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Re: Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

Very thorough and well written review! The improved glass is is an exciting improvement. I also glad to see that NF went with the higher gearing on the parallax adjustment. I have always been curious why they chose lower gearing on the NXS scopes. I thought perhaps that the lower gearing gave less adjustment error, but would interested if anyone knows the rationale for either approach.
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    Re: Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

    Thanks for the great review Jeff. Your review has helped convince me to order one for the new rifle Kirby is building for me. Again thanks for all of your great info.
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    Re: Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

    Thanks for taking the time to review the
    optic. Do you feel the MOAR reticle has
    any hindrance compared to the NP-R1 at
    extreme ranges (a mile +) on MOA targets?

    Thanks, Chase
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    Re: Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

    Broz,

    You definately took the time and effort for a quality review. Thanks for the comparison. I enjoy my NXS and good to hear NF is improving the product. Also good to see those antelope, deer and elk hanging around Canyon Ferry. Special permits are due soon with the either sex results comming out soon! Good luck.
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    Re: Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CA48 View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to review the
    optic. Do you feel the MOAR reticle has
    any hindrance compared to the NP-R1 at
    extreme ranges (a mile +) on MOA targets?

    Thanks, Chase
    I only shot it to 2077 yards so far. I was able to 1/4 a rock that was 1/2 moa tall and 3/4 wide with no problem. So, I cant say it was a hindrance. But I personally feel it would be of some advantage to be finer on the floating cross hairs. Like I said in the review, I have stayed away from this reticle due to it being thicker than the NP-R1, but after actually shooting with it, it was better than I had anticipated. I also feel the better resolution with the ED glass helps in this situation. One evening I was looking at a rock at 2500 yards and I could distinguish the green and orange colored lichen growing on it. I do like the MOAR after shooting with it, but still pray for a finer point of aim with it some day. I guess I am just set in my ways and I prefer the finest pint of aim I can get. When I go to 3000 yards with my LRKM, this reticle will be covering close to 4.4".

    Jeff
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    Unread 04-13-2013, 12:04 AM
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    Re: Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

    Broz,
    Thanks for your opinion. I have just started using the
    NP-R1 reticule on my 338 Allen Mag and after using the
    Sightron mil dot reticule for so long at a thickness of .120
    (if I remember correctly) on my EDGE I can already notice
    the benifits of being able to precisely place the reticule on small
    targets at extreme ranges but it is still just a slight difference.
    Just wanted to hear your thoughts on it. Although that MOAR and ACTR
    combo with better glass keep sounding better and better.

    Thanks, Chase
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    Re: Nightforce ATACR Scope Review

    Thanks for a great review, I have been gone a while but I am back for good. Your review was a great introduction back to the site.

    Technically savie people, who live the long range rifle life. Good place to be.
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