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Which is the better scope to shop for of these two?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Sights and Accessories' started by RussellC, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. RussellC

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    Depends on the features you want. For instance if you need a FFP and want illumination, the Sightron doesn't offer both. If you don't like FFP scopes, the Nightforce is disqualified.

    When making a substantial investment like this it's important to know which reticle best serves your purposes and that is best accomplished by asking those whose uses are similar.

    So what specifically will you be pairing it with and for what purpose?
     
  3. RussellC

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    Dont care if its illuminated, FFP is what I'm after, for longer distance target type, right now only a Savage .223, will be a 6.5 CM, or maybe .308.

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    Odd Job Can probably X-ray it

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    The SIII is a great scope, and it's of sufficient quality such you'll see a huge difference in POA visibility between it and the 4-14x Nightforce due to the higher magnification. The SHV would likely prove to track better and be more durable long term, but for what I believe your application to be, the SIII in 6-24x will likely offer better visibility at range, and the tracking on them is better than a couple particular more popular brands (rhymes with schmoopold).

    I like the SHV F1 on AR's meant for Steel to 1,000yrds, but for a 6.5 Creed, you'll benefit from being able to bring the target closer to your eye.

    If there were a 6-24x SHV F1, I'd pick it over the SIII, but alas, no such animal exists today.
     
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  6. Klint Beastwood

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    why do you want a ffp?
     
  7. RussellC

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    After an extended conversation with Varminterror, concerning simplification of required calculations, and similarly disliking the need for additional calculation if not on a second focal plane scopes preferred accuracy power, (with variable power SFP scopes) and personal preference, have led me to try one. The FFP is simpler in that regard. Same accuracy at all the different power range setting means less calculation. Lots of folks prefer them and I have decided to go that direction.

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  8. RussellC

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    Understood, but you have to admit while 1250 is a lot of money, its "cheap" ( and I use that term in its broadest operative sense, lol) for Nightforce. I doubt I could afford it id it was 6-24! I will probably go with the Sightron.

    Thanks for the input,

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  9. Klint Beastwood

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    sweet. just making sure you were tracking on that. Same accuracy at different magnification is a little subjective of a statement, depending on the subtension of the reticle, if you zero at full mag, the size of the target, what you are doing and you the shooter but for corrections, and range est, sure. I too prefer ffp. Or fixed, as i usually dont go much over 10x anyways.
     
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    IMO Sightron is a very good scope for the money. I have an SIII 6-24 and a NXS 8-32. The Nightforce is better mostly for the reticle and extra magnification. It also cost more than twice as much and is not twice as good.
     
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    I joke the SHV stands for Super High Value. It's not inexpensive, but it's much less expensive than any of the other boxes with NF on the side.

    I did not, admittedly, confirm the internal adjustment on the SIII. Be sure it has enough for your needs, as the last box you check before handing over the sheckles. I'm prone to expect it has plenty, but it's worth confirming.
     
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    Thanks for your input, I see what you are saying, I tend to use my 4-12 power SFP scope on 12 anyway. For a .233 target shooter based on a Savage 12FV, I am going to use a fixed power SWFA SS 10 x 42, or maybe the 12 x 42.

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    They claim W/E @ 100 yds to be 80 MOA....

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