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Scope help #8251914 04/29/21 02:37 PM
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Trying to decide between a few scopes for a rifle. Goal with this rifle/ set up will be something light that I can take on a elk hunt. Would like to stay below $2500. I would probably use this set up for target practice out to 700 yards as well. I have a few Leupold vx-5hd already and I do like them for hunting but not much for dialing or long range shooting. It is still something I am considering though. I am very much in the mind set of buy once cry once with this purchase.

Anyone have experience comparing the nightforce nx8 vs the march?

https://www.eurooptic.com/March-Com...-Reticle-01MIL-Riflescope-D25V42TML.aspx

https://www.eurooptic.com/Nightforce-NX8-25-20x50-F2-1-MRAD-MIL-CF2-Riflescope-C638.aspx

https://www.eurooptic.com/Leupold-V...2-Side-Focus-HTMR-Riflescope-178027.aspx

Even considering a nightforce 2.5-10 to save some weight. Of course I would lose a lot of magnification too
https://www.eurooptic.com/nxs-25-10x42mm-zerostop-1-mil-radian-mil-r-digillum-ptl-c461.aspx

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Re: Scope help [Re: aggiegolfer09] #8251945 04/29/21 03:27 PM
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No NX8 but I do have a March and can say for glass there is not much better except a TT.


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Re: Scope help [Re: aggiegolfer09] #8252015 04/29/21 04:29 PM
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March 21.9 ounces
NX8 28.6 ounces
NXS 20.5 ounces

Based on weight alone, I think the March is your answer. A friend of mine has one and loves it. No problems from it.

The NXS 2.5-10X just doesn't save you enough weight for the lack of magnification range against the March.


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I have a March on my 28 Nosler I built to hunt elk with. I don't regret the purchase at all. I want to say I found it used for $1800, but when I say used it had never been mounted and was still in the box. banana

http://marchscopes.com.au/scopes/first-focal-plane-scopes/3-24x42mm-ffp/

I got the non-illuminated model. They came out with a 17ish ounce scope this year. I plan on adding it to my light weight SA build I've got in the works for hopefully a sheep hunt in 2023.


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Boy, for an elk hunt you'll need some lower magnification in the timber.
How much do those scopes weigh also ? Lugging a heavy rifle around the mountains ain't fun.

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Vortex Razor AMG is stupidly nice. 28 ounces

I'd figure out another way to save 6 or 7 ounces myself. That's not a meaningful amount of weight on a gun built to shoot a half mile accurately and repeatably. JMHO

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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
March 21.9 ounces
NX8 28.6 ounces
NXS 20.5 ounces

Based on weight alone, I think the March is your answer. A friend of mine has one and loves it. No problems from it.

The NXS 2.5-10X just doesn't save you enough weight for the lack of magnification range against the March.


These are way out of my price range but this seems to be the most sound logic. While I've recently learned I can really stretch out my 10x at the range in controlled setting, man I would want more when actually hunting scenario.

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Originally Posted by patriot07
Vortex Razor AMG is stupidly nice. 28 ounces

I'd figure out another way to save 6 or 7 ounces myself. That's not a meaningful amount of weight on a gun built to shoot a half mile accurately and repeatably. JMHO



This. I just sold my nx8 the I didn’t care for the eye box everything else was solid. YMMV


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