Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: nightforce- fixed or variable?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    16

    nightforce- fixed or variable?

    If a reader has a Nightforce connection please ask why the fixed 42 power is more expensive than the variable 42 power. To me it would seem to take less material and inner workings to build a fixed than a variable. Anyone have knowledge in this area?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    New Vineyard, Maine via Milford, Massachusetts
    Posts
    495
    Quote Originally Posted by Littleriver View Post
    If a reader has a Nightforce connection please ask why the fixed 42 power is more expensive than the variable 42 power. To me it would seem to take less material and inner workings to build a fixed than a variable. Anyone have knowledge in this area?
    That's because the Comp model has ED glass and the BR model 12-42 doesn't.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Middle TN
    Posts
    31
    Itís also lighter and has side parallax.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    New Vineyard, Maine via Milford, Massachusetts
    Posts
    495
    Quote Originally Posted by Hozzie View Post
    Itís also lighter and has side parallax.
    Lighter weight doesn't increase the cost of a scope but side parallax does.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    SW.Pa.
    Posts
    903
    The BR model is heavy but it is rock solid, The comp cost more but has had issues from day one. The fixed power hasn't had any issues so far except a critical eye box.....jim

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    West central NH
    Posts
    547
    The fixed power may also be more expensive due to simple economics. The more you make of something, the less expensive it becomes to make. They probably make a lot more of the variables.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    New Vineyard, Maine via Milford, Massachusetts
    Posts
    495
    Quote Originally Posted by vtmarmot View Post
    The fixed power may also be more expensive due to simple economics. The more you make of something, the less expensive it becomes to make. They probably make a lot more of the variables.
    Pete. Variable scopes have usually always been more expensive than a fixed. The retail price of the fixed 42 Comp is around $1749.00. The 15-55 is around $2350.00. Same with March scopes. Their variables are always more expensive to make then their fixed. The main reason the fixed 42 cost more than their 12-42 is because of the low dispersion ED glass. It just costs more than the glass they use in their BR model. If you ever looked thru the BR series vs the Comp series scopes you can see what I mean. Secondly the Comp series has a side parallax adjustment, also an increase in price over a non side adjustment scope.
    Last edited by Jim Pag; 12-23-2017 at 01:12 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    SW.Pa.
    Posts
    903
    I wouldn't over look a March 48 HM. fixed power ........ Jim

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •