Scope Recommendations - NX8 4-32 F2 or ATACR 5-25 F2

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I've got a build coming together rather quickly on a smokeless. ASG barreled action planning to shoot 300g NSR as fast as it'll push them.

I think I've narrowed it down to an NX8 4-32 F2 or ATACR 5-25 F2. I prefer SFP for hunting, and the place that I buy scopes from don't have the 4-20 or 4-16 ATACRs available right now. I wouldn't plan to shoot an animal over 400y depending on my comfort with the gun. I do have a 2.5-20 F2 NX8 and a 4-32 F1, but again trying to stick with an F2. I am just wondering if I'll be wanting to shoot at 25x with the ATACR to use wind holds, when I could be on 16x on the NX8 with a little wider field of view, and not planning to shoot excessively long.

Not worried about weight. So does the dependability/repeatability of the ATACR rule the day? It's a gun/scope I intend to outlive me.

 

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If weight is not a concern the atacr theoretically will be a better scope in all aspects.
I have both and the atacr is BY FAR the better scope in all aspects especially in overcast and low light. It also resolves parallax adjustment better than the NX8 which I find to be touchy.

That said I am running an nx8 2.5-20X F2 on my MZL because the max range I would use it would be 600 yards and I like the 2.5x.
 

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I have both and the atacr is BY FAR the better scope in all aspects especially in overcast and low light. It also resolves parallax adjustment better than the NX8 which I find to be touchy.

That said I am running an nx8 2.5-20X F2 on my MZL because the max range I would use it would be 600 yards and I like the 2.5x.
Have that same scope on my current MZL that's going to my dad. And I've really liked it. I just worry about mounting options a little bit. When I'm not concerned about length or weight I was thinking of going up to the 4-32 just to give myself a little bit more room on the tube to mount it. With my last mzl the bell came real close to hitting my base. Figured I may take the opportunity to upgrade.

Sounds like the consensus is atacr.
 

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I have ordered both my NF scopes through the NF LE/mil program. Bill always gets back to me right away.
 

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Recently got a NX8 and had dangling lens inside of the NX8 from a rough sxs ride and sent it back for repair. Atacr had more abuse and still holding up. Maybe this nx8 was a lemon or they are not built strong like Atacr.
 

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Went with the atacr just for the added peace of mind. Thanks for the input from everyone.

Hope to have the barreled action from ASG soon, drop it in a loner stock for now, and be ready to roll by deer season.
 

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