NP-2DD NF reticle .......ATTN: NIGHTFORCE OWNERS

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by YOTES2CALL, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    Looking at getting a new NF 3.5-15x56 with the NP-2DD reticle.

    Using it for day/night hunting coyotes. Big Game too.

    Anyone here use this and what are your opinions on it.

    Thanks for the newbie...
     
  2. dimecovers3

    dimecovers3 Well-Known Member

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    NP-R2 with the 50 objective. I know where you can get the "run down" on the reticles. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

  3. bailey1474

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    Don't have one yet but will soon own an 8-32 w/the 2DD. It is 8 MOA difference between the top dot and the bottom dot. The bottom dot is also smaller. I think it will make a lethal reticle on a varmint gun.
     
  4. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    GL hunting...
    Scott
     
  5. Jared Ray

    Jared Ray Member

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    I have a NP2DD. It is a decent reticle but I have since aquired athe new NP1 and prefer it to the DD. I prefer the NP1 enough I am going to have my DD switched. The major factor for me is spotting the shots for fellow long range shooters and being able to make quick and accurate corrections for a follow up shot. I do not use any kind of hold over method. Admttedly the sight window in the DD is less cluttered so that nay be an advantage to you.
     
  6. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    lonewolf...

    I am thinking of putting on Kenton Industries Drop compensating custom knobs for my load and using them to dial in range....

    Gonna use this mostly for coyotes. So most shots are unknown ranges, compared to shooting shil. or BR, that I will use Leica rangefinder, dial in and shoot.

    Thought this ret. would be less busy at night also, am I correct ?
     
  7. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    And, do you mean that you have the New R1 reticle, there is a difference....

    thanks
     
  8. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Used to have 2 scopes with the NP-2DD NF reticles but found it too busy and not as easy to work with as the R2 or R1.
    If you rely soley on the knobs for elivation adjustments than the 2DD might work for you but I like to use the R1 and R2 for rangeing as well as quick holdovers.
    Remember that for night hunting the scope is calibrated to 15X and will not range the same @ lower powers.
     
  9. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    You thought this was to busy ???

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  10. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Sorry YOTES2CALL had my reticles mixed up /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif Had the NP-1RRs.For me the ½ mill reticles(MLR and MP-8) are working out best but then I dont like messing with the knobs after its zeroed and dont shoot much in low light.
    Looks like the NP-2DD aught to work great for someone dialing the knobs with the power down for low light shooting!
     
  11. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

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    I love my 8-32 NXS np-2dd. Everyone of my scopes will have that reticle.
     
  12. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    what do you use yours for ????

    Thanks
     
  13. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

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    Hey Yotes,
    I use it for deer hunting and A LOT of target shooting. PM sent
    My only advice is to consider whether you like to hold over or dial in your dope. If you like holding off, their are definitely better reticles, such as the new R1.
     
  14. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    Cool, as far as dialing in... look at

    www.kentonindustries.com

    thinking of having Mark build a couple of these to my loads for 2 different rifles.

    I know where to hold up to 400 confidently with my 200 yard zero... Just thought this would be the "cats meow" out past that....