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Thread: F-class scope choice?

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    F-class scope choice?

    Scopes generally I know have been done to death, but...

    For 1000 yard f/tr - I am considering a Leupold 8.5-25x50 with fine duplex, or a Nightforce 8-32 with NP2-DD. not sure if NF or NXS as yet.

    In UK NIghtforce is 600+ more than Leupold if comparing NXS with the VX-3. Currently have 6.5-20 Leupold which is a little light for mag and has varmint hunter ret, which is too thick. Other half shoots f/tr also and has NXS 5.5-22 which I gave her. I do miss that scope, but is it worth the price difference?

    Many thanks for your opinions!

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    If you go with a NF the BR 12-42X56 would save you some money over the NXS. I've had the Leupold's and the NF BR models are the one's I currently use and I'm very pleased. My 8-32x56 BR is a NPR1 and the 12-42x56 BR is a NPR2. I like these , others like the NP2-DD, which I've never shot.

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    Mr_Logic,

    This is what the members of Team Berger use.
    Larry Bartholome - NPR-2
    Jim Murphy - NPR-2
    Bob Bock - NP-1 reticle.
    John Brewer - NP-2DD
    Dan Biggs NP-2DD

    Most of our scopes are NF BR 12-42's and they are worth the cost.

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    Larry,

    I know from your previous posts that you hold off. Do you use the reticle for that, or do you tend to just see what is at the intersection of the crosshairs?

    Thanks,
    Keith

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    I have a 20 moa base on my Rifle, am I likely to have enough elevation adjustment with the 12-42? Always something which has concerned me.

    Also what is the BR NF like next to the NXS? Odd though it is, not come across the BR model to look through!

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    Keith,
    Funny you should ask that. Just the other day Jim Murphy and I were discussing reticles since we both have a scope with other than NPR-2 reticles we would like to change. Jim feels the same as I...we do not use the hash marks to hold off, in fact neither of us even know the hash marks are there when shooting. We are concentrating on the intersection of crosshairs and where we want to break the shot.

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    Mr Logic,

    Yes, with the advertised 40 MOA of internal adjustemnt, you should be able to reach 1000 yards with all but the heaviest projectiles. My 308 runs 155.5's at 300 yards about 5 MOA above the bottom of the adjustment and 210 grainers at 2480fps make it to 1000 yards 35 MOA up from that. If you go much more than 20 MOA on the base, you might find it impossible to zero at closer ranges.

    Larry,

    Thanks. I'm running a Leupold right now (not enough scope at 20x) with a TMR reticle. I don't hold off with it either. Even when I'm uncertain about the adjustment required to center up, I forget to use the hash marks to help me get it right. I just don't know they are there when I shoot.

    Keith

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    Sightron SIII 8-32x56

    I'm building an F/TR gun (normally shoot F Open), and it will have the Sightron SIII 8-32x56 scope. There is a variant available with 1/8moa clicks, Sightron model no. SIIISS832X56LRTD/TDT. In addition to being significantly less expensive than a Nightforce, it is also about 12oz lighter, which is important for F/TR. Only downside is the limited reticle choice (I have 2 Nightforce 12-42 BRs with the NP-2DD reticle and love it).

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    All the scopes mentioned are good..

    I have about 20 target scopes of varried manufactures.

    Due to ecconomics several years ago I switched to Leupold.

    Then I switched to Nightforce, then to Sightron.

    None of the scopes are inexpensive.

    No puns intended I beleive you get more bang for your buck with the Sightrons.

    I have a boosted 24X to 32 X, two 8 X 32 X 50 and two 10 X 50 X 60s.

    I own two 12 x 42 Nightforces and two 5.5 X 22 X 56 NightForces.

    Optics no question the Sightron, Durability Nightforce, tracking is equally good.

    Waranty equal, maybe easier with Sightron.

    Recently I changed out my 308 hunting rifle from a VXIII 2.5 X 8 to a Sightron SIII Illuminated 3.5 X 10 with Mil Rads. best thisng I have done this year gun wise. I plan to switch out seeral more of my rifles. I have used their 6 X 24 on several customer guns and been very pleased.
    Nat Lambeth

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    i agree with Nat. the sightron sIII is VERY hard to beat for any amount of money. the guys i shoot with use nightforce, s&b, premier, and uso. i do take a lot of crap for my "cheap" sightrons but i think the glass is just as good as theirs and the tracking is very repeatable which is my most important criteria. i prefer capped turrets so i am limited to MOA turrets and a MILDOT reticle but its really not a problem. we shoot tactical/practical matches but i think you would be equally pleased using a sightron in f-class.

    chuck

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    To close this out, I sold a bunch of stuff and got the Nightforce NXS 8-32x56 with NP2-DD. very good, though I find 65 MOA adjustment a bit small even with a 20 MOA base - I can put another 20 in before coming near bottoming out on 100 yard zero.

    It has 1/8 MOA clicks, time will tell on their use. i suspect I'll be glad of it for elevation, windage less so.

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    Consdiering F class

    I have been considering F class for a while. No one has mentioned the march 10 x - 60x - 52 scope as an option. Is there any reason I shouldn't consider it. I have one attached to a 25/06 I don't use a lot.
    Andy.

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    I've seen just about every March scope available here in the US used for F-Class and Any/Any. From the EP35-55, straight 40, 50 and the mentioned variable plus the even bigger ones, I know that F-Open Team Co-Capt. Brain O. had an 80x on during one Match when I was squaded with him.

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    March scopes have mostly good things said, but they are very pricey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Cross View Post
    I have been considering F class for a while. No one has mentioned the march 10 x - 60x - 52 scope as an option. Is there any reason I shouldn't consider it. I have one attached to a 25/06 I don't use a lot.
    Andy.
    No reason at all, I love the ones I have .

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