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Posted: 9/12/2005 10:23:04 AM EDT
I was just curious as to the quality of these scopes. I have a NXS on my 50 and hadn't thought twice about forking out the dough for it until now. I was at the range with a friend of mine and he was shooting a 50 with a super sniper scope and I was quite impressed by it. Will it continue to take the abuse that a 50 gives it?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:36:33 AM EDT
These fellas been selling them for years: www.riflescopes.com/search.asp?keywords=Super+Sniper&btn_search.x=29&btn_search.y=11, IIRC they say the SS will hold up just fine, note the "50 cal OK" there.

FWIW, I prefer a Leupold.

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:08:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
FWIW, I prefer a Leupold.


Me too, but I have a SS16x on my M82A1 and so far so good hinking.gif

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:32:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 12:33:50 PM EDT by MrBen]
My 20x SS failed after 520rnd on my Serbu BFG-50
Switched to a used VX-III Leupold and ultimately an NXS.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 3:21:37 PM EDT
Put over 1100 rounds through the AR50 with a Super Sniper before moving it over to an AR10. Never had any problems with it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 3:26:07 PM EDT
I have shot Jeep's and now own a Serbu with a SuperSniper 20x. Mine is still going strong after 150+ .

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:08:50 AM EDT
thanks for the info. kinda makes me wonder if i should have spent the money on another rifle instead of the NXS.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:36:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blair50:
thanks for the info. kinda makes me wonder if i should have spent the money on another rifle instead of the NXS.

Nightforce is great optics. Personally I strongly prefer a variable power riflescope. If fixed then10x being about all the magnification I would tollerate. Too many times I have seen guys searcing for the target outside of the narrow field of view when the magnification is high (fixed or a variable on high power.) And for a 50BMG I expect to shoot well beyond 1,000 yards on occasion and want well over 10x personally.

I have a Leupold 6.5-20 x 50 LR/T for my 50BMG that is currently "on order", bought the scope slightly used at a good price. If cost were no object I would have got a US Optics SN-3 3.8-22.

If you are interested in selling your NF scope there are plenty of guys looking for a deal on one!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:59:18 PM EDT
No, I am quite happy with my Nightforce scope. I know that it is better than most any other scope, but I have a limited budget for guns. My limited budget can not even come close to supplying my addiction to guns. I think some times that I am more addicted to guns than a crack addict is to drugs.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 7:29:26 PM EDT
I have a 10x SS on my UL50 and it has worked for over 200 rounds so far...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 11:27:48 AM EDT
I know over in Bigghammer.net that you either go NXS or you don't go. But I have a SS 20X on my AR-50 and it has been fine so far. About 150 rounds thru it so far.

I think a lot has to do with the rifle. An AR-50 has very little recoil compared to many other 50's.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:51:25 AM EDT
I own a 16x42ss and I very pleased with it... it is EXTREMELY well made.
The optics of the 10 and the 20 dont seem as good too me, however I would like to have a side focus model, and the math is easier in my head for 10x, or 20x. I recomend them becuase there is NOTHING at twice the price that is better.

I have a friend in houston w/one mounted on an AR-50 and although he hasnt shot it much, he is confident that it will be on there for some time.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:26:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 4:26:26 PM EDT by Zaplatus]
16X Supersniper on my BFG-50 Somewhere around 3k rounds through both the rifle and the scope. Not a problem. If there was a problem at this point i'd just shell out the 300.00 bucks for another SS.
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