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I have a previous thread searching for used scope ideas for my Savage FCP .308 to shoot at 1000M+.  Recommendations were the Bushnell Elite, SWFA mostly.  I know Nightforce is heavily regarded and I was looking at a couple used NXS models.  I would really be fine with he benchrest model but I do NOT like front glass AO, I want side focus. 

I do need a 30mm tube and much over 50mm glass might be a problem.  I believe there is a 5.5-22x50 NXS that might be to my liking but curious how these scopes compare in glass quality to the others listed above? 
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These reviews might be a good read for you.

http://opticsthoughts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81:high-end-tactical-scopes-part-ii&catid=4:rifle-scope-reviews&Itemid=4

http://opticsthoughts.com/index.php/rifle-scopes/4-rifle-scope-reviews/98-high-end-tactical-scopes-part-3

I have a number of NF scopes and I am very happy with them. Although I am looking at a Kahles for my next scope. Between the NF and the SS I would give a slight edge to the SS over the NF regarding glass. So if you are looking for a FFP scope I would go with the SS if SFP I would go with the NF.
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GD, I guess I assumed all high end glass was FFP.  What is the advantage of SFP? 

I just sold a Kahles vintage 27 S2 2.5-7x30.  I really was not sure of the value or worth of it but it sure got a lot of attention and I knew when I looked through it, it was real glass. 
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I have hear high praise on the SWFA's here but I have not heard them put above Nightforce.  However, I have never been one to get caught up on a name tag.  Let the performance speak for itself so if SWFA glass can be considered better, I should keep them on the list I recon but I would like to confirm that.  
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I was talking about the 5-20 SS not the $299.99 fixed scopes. And I say slight it is not a night and day difference. I think most would be hard pressed to see any difference at all.

This post might be worth reading about NF vs SS HD scopes.

http://www.opticstalk.com/topic32162_post460992.html#460992



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