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Old 02-03-2002, 10:28 PM
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Nightforce NP-R2 Rangefinding Reticle

My brother Derrick has a 5.5x22 Nightforce and has been checking the accuracy of the rangefinder on various things, he says it is within just a couple yards all the way to 1000yds. Very, very accurate to say the least.

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Old 02-04-2002, 06:44 AM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R2 Rangefinding Reticle

I have had the same reliable results
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Old 02-04-2002, 10:58 AM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R2 Rangefinding Reticle

The NP-R2 is a great reticle, it's great for range finding. At first it gave me a headache because I was trying to use MIL's rather than M.O.A's. ( I been using a Mil Dot scope for a few years prior to the NP-R2)The math is much easyer with the M.O.A due to the fact you don't have to convert inches to yards.

I have the 42x and have to set the scope zoom to 22x for ranging. What power do you have to set the 5.5x22 at for ranging?

WyoWhisper. ..do you have any good p-dog hunting near you? I'll be passing through your area in July and hope to do some long range p-dogs. Let me know if your interested.

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Old 02-06-2002, 05:50 PM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R2 Rangefinding Reticle

with the 5.5 X 22 the ranging is set at the 22 power setting for 18 inch targets If you incounter a larger target you can go down in power till the bracket lines at 300 yards fit the size you want I have mine marked for 36 inches for wolves and 26 for coyotes from top of schoulder to bottom of foot hope this helps : have a good day Coyote Slayer
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Old 03-08-2002, 04:46 PM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R2 Rangefinding Reticle

I hope it's as good as everyone says it is. I just bought the NXS 12-42 with the NP-R2 reticle. I too am used to the mil-dot scope. I like the idea of not having to rely on the Mil-dot Master to calculate distance.
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:21 PM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R2 Rangefinding Reticle

I have a Nightforce 8-32 with the NP-R2 reticle and it extremely accurate, i only wish they would put the reticle in the first focal plane. if you want to use it to "mil" try setting it on 12 power, that is where "Mil" is on mine. A great product. I live in south florida and on hot and humid days you can see hits on steel at 1000 yards, and when the mirage is not terribly bad you can spot bullet holes at that range.
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Old 03-09-2002, 03:45 PM
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Re: Nightforce NP-R2 Rangefinding Reticle

So if I am understanding you correctly, I want to use it as a mil-dot scope and use my mil-dot master, set the power level to 12. Is that on the 12-42 or the 8-32. I guess I could cut a 3.66 in strip of paper and post it a 100 yards and figure out the setting myself. Does that make sense?
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