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http://snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2399895&page=1

You all are the experts, so lets here it!

I don't know how to run the search here if this was already posted.

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Sv

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They are not even out yet are they?  Not sure how anyone could give you much info if they do not have one.
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Some have been involved in their development (I am not among those "somebody"s) and have given vague details.

I hear the glass is top shelf, as good as any German stuff, same great mechanicals, and the ocular doesn't rotate when power is changed.

Haven't had a chance to touch one yet, but am hopeful. They sound promising, and will be priced accordingly.

mil/mil, zero stop, ocular problem removed, great glass; if it all works out, it will be an awesome scope.
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The few that have seen prototypes say it will be quite a step above current NF offerings. I'd guess they've been thinking that if Hensoldt, Premier, and S&B can get people to cough up $3K for a scope then they might as well too. Also NF is facing more pressure in their current price range from relatively new competitors like the Vortex Razor and improved mechanical quality from IOR.

But as mentioned, it isn't out yet...kind of like several other high-end offerings that come to mind. So it could be a while before get impressions from a wide enough pool of users to know if it's worth consideration.
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Very interesting!  I'm anxious to see what they come up with.
 
In addition to the stated image quality improvements and eliminating the need to rotate the whole eyepiece when changing power, I hope they address the tunnel vision common to NF scopes, improve the illumination control, and expand "eyebox" latitude.
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I am really hopeful that Nightforce does what has been mentioned. I have never thought their glass was as good as it should be while the mechanicals were excellent and the reticles quite useful.  Lowlight is very fortunate to be in the circle of trust of many of these manufacturers and I for one greatly value his opinion and appreciate his selfless service and honest evaluations.   Semper Fi.
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I heard there was 6 patent's for this build alone. Makes the mind wonder a bit trying to imagine what they are doing. Built in range finder should would be nice :)

I am going to start saving up for this one. With any luck it will be open for sale early 2012.

Cheers,
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And still waiting... Still waiting... Twirling thumbs...

I wish I knew how much cash I need to save up so I can buy some other crap I need. Scared to dip in to what I may need for this scope. Has anyone else heard anymore about release date. A gent at the Hide said he saw them and said that NF fans are going to be impressed.

Waiting, waiting....

Respectfully,
Sv
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Steel, does the pharse A LOT come to mind Wink
 
If you have to count pennies maybe you should take a look at the new SWFA SS5-20x50 due out at the end of this month!
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