March vs. Nightforce Repeatability and Reliability

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  1. Killick

    Killick Silver $$ Contributor

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    15-55 Comp. vs 10-60 HM for 300-1,000 yards, F-Class. I have read some criticism of the NF that it can be unreliable. Any horror stories or confirmations of reliability for either scope?
     
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  2. shoot4fun

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    I've been a NF user since 2001.
    There are 13 NF scopes on rifles in my safe.
    I've never had to employ NF customer service for warranty work.
    I just shot a 1.75" agg at 600 yards with the latest of the three Comps I own.
    NF glass quality is admittedly ahead of March.
    Scopes are mechanical; they can and do fail.
     
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  3. Jay Christopherson

    Jay Christopherson it's turtles, all the way down Administrator

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    Go with the March or a Vortex Golden Eagle and don't look back.
     
  4. Killick

    Killick Silver $$ Contributor

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    Jay, congrats on the Nats. What I've heard about the Vortex is that it's dark, the darkest of the big scopes.
     
  5. Jay Christopherson

    Jay Christopherson it's turtles, all the way down Administrator

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    I would disagree with that. The Comp is still the nicest, in my opinion, but I won't use one for other reasons.

    Edit: and thanks! I was mostly in the same place as everyone else, wondering what Bob Mead was seeing that I wasn't...
     
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  6. Killick

    Killick Silver $$ Contributor

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    Ya, I want the name of his optometrist.
     
  7. Killick

    Killick Silver $$ Contributor

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    So, Jay, you have a GE?
     
  8. Jay Christopherson

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    I do. Actually I have 3. I also have a March (fixed power) that I used at Nationals and intend to use on my FTR rifle for weight savings.
     
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  9. johara1

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    Maybe nothing, maybe a better barrel.... lol.... Jim
     
  10. vanwhyjr

    vanwhyjr Frank VanWhy

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    I think we were all wonder that!
     
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    Wracking my brain - it will probably come to me after I post...... Whatsa "GE" ?
     
  12. Jay Christopherson

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    GE == Golden Eagle (Vortex)
     
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  13. TAJ45

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    Thanks and
    Duhh on me...sheesh.
     
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  14. Sniper338

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    Go with a march and dont look back... been there done it..
     
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    I scored for Russel Simmons when he came within one point of winning the F-TR world championships a second time in 2013 with a Sightron, and Adam Macdonald finished 9th in F-TR in the FCWC this yr using one. I'm not trying to say that the Sightron is as nice as some of the other scopes being discussed here, but whether you have a Sightron, a NF, a March, or a Vortex it won't be the scope that puts your shots somewhere other than the 10 ring on an F class target.

    The right answer is to get a scope that you are happy using. I've got a NF BR, 2 NF NXS's and a NF Comp.

    Personally, I'd like to get behind a Vortex. I'm seriously considering replacing one of my NXSs with one just to give one a try. I like what I know about Vortex, and I've heard good things about their product.
     
  16. Killick

    Killick Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have 2 Sightrons and have been underwhelmed for a few years now. They function quite well but the quality of the optics leaves something to be desired. Being over 60 I'm looking for a scope with really good glass. Thanks for your input.
     
  17. 1shot

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    I have an early 10-60 March and a NF NXS 8-32. The March is much brighter than the NF, and both track perfectly for me.
    I hope this helps,

    Lloyd
     
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  18. Waderthemudder

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    Nightforce has reliability issues? That seems to be stretching it quite a bit. I also have 13 NF scopes and never had a single issue.

    March 10-60 I owned was a good deal darker than a Nightforce.
     
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  19. Killick

    Killick Silver $$ Contributor

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    I guess it's true..."YMMV".
     
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