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Old 02-21-2010, 08:21 PM
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NightForce NP-1RR

Does anyone have this reticle and do you like it and its faults. Does the rangeing circles really work. Would you buy this reticle again. And what reticle for shooting long range coyotes only, if not the NP-1RR ......

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Old 02-22-2010, 04:38 AM
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Re: NightForce NP-1RR

I would not select that reticle for long-range coyotes. For 1 thing reticle-rangefinding game is not used that often anymore since the lasers came out. Besides that, once reticle-rangefinding is completely understood any multi-stadia reticle can be used for that purpose with varying degrees of accuracy. The problem is that the circles can only be used for rangefinding, whereas if u establish a system with a reticle like the NP-R1 and/or the R2 the stadia can function for both downrange zeroing and rangefinding with better accuracy than what u'll experience with the circles.

I prefer tree reticle systems for downrange zeroing, but if i were using an NF reticle for long-range coyote shooting i'd go with the NP-R2 (although i have an NP-R1), and calculate downrange zeroing and reticle-rangefinding (as a backup to the laser only).
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:57 AM
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Re: NightForce NP-1RR

I would go with the NP-R1 reticle if you are going with Nightforce.The np-1rr looks to confusing to me. The reason I like the NP-R1 is for holding off wind, the horizontal hashmarks are at 2 MOA, instead of 5MOA as in the NP-R2 reticle.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:59 AM
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Re: NightForce NP-1RR

The reason I wanted the NP-1RR reticle is for a back up rangeing system . I have a Swarovski rangefinder but will not range very well off a coyote in the snow , hunt in open country and rangeing is a problem with the snow ! If not the NP-1 RR which is better the NP-R1 or the NP-R-2 for what Iam doing. I have heard that the NP-1-RR is real busy when you look at it ?

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:25 AM
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Re: NightForce NP-1RR

It would be difficult to apply that reticle as a holdover reticle--there r too many uneven stadia points in it. It could be calcd., but it's just way easier to use the NP-R1 or 2. I didn't realize the NP-R2 had 5 MOA windage units. That is a little large to interpolate accurately. I would then stay with the NP-R1. Ranging with it's simple. It's based on the mil-ranging formula using 1 MOA (1.0472 inch per 100 yds.) subtension unit--

tgt size (") x range of reticle subtension measurment (usually 100 yds.) / reticle subtension (") / "mil-reading" (decimal equivalent) = range yds.

...looks complicated, super simple to apply. I use 11" back to brisket for a coyote. Suppose the coyote occupies 3.5 1 MOA subtension units, then just fill in the blanks--

11 x 100 / 1.0472 / 3.5 = x

x=300 yds.

So that entry on your range sticker would be--

3.5-300

...i calculate reticle-rangefinding to about 500 yds. as that's about as far as i can expect to get good results most of the time.

Here's what my reticle ranging looks like for an 11" coyote using the 1/2 mil units in Darrell Holland's Ultimate Mil reticle. I put it on a sticker and place it in a Butler Creek Blizzard-style objective cover. The Blizzard can be disassembled from the inside. It's almost like it was designed for just this application--pretty slick really...IMO.--


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Old 02-23-2010, 06:42 AM
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Re: NightForce NP-1RR

sscoyote has a good system setup.
1eye, I think you will be more accurate and happier in the end with the NP-R1
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:09 AM
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Re: NightForce NP-1RR

I think your right, I talked to a 1000yd shooter from Wis he said the same thing go with the NP-R1 or NP-R2 or the Mark 4 with the TMR and dial in ! I wish Leupold and Nightforce would etch numbers in their scopes like Zeiss .
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