Reply to "NX8 initial thoughts and mini-review"

I came to one of these from the opposite direction as Pointblank. I got mine a bit ago but haven’t really rung it out yet...I like it. Coming from years of T-1’s the eyebox is pretty similar, and if you’re cognizant of your head position you’ll have no issues running and gunning / clearing rooms with it. It is less forgiving than the K16i I checked out for a week or so, I’d say that is the market leader for a forgiving eyebox on a variable.

I’m not a precision guy and I zeroed mine with Fiocchi 69gr Sierra Match King at 50 Y and it was capable of nearly shooting a one hole group at that range (my hits were completely covered by the center dot with 4 cloverleafed and 1 just off of that). The reticle is perfect for my uses,  3 gun / something to use like a red dot with solid capabilities (shooting & PID) on man size targets out to 500-600 yards as well as a decent zoom for small / low percentage targets closer in. 

All things considered it’s probably the best thing on the market taking into consideration it’s capabilities: weight, footprint, reticle, magnification & price. Is it perfect, no. If I could change anything right off the bat I’d make the center dot a bit smaller (1/2 MOA? 1 MOA? 3/4 MOA?) for a bit better potential precision at higher magnification. At 1x you’ll never notice the difference but at 6-8x it’d make it a better reticle. 

I’m still not sure if this is “the one” for me but it’s probably the best option currently. I still prefer my T-1’s and when I throw a magnifier behind them I get 70% what I want and I’d bump that up to 85% if we’re talking about 200 yards and in.  Outside of that range the reticle really makes a LPVO a much better choice and the NX8 is a great choice. I think once I spend some serious time behind it I’ll be able to make a better evaluation of its potential to completely replace the T-1’s on all but maybe one of my rifles & I really think it could.

Also, even in full midday AZ sunlight on a cloudless day the illumination is crazy bright. I’d say on 7 it’s as bright as my T-1 on 10. Anyone got a good read on battery life for these things yet?

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Location: Southern Arizona 

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