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Old 06-04-2014, 08:06 PM
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Nightforce or Vortex Razor

Finishing a new rifle and need another scope, what do you guys think? I'm trying to decide between a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22 MOAR or MOAR T and the Vortex Razor 5-20 MOA EBR 2B. I have never had a FFP scope and I'm concerned about the Reticle being to thick on the razor. The rifle will be used for long range hunting and shooting.

Also, have any of you guys had any experience with the MOAR and MOAR T reticles? Is the MOAR T too thin for hunting?
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:43 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Vortex Razor

I don't have experience with the razors and not much with a ffp reticle. I have a moar t and love it. The reticle is thin and when I was shooting at mountain rock faces the reticle got difficult to see with all the different colors/cracks and high contrasting/busy sight picture. But then I took it to a shooting comp with a more traditional target ( steel animals in bushy trrrain) and it was amazing. If mostly hunting I say get the moar but if you are trying to pick up tiny Moa or 1/2 Moa targets/ rocks at 700 and over the moar t. I love mine as I target shoot a lot
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:00 AM
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Re: Nightforce or Vortex Razor

Thanks for the info, I would love to have a look at both. The NPR1 I believe has the same subtrnsions as the MOAR T and it has been one of Nightforce's top selling reticles for years.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:02 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Vortex Razor

My NPR1 (same st's at MOAR T) is far too thin for hunting IMO. The standard MOAR seems perfect and isn't a hindrance for slapping steel/fur as far as I've shot it (1200yds). I personally wouldn't want the added weight of the vortex making the NXS an easy choice.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:40 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Vortex Razor

I have an ATACR with the MOAR reticle on my 300 win mag hunting rifle. I do not feel that the reticle is too thick. I do want to look through a NF with the MOAR-T reticle, but my guess is that the thinner moarT is not going to be good for closer work in the forests, but will probably excel for dedicated long range work. Always a tradeoff.

I did have a chance to look through a Vortex Razor a few weeks back and compare to my ATACR, and it was pretty easy for me to see that my ATACR had better optics. The razor was not mine, so I think there was a chance that the Razor eye piece was not set perfectly for my eye.

The next nightforce I'm looking at is the 5.5-22x56 NXS. Several ounces lighter than the ATACR and should still be great glass for a hunting rifle.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:38 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Vortex Razor

The Razor reticle lines are .25 moa thick, target would have to pretty small to hide behind that. I have four Vipers, two each with SFP and FFP, and I prefer the FFP in all situations.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:08 PM
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Re: Nightforce or Vortex Razor

I had a chance to look through the NSX 5.5-22X50 NPR1 , ATACR moar, and a Vortex Razor with the older mil reticle. The NPR1 reticle is .0625 and didn't look extremely small but I question if in a lower light or cluttered background it may become a problem. In my opinion the ATACR and the Razor had a slight advantage over the NSX as far as clarity and color. The Razors mil reticle looked fairly thick but not to bad. I believe the moar reticle is .140 and the Moa ebr2b is a .150 reticle, so pretty close. The razor that I looked through however did not have the .25 moa open center. The NSX looks much smaller when compared to the ATACR and the Razor. I guess it just comes down to FFP or SFP and I can't decide.
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