Scope for around 2k - Colorado/Wyoming hunting

fnlights

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2021
Messages
162
Location
Pennsylvania
I have the NX8 4-32 and I love it. It as well as any FFP at low power will be difficult to see in dark timber with low light. Turning the illumination will help quite a bit. I walk around with mine on 6-8 power helps with reticle size.
The only issue with that is I think Colorado does not allow illuminated reticles?
 

fnlights

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2021
Messages
162
Location
Pennsylvania
Are you happy with the highlander, been looking at those for a while, not many to be had, never seen one in person. Thanks
So far I absolutely love it. BUT I have not been able to shoot it yet. My scope base is on week 4 of backorder, so who knows when that will arrive. I really want to break in the barrel and then find the elusive H1000 before I comment on the accuracy or anything. But it's a Bergara, so I know it will be a shooter.

I was in the same boat, could not find the rifle in stock anywhere and ended up going 3 hours to get it. It feels great, the action is smooth and the trigger is crisp. I was between this and the CA Mesa, and literally everyone on this site said get the Bergara and don't look back. Check out the thread here: https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/bergara-premier-highlander-vs-christensen-arms-mesa.258971/
 

fnlights

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2021
Messages
162
Location
Pennsylvania
I have the NX8 4-32 sfp. Better than the NXS optically and lighter. I elk hunt in an area that has big timber so I opted for the SFP so I could see the reticle clearly there. The glass is not on par with the Swarovski or Zeiss scopes in my estimation but my eyes are getting old and tired. Would I buy another NX8 - yes.
I have not looked through any Zeiss, but there are a ton of recommendations on this thread. Do you know if the scope track consistently. At the end of the day, I can handle if one glass is slightly worse then the other, I just want a reliable scope that holds zero consistently.
 

Rick Richard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2014
Messages
4,462
Location
North Carolina
I have not looked through any Zeiss, but there are a ton of recommendations on this thread. Do you know if the scope track consistently. At the end of the day, I can handle if one glass is slightly worse then the other, I just want a reliable scope that holds zero consistently.
I have a V6 3-18 on one of my rifles and have not had any issues with tracking. Glass is great, solid turret adjustment and light in weight too.
 

BD1965

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2020
Messages
48
Location
jackson TN
So far I absolutely love it. BUT I have not been able to shoot it yet. My scope base is on week 4 of backorder, so who knows when that will arrive. I really want to break in the barrel and then find the elusive H1000 before I comment on the accuracy or anything. But it's a Bergara, so I know it will be a shooter.

I was in the same boat, could not find the rifle in stock anywhere and ended up going 3 hours to get it. It feels great, the action is smooth and the trigger is crisp. I was between this and the CA Mesa, and literally everyone on this site said get the Bergara and don't look back. Check out the thread here: https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/bergara-premier-highlander-vs-christensen-arms-mesa.258971/
Thanks a bunch now I just have to find one!
 

Hunter Hicks

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2018
Messages
82
Location
oregon
I have a nx8 4-32 moar. I love the scope BUT, on 4 power is is almost useless unless the retical is lighted.

I also have a maven rs1 5-30 love the scope same problem as the NF, it’s better but not great.

I will say the mark 5 with the gunwerks retical is the best FFP Hunting scope around. On low power either the 3.6 or the 5. It offers a “European 3 post” where it is very easy to find the center of the crosshairs to take quick/close shots. And as you zoom in you can define your wind holds and elevation.

Just my 2 cents.
 

fnlights

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2021
Messages
162
Location
Pennsylvania
I have a nx8 4-32 moar. I love the scope BUT, on 4 power is is almost useless unless the retical is lighted.

I also have a maven rs1 5-30 love the scope same problem as the NF, it’s better but not great.

I will say the mark 5 with the gunwerks retical is the best FFP Hunting scope around. On low power either the 3.6 or the 5. It offers a “European 3 post” where it is very easy to find the center of the crosshairs to take quick/close shots. And as you zoom in you can define your wind holds and elevation.

Just my 2 cents.
How do you think the NX8 4-32 scope would be with SFP?
 

Hunter Hicks

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2018
Messages
82
Location
oregon
How do you think the NX8 4-32 scope would be with SFP?
It would be fine. I use to use the nxs 5.5-22. The only gripe I have with it is. Like all SFP scope you have to be on true magnification or 1/2 magnification. That’s kind of why I upgraded to the nx8. But the moar isn’t bold enough for me in the dark timber/ close up quick shots.
 

Recent Posts

Top