Scar 20 optic nx8 vs Mk5 HD

Riverlife87

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Sup everyone, time to beat a dead horse here. Ive seen some info floating around regarding these 2 optics but figured id pick your brains anyways.

the rifle- scar 20
POU mid - long range target/hunting application and use with a Nightvision clip on

Torn between the NX8 2.5-20 mil xt and Mk5 3.5 -18 h59

the mk5 would not have illumination which would be preferred but not a necessity ( rarely use it with the clip on now)


any input into these considerations such as reticle or anything i missed would be helpful.

thanks
 

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Sup everyone, time to beat a dead horse here. Ive seen some info floating around regarding these 2 optics but figured id pick your brains anyways.

the rifle- scar 20
POU mid - long range target/hunting application and use with a Nightvision clip on

Torn between the NX8 2.5-20 mil xt and Mk5 3.5 -18 h59

the mk5 would not have illumination which would be preferred but not a necessity ( rarely use it with the clip on now)


any input into these considerations such as reticle or anything i missed would be helpful.

thanks

We'd be happy to go over the Pros and Cons of both options, please give us a call at 916-670-1103 :)
 

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I'm gonna have to go with the Mark 5 on that as well. The reticle on the 2.5-20 nightforce isn't as clear on the lower powers and I've gotten great results out of that 3.6-18. Really gorgeous optic!
 

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I have the NX8 and it’s a finicky scope with the eye box/eye relief. I have no issues on low power clarity like the guy above said. I had a mk5 and it was very nice as well. No complains at all with it.
 

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I have the NX8 and it’s a finicky scope with the eye box/eye relief. I have no issues on low power clarity like the guy above said. I had a mk5 and it was very nice as well. No complains at all with it.
Not what I wanted to hear
 

Chit126

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Not what I wanted to hear
let me back track. It’s not bad, but it is noticeable. Nothing to avoid the scope over. Honestly my ONLY complaint is that it’s such a short scope in the front, I was having the most trouble with the night force .885” low rings. I couldn’t get the eye relief where I wanted which was causing me issues. The scope would get into my rail on my Tikka so quick because it’s so short in the front that I couldn’t get comfy. I felt way too far forward on the stock. Now that I have a Nightforce Unimount on it, it’s awesome. I think it’s 1.18” and it’s a good bit off the barrel, but Im comfy now. You wouldn’t have that issue on a gas gun though I wouldn’t imagine. I should have re worded what I said earlier. A store on here had them for a steal the other day because they over stocked. I think he had the 2.5-20 for $1600 something. Sorry about this book I wrote I just wanted to clarify what I meant
 

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let me back track. It’s not bad, but it is noticeable. Nothing to avoid the scope over. Honestly my ONLY complaint is that it’s such a short scope in the front, I was having the most trouble with the night force .885” low rings. I couldn’t get the eye relief where I wanted which was causing me issues. The scope would get into my rail on my Tikka so quick because it’s so short in the front that I couldn’t get comfy. I felt way too far forward on the stock. Now that I have a Nightforce Unimount on it, it’s awesome. I think it’s 1.18” and it’s a good bit off the barrel, but Im comfy now. You wouldn’t have that issue on a gas gun though I wouldn’t imagine. I should have re worded what I said earlier. A store on here had them for a steal the other day because they over stocked. I think he had the 2.5-20 for $1600 something. Sorry about this book I wrote I just wanted to clarify what I meant
I’m wanting the 4-32 but I’ve been worried about that he eye box and such
 

Riverlife87

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I ended up going with the nx8 2-20, i ended up getting a decent price on it and it was cheaper then the mk5 without illumination. Figured id give it a shot. Now im deciding on rings. Usually go arc m10 but am contemplating the ADM delta
 

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I hunt with the 20, it's an ATACR 5-25, but NX8 would be similar. Completely in love with the scope, best one I've ever had and used.

Good luck on the purchase! You can't really go wrong witht the options you mentioned.
 
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