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    Nightforce NSX 5.5x22x50mm

    Dose anyone have a Nightforce NSX 5.5x22x50mm zerostop? I about to make the plunge on one of these scopes. I have a co worker that dose long range tactical shoots and he swears by this scope. Just wondering on the redicale choice, which would be best for long range hunting? He tells me the BDC would be a waste and I should go with a mil dot type. He says I can then use it on multiple guns. Any suggestions would be great. Also I was wondering what scopes would compare to the performance of the NSX?
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    That is a super nice scope, but the SWFA SS 5-20 is a little better optically, less expensive, FFP, and you only give up zero-stop.

    http://swfa.com

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    Bitterroot has got a valid point and he get's to mess around with a lot of quality optics, but you very rarely see anything other than Nightforce's on precision bench or f-class guns, at least thats what I see at the shoots I go to.
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    At the F-Class and Tactical matches I shoot at every weekend in Australia, there are about 50-100 shooters per match. 8 out of 10 have a Nightforce. 1 in 10 has a Premier, March, US Optics or Schmidt Bender, and the other 1 in 10 shoots a Leupold Target or Weaver target scope.

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    I've got nothing against Nightforce, and I have never even heard of one that didn't track well, but I am just trying to get 24-7 the most scope for his dollar. That SS is an awesome scope.

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    Thanks for the input guys! What redicale would you recomend for long range hunting/target shooting? I was thinking the MOAR, or MIL-DOT if I go with Nightforce.
    I'm kinda digging the zerostop, but I still might consider SWFA SS 5-20.

    I can get a killer deal on Leupould and a ok deal on Zeiss tactical scopes. Should I be looking at those as well?
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    Zeiss tactical scopes are awesome. Match your reticle to your adjustments. The SWFA is mil/mil. Nightforce is available in MOA/MOA and mil/mil I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Nightforce is available in MOA/MOA and mil/mil I believe.
    Yea, your right, I seen them in both on their website
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    The MOAR is an awesome reticle. I've got a buddy with one and he really likes it. I have found the NPr's to be too thin for a dedicated hunting scope. The MOAR is a tad thicker, but not too thick. NXS are great scopes. I personally like MOA over Mil. You need to decide what works best for you.

    The SWFA is also a nice scope. My brother has one of those. But the reticle sucks IMO. Crappy design in an FFP scope. And the reticle is pretty thick for precise work at closer ranges, ie load testing at 100/200.

    Another scope to consider would be the Vortex Razor. It's not much more than a NXS. They have a new MOA retcile on their website that I really like. But no scopes have been released with it yet. Supposedly after SHOT they will start shipping.

    And, again, you might want to wait until after SHOT in January to buy any new optics. I know that NF is releasing a new FFP high mag scope, if that interests you. Although price will be in line with Schmidt's. Also, Bushnell will be releasing I believe a "XLR" 4-30x50 scope. It should be similar to their HDMR, but with more mag, 10 mil turrets, and a zero stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whisky View Post
    The MOAR is an awesome reticle. I've got a buddy with one and he really likes it. I have found the NPr's to be too thin for a dedicated hunting scope. The MOAR is a tad thicker, but not too thick. NXS are great scopes. I personally like MOA over Mil. You need to decide what works best for you.
    The thickness of the reticale was one of my concerns, especilly in low light conditions, for hunting. If I go nightforce, I will more than likely be going with the MOAR, and the one that lights up. I did notice the MOAR was a tad thicker than the NPr's as you mentioned.

    I'm still very new to over 600 yard shooting and have a lot to learn. My buddy was telling me about the size targets he shoots at 600 to 1000 yards, and how persice his groups are! After that talk, Long range shooting sparked a huge intrest to me.

    So many options.......... I may just wait till after the shot show to see whats avalible then. In the mean time I still have to bed my action, get a single peice picittany base and bed that too.

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