NightForce 8-32x56mm

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by max344, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. max344

    max344 New Member

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    NightForce 8-32x56mm NXS Riflescope, ZeroStop .1 Mil-Radian - MLR Reticle

    What do you guys think of this scope?
    Are there any negatives or problems?
    Would this be a good scope to learn to shoot long distance on?
    With the $2000 price range are there any other scopes I should look at ?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    If your just target shooting and not using it for .mil type sniping or competitions you need rapid target engagement of unknown distance you don't need the front focal nxs.

    The benchrest versions are the exact same cept second focal plane saving about 6-700$...

    The issue with ultra high magnification is vibration from breathing and heartbeat twitch along with mirage.

    I've got a 12-42? Nightforce and I may sell it and replace with a 3.5-15
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014

  3. jpattersonnh

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    I just don't see the need for a uber high power scope, unless you are shooting 700+ yards for score. Had a 6-24x40mmAO That I used for 700 yard competition. I wanted something That made the rifle actually useful for something else. I changed to a 3-12x42mmAO Sightron SII Big Sky. It makes short range shots easy, and still fine for 700 yards. A 700 yard shot looks the same as a 55-58 yard w/ the naked eye. Just more fun to shoot. I'll even take out my 1945 K98 w/ a 4x Zeiss Zeilvier or my PU 91/30 w/ a 3.5x. Long range is more about the shooter then the optics. Don't get me wrong, you can't do well unless your optic is up to the task. Ammo is the other factor.
     
  4. samnev

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    I humbly disagree with the above posts. I have the scope in question on my 308 TRG 22 and 308 AIAW. I shoot mostly under 200 yards and find the extra magnification helps when I need it for longer ranges. I feel better to have the extra magnification when I need it. Then not have the extra magnification when I need it. I have never been sorry I bought the 2 scopes. The only scope I wish I had made a different choice on is the NF NXS 3-15X50. I should have gotten the NF NXS 5.5-22X50 thatI have on 3 other rifles instead.
     
  5. hardluk1

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  6. Biohazard2

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    Vortex "Razor" and buy ammo supplies with the money left over.
     
  7. bradam

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  8. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Yea, nice rifles . kelblys got some great actions and with kreiger and hart for barrels the best trigger and stocks as an options, they built it your way. . I got luck some years back and had a area gunsmith built mine, for a far smaller budget . Not as prudy but still it was a .25moa hunter . 1.2" today , some 17 years later. Wished I could justify a match 2-15 scope. I still have a 4-16 burris black diamond setting in my safe waiting its chance to play.
     
  9. bradam

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    Nice rifles. being retired a little out of my price range. I did e-mail about their in stock rifles a couple of days ago but have not heard back. I am looking into my first bolt action. I have a 6x18x40 on my Leopold 308AR. I have been looking around for a discounted NF for long range, probably the 8x32 BR and that is stretching it money wise.
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If your budget is high, take a hard look at the S&B 5-25X50. Fantastic scope.
     
  11. bradam

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    ouch

    Very nice, my wife would have a fit. I just need to collect a few more aluminum cans.:)
     
  12. VoxRomantic

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    I have a 5.5 by 22 by 56 NSX mildot zero stop on my AR-50 and it is an awesome piece of glass!!!!!!!
    [​IMG]

    3/8"s steel at 600 yards. The target was left at the informanal range with Some denting......

    I'm thinking a 45-70 at close range.......

    The 690 grain summit had no difficulties :)
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  13. bradam

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    Nice

    What stock and brake do you have on that beast?