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What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:04 PM
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What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

I'm looking to buy a 5.5-22x50 NXS and am torn between a few reticles. I will be using this scope for long range hunting as well as target shooting. I'm torn between the NP-R1, NP-R2, and maybe the MLR. These scopes are all SFP so I'm wondering how useful you guys have found the dashes as they will not be consistent measurements through magnnification.

But anyways, let me know what reticle you guys have, why you got it, and if it's been useful to you. And even if you don't have this scope but have useful insight to there reticles, please feel free to share.

Thanks,
Scott
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:31 PM
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Re: What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

For my coyote hunting uses i'll be replacing the NP-R1 in my 3.5-15 for one of the velocity reticles soon. I love tree reticle designs for a more direct system of windage reference.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:56 PM
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Re: What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

+1 for the NP-R1 This is what i had a few years ago, and it is what i will get again.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

Have 2 nxs. First one is a 2.5x10x32 w/np-r2 and is on a light weight 300wm that is my main hunting rifle. With scope turned to 10 power the marks are almost perfect for drop out to 500 yards with the load I use in this rifle. Since the load is pretty flat out to 275 yards don't have to worry about having scope at a lower power if a quick shot is necessary under that range. If a longer shot is called for the animal is probably unaware of me so usually have time to use rangefinder and turn scope up to use drop marks.
Second nxs is a 3.5x15x50 and it is mounted on another 300wm (will go on the 338rum that I am having built,when it gets here) that I am using to learn to shoot at long range. Since that is target shooting at known ranges, I don't use the dash marks.
I like the npr2 but would like to look thru an np-r1 at longer ranges to see what it is like. So far I haven't been around anyone that has one to get a look.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

my and all my shooting partners us the npr1 retilce. the reason we all chose it is because shawn carlock told us to! we didnt know one from the other, and that is the one that he uses.

I really do like it though and at this point would not be interested in anything else.

I like the fact that it has 1 and 2 minute marks in the scope (elevation and windage) we use this to determine target size, and or distance.

i am sure they all have there uses.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:03 PM
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Re: What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

Np-r1!
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:09 PM
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Re: What is the best Nightforce NXS reticle for your purpose?

I have recently replaced my tactical leupold scopes with Nightforce NSX scopes. So far I have bought two of them, a 5.5-22x50 and a 3.5-15x50, both have the new high speed turrets and zero stop, and of course NP-R1 reticles. I will continue to replace all of my scopes with NF NSX's. I am extremely happy with them! Good luck and Good Shootin!
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