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Nightforce NP-R1 or NP-R2? Help me pick one!

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Unread 04-15-2009, 06:36 AM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R1 or NP-R2? Help me pick one!

If you are shooting to 500 yards w/ your AR15 I would go with the 2.5x10-32 NXS with the R2. I am sure the MOA hashmarks would coincide with one of your loads for holdover. Plenty of magnification for 500 yards., and only 19 oz. Saving for another scope, then I would look at getting the 5.5x22-50mm NXS with the NP-R1., which I have . At first I thought it was to busy, but don't even notice it now. You don't give up much feild of view at 100 yards w/ the 5.5, but gain on the top end over the 3.5 for longer shots,and they both weigh the same. I would not get the 3.5x15, just jump up to the 5.5x22-50mm.
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Unread 04-21-2009, 12:11 AM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R1 or NP-R2? Help me pick one!

For max range shooting, NP-R1 is nicer. A lot of people don't like busy reticles but I prefer it due to eyes are faster for adjustments than using fingers to turn the knob.
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Unread 04-22-2009, 11:06 PM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R1 or NP-R2? Help me pick one!

I recommend the NPR1 and I know you are looking at the 56mm but I would recommend the 50mm.

Mike @ CSGW
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Unread 04-25-2009, 08:49 PM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R1 or NP-R2? Help me pick one!

Is the zero stop worth the extra money?
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Unread 10-30-2013, 07:52 PM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R1 or NP-R2? Help me pick one!

Originally Posted by Michael Eichele View Post
Having used the NP-R2 for a while I decided the spacing was fine but the 5 MOA windage marks sure bugged me. Without wind, I will hold over almost everytime. With the wind, I will dial the elevation and hold off more than dialing the wind. I like more user friendly windage values than 5 MOA. If I were going to get a new NF, it wouldnt be the R2. It would be thr R1 or another MLR.

I just bought a new NF and opted for the MLR as I am a fan of the miling system. The Mil system works great with the 308 also. From a 300 yard zero there a countless loads in a 308 that will fall in line with the first second and third mils for 400, 500 and 600 yards respectively. With the new 1/2 mil marks, it is even easier to hit at 350, 450 and 550 yards AND if you look between the full mil and 1/2 mil, you can get down to accurate 25 yard increments all the way to 600 yards.

Below is an example of a 308 load of mine and the MLR. From here you can see how well a mil scope works with 308 trajectories.

What program are you using in the above picture? does that compensate for not having a ffp scope?
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