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I finally got out to the range with this scope (mounted on a Remington LTR in .308 using the Direct Mount). I am so glad I got it. It was worth the wait and expense. I had boresighted the rifle at home at 40 yards and it only took 3 rounds to get zeroed at 100 yards. The first shot was 2" low and 3/4" right. I shot 10 rounds of 147 gr. police practice ammo and got acceptable groups between 1"-2", then fired 5 rounds of my handloads, which are 165 gr. Nosler Accubonds with 44 grains of Varget. Four of those rounds were touching each other and the fifth I shot with some wind and it missed touching the other four by a 1/4" gap.

I shot up the other 30 rounds of practice ammo at 200, 250 and 400 yards. I had no problem at 200 yards making out the bullet holes with the scope and could kinda tell at 250. It was a real thrill to just dial in 17 clicks and hit within a 6" group at 400 yards. I even shot a few times with the polarized lens caps in place and didn't find the view impeded...just a bit darker. Now that it's zeroed in and I've seen a little of what it can do, I'm really looking forward to getting out to the range. My goal is to spend at least 4 hours a month until June and then double that.
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I finally got out to the range with this scope (mounted on a Remington LTR in .308 using the Direct Mount). I am so glad I got it. It was worth the wait and expense. I had boresighted the rifle at home at 40 yards and it only took 3 rounds to get zeroed at 100 yards. The first shot was 2" low and 3/4" right. I shot 10 rounds of 147 gr. police practice ammo and got acceptable groups between 1"-2", then fired 5 rounds of my handloads, which are 165 gr. Nosler Accubonds with 44 grains of Varget. Four of those rounds were touching each other and the fifth I shot with some wind and it missed touching the other four by a 1/4" gap.

I shot up the other 30 rounds of practice ammo at 200, 250 and 400 yards. I had no problem at 200 yards making out the bullet holes with the scope and could kinda tell at 250. It was a real thrill to just dial in 17 clicks and hit within a 6" group at 400 yards. I even shot a few times with the polarized lens caps in place and didn't find the view impeded...just a bit darker. Now that it's zeroed in and I've seen a little of what it can do, I'm really looking forward to getting out to the range. My goal is to spend at least 4 hours a month until June and then double that.

Good info.  Glad you got to the range.  You should put it in the RANGE REPORT... (in competition with Ed in ratings week).  
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It is kind of a range report but I meant it to be more about the scope. Here's some pix. Too bad my camera won't take a good picture of the reticle. I found it extremely clear and really like the thin style with the dots inside the circles.









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VERY nice rig.  Good looking all the way.  
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Very nice!  How have you found the adjustment range on the illumination?  Bright enough in dim/low light to really stand out and dim enough in the dark not to wash out the target?   The field adjustability of this model gives it a big advantage over other Nightforces IMHO.  I want to check one out sometime.
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First class rig in all respects, Jon!Thunbs Up
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Originally posted by Jon A Jon A wrote:

Very nice!  How have you found the adjustment range on the illumination?  Bright enough in dim/low light to really stand out and dim enough in the dark not to wash out the target?   The field adjustability of this model gives it a big advantage over other Nightforces IMHO.  I want to check one out sometime.


It's more than bright enough in low light. So far, I've dialed it down a bit when looking at things around twilight. In fact, I would prefer that the range be the other way around - start out low when you turn it on and then dial it up if need be. As for the dimmest setting, I took it outside on a fairly dark night and it was low enough not to overwhelm the view in any way.
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Sweet setup!!! Excellent
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