zeiss or nightforce??? help!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by soundwaves, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    I am planning on buying a nightforce nxs8 32 56 or a nightforce nsx 12 42 56 would these be too much power for targets out betweet 200-700 meters, should i go with the zeiss 6 24 56 instead?

    witch one of the 3 scopes would you buy if you was getting them for yourself?
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    NXS 5.5X22-50mm will do great for what you want.
     
  3. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I wish I was having your dilemma. :) I think the x22 will work also.
     
  4. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Well-Known Member

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    I would worry about the extra power too. 22X is a great deal and mirage is a big issue at long distances. Have you looked at Vortex Razor 5x20 scope? Japanese glass, zero reset, 35mm tubes, wonderful reticle choices, etc. It is $2K, but wow it sure looks like a NF all grown up to me :) Best of luck with your decision!
     
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  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    For 200-700m hunting I wouldn't get anything more than a 5.5-22. I have one and it is more than enough for well past 1000 yds. On 5.5x setting I can easily scope soccer ball size rocks at well past 1000 yds. Here's a good view of one from Topshot's thread shooting a 2285 yd target, scope on 5.5x.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/need-help-2285-yard-shot-51859/index6.html

    You might even consider a 3.5-15. It would be more than enough for hunting.

    If you're going to shoot BR competiton, then get the 12-42.

    Mark
     
  6. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Are you talkin' about the Zeiss Diavari model? If you're considering that quality of glass you should also look at the S&Bs, Hensoldts and Premier Heritage :)
     
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  7. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    12-42 but, then again I shoot alot of paper and my eyes aren't what they used to be. For hunting I'd agree with others 5.5-22.
     
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  8. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Sighton is coming out with a 10-50x56 monster. The thing retails for $995.
     
  9. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the answers guys all of you went with the nightforce 5.5*22 but l think lm going to go with the zeiss victory davari 6*24-56 or shimdit bender 5*25-56. but l think the quality of the zeiss is much beter isnt it? and it shure has anough moa for 1000 meters shooting.
     
  10. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Now you're talkin'! Now we can have a discussion about top-o-the-line glass. :)

    There are many shooters here (and on Sniper's Hide) who have had enough experience with these best-of-the-best scopes to render valid comparisons. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them.

    Hoprfully they will chime in. I became interested in long range shooting after I'd retired...too late in the game to afford the best scopes, but I still like to read about them (and examine them at the 2006 Shot Show)...maybe in my next life.:D
     
  11. djtjr

    djtjr Well-Known Member

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    IMHO the zeiss and NF have similar optics both are great, but the nightforce is far superior from a mechanical perspective.
    my $.02
    don