Nightforce NX8

#5
Oooh...the new 3GR reticle. I wrestled with going G4B or waiting for 3GR. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the dual-red dot feature and how it plays at closer ranges.

The Kahles eyebox is awesome, and it's no secret that the NX8 is a little less forgiving due to its dimensions.
 

evanrocks

Newbie
WARLORD
#6
I've shot once with it and only began to get a feel for it. For dry practice I'm liking it. I'll get to an indoor range this week and use it more from 5-25 yards. I'll also try to get some time on the NX8 and post up about it. I'll be limited to smaller target transitions, something like Frank Proctor's Eye of the Tiger drill.
 

jschulz

Newbie
Network Support I
#7
I just got mine in last week but I haven't had a chance to hit the range yet, hopefully this weekend. Dryfire practice has been nice. Cranked up to 8x it is not nearly as forgiving in the eyebox but if I crank it up that far, I won't be running and gunning with it.
 

Ben H

Amateur
WARLORD
#8
I just got mine in last week but I haven't had a chance to hit the range yet, hopefully this weekend. Dryfire practice has been nice. Cranked up to 8x it is not nearly as forgiving in the eyebox but if I crank it up that far, I won't be running and gunning with it.
that's how pretty much any scope / optical instrument with a zoom will function. Its the 1x that needs to be forgiving for quick acquisition or abnormal rifle positions. I'm going to run with the assumption (until proven otherwise) that it will hold up with normal wear and tear. How does the dot fare outdoors / in bright sunlight? Anyone have a lens clarity comparison to other scopes at distance? ... or any other function for that matter ....
 

evanrocks

Newbie
WARLORD
#9
that's how pretty much any scope / optical instrument with a zoom will function. Its the 1x that needs to be forgiving for quick acquisition or abnormal rifle positions. I'm going to run with the assumption (until proven otherwise) that it will hold up with normal wear and tear. How does the dot fare outdoors / in bright sunlight? Anyone have a lens clarity comparison to other scopes at distance? ... or any other function for that matter ....
The NX8 dot is freaking bright. I'm not a glass guru or a glass snob, but it's very clear at distance. The Atacr should be even more so. I'd like to get some pictures (from my phone only, sorry) of the NX8 on 8 power.
 

jschulz

Newbie
Network Support I
#10
that's how pretty much any scope / optical instrument with a zoom will function. Its the 1x that needs to be forgiving for quick acquisition or abnormal rifle positions. I'm going to run with the assumption (until proven otherwise) that it will hold up with normal wear and tear. How does the dot fare outdoors / in bright sunlight? Anyone have a lens clarity comparison to other scopes at distance? ... or any other function for that matter ....
I only have a phone for taking pics so not sure how quality they would be. And oh yeah, I fully understand why there is a difference between 1x and 8x, just saying it is very noticeable, why I said I wouldn't be taking quick snap shots on 8x anyway. As to your brightness question, there are 10 different settings and on the brightest it is more than bright enough outside in bright 75* April sun. All of my other NF glass has been damn near indestructible so I'm hopeful that the NX8 will hold up.
 

BooneGA

Moderator
Moderator
WARLORD
#13
I still havent been able to get the optic on a non-static range to really give it a good shake out. I should be at Bragg in a few weeks and can give it a more thorough run through up there. The more I use it I can tell more of a difference between it and the Razor HD. It took a while because I dont perceive the differences as that large between the two, but the eyebox is more sensitive and the NX8 doesn't quite have the same field of view that made the tube on the Razor disappear during use. Neither of these have proven to be enough of an issue to merit the 10 extra ounces and less magnification of the Razor, yet. I will update this thread as I continue to evaluate the optic.

Rick
 
#14
I still havent been able to get the optic on a non-static range to really give it a good shake out. I should be at Bragg in a few weeks and can give it a more thorough run through up there. The more I use it I can tell more of a difference between it and the Razor HD. It took a while because I dont perceive the differences as that large between the two, but the eyebox is more sensitive and the NX8 doesn't quite have the same field of view that made the tube on the Razor disappear during use. Neither of these have proven to be enough of an issue to merit the 10 extra ounces and less magnification of the Razor, yet. I will update this thread as I continue to evaluate the optic.

Rick
It's a 4.5oz difference...same opinion still?
 

patriot_man

Regular Member
#16
I think a lot of people were expecting Razor HD II type performance from the NX8.

The closest I've come to the Razor or Kahles level of performance, glass, and the low profile body is the Swarovski 1-8x Z8i. However that being said the 1-8x 30mm scopes are all finicky and sensitive in terms of eye box and the Swarovski is no exception.
 

evanrocks

Newbie
WARLORD
#18
I like the Kahles (similar to a Razor) over the NX8 for most 5.56 stuff and up close. The NX8 works well and is nice, but it will live on a14.5" .308 most of the time or an SBR that doesn't have its own dedicated LPVO.