NightForce NXS 3.5-15x50mm Reticle Question???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by HeftyLefty39, May 10, 2010.

  1. HeftyLefty39

    HeftyLefty39 Member

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    Hey guys,

    I went and held a NightForce NXS 3.5-15x50mm because i'm considering it for my long range rifle. I am confident in the scopes quality and craftsmanship...i'm just skeptical about the reticle...its the standard that comes in this model and I looked through it and it seems pretty faint. Even with the illuminator switch on the reticle was hard to see on a brick building it seemed...granted the building was only about 50yrds away...but is this a problem for others? Does it get better down range? Is there a suggested reticle from all of you? I want to hunt anything from an antelope to an elk out to 1000yrds and i'm concerned about dropping that amount of money on something I may have trouble seeing at distance...my eye sight is great for those wisenheimers out there...any thoughts, opinions? I would really appreciate it
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    My guess is you need to focus the it to your eye. This is done at the eye piece and will make the reticle sharp and clear. I own several NXS scopes and have no problems at all. I would look at the RP-R1 or NP-R2, I also Like the MLR.

    Jeff gun)gun)
     

  3. canuck4570

    canuck4570 Active Member

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    I have 3 Nightforce
    great for hunting in open country
    but in thick wood useless you loose the reticle in the branches
    and the illumination is only good when at dawn.....
    and if you take the first focal madel its worst at low power you really have a hard time catching it fast.....
     
  4. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    i shoot a 5.5-22x56, try adjusting your parallax, things can get blury if it isn't adjusted. the fine sub tensions of the reticle are good for long range shooting, but can be hard to pick up in low light, but you have illumination.
     
  5. h2osport

    h2osport Member

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    Ditto on adjusting for parallax and focus. Focus the scope on a white sheet of paper to make the cross hairs crisp and dark.

    I like the NPR2 reticle for accurate holdover without clicking.

    Randy
     
  6. HeftyLefty39

    HeftyLefty39 Member

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    thanks guys...I haven't bought it yet but I will soon and I just wanted to make sure i'm not buying the wrong thing or inappropriate reticle

    You've all been very helpful...thanks!