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NP-R1 or NP-R2???

 
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:12 PM
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NP-R1 or NP-R2???

Looking for a bit of advice from those 'in the know' and who have used both reticles. I cant seem to make up my mind between the NP-R1 & 2. I have decided to get an 8x32 NightForce but struggle to pick the reticle.

This will go on a 6.5/284 that has been topped with a Leupold 6.5x20 for about a year and recently replaced by an 8x25. The rifle sees mainly paper and steel to 1,200yds but is also frequently used on cull hunts in W TX (most shots in the 500-750yd range).

I dial for elevation and hold for wind. I usually rely on the range finder and not the reticle.

Anyone have any input to help me choose?

Thanks in advance!
~z
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:36 PM
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Re: NP-R1 or NP-R2???

NP-R2: I like this because there are less hash lines than the NP-R1. I have never used the NP-R1, but I have used the NP-R2.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:44 PM
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Re: NP-R1 or NP-R2???

I have used both plus the MLR.

The R1 is great for quick reference of bullet impact to required change in dial setting without too much thought. Just read off the reticle the required change, dial and shoot.

R1 4 me.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:51 PM
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Re: NP-R1 or NP-R2???

Having used the R2 and R1 I say go R1 hands down.

I don't like to dial wind and the 5moa marks the R2 leave something to be desired.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:33 AM
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Re: NP-R1 or NP-R2???

I use the R2 and really like it, but am also considering picking up an R1 on my next NF.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:15 AM
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Re: NP-R1 or NP-R2???

I got a NP-R2, and said what so many say" the NP-R1 is too busy".
Then I bought a NP-R1 and realized that it is not too busy, I like the NP-R1 better. You can not go wrong either way, but I think the NP-R1 is more useful.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: NP-R1 or NP-R2???

I prefer the NPR-2 hands down over the NPR-1 the 1 is too busy. When useing the reticle for hold overs in the hunting field the NPR-2 is by easier to use in my expereince.
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