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NightForce NXS or ATACR??

 
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:00 AM
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Re: NightForce NXS or ATACR??

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ATACR Pro's over the NXS,

30 additional MOA of elevation adjustment
Better glass that is noticeably better in low light
3x more power on the top magnification
Like the parallax adjustment a little better (quicker and no-parallax seems to be closer to perfect focus at all distances)
34mm tube and rings add clamping surface area for big rifles
3/4" shorter than the NXS

Cons of ATACR VS the NXS

ATACR is heavier
takes 34mm rings that are a bit more $
$450 more money

So it boils down to do you need the added elevation? better glass? (I always have felt the NXS Glass was plenty good for my needs, but at distances way out there the ATACR glass is nice)

I have both and see it like this. If you are going ELR the ATACR is the way to go. But for the average long range hunting situation the NXS is very hard to beat. Now if the added weight does not bother you and you have the extra $$ in your scope budget, then the ATACR is a very nice upgrade over the NXS. But I am only using the ATACR on my ELR rigs.

Here is a full review I did comparing both to each other.

Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

Jeff
+1 really like my ATACR, but as Broz says ELR only for me
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:29 PM
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Re: NightForce NXS or ATACR??

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I would probably go with the NP-R1 , But the ultimate reticle would be the MOAR with the floating cross reduced to .062 thickness.

Jeff
Looks like you got your wish , the MOAR-T. I think I found the eticle for my nxs
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:02 PM
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Re: NightForce NXS or ATACR??

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Looks like you got your wish , the MOAR-T. I think I found the eticle for my nxs
Doesn't say it is an option for the ATACR yet though.....
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:04 PM
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Re: NightForce NXS or ATACR??

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Looks like you got your wish , the MOAR-T. I think I found the eticle for my nxs
Yep, I will be either selling and buying new or having one installed in mine when available.

Jeff
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:41 AM
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Re: NightForce NXS or ATACR??

Hi all.
Just got an email back from NightForce, "The MOAR-T is currently offered in the NXS models only." So if you want the MOAR-T you will have to either stick with the NSX or have a new reticle put in the ATACR.


Rod
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:35 PM
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Re: NightForce NXS or ATACR??

The reticle that Broz suggested would be great, but I like the MOAR much better for hunting than the NP-R1. It is much better in low light situations and doesn't hinder you much the rest of the time. Also all of the graduations are 1 moa instead of the horizontal ones being 2 moa as in the NP-R1. The ATACR picks up more light than the NXS 5.5x22 and has about 30 moa more vertical adjustment. In my opinion, the ATACR is a superior hunting scope, but for targets or hunting in normal daylight, the NXS suits me just as well. Gary
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