Best place to buy Nightforce optic?
Looking to get a Nightforce scope for my AR-50. Which model do you recommend and where is the best place to buy? Thanks in advance.
Larue. Awesome mount included.
I waited a while but if you're looking for a used one you can look on the EE, I got one hell of a deal from a guy on here. you can really find some good deals if you have the time to wait.
I have seen lots of those scopes among other good ones on snipershide.com. Might be worth it for you to look there.
Depends on how far you want to shoot it.
If I were buying it and money wasn't the biggest concern, I'd go larue and see if you can find one with a down angle mount (20-30 MOA).
Personally I'd get the 3.5-15x50 or 5.5-22x50. Either mil/mil or npr1/MOA. I wouldn't get the higher zoom ones because as I understand it, the reticule is only scaled properly at 22x, unless I misread their handbook.
Another option is to get one of the bench rest models with a ch1 ch2 or ch3 reticule and not ever worry about what power you're on and only use the turrets for elevation/wind.
You're best prices will be mount combos from larue or for-sale sections of various forums.
I have the 5.5 - 22 x 56 on my M99. The higher power Nightforce scopes are wonderful, I have a 8-32 x56 on my TRG-22. The problem with the 32 and 42 power is they don't have enough internal elevation for a 50. As an example the 5.5-22 has 100 moa adjustment. with the 27 moa rail on my M99 that gives me 77moa up adjustment. With an A-Max at 2750fps that gives you 2100 yards before you run out of scope. With the 8-32x56 you have 65 moa adjustment on my 27 moa rail that gives 59.5 up or 1800 yards. The calculations with more affordable M33 projectiles are 1700 yards with the 5.5-22 and 1500 yards with the 8-32. Also the mirage can get wicked at the higher powers and you end up turning the power down on the scope anyway. Jack
Did you call Knesek
? They come with a free set of THOR rings. You will have to ask them about the free rings because they dont have them online.