Nightforce Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by zgardner, Dec 11, 2012.

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  1. zgardner

    zgardner Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    I have an oppurtunity to get a brand new Nightforce NXS 5.5x22 with zerostop at a great price and I would like to get your opinion on a few things.

    1- 50mm or 56mm- Reasons behind both (I know this subject has been beat to death) Just trying to make the best call.
    2- What rings and bases?

    This scope would be origanlly mounted on a 257 wby and then end up on a 6.5 or 7mag at some point.

    Is it worth putting a 20MOA base on the Weatherby rifle?
  2. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2012
    Personal preference. On a hunting rig I would go with the 50mm personally just for weight and balance.

    Again personal preference, but I would go with the Talley Picatinny Rail (flat) andGriffin Armament Scope Rings. I ran the rough ballistics and it'll take you 20moa to get you out to 1k (based off of a 110gr accubond). The scope has 100 moa worth of total elevation travel so you shouldn't need a 20moa base.

    Based on the ballistics i see in x-bal.....nope....not with that scope.