NF NXS 5.5-22 SFP vs PST gen 2 5-25 FFP

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Gatorpoint, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Gatorpoint

    Gatorpoint Well-Known Member

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    I know it’s sfp vs ffp but I’m building a 6.5 creed that will be used mainly for hunting and some target shooting. Which glass would better/clearer? I know the pros and cons of SFP vs ffp but I’m wonder on glass which would be better or would it be a wash? I won’t need to use the reticle to range etc. Both are 30mm tubes, just trying to figure which would be a better hunting/ target scope? Thanks.
     
  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I own or have owned both. Not a fan of Vortex due to their subpar glass quality in my opinion.
     
  3. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    Gatorpoint,
    So far I have yet to look through a Vortex I would buy. None have glass as good as my Bushnell and the Bushnell is not near as good as my Nightforce NSX.
     
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  4. rafterfp

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    NSX no contest
     
  5. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    With money out of the question NXS without a second thought. The glass in the NXS is not the greatest but the mechanics will be hard to beat at any price point. Peace of mind knowing your equipment is going to work is hard to put a price on.
     
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  6. stwcattle

    stwcattle Well-Known Member

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    Agree with above post's, NXS
     
  7. Greyfox

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    IMO, the Nightforce is better tested, and has a much greater likelihood of providing long term mechanical reliability.
     
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  8. Gatorpoint

    Gatorpoint Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! Looks like I’ll be going with the NF! I was leaning that way and really don’t truly “need” the FFP.
     
  9. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Swaro x5
    A scope really worth looking at.
     
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  10. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely one of the nicest scopes ever made but about $800-1000 more than an NXS.
     
  11. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    tested 2 different off the shelf pst 2 samples and both had right reticle shift with elevation adjustment. make sure and check this if you go with vortex. NF no issues with tracking.
     
  12. Gatorpoint

    Gatorpoint Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it.
     
  13. Crews

    Crews Well-Known Member

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    P to the third power, get the NXS and be done with it. Nobody that balls that much out of control should disgrace himself with a PST.
     
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  14. Phillygunner

    Phillygunner Well-Known Member

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    The NXS is not be under-estimated. It does a great job and has very nice clarity.
    I would go with the NXS.
     
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