By David E. Petzal
First, a cautionary tale: This past summer, I did almost all my shooting with two rifles, both of which had Nightforce scopes on them. I came to take for granted that when I cranked the w&e dials, I got big, distinct clicks that I could feel even in midst of a rifle match. I also took for granted that when you put in 4 clicks up, or right, or down, or left, the bullet went an inch up, or right, or down, or left, exactly, every time.
Which brings us to last December, when I needed a low-magnification scope for my 7mm/08, and lusted for the 1X-4X Nightforce NXS Compact, but it was a lot of money, and with Christmas coming I had other financial obligations, and the cat’s teeth needed capping, so I settled for a very popular scope brand on which I got a hell of a good price.