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Which Nightforce Optics For A Barrett M82A1

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by vtail, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. vtail

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    Which Nightforce scope would you put on a Barrett M82A1?

    They have several new models available that I'm not familiar with.

    I have an 8-32x56 Benchrest model on a Savage 308 I could move to the Barrett, but then I would need to replace the scope on the Savage.
     
  2. Trent

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    I just ordered a Nightforce NXS 8-32x w/ MLR reticle, MIL knobs, and high-speed zero stop for my Barrett M95.

    It might end up going on my custom Savage 300WM though, I shoot that rifle a heck of a lot more. It's currently got Leupold glass (which I'd previously used on the Barrett without any issues).
     
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    I have a NF NXS 5.5-22x56 Zero Stop MLR reticle High speed turrets on my M82A1 - no complaints.
     
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    My new scope just arrived... My new NF NXS 8-32x56 Zero Stop MLR won't work on my M95. Even with ultra high badger rings, I need to get a new rail to get it up .5" further from the receiver.
     
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    How will your cheek weld be with another .5"? I have Barrett's Ultra-high zero gap rings (1.4" base to scope center) which is fine on my M82. We have the same rail, I believe and mine fits. The Badger ultra highs are 1.4" too. Do you have a handy-dandy lens cover or something that is causing it not to fit? I see Badger also make an Extra high (1.25") which would likely pose a problem.

    OP - what rings are you considering?
     
  6. Trent

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    Actually, it'll be MUCH better. Like the M82A1 there's no COMB on a Barrett M95; the receiver is straight and level all the way to the buttstock.

    But the rail is not raised, it's mounted flush against the receiver.

    That led to my first firearm's related injury after I did some shooting on it. The cheekweld I had to hold with the stock rings/rail was VERY firm against that receiver. When fired, the receiver would recoil sharply (obviously), and it TORE my sinus tube running under my cheekbone. This led to the mother of all sinus infections, which I didn't get treated right away.... It ended up costing me almost $4,000 in medical bills. The infection spread to my inner and outer ear, as well got in to my CHEEKBONE AND JAW. Would have killed me if we didn't have such potent antibiotics. I was on these big frigging horse pills for 3 months straight.

    Anyway the rifle got put up for quite awhile. The solution I have found to this issue, if you have the same issue, is patroleum jelly on your cheek. It lubricates the contact point between you and the rifle and allows the receiver to "slide" under you when it recoils without tearing your cheek up. A little nasty, perhaps, to put goop on your cheek, but it works fine.

    The higher rings will be welcome, but I need to find a STEEL rail that can replace the long one that is mounted on the receiver right now.

    Got "call Barrett" on my list of stuff to do this spring. :)
     
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    Not very steady, but you can see the stock rail on the M95 here, it's very low, not raised like the M82A1.

     
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