Trying to decide what reticle???

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Mossy49, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Mossy49

    Mossy49 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, have the rifle for long distance shooting/hunting . It's a custom built 300 RUM match, was using a Mil-dot Elite 4.5-30-50 scope and now I've got permission to purchase my Nightforce scope. I'm trying to decide between a NRP2 reticle or Velocity 1000 uhv.5 reticle . I like the NRP2 reticle because of the spacing on it, but I've shoot my father inlaws with the Velocity 1000 and have been impressed with it. Here's the big but, to me that reticle is to busy. I plan on dialing on all my shots. So any help would be a blessing.
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    If you are dialing all your shots the simple and best answer is to go with the one you like the best but with the caveat, take it outside (or a demo) where you can actually look through it on targets at range. A fine cross hair or small dot can be very hard to pickup in cover and a thick post/cross hair can obscure targets when you are trying to get on them at long range.

    Find the one you find most useful in various situations and go with that.
     
  3. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    Id go with the npr2 I think you will find it a more all around scope. An moa reticle can be adapted to give very accurate hold overs for any rifle the velocity reticles are harder to adapt to a wide range of calibers IMHO.
     
  4. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I know it wasn't on your list, however, did you look at the MOAR?
     
  5. Mossy49

    Mossy49 Well-Known Member

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    Tried the MOAR on one of my father inlaws customers gun, I didn't like the floating reticle in the middle and didn't think the lines were thick enough. I think I'm gonna go with the NRP2 or the NRP1 reticle.
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    The MOAR reticle is thicker than the NP-R1 or NP-R2.
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely go with either the NP-R2, NP-R1 or MOAR which ever you like best and the MOAR reticle is thicker than the NP-R's.

    the velocity reticle is for one BC and velocity profile and one set of environmental conditions.

    You can always get these custom turret labels that have both MOA and yardage graduations and you can change it out if your load changes... new bullet or powder or whatever.

    Custom Turret Systems | Affordable Custom Turret Labels
     
  8. Mossy49

    Mossy49 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, I've decided to go with the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22-56 NRP2 scope. I think it will workout better for my shooting preference. Also wanting to use the scope on other rifles.
     
  9. Gray R

    Gray R Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have a picture through the scope with the MLR reticle? ive gotten used to using duplex reticles in leupold and was wondering how that compared