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Review Of Nightforce NXS 5.5-22×50


This is a big question: which optics should you choose for your long range weapons? The first thing that you do on picking up a rifle scope is to look through the reticle and put it on target. While we are discussing about the long range shooting, it is important to note that these involve shooting targets at unknown distances and even while on the move. This kind of shooting is found in both military and sports. Whatever the field of application, the most important requirement for this type of shooting is the rifle scope.

Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x50

Nightforce offers a plethora of rifle scopes for the users: Benchmark, Competition, NXS, ATACR, SHV, etc. Hence, before you get down to buying, your purpose should be clear. Depending on the application you will have to choose a Nightforce scope. A lot of folks tell me that these scopes are expensive. And yes, they are! But if you need a high-end rifle scope that will last you a lifetime then Nightforce should be your ultimate choice. I have personally used the NXS scopes and found them outstanding for hunting purposes. Even the frontline military men and marksmen use models like Nightforce 5.5 22×50 NXS Scopes. These are perfect for long range shooters and hunters. The NXS series scopes beautifully complement the big double and bore bolt rifles.

The NXS 5.5-22×50 rifle scope is specifically designed for seriously long shots. Few shooters have ever made a shot at 1000 yards or longer, or have the skill to do so accurately. As good this scope is, the shooter must still have incredible control of the fundamentals of rifle shooting to make a successful shot at those distances. However if you hunt or shoot in the wide open areas, where long distance opportunities abound, then the NXS 5.5-22×50 rifle scope is a great choice.

NXS 5.5-22×50 rifle scope

However, the minimum 5.5 magnification can limit shooting distances to about 100 yards or so, as the view does not provide good tracking ability on a moving target like an animal. Keep that in mind if you normally shoot or hunt at ranges within 100 yards. If so, look into the NXS Compact series of scopes.

The features of NXS 5.5-22×50 rifle scope are as follows:

· Magnification 5.5-22x
· Objective Diameter 50 millimeters
· Exit Pupil Diameter 9.1 millimeters @ 5.5x; 2.3 millimeters @ 22x
· Field of View 17.5 feet @ 5.5x; 4.7 feet @ 22x
· Eye Relief 3.7 inches
· Click Value .25 MOA
· Tube Diameter 30 millimeters
· Ocular Diameter 36 millimeters
· Mounting Length 6.6 inches
· Overall Length 15.1 inches
· Weight 31 ounces
· Reticle Options Velocity 1000 (HV.5, HVM, HVM.5, UHV, UHV.5)
· NP-R1, NP-R2, MLR, Mil-Dot, MOAR

About Mark Griffin

Hi, This is Mark Griffin, a professional camp instructor, a passionate hunter and wildlife enthusiast. I like to travel & participate in hunting events across the country and abroad. I have been reloading, shooting and hunting for over 15 years now. Beside, a professional Camp Instructor, I am an avid blogger and freelance writer. Plenty of my blogs/articles have been featured on popular hunting forums and web magazines. When not hunting, photographing, writing, or spending time with my 'kiddos', I usually try to master wildlife painting!

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