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Thread: S & B Zenith 1.5-6x42 or NF NXS 2.5-10x32

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    S & B Zenith 1.5-6x42 or NF NXS 2.5-10x32

    Thinking about getting a new scope for my Sako 85 Black Bear .308. Has anyone tried or had any experience of the Schmidt & Bender Zenith 1.5-6x42 (FD4 reticle) or Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x32 (Vel reticle)? I believe that both are 2nd plane reticles - which is good for my purposes. Bush and the occasional longer shot, 300-400m max. Thanks.

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    for 3-4hundred yards max .
    the same or less money than the NF you must be able to get better glass and lighter weight.?
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    Got the new 2.5-10x42 meant to have the new HD glass?
    It seams like a good wee scope with weight also its lighter then my march 3-24x42

    Might also be worth a look also, never seen the 2.5-10x32 nightforce tho?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    for 3-4hundred yards max .
    the same or less money than the NF you must be able to get better glass and lighter weight.?
    The NF is around $2,400 and the weight is only 19oz, which is marginally more than a Leupold VX6 2-12X42 illuminated. Do you not consider the NF to have good glass for the price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    Got the new 2.5-10x42 meant to have the new HD glass?
    It seams like a good wee scope with weight also its lighter then my march 3-24x42

    Might also be worth a look also, never seen the 2.5-10x32 nightforce tho?
    Yeah, it looks good and I'm considering it also. The Swarovski Z6 1.7-10x42 is a little less in price and about 4oz lighter so that's an option too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-Ring View Post
    The NF is around $2,400 and the weight is only 19oz, which is marginally more than a Leupold VX6 2-12X42 illuminated. Do you not consider the NF to have good glass for the price?
    I haven't looked threw that particular model but no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I haven't looked threw that particular model but no.
    Interesting. Thanks for your input.

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    I will have a 2.5-10x42 next week all going well from all reviews so far the glass is a step up from the normal nxs glass more like atacr and they feature the same new digilum illumination controls as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by camo wsm View Post
    I will have a 2.5-10x42 next week all going well from all reviews so far the glass is a step up from the normal nxs glass more like atacr and they feature the same new digilum illumination controls as well
    Great. Please let us know what you think of it.

    I can buy a S&B Zenith 1.5-6x42 with the Fire Dot 4 or 9 reticle for $2,450 landed including freight and G.S.T. I thought the reticle was in the 2nd FP (as incorrectly stated on one website) but it's in the 1st FP - which is okay, but not what I would prefer. So I guess that scope is out of contention.

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    Yeah mate will do what part of nz are you in?

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    Thanks camo. I'm in the Taupo area.

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    If your passing through Tauranga your welcome to check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by camo wsm View Post
    If your passing through Tauranga your welcome to check it out
    That's very decent of you CW. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-Ring View Post
    That's very decent of you CW. Thanks.
    No worries mate

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    Go for Nightforce NXS scopes. They will work perfectly for you.

 

 

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