New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Nightforce NXS???
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Nightforce NXS???

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/05/2007 at 20:59
canine View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/31/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 38

Hey guys,

Anyone have experience with the Nightforce NXS scopes?  How does the quality compare with the IOR's and other decent quality scopes as far as clarity and such?

Why doesn't SWFA carry them?

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/05/2007 at 22:18
Dale Clifford View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight


Joined: July/04/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 5087
Yes --- but do a search first,
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/06/2007 at 07:16
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 14313

Canine,

I have the NF NXS 3.5-15X50 and discussed its pros and cons in a recent post in the Tactical section where I reviewed the IOR 4-14X50, comparing it against the NF.  It is an excellent scope.  If you're considering it as a possible replacement to your IOR for the hunting / target application you described in another post, keep in mind, the reticles in the NF are just as thin as the SFP MP8 in the IOR, and the illumination system is not as good as the IOR, IMO, except in one respect -- you can set the illumination to a dimmer setting than the IOR.

 

Otherwise, it is an excellent, well-built scope, with rock solid adjustments and good optics.  But if you don't like the thin reticle in the IOR, you won't like the NF thin reticles any better.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/06/2007 at 07:24
canine View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/31/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 38
Thanks rifle dude.  I saw you review after my post.  I just want to much and need to settle on what I have.  I wonder if IOR would put an illuminated 4Adot SFP in this scope. That may solve my problems as long as the dot is the same size as the MP-8 reticle.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/06/2007 at 07:35
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 14313
I would contact them and see if there's a way to make the #1 illumination setting dimmer.  I think that by itself would solve your major issue with the scope, plus maintain the fine precision shooting capabilities the MP8 reticle offers to begin with.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/06/2007 at 10:22
Dale Clifford View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight


Joined: July/04/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 5087
You may want to look at the FC-2 reticle in the nightforce
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/06/2007 at 13:57
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7702

Great scope.  Haven't owned and IOR (yet) but the optics are great, mechanics are great, construction is rock solid, illumination issue is only an issue once, and I wouldn't trade it for anything under $1,500 - that I have shot.

 

that said, IOR gets allot o' praise around here for making a good scope.  My next purchase will be an IOR and I'll do the side-by-side.

 

Either are good bets, but SWFA not selling Nightforce would be a problem for me.  Their service is second to none, good luck finding someone who sells NF that has a customer base making that claim.

 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Nightforce NXS???"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Nightforce NXS 1-4 Warranty? mpardun Tactical Scopes 3 8/19/2007 1:34:12 PM
nightforce nxs mildot dwighet Rifle Scopes 6
Nightforce NXS 8-32x56mm ?? foxhunter Tactical Scopes 4
Nightforce NXS turrent question Jason Shore Rifle Scopes 8
Leupold Mark 4 vs. Nightforce NXS scopes stattelman Rifle Scopes 6
Nightforce NXS cladd Tactical Scopes 10
Comparing Nightforce NXS fastline Tactical Scopes 5
Nightforce NXS compact 4 sale Fotis Optics For Sale 4
Premier Reticles vs Nightforce NXS ballshrinker Rifle Scopes 18
Leupy 2.5-8x36mm MR/T vs Nightforce 2.5-10 x32 NXS Barnacle Bill Tactical Scopes 18


This page was generated in 0.390 seconds.