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New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

 
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:01 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

Thanks for all the info on the various scopes. Such a big decision to make too. I should add that I want it to be the last scope I will ever buy for the rifle.

As for the NF NXS, anyone have recommendations for the reticle? I am looking at either the MOAR or the NP-R2. The only thing I do not like on the MOAR is the big black arrows on the sides, but I like the main cross hair more (Like how the center is not attached/floats).

Are Bergers good for hunting? I have heard mixed reviews where some say they are good and others say they are more for target/paper?

That is why I was looking at the swift, since it is a hunting bullet and such.

Would Nosler Accubond 225/250 be a better choice than the Swift?

Thanks,
James
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:11 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

I have 5.5-22x56 love it!!!! save your money for it...... if your like me you'll regret going cheap and end up buying it anyhow down the road....( wasted money). Also go with bigger bullet with higher ballistic coefficient.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:22 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

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I have 5.5-22x56 love it!!!! save your money for it...... if your like me you'll regret going cheap and end up buying it anyhow down the road....( wasted money). Also go with bigger bullet with higher ballistic coefficient.
What reticle do you have in your NF? I am torn between the MOAR and the NP-R2. I like the simplicity of the NP-R2, but like the floating center portion of the MOAR.

If only they had a combined one...

Also, do you have any specific recommendations for a good hunting bullet? Nosler seems to have a couple and they have some recommended starting loads for them as well.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:32 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

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What reticle do you have in your NF? I am torn between the MOAR and the NP-R2. I like the simplicity of the NP-R2, but like the floating center portion of the MOAR.

If only they had a combined one...

Also, do you have any specific recommendations for a good hunting bullet? Nosler seems to have a couple and they have some recommended starting loads for them as well.
Mine was purchased almost 3 yes ago... it is np-r1 I love it. Went with that reticle because I did not have a specific load for my gun to get velocity 1000. It has many hold offs if you made charts prior to hunt for quick hold offs if dial up was was not practical... (not enough time). If I were to buy a new one I would go with the MOAR or MOAR-T ( T is finer version... ) I think this new retical is simpler because of the moa. Being marked ..( less chance of error and quicker hold offs) . As far as bullets I have only real experience with 250 grain accubond... I've had great terminal performance with these and accuracy... depending on barrel twist maybe even go with 300 grain. ( not yet available when I was doing development). There are possible better options such as berger bullets for extreme range, But it is all about what you are realisticly looking to do with your gun. Hope that helps you some!
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:34 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

I have both a leupold vx-iii and a nightforce nxs 5-22x56 hs and zs.

I will never buy anything less than a nightforce ever again. If it is at all possible for me to save up for one.

I love the moar reticle in mine, perfect for hunting for me.

If you are going to be dialing elevation and shooting long range the nightforce is the ticket.

If you are just going to zero it at 300 yards and deer hunt or whatnot the leupold would do fine.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:42 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

Thanks for the info Duane.

The barrel twist, according to Weatherby, is 1:9.3".

I plan on using the rifle mainly for hunting purposes. My range can be anywhere from 50yds+. I would also definitely need a lot more practice before I feel it would be even remotely ethical to hunt at 800+ yds.

I will do some bench/target shooting for fun, but the main use for the rifle will be hunting. I would say like an 70/30 split.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:46 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

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I have both a leupold vx-iii and a nightforce nxs 5-22x56 hs and zs.

I will never buy anything less than a nightforce ever again. If it is at all possible for me to save up for one.

I love the moar reticle in mine, perfect for hunting for me.

If you are going to be dialing elevation and shooting long range the nightforce is the ticket.

If you are just going to zero it at 300 yards and deer hunt or whatnot the leupold would do fine.
That is good to know! I guess I need to figure out the type of shooting I want to do. Whether I want to set it and forget it or actively adjust for various ranges.
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