Re: Reticle choice
I have the 2 of the NF 3.5x15 scopes with the NP-R1 and couldn't be happier.
One of them is on an Edge and in my opinion, it is perfect.
If it had a FFP (first focal plane), so the reticle was calibrated across the entire magnification range, I would get the 5.5x22, however since it's a SFP (second focal plane) and only calibrated at the high end, I chose the 3.5x15 model. I want to spot my own shots and was concerned that the narrower field of view with the 22x scope would hinder my ability to do that.
Also, my scopes are the 50mm objective and I can make things out easily after legal shooting light, so I'm glad I didn't get the larger objective. I also like a scope that is closer to the barrel; this helps minimize any cant error as well as lets me get a more comfortable cheek weld.
These are my reasons/recommendations. Hope they help, or at least give some more food for thought.
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