What scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by A_Baker, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. A_Baker

    A_Baker Member

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    The scope will be mounted on a Remington Sendero 300 RUM,ive narrowed my choice down to two,the Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20 ER/T,and the Nightforce 5.5-20 NXS. Any thoughts?
     
  2. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    If you want a second focal plane scope, go with the Nightforce 5.5-22x. If you want a FFP scope, go with the Leupold Mark 4 FFP scope.

    Thanks,

    Mason @ CST
     

  3. A_Baker

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    What are the advantages of a FFP over a SFP,and vis versa?
     
  4. phillietimothy

    phillietimothy Well-Known Member

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    With a FFP scope, the reticle and target increase/decrease with changes in magnification. If you had a mil-dot scope, the subtensions don't change with the magnification. On a SFP scope, the reticle size stays the same while the target inceases/decreases with changes in magnification. If you had a mil-dot scope, the subtensions change with the magnification. For example - with a FFP scope a mil is always 3.6"@100 yards. With a SFP scope a mil is 3.6"@100 yards on just one magnification - usually the highest power. Hope this helps.

    Tim
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Both are nice, Nightforce is probably more rugged, hence that is why it weighs about 31 oz. and Leupold is 22 oz. If packing you might want to save weight, NF has a few more power
     
  6. A_Baker

    A_Baker Member

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Excellent advice thus far ... on course and straight to the point. :)

    Ed
     
  8. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    The newer Leupold Mark 4 M5 FFP series with TMR reticle really came out nice. When Nightforce releases their FFP scope (the F1) with the new MLR2 reticle, it will probably be a better FFP scope (but also more expensive than the Mark 4 M5). Good luck!

    Mason @ CST

    Here's an article review of the new Nightforce MLR2 Reticle:

    http://www.cstactical.com/Magazine/SHOT-SHOW/SHOT-SHOW-BLOG-2011/Nightforce-New-MLR2-Reticle.html

    Here's a video review of the Leupold Mark 4 M5 6.5-20x:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuygTsi7Lpo
     
  9. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    Either one is a winner. I personally prefer the SFP since i have a range finder, and would urge you to consider the same scope in the LRT line (save some coin) if you use one as well.
     
  10. ishootbear

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