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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 17Fireball, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    I have decided to get my first good scope, a ATACR 5-25x56mm .

    It will be mounted to a Savage Model 12 Target Long Range Precision. Caliber is a .260 Rem.

    I will use it for fun shooting long distance and some hunting...mostly summer groundhogs and maybe the occasional deer.

    What reticule do you recommend? Do I have a choice between mill dots or MOA? If so, which do you recommend? I am a newbie with mill dots but have the time and interest to learn if that is the better option.

    Your input is welcome and appreciated.
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I have a 5.5-22x56 NXS with the MOAR reticle. I have found it to be a very intuitive and user-friendly set-up, especially with MOA turrets.

    My mind thinks in MOA, so for me there is no obvious benefit in going to mils when the MOAR does all I need it to do. If I was predisposed to mils, I would probably do the opposite.
     

  3. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Moar is a very nice recticle. I love the atacr.
     
  4. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    Ive spent some time with the NP-R1 and like it.
     
  5. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    What are everyone's thoughts on the MOAR verses the Velocity 1000 recticles. Plus and minus of these two compared to each other?gun)
     
  6. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    I direct dial everything but the smallest changes in wind, so i have no use for all the holdover points of the vel 1000. Id rather have the clear space for spotting. Im also a big fan of the moar's floating cross hair.
     
  7. Beluebow

    Beluebow Well-Known Member

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    While I like my ATACR I really dislike the MOAR reticle its a little to thick for me.NP-R1 would be perfect,or np2dd.
     
  8. jehu

    jehu Well-Known Member

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    I have a Sako TRG 300 win mag with a 5.5-22X56 MOAR reticle and shoot 500-600 yrds. The MOAR is easy to get on target but I can't compare it to the others. I do think that the Zero Stop feature is a must.
     
  9. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    NPR1 is pretty hard to beat for fine aiming at extended long range
     
  10. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    +1.
     
  11. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    CH-3 just seems so much more precise. NP2DD works well too.
     
  12. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    The ATACR only has one reticle offered in MOA. That is the MOAR reticle and what I recommend.

    Jeff