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Unread 09-05-2006, 08:04 PM
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Re: Nightforce Scopes

Never looked, but I'd bet you are right.
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Unread 09-07-2006, 08:32 PM
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Re: Nightforce Scopes

I have 2 8-32X56 NXSs. Both are on long range hunting/target rifles. One has the MLR and the other has the 1RR. I normally range all unknown distances with a rangefinder. I have been considering replacing the 1RR with the new R1 which is like the R2 but the vert. is 1 MOA instead of 2MOA and the horiz. is 2MOA rather than 5MOA. After speaking with Jeff Huber of Nightforce he has caused me to rethink my intent. Example, you are sighting in at 1K with the R2. Your bullet impact is 10" low. Would you just "hold over" on the next mark, or would you click up one minute? If you "hold over" on the next bar, you will be 10" high. If you click up one minute you will be right on. Even with reticles that have 1MOA graduations, you are much better off clicking 1/4 or 1/8 MOA especially the farther out you go. Furthermore the reticles like the R1, R2, MLR are very "busy" and may interfear with your concentration. Jeff says he can click up and down as fast as you can hold over and with more accuracy and this is what the Nightforce scope was designed to do, click up and down, left and right with repeatability. If you don't need a ranging reticle, you might consider a NP-1 or a NP-2DD. I may send in the other scope and have the 2DD replace the MLR. Hope this helps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Unread 09-08-2006, 07:33 AM
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I have several NXS's all with the NPR2 except the 1-4 with a FC2. I really like the NPR2, and yes the 3.5-15x has a extra set of 2 moa bars. They do have a new reticule out the NPR1 it is simply a finer version of the NPR2 it has 1 MOA verticle and 2.5 MOA windage it is something to look at if you are using the reticule to range or hold over.
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