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Old March 15, 2017, 05:23 PM   #1
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Night Force riflescopes?

I'm on the fence about dropping 3k on one while looking through reviews I read there is no lifetime no questions asked warranty as other scope manufacturers offer.They sure are popular not wanting to bash anything just clearification
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Old March 16, 2017, 10:13 AM   #2
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3K is too much, buy a March scope instead. But they are exceptional scopes, I have a 8-32 that I got used for $1000, and it is miles better than any other scope I own, including high end Leupolds. Only other scope I have that has optics almost as good, is a Konus.
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Old March 16, 2017, 10:24 AM   #3
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I have a 8x32 NXS and it is really nice. Cost about $1800 a few years back. I would not pay 3K for one.
I have had 4 Konus scopes costing $50 to $300. I guess I'm a slow learner because they were all complete garbage and the warranty is worthless. I know others that have had the same experience.
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Old March 17, 2017, 10:12 AM   #4
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Warranty Explanation

Here's a link that might help with some warranty questions:

http://precisionrifleblog.com/2014/0...-and-warranty/

You could always rent one before you consider dropping 3k on one?

https://riflescoperentals.com

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Old March 17, 2017, 11:56 AM   #5
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My bad, it's a Meopta, not a Konus. Got it confused with my spotting scope.
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Old March 17, 2017, 03:42 PM   #6
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I shot a benchrest rifle with a Nighforce scope. Two three shot groups at 100 yards, both were under 1/2 inch. I had never seen the rifle until just before I shot it. Both the rifle and Nightforce scope were AWESOME.
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Old March 17, 2017, 05:06 PM   #7
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I have an Nightforce 8-32 NXS on a Rem 700 22-250 and a Vortex 6-25 ffp on an Anschutz MPR 64.

Both scopes are very good. The Nightforce was more expensive. It seems like it sold for about $1500. The Vortex was right at $1000. If the two were side by side today, I would buy the Vortex.
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Old March 17, 2017, 05:09 PM   #8
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I have a Nightforce NXS 5.5x22x56mm on my .50, been there for 17 years now. It is one of the best scopes on the market and few measure up. I have had zero issues with it, even after it took a hit when my .50 partially fell off the bench.

Sure they're expensive but so are other quality scopes, they also have some of the best glass a scope can have. Warranty and customer service are second to none, so no worries there. Mine was $1,800 when I bought it, I think it's about the same price new if you buy one. The A.T.A.C.R. and BEAST are newer and have more/different features, ED glass... that's why they cost more.

I'll be in the same boat as you, doing a kit .50 and it will need a new scope or it will get the old NXS and the other .50 will get a new NF.
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Old March 17, 2017, 06:59 PM   #9
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They are rock solid.
Many of the .50 BMG match shooters use them as they are some of the very few scopes that can stand up to a .50 (or anything else for that matter)
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Old March 19, 2017, 12:20 AM   #10
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The only thing you won't like, is after you buy it, you probably won't be able tolerate low end glass at all, be it binoculars or spotting scopes.
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Old March 19, 2017, 08:16 AM   #11
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Thanks guys for replies

I decided after talking with NF warranty people on the phone I'm buying it used 5X25x56 F1 ATCR 2200$.Factory problems are covered, we break it somehow they will only charge labor not parts and its transferable.
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