Opinons/Advice Swarovski vs. Nightforce

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jdm5267, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. jdm5267

    jdm5267 Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I've recently been gifted a 300 wsm built by GA Precision. I was wondering what anyone thought of the difference between a Swarovski and a Nightforce as the optics for this rifle. I have a friend who has a Nightforce on his GA Precision that shoots 6" groups at 1000yds and we are both novices. I often heard that the Nightforce is more of recreational/ target optic, while the Swarovski is more geared toward hunting, which is my primary focus. I currently shoot a 5x25 Swarovski on my Browning 7mm WSM and it has never let me down, even out to 500+ yds on game. Just wanted to know what everyone thought. Thanks for your help guys and I wish everyone a great Thanksgiving.

    Justin Marinkov
     
  2. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    If your talking about the BR line of Nightforce, you would be correct. However the NXS was designed as a tactical scope, and has found a home with LR hunters based on the internal travel, great glass, rock solid repeatability and MOA reticles. 5.5-22x50/56 NXS is my idea of the perfect LR scope.

    I wont argue the quality of swarovski, but the NF is nothing to turn your nose up at. Search the threads here, theres a ton of info. Only negative you can really find is the weight, but then again, tanks are not light either.
     

  3. TrophyHunter_colorado

    TrophyHunter_colorado Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Texan, I own a NF 5.5-22X56 and a Swaro Z5. I love the Swaro for the weight but with the NF I know that once I put the dope in the scope and I do my part, I have a dead critter. I took my NF on all my hunts this year, From Alaska to back country hunts here in Colorado and it held up great. I even fell of a 6 foot sand stone ledge and landed flat on my back and on that scope. I took a shot at 700 to check zero and it was dead on. I forgot to mention I was seven miles back and I think if I had anyother scope I would have been headed back to the truck.