What Reticle Should I use?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by wildcat, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Well as must of you know, I am having a new rifle built. I am going to buy a Nightforce NXS 8x32x56mm scope. My problem is, I am having a hard time trying to decide between two reticles.

    The two reticles I am looking at are the;
    NP-2DD (Double Dot)

    The scope will be mounted on my new 300 Varminter, and I will be using the 125grn BT bullet for varminting. I will be shooting out to 800 yards, however, most of the shooting will be done from 400 to 600 yards. Do to my bullet choice, I think I am going to need a scope that allows me to correct for windage without using the windage knob.

    I really like the NP-2DD reticle, but I think the MLR will work better. However, as I metioned, most of the shooting will be done from 400 to 600 yards, and I will be pushing the 125grn BT at 4000+fps. I am thinking the MLR reticle might not be necessary because the bullet will shoot so flat at the ranges I mentioned. I will be shooting the California ground squirrel. They are very small.

    I would like to here your opinions about what reticle you think would be best.

  2. Patriot44

    Patriot44 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Wildcat, do to the flat trajectory of your bullet and the ranges you will be shooting to, I would go with the NP-2DD. I personally like the NP-2DD for my long range shooting, however, I use my windage knob for my adjustments.