Re: NP-1RR or NP-R2 reticle?
Hells-bells, son--you know from reading posts on this board the only true way to evaluate anything in ballistics is to have a large sample; therefore, if I've done ma` math right, it looks as if you'll need eight Nightforces. Judas Priest...
Actually, I would like to mention one thing of possible interest to ya`; you briefly mentioned some benchrest possibilites. I'll be honest with you, I have the NP-2DD reticle, and love it [of course, I go by the dial-it-in method, and did not want a lot of optical interference], but for possible benchrest shooting the CH3 and the NP-2DD are worth a look. I think if you work with an alignment stem system, and work on matching a load to the increments on the NP-R2, S1's advice would serve you very well. If it were me choosing, I would choose the NP-R2 over the NP-1RR, but in all honesty, with a little work, all of the above mentioned would lay `em amongst the sweet peas. Best thing for you to do is think analyze, very thoroughly, what your primary objectives will be, and what weaknesses will be most pronounced in conjunction with those objectives; the scope that remedies those weaknesses best is your new bride. Good luck, Partner.