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

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

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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

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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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    Maybe nothing, maybe a better barrel.... lol.... Jim
     
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    I think we were all wonder that!
     
  11. TAJ45

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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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    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.
     
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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

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