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    Down to 2 optics for my SCAR 17... Nf or Vortex?

    Between the NightForce 2.5-10-32 with the mildot or the Vortex Razor HDII 1-6 for my SCAR 17. Mostly shoot at 100 yards, but would like to start taking it out to 500 yards or so.. Price difference between the two is only $100 or so...

    I've looked at the Vortex in person and like it, have never looked at a NF hands on.

    Advice or input?


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    Night Force hands down, IMO.
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    I'm a big fan of the user interface of the razor hd. The turrets are excellent and the warranty is impossible to beat. How is the warranty on nightforce?

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    I hated my mildot NF, traded it. Vortex has better glass and reticle choices


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    I did notice the better reticle choices for the vortex as well.

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    Pretty much the same I believe..

    Quote Originally Posted by Scar17infde View Post
    I'm a big fan of the user interface of the razor hd. The turrets are excellent and the warranty is impossible to beat. How is the warranty on nightforce?

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    Which NF did you have?
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    I hated my mildot NF, traded it. Vortex has better glass and reticle choices


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    2.5x10-42


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    I have a Razor HD 1-6 on my 17S. I did some drills with it today at 10 to 50yds. That red dot is Desert daylight visible, which is saying a lot. Very quick to pick up, and with an almost true 1x it is the bomb for fast stuff. I like it for our 600M range (haven't taken it out further), and the MOA reticle is versatile enough for me.
    I used to have an Elcan SpecterDR 1-4, which was nice glass as well, but the 1-6 beats it for that distance.
    As for NF, who wouldn't want more power? But you're giving up quickness of the red dot up close. Then again, you can add more weight and put an RMR on the side, but the Vortex does it for me.
    LT123 rings put it at the right height as well. Note: do not try LT ultra-low mounts, the power ring will bottom out on the rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56cbr600rr View Post
    Between the NightForce 2.5-10-32 with the mildot or the Vortex Razor HDII 1-6 for my SCAR 17. Mostly shoot at 100 yards, but would like to start taking it out to 500 yards or so.. Price difference between the two is only $100 or so...

    I've looked at the Vortex in person and like it, have never looked at a NF hands on.

    Advice or input?
    Im sporting the vcog on my 17 and love it. 1-6 seems perfect for what I do, close to around 300 yards. But once you get a feel for how accurate the 17 is, I feel like I would like to try and stretch her out a little more. So my vote would be for the NF.
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