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I have never seen a night force scope on here, so I guess the two were not able to come to an arrangement. I was wondering if any of you had dealings with Night Force and would speak to the quality of their products and their customer service. When I spend a lot of money with someone I want to know I can count of that company to go out of their way to make sure they treat me right and not try to find a way to get out of their warranty.
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I have a number of Nightforce scopes and I am happy with them. I have talked with their CS and they were very helpful, but I have never needed to send in a scope to them. And from what I have heard they are very good about taking care of their customers. What I really like about my NF is they are built like tanks and the adjustments are excellent. The glass is good, but there are others scopes with better glass. But I really like the adjustments. Would I purchase another one, yes. But I will probably be purchasing a Kahles 3-12 for my next scope. But it is a definite step up from the NF in glass and price.
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Hey Jack, I have a good friend in eastern Alberta, and he has one on his TRG in 338 lapua and say's he loves it,  but as far as using one, ya no I don't have an opinion.  But, I have thinking about buying a 338 for myself.  And also have interest in the nightforce
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I dealt with NF CS once, converting a 2.5-10x32 to mil turrets. No problems although pricey. Great tracking scope but glass ultimately disappointing. I'd consider that model again but would look to Premier, Kahles or S&B. Right now I'm pretty happy too with the SS 3-9.
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I have one, and for it's intended purposes, it's great, (has seen little use, as the intended recipient rifle isn't finished yet) I must say, it's built like a tank, but I've yet to need NF's customer service.  For a tough, good tracking scope with lots of adjustment, and nice features, they are very attractive.
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I did have the chance to look through one of these over the weekend. I can see how they are built and the nice adjustment features, but there was a Leica there as well. The Leica was a much smaller scope but my goodness the glass quality was far and away ahead of the NightForce. I was very impressed with the Leica but they really don't make a very good scope for target shooting. 
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I have yet to not take a shot because the glass in a Nightforce was not good enough.  On a precision long-range gun, glass quality is far from my primary concern (though it is quite nice to have WITH good mechnicals and robust build quality.)

Nightforce makes a very, very good scope, they are well respected in military/LE/competitive shooting circles. Many elite military organizations count on NF.

If you want great (heavy) build quality AND super optics, look at Premier or Kahles or S&B (though S&B glass has never been my favorite.)

I have yet to see NF try to get out of warranty work, and their customer service is great.  As said above, if it is a non-warranty change (reticle swap), they are pricey in their work, but their work is top-shelf.
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I've got 2 NF scopes. Never had an issue with them. Yes, optical performance, while certainly not shabby, isn't up to the standards of some of the premium scopes. My only real complaint about them is they have some "tunnel vision" and their illumination intensity controls suck. If you're fine with having one illumination preset, it works fine, but in order to change intensity, you have to remove the batt cap on the side focus knob/ illumination switch and access the small rheostat with a screwdriver. W/E adjustments and tracking is great, and they are very robustly designed scopes. They also offer a wide selection of some nice reticles, although some of their reticles are very fine, so you can lose 'em in low light if you're not using illumination.
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This is a tough room....Wink

MOST optics sites have Night Force glass equal with top shelf optics. 

What I mean is, NF is generally typed in the same sentence with USO, Schmidt & Bender, Swaro on "lesser informed" optics websites. Not here. You guys call a spade a shovel. 

Carry on! Salute
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