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I did a search but nothing on the new Nightforce NX8 1-8 scopes? Should be a great choice for our sport, right? Is there something I have not understood here? Scope seem to be light, compact, BDC, good reticle, 1-8X, FFP, day time visible? What is not to like?
Ok Shooters. I am Larry Garland. I am one of the owners of an online sporting goods shop. We recently passed up the Nightforce brand. I am looking at selling my Nightforce scopes and move into a brand we are a dealer for. one of the models i have is a ATACR, along with the NSX and so forth. I know i am going to get a lot of opinions bur what i am looking for is facts. What scopes on the market are comparable to the Nightforce ATACR? I would like to stay with in the brands we have. I was looking at the Sightron SV as an example. Thank you for your input. Larry Garland
I have an opportunity to get one of these at a really good price. I will be putting it on a 6.5 CM bolt rifle. I like everything I see about them, especially the lighter weight than the Vortex and even the Bushnell. The reticle seems to be very good, simple and un-cluttered. The eye box sounds very forgiving. The overall quality and durability appears to be excellent. I have a Bushnell ERS 3.5-21x 50mm with the G2 reticle on another rifle, and it is good glass, but honestly, I am not super impressed or blown out of the water by it. I have yet to not just dial elevation, so I don't see a "christmas tree" style reticle as a necessity. The substensions are so close on the outer edges that it is very difficult to use them for ranging. There is no illumination, although that may not be a big deal, I have only wanted it a couple times, but made out without it. Honestly, I thought to myself that other than increased magnification, the Bushnell wasn't that much better than my PST's. I have an astigmatism, and a little trouble with near vision. I will use +1.5 cheater glasses to see things up close. If the contrast is good, I can get by without the cheaters. Some days I can see the numbers on the Bushnell turrets better than others. The flat dark earth scope combined with black numbers may be part of the blame for this. The numbers just don't jump out at me like white on black. The Bushnell has locking turrets, but in a stage, to raise and lower the turret vs a very positive "click" to adjust elevation is not an advantage. While locking turrets was initially a very big consideration when purchasing a scope for my first rifle, I was looking at it from a 3-Gunner's point of view more than from a PRS shooter's view. I have yet to watch guys not dial elevations on every target of a stage if there is more than 100 yards difference between yardage (unless they forgot). I have been considering Nightforce and Vortex in addition to the Kahles. Has anyone spent any time behind the Kahles? What are your thoughts and considerations? Thank you, wg
I don't hear much about this scope for 3-gun. Is anyone using one? I know it's only 1-4, while 1-6 or 1-8 are the popular powers. But, some 3-gun matches don't go more than 100 yards or so. I was thinking it would be lighter than some of the 6 or 8 power options. I hear a lot of love for the Vortex 1-6 inthe same price range. I own one and love it too, but it's heavy, about a 1/2 pound more than the Nightforce. With everyone going to great lengths to lighten their 3-gun rifle, I would think this would be an area to consider.