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    Nightforce 8x32 ??

    Hello, I am looking at two scopes the 8x32 NXS $1800 and the 8x32 Precision Benchrest $1200. Is there a lot of difference between these two ???? None of my guys have much recoil as they are so heavy. I would sure like to save 600 bucks for something else. Thanks- Chuck

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    Most of us who shoot *Benchrest* using a Nightforce actually prefer the benchrest model. I've never much cared for the side-parallax adjustment of the NXF -- or any of them, come to that. Additionally, in the past, some of the BR models had 1/8-minute clicks where some of the tactical models (NXS) had 1/4-minute clicks. Not sure that's true anymore.

    Be sure to compare the statistics of each scope, in terms of the MOA of the clicks, and total vertical & windage MOA. If there the same -- or meet your needs -- I'd say save the $600. In fact, I'd pay a little more for a BR model over a NXS; fortunately we don't have to.

    FWIW,

    Charles

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    What game are you shooting? The NF, whether NXS or BR are super heavy. I have one on one of my VFS rifles that was built with it in mind. On the other, not built for the NF, now has a Leupold back on it.

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    Between the NXS and The BR model the BR model is definitely the way to go for BR shooting. All the BR models were 1/8 min clicks and all the NXS were 1/4 until very recently. If you are talking new scopes some models of the NXS are now available with 1/8 min clicks but I really see no reason to spend the extra money. BTW I have personally owned 3 of the 12-42 BR models , great scopes.
    Dick

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    Down in KY, where I do my shooting, the 12-42 BR model is on top of a whole bunch of the VFS and UBR rifles. They have a reputation for being, if you'll pardon the pun, bullet proof.

    I don't shoot any of the prone games. Is the side focus an advantage in them?

    Greg J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGJennings View Post
    Down in KY, where I do my shooting, the 12-42 BR model is on top of a whole bunch of the VFS and UBR rifles. They have a reputation for being, if you'll pardon the pun, bullet proof.

    I don't shoot any of the prone games. Is the side focus an advantage in them?

    Greg J.
    Well, I must have had the only one that came without a ballistic vest! NF was great on service though.

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    i have both and the glass is superior. i've read that the brs are a little bit clearer but i can't see the dif. since i do most of my shooting at varmints, the sidefocus is a BIG plus when shooting from 150 yds to 400 yds in a hurry. if i shot benchrest, i'd save money and go front focus with the 1/8 min clicks.

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    THANKYOU- I like saving money- I would buy more rifles but if the scope is 1800 per that starts to add up. $1200 is high but not I'll manage.

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    I have two nightforce scopes, two NXS 12x32 and one BR model 12X42. One of the NXS I bought over a year ago and it does have 1/8 clicks the other I bought 3 Months ago and it is a 1/4 click. The BR Model is also 1/8 click. One advantage to the NXS is it does have more elevation adjustment, now with that said I have just started shooting F-Class and at the firrst 1,000 yd match the BR Model had plenty of adjustment so that is probably not an issue at all.

    I personally feel that the BR model Nightforce does have a little better optics as far as clear is concerned. Also even for "Prone" shooting I find the BR models controls to be more user friendly, I do shoot left handed so that probably has something to do with it too.

    So for me shooting both F-Class and long Range Benchrest, if I was looking at one of the other of these scopes I would only consider the BR Model. And I own both......

    Roland

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    I would think twice about the 12X42 BR in lieu of the 12X32 BR, mine never comes off of 42 and I wish I had more.

    J.Louis

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    I have 2 NF one is the BR and the other is the NXS. Both are 42X.

    I have one 10-50X60 Sightron. So far it has been very good. Optics are equal to the NF. Just not as rugged. But it is also heavy. Cost is less!

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    glad somebody mentioned sightron. read a lot...all good, so i bought one previously owned for $715 and was amazed! the clarity is GREAT! 8-32x56 and it really transmits the light. the clarity does come VERY close to my nightforces, which surprised me. got another 8-32 and it has 1/8 min clicks! these scopes, to me, are the best value out there! you really need to look thru one.

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    Ok---- I want to thank you for all the responses. I decided to go with the 8x32 BR because it has 50 MOA of adjustment over the 40 MOA of adjustment with the 12x42 BR. I also feel like I got this for free by buying the BR over the NXS

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