New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Thoughts on Nightforces  2.5-10x32
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

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

Thoughts on Nightforces 2.5-10x32

 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: December/04/2010 at 23:44
hotspot View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/26/2008
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 45
hi i was looking at nightforce compact 2.5-10x32 for my 300wsm or 7mm  looking some input on the scope? and reticle  thanks  cheers!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/05/2010 at 00:01
Sapper524 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: January/25/2010
Status: Offline
Points: 218
Can't really give any feedback until we know the intended use of the rifle with this optic.  Nightforce has a lot of reticles for all kinds of applications ... need that info ...
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/05/2010 at 00:09
hotspot View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/26/2008
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 45
sorry for sheep and mule deer hunting semi long rifle i guess
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/05/2010 at 00:33
Sapper524 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: January/25/2010
Status: Offline
Points: 218
If you like the BDC style reticles you could check their calculator and see how the "Velocity" reticle would work with your load. The one thing Nightforce reticles don't have is anything with a Thick/heavy hunting style for lower light shots for when your using it for Mule Deer.  The Velocity is aobut as "heavy" as they get.
 
I would say look at the NPR2 - and the Nightforce zero stops are worth the $$$ 
 
Nightforce makes nice optics and they are worth the $$$ in my opinion.  Most Sheep hunters like a bit more magnification than 10x but thats a personal preference.  The 2.5-10 is a great all around mag range and will give you a lot of utility.
 
 


Edited by Sapper524 - December/05/2010 at 00:37
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/05/2010 at 00:43
hotspot View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/26/2008
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 45
what would u suggest in power wise? and is a diffrent brand swaro,zeiss   open to suggestion
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/05/2010 at 01:26
Sapper524 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: January/25/2010
Status: Offline
Points: 218
Originally posted by hotspot hotspot wrote:

what would u suggest in power wise? and is a diffrent brand swaro,zeiss   open to suggestion
Well your applications are kind of on the opposite ends of the spectrum.  Mule deer hunting doesn't require the magnification or quite the precision sheep hunting does.  So if your looking for one optic to handle both then I would personally look at a 3.5-15 / 5-20 or something of the sort.  Nightforce has those.  If you open up the option to other brands then you have to consider ...
 
You going to use a BDC reticle or are you going to dial your elevation
-If you dial are you going to get a custom turrent for your load
-Will you need another turrent for your mule deer load
-If no custom turrent you going to run MOA or Mils, then what power is the reticle accurate
-If you use a BDC, what power is it accurate at and will it work for sheep
 
Weight - you gotta pack this thing up the mtn after the sheep - bigger OBJ Variables add weight
 
If you like the BDC option then you could also consider Ziess Z reticles
 
Another thing to consider is SFP vs FFP - that is a topic you will have to research and decide for yourself - each has there place and each has advantages.  In your application for longer range shots on sheep I would say stick to SFP.
 
If you like BDC - go Nightforce with Velocity
If your gonna dial - go NPR2
 
Being as you also want to shoot mule deer - I say get the Velocity as its a little thicker for the lower light shots early in the AM or at dusk.  Its a SFP reticle so when taking a 400 yard shot on 10x at sheep it won't get thicker on you.  Then when on 2.5 taking a Mule Deer at 100 just hold center and your fine.
 
If I was in your shoes ... I would set one rifle up for sheep and one for Mule Deer
 
 
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/05/2010 at 11:25
hotspot View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/26/2008
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 45
thanks for the reply  some many scope to choose fromWhacko
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/05/2010 at 11:53
jonoMT View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: November/13/2008
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 4612
While the NF 2.5-10X32 doesn't have the world's best glass it has really good glass. I've been running mine for a couple years now on a .308 Remmy LTR and it is an awesome scope. However, it wasn't until I added zero-stop and converted the turrets to match the reticle. (mil/mil). If you shoot out to where you need to go past one turn you will not like owning a Compact NXS NF unless it has zero-stop. There are no turn indications on the compact turrets.

It is a small scope physically, doesn't snag on brush, tracks like a laser and, for me, the standard mil-dot reticle works fine for shots I've taken on running animals @ 35-90 yards and for ranged shots taken out in the 300-400 yard range on antelope, deer and elk. It doesn't bother me that the scope is SFP because it's ranging power (10X) is so low. It is very rugged and never loses zero. It won't be your best choice for low light hunting out past 200 yards, but if you are comfortable with 6X or less it's fine.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Thoughts on Nightforces 2.5-10x32"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Nightforce 2.5-10x32 NEW Balistic reticles Urimaginaryfrnd Rifle Scopes 3
New Nightforce 2.5-10x32 1911man Rifle Scopes 6
Thoughts on Nightforce SHV 4-14x50 F1 (Mil-R C557) Marine24 Rifle Scopes 10
Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x32 as all around AR scope? Manny Tactical Scopes 10
10x32 vs. 10x42 FullCurlHunter Binoculars 5
NF 2.5-10X32 no longer for sale jonoMT Optics For Sale 1
Leupold Wind River Katmai 10x32 and 8x Tero Binoculars 10 12/22/2006 7:41:42 PM
minox hg 8x33-nikon premier lx 10x32 jinksellis Binoculars 4 3/5/2007 7:50:58 PM
Leupold golden ring hd 10x32 nitis Binoculars 3
Vortex PST 2.5-10x32 FFP ?? eclipse71 Rifle Scopes 9


This page was generated in 0.203 seconds.