Nightforce Competion problems

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  1. striperfisher

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    Has the problems with the nf comps shifting poi been resolved?

    Sent mine back last week for poi shifts got the same blame the ring bases ramblings etc etc..

    Do they have a fix? And anyone who has returned there comp, was the problem corrected?
     
  2. Jet

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    I sent 2 back last year and they came back fixed (verified on a Hood scope checker). Was told there was nothing wrong with them. Will test them again in a few months to see if they stayed fixed through this years shooting. Have a 3rd that will be going back this week for the same problem as the 1st two.

    I picked up a Kahles a couple weeks ago and am looking forward to testing it. Hope it holds up better than the Comps.

    Rich
     
  3. johara1

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    I had heard that they fixed them in 2014 but it may just be a rumor. I know of three that went south for impact shift since then and they were way newer than 2014...... jim
     
  4. Tim Singleton

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    Are you guys talking about the fixed 42x or that variable 15-55x
     
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  5. striperfisher

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    I am referring to the 15-55 comps. I haven't read anything on problems with the fixed 42 comp. I bought a used 42 comp this week should be here tommorow. I hope it's a good scope.

    My 15-55 comp was only used for rimfire benchrest never even mounted on a center fire. I borrowed a friends 12-42 nf benchrest and all problems went away!

    Alot of people in rimfire benchrest shoot a bungee cord from the rest to the trigger guard on a one piece rest... kinda gives the scope the air rifle shock.

    Just wandering if these bungee cords dont add to the already existing problems of these nf comps.
     
  6. johara1

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    I had three 2014 or newer competitions go bad myself..... all for the same thing, plus the same song and dance over the phone.....If I remember right there is one that checked good one in Montana..... jim
     
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    Sightron is sounding better and better!
     
  8. Jdne5b

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    Until it breaks, wont track and they wont fix it.

    Right @300rum ?
     
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    I picked up a used Comp 15-55x that the previous owner claimed had issues. When I mounted it on my rifle, I couldn't get it to induce the errors he said it had.

    The more I hear about people sending them back with no official diagnosis, it makes me wonder how much comes down to something with the hardware that goes away once it's remounted.
     
  10. johara1

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    I need to make a correction to post#5 The good NF. Competition in Montana started shooting all over the place. So there are NO good NF. competition scopes in Montana ..... jim
     
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  11. johara1

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    I remounted four of them with other scopes and the problem went away, put them back on and the problem is back. Send them back and they find nothing is wrong and get them back and mount them and you have the same problem you had before you sent them..... jim
     
  12. shoot4fun

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    Last match my NF Comp went haywire. Gun went from 2" to 11" groups. First thought was "THAT D#@*n NF!" but turned out those BAT pic rings had shot loose. Tightened the rings and hot two group under 2" back to back.
    I hate when it isn't someone else's fault! LOL
     
  13. tmwinds

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    I was on the bench next to shoot4fun when his mounts came unglued. What he didn't tell was he also shot a .6xx 5 shot group which is a new range record. I think this proves beyond any doubt that the NF Competition impact shifts move into the group rather than out.:rolleyes:
     
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  14. johara1

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    I wish mine would have been driver error, but when when you take the rings apart and put a March on it and level it up and it shoots small again it is the scope. It would have saved me a lot of barrels and time not counting the nearly 10,000.00 in scopes. At my age they cheated me out of time, that is priceless... jim
     
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    YIKES!!!!!!!!:mad:
     
  16. dkhunt14

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    Maybe that goes with them 20 Brux barrels you got chambered that wouldn't shoot. Matt
     
  17. johara1

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    No, Matt. I will never know because I could not believe that NF. competition I had were bad after the good 12-42 NXS and BR models I had before. It was hard to give up on a brand that you had success with. Clear is great but if they won't hold point of impact , they are worthless in BR, even short range they are falling apart.... It seems they are getting some fixed now, for how long we will see..... jim
     
  18. Dusty Stevens

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    I have one that was rock solid out of the box. And i also have 2 that are rock solid now- one took 2 trips but they finally remounted the ocular lens and it was fixed, the other had a loose crosshair assembly. They know the issues and CAN fix them.
     
  19. Puzzaz01

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    I think I'll just stay with the 12x42 BRs

    Darrin
     
  20. Jet

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    I think that is a wise choice
     

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