Originally Posted by airstream
I had Alot of time at work to research what scope I wanted. Just to save you some reading time, get the Nightforce and the reticale wont matter. its a shame they dont ofer a more basic cross hair, since they are made to dial so well.
That depends on how you use your scope. A lot of people, hunters and competitors alike, use their reticle to hold for elevation, windage, or both. Having lines at known increments aids in the proper hold for whatever the shot is.
If the OP is used to thinking in MOA, then I'd suggest either the NP-R1 or NP-R2 and MOA turrets to match the reticle. If you are new to these things, there are huge advantages to having your reticle and turrets match (MOA/MOA or MIL/MIL).
I use a NF 3.5-15X50 with MOA turrets and MLR reticle because that's what I've grown up with so to speak and don't have any problems with this system. You really need to consider the reticle and turrrets together though, so pick which ever system you think you are more comfortable with.