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Anything comparable to a Nightforce NXS for less?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by SilentStalker, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. SilentStalker

    SilentStalker Well-Known Member

    As the title states I am looking for a scope that is somewhat comparable to the Nightforce NXS but for cheaper. Is there any such thing? I mean I have been looking at Steiner and Weaver as well but I am not sure how they compare to Nightforce. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.
  2. TXdefender

    TXdefender Well-Known Member

    Ya, Leupold MK4. Not much cheaper but cheaper. Good luck.
  3. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    comparable in what way? what do you like about NF?
  4. SilentStalker

    SilentStalker Well-Known Member

    Taliv-I like the build quality of Nightforce, I like the turrets even though I wish there was 1/8 adjustments vs. 1/4. The clarity is excellent in the glass and I like the fact that if I want to go beat around in the woods that this scope can stand up to a rough environment. I know that is probably pretty much everything LOL but there it is. I was seriously thinking of getting one but now I am looking at that $2500 price tag with scope, mounts and all and am thinking that this might be a bit much. However, the main thing I am looking for here is quality. Zero stop would be nice to.
  5. davebl

    davebl Member

  6. JimStC

    JimStC Well-Known Member

    I have two NF Varminter 5.5-22x56. Both bought used. Exceptional in all ways. No where near $2500 in both of them.
    I have two Swarovski with less magnification. They are also great scopes.. Again both bought used. Less than $1600 in both.
    As stated above the Leupold Mark4 is also outstanding. Lots of those are available used. I have one of those too. Very nice scope.
    My point is sort of like what is said about cars: Let someone else take the depreciation hit

    What is the purpose for the scope and what distances?
  7. SilentStalker

    SilentStalker Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jim. The scope would be used primarily for hunting, target shooting, and one day perhaps competition. I definitely want something that is going to last considering the amount they cost. However, I would not mind a used one. Where did you get your used scopes at? I never see used ones around here for sale.
  8. JimStC

    JimStC Well-Known Member

    GunBroker. Just do a search for used NF. Saw a nice one for $1400 a few days ago.
    I troll the Pawn Brokers for the best deals.
    I probably am only going to buy NF going forward. I really like the features. They will last and last and have a great warranty.
    My adjustments are 1/8 by the way. Not sure what you are seeing with the 1/4.
  9. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    You should consider looking at Sigthron scope with mil mil adjustment, their higher end scopes are really great. Plus their warranty is a no fault warranty. They will never fix your scope...they just send you a new one. Their customer service is premium.

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