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So I bought a new Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 from bearbasin.com (don't get upset, Chris, just read the rest of the post.)

It came in a nice box, weighed a ton, and the optics and reticle looked great.

I mounted it on my gun, bore sited, then tried to turn down the reticle illumination - then the problems began.

 

When I adjust the rheostat any little bit the illumination dies.  It appears my options are all or nothing - which mostly defeats the purpose and $250 of the illuminated reticle.

 

I called and emailed (competitor) and they will not accept a scope that has been mounted - and they recommend I call Nioghtforce.  3 unanswered or "we'll call you right back"s from Nightforce, and the problem persists and no one but me wants it fixed.  I learned a very valuable lesson:  if SWFA don't got it, buy what they have or accept the consequnces.  Chris, I've bought from you guys so many times, I guess I forgot how everyone else does business.

 

I've owned Mk4s and USOptics and I bought a Nightforce because the clarity was great; however, the thing failed before the first round went down range.

 

Lesson learned: Mk 4s from now on.

 

 

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Just a quick follow-up:  the rheostat isn't dead, just super-sensitive - kinda like Chris.  The whole range of full on to full off covers about 5 degrees of rotation.  I got the thing turned down where it is perfect for near dark - and that took a littlt time.

 

The clarity of this scope is great, the light-gathering is great, and the reticle is a small advance on a standard mil dot.  I still like Leupolds, but this thing ain't no second rate scope.

 

Chris, you guys should get these thing back - I may need another and I'd prefer to give you the business than some moron who won't return my calls or accept a once-mounted-never-used scope.

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We would love to sell Night Force but as long as Jeff Hubert is running the U.S. side it won't happen.  He had it out for us from day one.  I keep hoping that some day the owner in Australia will wise up as to what is happening to his company in the U.S.
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