Selection of NightForce scope

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by phil-243, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. phil-243

    phil-243 Member

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    I have the rifle, rail & rings- (Savage 12LRPV 6mmBR 1:8)
    Shooting PD's at 400+ yards.
    Hopefully at 800+ yards
    Targets 200-1000 yards.

    I have been looking at the NXS 8-32x56 & the 5.5-22x50 or 56.

    Opinions?

    Also, on the reticle I'm considering:
    NP-R1 & NP-R2
    should I consider any others?

    Any & all help appreciated.
     
  2. royinidaho

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    have been looking at the NXS 8-32x56 & the 5.5-22x50 or 56.

    the 5.5-22 x 50 should be plenty good as most if not all of your shooting will be during the daylight hours.

    The 8-32 x 56 is a bit big in size and power but is a mighty fine scope. I shot one this summer and noted that "I thought" 22 was sufficient power but 32 was impressive. At 1000 yards a dickey bird was an easy looking target at 22 power but any part of that same dickey bird was a decent target at 32 power.

    Two bad you are lookng to get only one of the three.:)
     

  3. phil-243

    phil-243 Member

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    Thanks,

    I already bought the 1.125 rings for the 56mm
    but who knows.