Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)

Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR) Over 1,000 Yds.


Reply

Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #36  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 1,148
Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Jeff,

Curious what you didn't like about their new MOAR reticle.

MOAR Reticle.pdf

Scot E.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,734
Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scot E View Post
Jeff,

Curious what you didn't like about their new MOAR reticle.

Attachment 13517

Scot E.
Subtension thickness ( H = .140) being twice the thickness of the NP-R1 which is .070 .

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 1,148
Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Subtension thickness ( H = .140) being twice the thickness of the NP-R1 which is .070 .

Jeff
Gotcha. Too bad, that is a well designed reticle IMO.

Scot E.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:11 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,734
Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scot E View Post
Gotcha. Too bad, that is a well designed reticle IMO.

Scot E.
I agree Scott. A very nice reticle!! Just not what you need for 2000 yard plus shooting. Too Bad.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 1,148
Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
I agree Scott. A very nice reticle!! Just not what you need for 2000 yard plus shooting. Too Bad.

Jeff
Do you have a time frame yet on the LRKM? I dream about that gun at night!

Scot E.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,734
Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scot E View Post
Do you have a time frame yet on the LRKM? I dream about that gun at night!

Scot E.
Nothing for sure yet. But I haven't asked since we started the build.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 10-03-2012, 12:47 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Posts: 280
Re: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Greg, I have played this game and have this to offer. Get a zero stop!! We all know that the last one or two clicks at either end of the turret should be avoided with any scope. I set up an 8x32 and a 5.5x22 before usng a custom milled base to be bottomed out when zeroed. One zeroed at 100 (I think it came out 46 moa.) the other at 600 to get more dial up. I really feel that the last 2 to 3 clicks, maybe more, are not in tune with the rest of the elevation grid. I also feel if you hit the bottom, even being careful, it can cause you to move your zero. So my advice here is to set the zero at least 1 moa off bottom with a zero stop to protect the internals.

Not sure if he does it for the same reasons or if it is just coincidence, but I have noticed Shawn Carlock seems to stay away from the extreme top and bottom of his dials too. I never asked but just felt he has the same experiences I have had.

Jeff

Hi Jeff all you need is a rail with enough angle in it so that at your desired sight in distance you have less than 20 moa underneath, then there is no way you can use the wrong zero.
Having 20 moa dials has made this much easier to acheive.
I agree that running the scope right at the top & bottom of its travel should be avoided if possible as well as being "rough" when operating in those areas.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Is The 5.5~22 Nightforce my only choice?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
caliber choice choice with reasoning SoDak636 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 18 09-27-2012 06:51 AM
Satisfied Users Of Nightforce Scopes From Nightforce Optics Len Backus Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 34 10-17-2011 04:37 AM
Marlin 308 mxlr good choice? bad choice troy.teston Equipment Discussions 8 04-16-2008 08:25 PM
Nightforce NXS 5.5x22x56 w/Nightforce Titanium Rings **TRADED** HoustonPDLt Optics For Sale 4 01-23-2008 06:48 PM
Nightforce Choice 5.5-22 vs. 8.0-32 azsugarbear Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 6 07-17-2007 08:18 AM

Current Poll
Have You Ever Backpack Hunted?
YES - 62.20%
1,035 Vote
NO - 37.80%
629 Votes
Total Votes: 1,664
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC