View Full Version : Scope question

08-10-2010, 06:31 AM
Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and green at long range shooting. I recently bought a CZ 550 varmint in 308 and wanted to shoot 600 to 1000 yards. I got a Nikon Monarch 8x32x50ED scope which I found out only has 20 MOA adjustment. I got a 20 MOA rail but I want something better. The something better that I have settled on is a Nightforce in either 8x32x56 or 12x42x56. The thing that I am confused about is that most of the searches I have done on this and other boards is that most long range shooters prefer the most magnification but again you loose adjustment range.

If I got a 12x42 with the 40 MOA I would only have 20 up plus the 20 from the rail which would get me out to a 1000 but I would using the very top of the optics, not the sweet spot. Would it be better to get to go with something like a the 5.5x22 which has 100 MOA adjustment and sacrifice magnification for using the center of the optics?

I may be over thinking this but if I'm going to spend that kind of money I would like it to be useful for as many rifle upgrades in future as it can be.


08-10-2010, 09:38 AM

Make a copy of this thread and post on the 600/1000 yard forum too. That's where the long range guys hangout.

08-11-2010, 05:53 PM
Go with the Night force scope and be glad you did. The new sightron 10x50 is another solid performer in the 600 yard game and a couple hundred less than the NF. Good luck!! Lee