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I have a remington 700 5r milspec. I have come across a deal on a nightforce 12x42x56 scope is this too much scope for this gun and what is the thought on a scope with this much power. 
 
 
 
The price on this is just too good to pass up even if i re sell it
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That is a lot of magnification.  I would prefer much less.  If you can make a dime on reselling it, then why not?
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Tell us more about how you will be using this scope. Is the scope new or used? 
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Buy it and resell it.

Way too much mag for anything a 5R can do, 308 or 300WM.
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I have an 8-32 on a 50 cal it is way too much. But it was a great deal for a new Nightforce. I am not sure if I have ever used it above the mid 20x range and mostly 20 to 22x.

You might check here to see what it is worth. It might seem like a great deal until you find out what it is really worth used.
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If you are positive you can resell it for more and won't be screwing a bro then get the scope and move on to something like the SS 5-20 or SS 3-9 or consider a Weaver, Bushnell or Vortex tactical if you're interested in going out to a grand for a grand or less. A .308 is not a groundhog gun. Here's what my 5R looks like with the 5-20:






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Okay It will be a range gun only no hunting and the nightforce is 800 bucks used in perfect condition a guy purchased it with a hunting gun and cant use it. I dont know if i should even bother with it or just get something a lil less powerful. I just thought at that price why not own a night force
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Night Force has at least 2 12-42x 56 scopes one is $1885 and one $1359. I'm not a NF expert but they may have more so check the model against competitor to see current pricing.
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