ATACR vs NXS 32X on 25X eye releif?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by WEATHERBY460, May 24, 2014.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 32X NXS, but usually shoot it on 24 power. On 32X, I struggle to focus my eyes because of the lower eye relief. I am considering a ATACR if they ever sell it with the finer crosshair.

    With the bigger tube, will that help with eye relief? I guess I am really asking, if I use both scopes on 25X, which will be easier for my eyes.

    Thanks
     
  2. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    I just found some info eye releif:

    NXS 22x 3.9"
    NXS 32X 3.8"
    ATACR 3.56"

    I guess my 32X is better for eye strain.
     

  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    The ATACR can be had with the MOAR-T reticle which has a fine center cross hair, I have yet to shoot one but it should be ideal.

    If your set up is correct you should not be straining anything, especially with a Nightforce since the eye box is typically very forgiving, to me it sounds like your needing to adjust the stock or the optics mounting more than anything. I would still roll a ATACR on it just for the better glass and more MOA.
     
  4. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    Any other opinions on eye relief?
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Owned and shot both. ATACR is easy to get in the box on 25 x and is in a league above the 32X NXS in several ways. My ATACR hardly ever leaves 25X.

    Jeff
     
  6. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    MOAR-T is finally available....This is a hard choice.
     
  7. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    No it isn't. ATACR wins! I have a 32X NXS with the MOAR T that I never even got on the rifle because my ATACR came in before it was mounted. So now it sits as a backup or until someone wants to buy it.
     
  8. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    The LRH Store just got shipment confirmation for an ATACR-T, which means it will have the thinner reticle.

    I have been using an ATACR since last fall. I really like the higher 25 power and I agree on the eyebox.

    The 25 power is achieved without any loss in field of view compared to the NXS 5.5-22 and that is huge for me.
     
  9. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    i'm still saving for a NXS but now i'm not sure it's worth it with all this talk

    of lesser quality glass and what not than a ATACR.

    so either the ATACR is one hell of an optic or the NXS is sub par ?


    HELP




    cheers D
     
  10. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Take nothing away from the NXS the ATACR is just AWESOME