious thought. You wont be able to go with a short action though unless you chamber for the 260 rem., but I would stick with a 6,5x55 or 6,5-284 in the 6,5 caliber. Any of these will beat a 308 at long range; the 300 win is different if you shoot high BC and therfore heavy bullets. Just run some numbers in a ballistics program and check... but the 300 win will come at the expense of much more recoil.
     
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    maggragg Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip, I will give the 6,5 a thought.

    I know that it is very popular caliber here in Iceland