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Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

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Unread 02-22-2013, 06:14 PM
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Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

Hey guys, I'm about to purchase my first nightforce scope. I've been shooting leupold for years so I'm used to premium glass but not ultra premium or the ultra premium price tag so I only want to do this once. Out of the NXS series what would be the best power for long range hunting and precision shooting out to 2,000 yards? I'm putting it on top of a custom built remington 700 long action .338 Edge with a 28" rock creek barrel. Also what reticle would be my best choice. I'm looking at both moa and mil versions. What would be the best reticle choice for each?
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    Unread 02-22-2013, 06:38 PM
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    Re: Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

    5.5x22x56 NXS with NPR1 reticle. Gary Campbell
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    Re: Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

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    5.5x22x56 NXS with NPR1 reticle. Gary Campbell
    I will second that, stay away from the thicker MOAR for long range. Because it covers MOAR of your target.

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    Re: Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

    I'll go thirds on the rec for 5.5-22x56. I recently went through the same process as you. I was considering 8-32x56, but decided against it because of the limited internal adjustment and the fact that the reticle is calibrated at 22x. The only time I am going to use holdover is at max range, and max range is the only time I'd want the higher magnification.

    I went MOAR but I'll be the first to admit I don't have the skills to go to 2K...
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    Re: Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

    5.5x22x56 for me I went MOAR also, in fact I have two of them.
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    Re: Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

    Thanks guys. What about in a mil/mil version? Which reticle should I go with for a mil scope?
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    Re: Nightforce NXS series scope power and reticle choice

    5.5x22 NPR1 here as well for my 338LM. Love it! Reticle is very fine which is great for ELR.
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