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Old 03-13-2009, 01:54 PM
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NightForce question....

I will be making my first nightforce purchase on monday. As of right now im going with a 5.5-22x50 with a mil dot rec, mil rad turrets and zero stop. I am still completly new to long range shooting and hunting so i want to make sure that now one had a problem with this set up. I have never learned MOA adjustment so i wont have to "relearn" anything. I was a little worried about the Mil Dot Rec being to busy, but mike said that he thought it would work great for shots where there was no time to make turret adjustments. Also can you have "to much" magnification lets say the (i believe) 8-32? I want to be able to shoot out to 1000yrds. Please weigh in as i dont have enough experience yet and am relying on your opinions and experience....no pressure...lol
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:47 PM
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Re: NightForce question....

First off, I think a mil dot is OK, but I would recommend an MOA based reticle and turrets. The math is a whole lot easier.

On magnification, I have a 5.5x22x50 and for me it is very tight on the low end for hunting in close quarters. If I had to do it again, I might go with 3.5x15. But... the 22 high end is nice for paper shooting and smaller distant crttiers and rock shooting.

Hope that helps.

-MR
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:53 PM
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Re: NightForce question....

MR...you have been a big help on my other questions.
Why is the MOA an easier way of doing things?
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:00 PM
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Re: NightForce question....

The NXS mil dot reticule is excellent IMHO. Instead of solid dot the NXS has see through circles, coupled with a mill turret you are set to go 10 power is enough for 1,000 in fact I also like 3.5X15 and 4X16 power for hunting to 1K and a bit beyound.

I started out with MOA reticule and MOA turrets, but mow that I have used Mills I find that I like them better.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:29 PM
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Re: NightForce question....

I read in another thread where one of the other scopes had to be on the max mag. for the mil dot to work...is this the same way with the NXS?
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:13 PM
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Re: NightForce question....

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...Why is the MOA an easier way of doing things?
I think the math is easier. 1 MOA = 1.047" @ 100 yds... or for all practicle purposes, 1 MOA equals 1" @ 100 yds, 2" @ 200 yds, 3" @ 300 yds, etc.

A mil rad equals 3.6" @ 100 yds and 36" @1000 yds.

I think in inches and MOA is more suited to that. MOA is also more precise terminology incrementally speaking. Most termionology and references for LR shooting are based MOA.

Here's a good article explaining the two systems...

Mil-dots and Minutes-of-angle - From a Technical Perspective

Here's another good article on mil dots. The author prefers the mildot based on comparison to a multiplex MOA style reticle. The NF NP-R1 or R2 reticles change all that.

How Mil-Dot and Ballistic Reticle Riflescopes Work
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:15 PM
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quote=jwp475;268398]The NXS mil dot reticule is excellent IMHO. Instead of solid dot the NXS has see through circles, coupled with a mill turret you are set to go 10 power is enough for 1,000 in fact I also like 3.5X15 and 4X16 power for hunting to 1K and a bit beyound.

I started out with MOA reticule and MOA turrets, but mow that I have used Mills I find that I like them better.
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JWP, why do you like the mils better? I thought you were an NP-R2 fan?
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