Which Night force scope to suit my 240wby?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by JAWZ, May 10, 2008.

  1. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Mainly i want an opinion on which recticle to get as i am looking at the
    3.5-15x50.

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  2. Joel Russo

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    What are you going to use the rifle for? Varmints, Target, Deer sized game?
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    Is it a factory rifle with a 24 inch barrel?
     
  4. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Its a custom made rifle using a ruger action and a 26 inch schilon barrel.

    Targets are Roos and deer.
    In Australia you need tags from National parks to control roo numbers and we have several hundread to fill on 2 properties.

    Ranges are as long as you want to make them.


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  5. jwp475

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    I use and highly recommend the NPR-2 Reticle..

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  6. JAWZ

    JAWZ Well-Known Member

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    Thats the 1 i was lookig at . Also the clicks on a NF are in moa not iphy arent they.

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  7. Buffalobob

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    With a 26 inch custom barrel you can probably get the 105/7's VLDs to about 3200 fps, maybe a little more. This will reliably kill a 100#-150# small boned animal to at least 1K. While the BC of these bullets are high for 6mm's, they are still subject to a lot of wind drift at long range so things can and will go wrong on the windy days.

    So a lot would depends upon your hunting style and whether you will be taking short range shots of 50 yards and staying under 1K. I personally would like a little more top end power for a scope than 15X but I suppose I could live with it if I needed to take a lot of short range shots.

    The Nightforce is graduated in MOA.
     
  8. jwp475

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    Yes the Nightforce adjustments are in true MOA and not IPHY..I realy like mt 3.5X15 NXS scopes.