Which Nightforce Reticle?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by DocGlenn, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. DocGlenn

    DocGlenn Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on getting a 5-22x50 NF. Which reticle do you like best for hunting? The scope is going on a 7mm WSM. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. ss7mm

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    I have the NP-R2 in mine and really like it but I know several guys on here like the R1. My initial concern with the R1 was that it might be too busy but since I dial for 99% of my shots it might actually be better.

    I am going to give it a lot of thought and may send mine in this summer and have the R1 installed. The 1 moa hash marks would make it easier for finer adjustments when using the reticle instead of dialing.
     

  3. lerch

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    I like the R1 and R2 reticles and have shot both of them a decent amount. I recently sent one of my NF scopes back to have the NP-1RR reticle installed so i will be able to report on it in a few weeks. My only problem with the R1 reticle was that it is a little busy. Occasionally i had found myself "losing" the center cross hairs. From us selling NF i can tell you that in my experince the R1 is the most popular.

    steve
     
  4. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    What's not to like about their mil dot? I have "looked" through not shot- the R2 , the MLR and the Mil dot and I like the mil dot best. I never see you guys talk about Nightforces mil dot, why not?
     
  5. DocGlenn

    DocGlenn Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm probably leaning towards the R1 after haring what you and others have said. Having said that.......

    Is there any reason why the R1 wouldn't make a good hunting/target scope? Have any of you that used the R1 whished for something different or found it too "busy"?

    Thanks again.
     
  6. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 R1's and wouldn't change them. For Longrange, I'm sold on the R1. When I'm punching paper, I just dial the range and use the Crosshairs.

    AJ
     
  7. Magnus

    Magnus Well-Known Member

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    I also have 2 Nightforces with the R1 and I really like them! I wouldnt change, never had a problem with it being to busy as some say!
     
  8. FRANK21

    FRANK21 Well-Known Member

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    R1 or R2 is the way to roll!
     
  9. Chawlston

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    I have five of them and they are all NP1RR models. If you have time to count the hash marks without being in a hurry, then one of the others might be better for you. But, if you are in a situation where you range and then get on the critter for a quick shot, I would recommend the NP1RR. I think the NP1RR is the quickest once you have a yardage due to the reference points being broken up so that they not all the same.

    My only regret is that they did not have the 8-32 NXS the year I purchased two of the 5.5-22 models. I really wish I could trade one of them and some cash for an 8-32 model.

    Chawlston
     
  10. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I use th NPR-2 and absolutely love it... [​IMG]
     
  11. long450

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    I have the mil-dot, R1, and MLR. I like the MLR for ranging, but prefer a laser. It requires less math when I am focused on game animals that are not bedded.

    The mil-dot has 3.6 MOA between dots which is a little far apart. It is not a big deal to me because I use the knobs for elevation adjustments and the marks or dot for small wind. I don't shoot long range animals in big wind unless I can get at 6 o'clock or 12 o'clock.
     
  12. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    R1 or R2. Cant go wrong with either. I have R1.

    Cheers

    DUH
     
  13. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    I currently have 3 NF scopes. All came with the NP-1RR reticle. However, I recently sent my 8-32x56 back to the NF shop to have the reticle changed to the NP-R2.

    I did this due to the fact that I don't click in elevation. I use the multiple MOA reference points in the scope.(I have the scopes reticle image with corresponding yardage hold points taped on the bell of the scope) I personally wish the NP-1RR had one more crosshair at 13MOA so as not to have such a gap from the bottom of the 2nd crosshair(10MOA) and the 2nd dot(15MOA).

    That is why I decided to change my 8-32x56 to the NP-R2. The elevation references are spaced every 2MOA and the windage references are every 5MOA. I haven't had the chance to try the NP-R2 out yet, as it awaits the arrival of my next longrange rifle.

    With that being said--It really gets down to personal preference and how you intent to use the scope. NF has several great reticles to choose from NP-1RR, NP-R2 and MLR just to name a few.
     
  14. gafferq2xl

    gafferq2xl Well-Known Member

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    In a word....subtention. Most people prefer the thiner lines so as not to obscure their target. Especially when shooting paper and Varmints.