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Nightforce opinions

Postby blake » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:32 pm

Does anyone have experience with the Nightforce Scopes? Is the adjustable Turret a pain in the rear when you need to act fast?


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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby Tim Anderson » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:27 pm

Nightforce Scopes are great scopes just a little over priced though and a little on the long side.. As for makeing adjustments with the turrents they are no different than any other brand of scope with turrents. Just dial and smile.. :)


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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby Prairie Ghost » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:56 am

Never shot with one but have heard lots of good things on them! Dialing and smiling is for when you have long shots ONLY. I don't worry about dialing anything under 300yds unless the coyote is laying down or has been sitting there long enough for me to have the time and even then only 300 and longer.

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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby lyonch » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:00 am

They are getting a lot of good reviews, but i have never seen one or shot one. As prarie ghost mentioned, anything beyond 300 should get dialed, but anything closer you should be able to hold and shoot.
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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby xdeano » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:06 am

I just picked one up, and they are very nice to say the least. I was running a Leupold Mark 4 before and they're great rugged scopes too, but the NF is a lot clearer. The turret adjustments are a lot nicer on the NF and the zero stop is very nice for those long ranges. There is a reason why they are so expensive. Quality!

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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby blake » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:07 am

Deano

What Reticle and power did you go with?

Please let me know when you make a real long shot with the story.


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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby xdeano » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:37 am

I went with their new model out this year which has the High Speed Turrets. So instead of 10moa per rotation, it's 20moa, which cuts down the rotation quite a bit.

NSX 5.5-22x50mm NP-R1, zero stop, high speed, with moa turrets. The nice thing about the NPR1 is that it's set up in moa instead of mils, so that the reticle matches the turrets. so when shooting you can correct exactly just by reading your reticle. makes it easy. I went with the 50mm over the 56mm because i didn't want to get any further off the barrel than i already was, and light gathering wasn't going to be that much more, and i already had excellent rings that I had on my Mark 4.

If you want mils, go with a mil turret on a MLR reticle.

What kind of story do you want? The day that i got the scope i mounted it, zeroed it, and layed in a pasture lazing rocks. Found one that i liked, (about the size of a volley ball), at 750yds, punched in my dope, rotated turrets to my dope and aimed at the rock, pulled the trigger 5 times and every single one hit center. I was pleased. We'll see if i can beat my longest coyote this year, 753yds and last year 702yds. we'll see. the nice thing about the zero stop, is after i get done i just rotate my turrets tell they stop and i can do that without even looking, it's quick and easy to get right back to zero.

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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby lyonch » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:39 am

Sounds like nighforce is stepping up and really providing a quality product from what Xdeano is reporting!!
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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby bucksnbears » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:42 am

A.D.C. work must pay well :P :P . -
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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby xdeano » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:11 am

haaaaaaaa!

I wish. I had to sell my Mark4 and a bunch of other crap around the house just to front the money for them to build me a scope. But they're worth the money. We get paid less than teachers. Kinda sucks.
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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby bucksnbears » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:28 am

xdeano wrote:haaaaaaaa!

We get paid less than teachers. Kinda sucks.
but more than carpenters :wink: looks like this week i'm gonna hafta eat baloney sandwitches. kinda hard to hang siding in a hurricane.
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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby xdeano » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:49 am

i have annual leave for days like today. I'd rather sit by the fire and watch tv on days like this. Raining and very wind.
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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby blake » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:04 am

Deano I ordered the NF G7 about three weeks ago. I am a bowhunter and rifles are a new quest for me. When I get mine I may need an instructor.


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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby bucksnbears » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:15 am

Blake, how big is that whitetail in your avitar??? looks like a good one :D
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Re: Nightforce opinions

Postby xdeano » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:46 am

the new g7 looks like a decent scope. the only difference is the low profile and covered windage turret. It's pretty self explanatory but if you need help let me know.

it took about 4 weeks to get mine in.

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