NXS 8-32x56 MOAR for dedicated target shooting?

GetReel

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Have never owned an NXS scope. I recently picked up like new Cooper Phoenix 6.5x47L and plan on just using the rifle for plinking and practicing LR shooting.

I have about $1,600 stored in Cabelas points/gift cards that I’d like to use on a scope for this rifle.

I want a SFP MOA optic.

I think I’d like this NXS 8-32x56 as it checks all the boxes for me and it would be minimal out of pocket $$ for me after using gift cards/cabelas bucks.

Who has used one of these? Any input?
Any other scopes to consider in that price range? (From Cabelas)
 

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My go to for long range steel and prairie dogs. It can be a lot of scope for general hunting under 250 yards. The 8x native zoom takes a lot of practice catching a moving critter at 100 yards. Trust me I know. But if you’re gonna send it 1000 yards+ I have no issue keeping it at 30x zoom with no blurring. Hot and humid mirage days I drop it back a bit. But that tells you quality of glass.
 

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My go to for long range steel and prairie dogs. It can be a lot of scope for general hunting under 250 yards. The 8x native zoom takes a lot of practice catching a moving critter at 100 yards. Trust me I know. But if you’re gonna send it 1000 yards+ I have no issue keeping it at 30x zoom with no blurring. Hot and humid mirage days I drop it back a bit. But that tells you quality of glass.
If I shoot at 10-200 yards it will be target. No intentions of hunting with this rig.
 

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My go to for long range steel and prairie dogs. It can be a lot of scope for general hunting under 250 yards. The 8x native zoom takes a lot of practice catching a moving critter at 100 yards. Trust me I know. But if you’re gonna send it 1000 yards+ I have no issue keeping it at 30x zoom with no blurring. Hot and humid mirage days I drop it back a bit. But that tells you quality of glass.
I went back to a 2 x 8 duplex scopes for under 600yds. P dogs and ground squirrels is a different story.
 

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Have never owned an NXS scope. I recently picked up like new Cooper Phoenix 6.5x47L and plan on just using the rifle for plinking and practicing LR shooting.

I have about $1,600 stored in Cabelas points/gift cards that I’d like to use on a scope for this rifle.

I want a SFP MOA optic.

I think I’d like this NXS 8-32x56 as it checks all the boxes for me and it would be minimal out of pocket $$ for me after using gift cards/cabelas bucks.

Who has used one of these? Any input?
Any other scopes to consider in that price range? (From Cabelas)
I have 3 Nightforce nxs scopes and I would suggest the MOART for you're use as the standard MOAR are a bit on the coarse side here are two pics first one MOAR the second one MOART.
Both images are at 1026 yards

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You simply cant go wrong with an NXS I've been behind quite a few of them

if you can, get the MOAR-T same reticle but thinner ... you'll like it better..

Night force discontinued their best reticle .. the NPR-1

Or save up and get the cadi of bench scopes the Kahles 10-50
 

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Being I want to use Cabelas bucks to purchase the scope, I am limited to what they have. They don’t offer the MOAR-T retical in either the NXS 8-32x56 or the ATAC-R in 5-25x56 (which I also now started to look at).
 

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Being I want to use Cabelas bucks to purchase the scope, I am limited to what they have. They don’t offer the MOAR-T retical in either the NXS 8-32x56 or the ATAC-R in 5-25x56 (which I also now started to look at).
I don't have any trouble hitting a standard torso Target at 1500 yards with a 5.5 to 22 Power which I think has 110 MOA elevation Total Travel if that helps .
 

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here are specs for all those you're interested in!

Magnification Range5.5-22x NXS
Focal PlaneSecond Focal Plane (F2/SFP)
Body Tube Diameter30mm
Overall Length15.1 in/384 mm
Mounting Length6.6 in/168 mm
Weight31.0 oz/879 g
Click Value.250 MOA
Internal Adjustment RangeE: 100 MOA W: 60 MOA
Parallax Adjustment50 yd–∞
Eye Relief3.7 in/95 mm
Field of View @ 100 yd or m5.5x: 17.5 ft/5.8 m 22x: 4.7 ft/1.6 m
Exit Pupil5.5x: 9.1 mm 22x: 2.3 mm
IlluminationAnalog
Elevation FeatureZeroStop
Power Throw LeverN/A



Magnification Range8-32x NXS
Focal PlaneSecond Focal Plane (F2/SFP)
Body Tube Diameter30mm
Overall Length15.9 in/404 mm
Mounting Length6.7 in/170 mm
Weight34.0 oz/964 g
Click Value.250 MOA
Internal Adjustment RangeE: 62 MOA W: 42 MOA
Parallax Adjustment50 yd–∞
Eye Relief3.9 in/98 mm
Field of View @ 100 yd or m8x: 12.1 ft/4.0 m 32x: 3.1 ft/1.0 m
Exit Pupil8x: 7.0 mm 32x: 1.8 mm
IlluminationAnalog
Elevation FeatureZeroStop
Power Throw LeverN/A


Magnification Range5-25x ATACR
Focal PlaneSecond Focal Plane (F2/SFP)
Body Tube Diameter34mm
Overall Length14.3 in/363 mm
Mounting Length6.1 in/156 mm
Weight39.1 oz/1108 g
Click Value.250 MOA or .1 MRAD
Internal Adjustment RangeE: 120 MOA W:60 MOA
Parallax Adjustment45 yd–∞
Eye Relief3.5 in/90 mm
Field of View @ 100 yd or m5x: 18.0 ft/6.0 m 25x: 4.9 ft/1.6m
Exit Pupil5x: 10.5 mm 25x: 2.2 mm
IlluminationDigillum
Elevation FeatureZeroStop
Power Throw LeverStandard
 
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