NP-R1 or NP-R2???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by .222, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. .222

    .222 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a bit of advice from those 'in the know' and who have used both reticles. I cant seem to make up my mind between the NP-R1 & 2. I have decided to get an 8x32 NightForce but struggle to pick the reticle.

    This will go on a 6.5/284 that has been topped with a Leupold 6.5x20 for about a year and recently replaced by an 8x25. The rifle sees mainly paper and steel to 1,200yds but is also frequently used on cull hunts in W TX (most shots in the 500-750yd range).

    I dial for elevation and hold for wind. I usually rely on the range finder and not the reticle.

    Anyone have any input to help me choose?

    Thanks in advance!
    ~z
     
  2. ogreshooter

    ogreshooter Well-Known Member

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    NP-R2: I like this because there are less hash lines than the NP-R1. I have never used the NP-R1, but I have used the NP-R2.
     

  3. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    I have used both plus the MLR.

    The R1 is great for quick reference of bullet impact to required change in dial setting without too much thought. Just read off the reticle the required change, dial and shoot.

    R1 4 me.
     
  4. BradArnett

    BradArnett Well-Known Member

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    Having used the R2 and R1 I say go R1 hands down.

    I don't like to dial wind and the 5moa marks the R2 leave something to be desired.
     
  5. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    I use the R2 and really like it, but am also considering picking up an R1 on my next NF.
     
  6. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    I got a NP-R2, and said what so many say" the NP-R1 is too busy".
    Then I bought a NP-R1 and realized that it is not too busy, I like the NP-R1 better. You can not go wrong either way, but I think the NP-R1 is more useful.
     
  7. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the NPR-2 hands down over the NPR-1 the 1 is too busy. When useing the reticle for hold overs in the hunting field the NPR-2 is by easier to use in my expereince.
     
  8. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    I can see that these responses aren't gonna help you at all.:)

    I went with the NP-R1 because it has more hash marks.

    I'ts looking like personal preference will carry the day......
     
  9. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    If one wants to use the reticle for hold over to enhance speed with a shot on animal where time is of the essence, the NPR-2 is much easier and faster for this. Less confusion with the marks
     
  10. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Which would be better for tactical shooting matches, the NP-R-1 or the NP-R-2. Would the NP-R-1 be to busy.
     
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  12. Jackal11

    Jackal11 Well-Known Member

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    +1 for me I prefer the R1 just my opinion
     
  13. 375fan

    375fan Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the NP-R2, have it on 2 , 2.5x10 and 3.5x15. Like others I find the R1 to be busy.
    On another thread I remember a forum member giving this piece of advice: 500 yards and under go with the R2, over 500 yards go with R1.
     
  14. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I dissagree with the 500 yard rule. I have never seen a need for the NP R-1 at any distanece. I have never experienced a problem with the NP R-2 at 1000 yards with no turret correction