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Old 06-23-2020, 6:30 PM
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Default NF NX8 1-8 or Vortex 1-10 GEN 3

Looking a for a LVPO scope. I've used NF and some other in the past but never vortex. But they have that killer warranty.

Should be a mil reticle and illuminated. I don't want another 5.56 reticle.

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Old 06-25-2020, 12:12 PM
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I found this video made by our very own SuperSet very informative. I'm trying to decide between these two as well, and think I'm leaning towards the Vortex based on his review. I'm just waiting for the prices to come down a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU3HVeaDkb8

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I have 2 NX8's and the primary reason you should choose them is if you want something small and light, at the sacrifice of eye box and speed.

It's hard to beat the Vortex's for speed and forgiveness of the eye-box, but they are relatively big and heavy. I also have the Vortex Gen2e 1-6.

Superset is pretty spot on with his assessment.
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I also watch that channel. Here's the NX8 review:

https://youtu.be/ks0ix7jbaTY?t=641
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Old 06-25-2020, 1:35 PM
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Should probably compare the Vortex to the NightForce ATACR 1-8x not the NX8 model.
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Leupold has the same warrantee as vortex and has had it long before the vortex scopes came out. Get the Nightforce if comparing it to vortex
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Old 06-26-2020, 5:48 PM
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Between those two choices without question the Razor.

The Razors competition is the ATACR.
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Vortex has said that it's a 6-9 month delay for the 1-10! Thanks Covid!
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Between those two choices without question the Razor.

The Razors competition is the ATACR.
The vortex is about $2k at retailers (they list $2.8k on their site). The NX8 1-8 is also 2k. The ATACR is about 2.8k. Unless the prices of the ATACRs drop, the NX8 is the competitor from the price point of view.

Sounds like both options are good. I will the VORTEX.
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Vortex has said that it's a 6-9 month delay for the 1-10! Thanks Covid!
Darn! Iím on backorder at Cabelaís.


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I ended up getting that Kahles mentioned in the video above. Canít wait!!
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The vortex is about $2k at retailers (they list $2.8k on their site). The NX8 1-8 is also 2k. The ATACR is about 2.8k. Unless the prices of the ATACRs drop, the NX8 is the competitor from the price point of view.

Sounds like both options are good. I will the VORTEX.
Street price is very different from what you listed.

The Razor was designed to compete with the ATACR.
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Street price is very different from what you listed.

The Razor was designed to compete with the ATACR.
What street price is this? Brownells and OP both have the ATACR listed for 2.8k

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I have 2 NX8's and the primary reason you should choose them is if you want something small and light, at the sacrifice of eye box and speed.

It's hard to beat the Vortex's for speed and forgiveness of the eye-box, but they are relatively big and heavy. I also have the Vortex Gen2e 1-6.

Superset is pretty spot on with his assessment.
I've been eyeballing the Nx8's for a while...thanks for the info. You just confirmed why I want one. I want a small and light lvpo. I have a viper 1-6 pst II on one gun at it fees like an anchor. At first I was looking at the leupold Vx Freedom 1.5-4 but I was thinking I would want a bit more magnification. Buy once, cry once they say right?
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I just took one of my NX8's to the desert. 14.5" Larue Stealth barrel. 300y. 10" steel gong. 55gr Mag Tech ammo.

Continuous hits at 8x holding over at the first hash at 1 Mil.

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I just took one of my NX8's to the desert. 14.5" Larue Stealth barrel. 300y. 10" steel gong. 55gr Mag Tech ammo.

Continuous hits at 8x holding over at the first hash at 1 Mil.

Whatís that tripod setup with mount
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Leofoto LN-364C Legs
Leofoto LH-55 Ballhead
RRS SC-LR Clamp (Pic/Arca)
Cole-Tac leg covers MC Black.
Magpul Mlok Arca plate.

Here is another pic that shows the leg covers better.
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Leofoto LN-364C Legs
Leofoto LH-55 Ballhead
RRS SC-LR Clamp (Pic/Arca)
Cole-Tac leg covers MC Black.
Magpul Mlok Arca plate.

Here is another pic that shows the leg covers better.
Perfect. Thank you
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Old 06-30-2020, 6:21 AM
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The vortex is about $2k at retailers (they list $2.8k on their site). The NX8 1-8 is also 2k. The ATACR is about 2.8k. Unless the prices of the ATACRs drop, the NX8 is the competitor from the price point of view.
From a pricing perspective, you are correct. However, when you're comparing optics of similar quality, you should be comparing the Razor to the ATACR. Either way you slice it though, the Razor is the winner in my book. Because dollar for dollar compared to the the NX8, the Razor is simply a superior scope to the NX8 (optically). When you compare the Razor to the ATACR, the ATACR isn't worth the extra $$ IMO and thus, the Razor wins again.

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From a pricing perspective, you are correct. However, when you're comparing optics of similar quality, you should be comparing the Razor to the ATACR. Either way you slice it though, the Razor is the winner in my book. Because dollar for dollar compared to the the NX8, the Razor is simply a superior scope to the NX8 (optically). When you compare the Razor to the ATACR, the ATACR isn't worth the extra $$ IMO and thus, the Razor wins again.
This is how I see it.

The Razor 1-6 set the bar. One of the most amazing aspects of that scope was how the ocular view looked like it was almost floating in the air. A lot of other scopes give you the feeling of looking through a straw.

I had serious doubts about a 1-10 doing the same but Vortex delivered.

All that said, I run the 1-6 on my 5.56 guns and a 1-10 on 308.
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I was in the same boat. Going with the NX8. Because of its relatively lighter weight it can be used as a true LPVO. The Vortex in the other hand is a pig. Running and gunning with that thing requires Hulk arms.
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I've got the Razor 1-10x and love it. It's everything the 1-6x was with the extra magnification.
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