Scopecoat size for Nightforce NXS?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by el matador, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. el matador

    el matador Well-Known Member

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    I've heard some good reviews on the scopecoat covers and would like to get one for my Nightforce NXS 56mm scope. I can't figure out which size though.
    The scope measures about 18-1/4" long with sunshade attached, and the measuring instructions from scopecoat say to get one 1 to 1-1/2" shorter than the actual scope. Well they have a special Nightforce scope cover that's 19-1/2" which some people say fits their NF scope perfectly. I emailed scopecoat and they recommended the XL cover which is only 15-1/2", seemingly too small. Now I notice they have a 2XL version which is 17-1/2". Those of you who are using this product on a big scope which size did you get and how well does it fit? Input much appreciated!
     
  2. el matador

    el matador Well-Known Member

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    I found a review on Optics Planet that said a 15-1/2" cover fits the NXS scope perfectly WITHOUT the sunshade installed. I think this is what the info from scopecoat was indicating. Right now I feel like the 17-1/2" 2XL model will be a good fit. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  3. Jackmonkey

    Jackmonkey Well-Known Member

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    Did you order a scope coat for your NF yet? I too am looking at getting one and don't know what size to order.
     
  4. HuntnID

    HuntnID Well-Known Member

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    I know you are inquiring specifically about the ScopeCoat. However, I have found these neoprene scope covers made by Allen to work very well. The large size fits my 5.5-22x56 perfectly. The only thing ScopeCoat has on these covers are the wings that cover the windage and parallax knobs. Much cheaper than ScopeCoat too.
    Allen Neoprene Scope Cover, Camouflage: Outdoor Sports : Walmart.com
     
  5. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Something to consider is whether you want the sunshade on or off while using the ScopeCoat. I chose to leave my sunshade on. I went with the ScopeCoat XP-6 model Flak Jacket. XP-6 2XL BLK (17.5"x60mm) Midway #195045. I use this with a 5.5-22x50 NXS. I recently tried it on the scope and it fits perfect. It is a heavier neoprene with wings which come down over the action. I wish it had a pull loop on the back to help take it off.
     
  6. Jackmonkey

    Jackmonkey Well-Known Member

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    I just received a reply from Scopecoat about which model would fit.

    "Thanks for contacting us. The cover that will fit your NF scope + Sunshade is our XP-6 2XL. It measures 17.5" x 60mm and will accommodate the tall turrets."

    Looks like C.O. shooter was on the mark. :)
     
  7. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few pictures of the above mentioned scope coat!
     

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  8. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    And another!
     

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