I am currently building a 6.5X284 that I would like to use for long range varminting and target, out to 1k yds. I have been thinking of mounting a Nightforce 5.5 x 22 x 56 NSX with either the NP-1RR or NP-R2 recticle and was looking for advice on witch one to go with. If anyone has tried either, feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Me and Bill Bailey sell the NF scopes and I will tell you they are amazing. Both the reticles you mentioned are excellent and there are advantages to both.
The NP-1RR is a great reticle. The ranging ability of the bottom part of the reticle is very useful. The circles cover 9" and the bottom line and the top line at the top of the circle covers 18". With this you can accuratly range a pdog using the circles and coyotes, or medium deer, using the lines out to 800 yds.
Personnaly i like the NP-R2 reticle more because I can use it to judge the amount needed to correct for misses. I can also use the reticle to compensate for bullet drop out to 1K in my 270AM.
Either way you decide to go you will be very happy with these scopes, they are astounding. If you want more info on them call 1-800-522-3314 and ask for Steve or BJ, we have several scopes in stock and I can try to answer any questions you would have
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I have a 3.5-15x50 (mildot) and a 5.5-22x50 (MLR) and they are both very nice scopes. I have the 5.5-22x50 on my 6.5-284 - I really like both the scope and the MLR reticle for my long range shooting and tactical/unknown range competitions.
IMHO, I would rethink the 56mm objective. The 50mm is very bright, the extra brightness of the slightly larger objective is not necessary for most people and the 56 mm version is quite bulky, requiring increased ring height as well. The 50mms are already big scopes. . . .
Lerch, have you or Bill took notice of the NP-R2 in both of the 3.5-15 and 5.5-22 NXS scopes. If not check them out. My partner Mikie / Tx has the 5.5-22 and I have the 3.5-15 on our 270AM's. Mine has 15 horizontal bars @ 2moa and his has 10 horizontal bars @ 2moa counting the cross hair down. So I guess I would get 10moa more out of mine than he would right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]