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Which Nightforce reticle?

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Unread 10-17-2006, 08:41 AM
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Which Nightforce reticle?

I keep trying to talk myself out of this cause it probably wouldn't be the best decision I've ever made as far as spending money is concerned, but I've got the itch to buy a Nightforce scope for my .300 Win Mag (Lilja barrel) Sako 75 and was wondering what reticle to get. I hunt whitetail deer out to 500, maybe 600 yards. I also shoot for fun and would like to extend my range out to 800 yards and maybe beyond. I'm thinking the 3.5-15x50 would be my best option. What reticle should I get? Thanks in advance.

BTW, I got a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 on it right now, not that that's important.
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    Unread 10-17-2006, 09:36 AM
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    Re: Which Nightforce reticle?

    Havent checked if its available yet,but its the one I'm interested in.

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    Unread 10-17-2006, 10:39 AM
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    Re: Which Nightforce reticle?

    I use Nightforces a lot, you will not regret spending the money once the scope is on your rifle. Nightforce has two excellent hunting reticles, the NPR-2 and a newer one that might be called the NPR-1. The NPR-2 has two minute hashmarks, the newer reticle is apparently similar but the marks are in one minute spacings. I obviously haven't shot the one minute spacing reticle yet - but I expect it would be better than my NPR-2's for finer holdoffs.
    Go for it, you will enjoy the scope a whole bunch.
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    Unread 10-17-2006, 12:32 PM
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    Re: Which Nightforce reticle?

    I would tell you to go with the NP-R2 or R1. either reticle is great and both of them allow you judge your own misses with great ease as well as compensate for drop and drift.

    We stock lots of them so if you have a question give me or Bill Bailey a call at 1-800-522-3314, I am steve

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    Unread 10-17-2006, 12:33 PM
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    Re: Which Nightforce reticle?

    Ballistic 64, yes the NP-R1 is available and we have them in stock

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    Unread 10-17-2006, 01:08 PM
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    Re: Which Nightforce reticle?

    Well Steve, I've got the funds, but I'm still debating whether this is something I should be spending money on. I've got a son in private school and that's not inexpensive. If I decide to go forward with it, I'll call. Thanks.
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    Unread 10-17-2006, 02:24 PM
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    Re: Which Nightforce reticle?

    I have that same scope for sale (3.5 to 15 with 50mm nxs) with butler creeks and the npr2 reticle that i will sell you for 975$ shipped. I own several of these scope but cant hunt big game in Idaho with them due to the illuminated reticle. Let me know its in excellent shape. Mark
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