Did I miss that reply?
I have more than a few Nightforce scopes. I realize there are a few out there that are better. I have never been sorry. Some have been better than others, but the quality is outstanding. The optics great, the repeatability rock solid, and the customer service very good.
You want to go cheaper, certainly you can.
Was there an answer on what he his going to shoot? Or his distance? If you are shooting 200 yards you don't need an $1800+ scope. However if you are shooting 1000K+ you might want a top end scope.
Of course you experience may vary.