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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by basher, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. basher

    basher Member

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    HI-ALL

    Your thoughts please on the Nightforce Extreme 5.5x20x50 or 56 NP2DD Scope,
    I am almost sure i am going to get one but would like to here what people think.

    Regards Tony
     
  2. royinidaho

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    Just go make the purchase!

    You'll hear nothing bad about the NXSs with that reticle.

    I doubt that the 56mm would be "that" much advantage over the 50mm objective. However, I've personally got my eye on the 56mm. It might not be that much better but it surely isn't any worse.;) and the price is the same.
     

  3. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    i ahve the 8x32x56 with the np r1 retical for my f class rifle. this is an amazing scope i never thought that you could get a retical with 1 moa increments. you wont be disipointed in your scope. i am thinking of buying another one in the near future for my other custom and thinking 5.5x20 for hunting.
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Awesome scope, just buy it!:D
     
  5. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    You won't go wrong with a Nightforce. I currently own 3 NF scopes.

    3.5-15x56 w/NP-1RR
    5.5-22X56w/NP-1RR
    8-32X56 w/NP-R2

    I'm actually thinking about buying a 5.5-22X50 in the next few months. I guess I'm a NF addict.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I have the 3.5-15x56 with the 2DD reticle...

    BUY IT !!

    you will not be sorry.....


    I don't even mind the weight... to many positives to surpass that one negative !
     
  7. marks

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    Night force good buying.

    Mate just brought one for his long range cannon impressed with it. Note at higher power 56mm is an advantage as need good light especially if price same. weight difference is irrelevant only. If the weight is considered to be an issue give up hunting or get fit as most rifles weigh bugger all and the heavier ones are better anyway - stable, strong with real bits on them.

    Regards Mark.
     
  8. basher

    basher Member

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    One On Order

    Thanks Everyone.

    Ordered one today. they said i should get it by friday.
    When i get it on the gun will take a few photos and put them on this site.
    ps Can any body tell how to put pics on site please.

    Many thanks Tony.
     
  9. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

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  10. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Tony,

    fill out your profile.... let us know where you are from, etc...

    welcome aboard !

    SM
     
  11. jmermis

    jmermis Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    i'm also looking to purchase a 5.5x20.50 NXS NP-R1 and wanted to know what are your experiences with the Nightforce ballistic software? Is it wise to purchase this along with the scope?

    Also, what are your experiences in the field hunting with this scope? Once you get it dialed in and practice with it do you find that its relatively easy to utilze the reticle for varying ranges?

    Thanks,
    jeff
     
  12. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    The NF software is Exbal... great, accurate, proven software... It is a great tool and you can run your reticle out on it.

    use the R1 reticle in combination with a great range finder and wind meter and it works well for hold overs and hold unders.

    check out this link, it will answer a lot of your ?'s.

    SM

    Nightforce's ***NEW*** MOA Reticle - Benchrest Central Forums

    SCROLL DOWN THRU THE WHOLE ARTICLE OR POSTS I SHOULD SAY... VERY INFORMATIVE.....
     
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  13. jmermis

    jmermis Well-Known Member

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    Great. Thanks for the information. I'll take a look and get back with any questions.

    regards,
    jeff
     
  14. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Basher, let me know when you have used your NF scope, as I too am looking at getting the 5.5-22x 50 or 56. However, not sure which one yet. I also heard that new NP R-1 reticle is great! I plan on mounting it on a 338 RUM.