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Which Nightforce Reticle?

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Unread 12-10-2007, 05:10 PM
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R1 or R2 is the way to roll!
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Unread 12-11-2007, 04:49 PM
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I have five of them and they are all NP1RR models. If you have time to count the hash marks without being in a hurry, then one of the others might be better for you. But, if you are in a situation where you range and then get on the critter for a quick shot, I would recommend the NP1RR. I think the NP1RR is the quickest once you have a yardage due to the reference points being broken up so that they not all the same.

My only regret is that they did not have the 8-32 NXS the year I purchased two of the 5.5-22 models. I really wish I could trade one of them and some cash for an 8-32 model.

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Unread 12-11-2007, 05:32 PM
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I use th NPR-2 and absolutely love it...
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Unread 12-11-2007, 07:34 PM
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I have the mil-dot, R1, and MLR. I like the MLR for ranging, but prefer a laser. It requires less math when I am focused on game animals that are not bedded.

The mil-dot has 3.6 MOA between dots which is a little far apart. It is not a big deal to me because I use the knobs for elevation adjustments and the marks or dot for small wind. I don't shoot long range animals in big wind unless I can get at 6 o'clock or 12 o'clock.
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Unread 12-11-2007, 09:34 PM
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R1 or R2. Cant go wrong with either. I have R1.


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Unread 12-12-2007, 12:02 AM
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I currently have 3 NF scopes. All came with the NP-1RR reticle. However, I recently sent my 8-32x56 back to the NF shop to have the reticle changed to the NP-R2.

I did this due to the fact that I don't click in elevation. I use the multiple MOA reference points in the scope.(I have the scopes reticle image with corresponding yardage hold points taped on the bell of the scope) I personally wish the NP-1RR had one more crosshair at 13MOA so as not to have such a gap from the bottom of the 2nd crosshair(10MOA) and the 2nd dot(15MOA).

That is why I decided to change my 8-32x56 to the NP-R2. The elevation references are spaced every 2MOA and the windage references are every 5MOA. I haven't had the chance to try the NP-R2 out yet, as it awaits the arrival of my next longrange rifle.

With that being said--It really gets down to personal preference and how you intent to use the scope. NF has several great reticles to choose from NP-1RR, NP-R2 and MLR just to name a few.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Boman View Post
What's not to like about their mil dot? I have "looked" through not shot- the R2 , the MLR and the Mil dot and I like the mil dot best. I never see you guys talk about Nightforces mil dot, why not?
In a word....subtention. Most people prefer the thiner lines so as not to obscure their target. Especially when shooting paper and Varmints.
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