NF SHV or VX6 HD???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Havard, Nov 26, 2019.


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  1. Gary in MD

    Gary in MD Well-Known Member

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    NightForce
     
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  2. sika64

    sika64 Well-Known Member

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    I have the VX6HD 4X24 and love it so far. Great low light glass, tracks right on with CDS dial or with the moa recital. Midway has the 3x18x50 for 1499 right now
     
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  3. Havard

    Havard Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies; decided on the NXS due to the Black Friday sales putting them in my price finally... hopefully a wise decision on my part!
     
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    sika64 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you could have made a bad decision either way, let us know what you think about it later on.
     
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  5. Gary in MD

    Gary in MD Well-Known Member

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    You won’t be sorry brother.
     
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  6. BrentM

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    Yeah the nxs is in the same class as the vx6 imo. I have both. Love both for different reasons.
     
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  7. Almondgrower

    Almondgrower Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Not sure if weight is a factor but if it is be sure to account for that too .
     
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  8. Bakerb

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    I have both. The vx6hd is a better scope for hunting, in my opinion, because it is lighter and provides slightly more resolution in low light scenarios. However, the SHV I have is on the rifle I take hunting the most...so whatever that means..??
     
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  9. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Having shot behind several.of each, I think the Leupold has much better glass.
    But I would take the dependability and confidence of the SHV personally. I know of way too many Leupolds that have had reliability issues.
     
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  10. David Lindler

    David Lindler Well-Known Member

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    I have the SHV Love it. Crisp clear glass. Large Field of view. About $600.00 cheaper.
    Nightforce glass is great.
    My sling swivel broke on my rifle strap on a recent hunt causing my rifle to hit the ground from shoulder height. Scope never lost zero.
    Have been recent complaints with Leupold vx6 having tracking issues and guality control issues.
     
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  11. BrentM

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    Maybe we should start a post about the leupold line and see how many owners actually have issues. I see a lot of “I heard” on this site.

    Ive dropped my rifle with a nxs twice and both times I had to rezero. Had to rezero from the rifle laying on its side in a case on my 4 wheeler too. Sent it back to nf 2x and both times they gave it clear bill of health. Idk but it bugs me
     
  12. Andrew Massi

    Andrew Massi Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I did just that last year( leupold thread) most of the responses were in regards to the first gen vx6. A common theme was that the scope failed to rtz and rather than return to leupold they sent down the road and brand hopped. Then the second most common response was my buddy had...
    Then all the fanboys jump on, bash the old gold ring and tout their superior insert other brand here.
     
  13. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that’s what I’d expect. Leupold has come a long ways the past several years. I like my nf but I’m also pretty happy with my vx6. Actually torn cuz I need to sell one and thinking of selling the nxs and keeping the vx6.
     
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  14. Andrew Massi

    Andrew Massi Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Mark 5 hd looks to be a great crossover of nf\vx6.
     
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