Need? No. The reticle works just fine without them during the day or even I guess on a bright night. The reticle will not light without them, however, like the Trijicons.When they say all reticles are illuminated do they mean that every NF scope needs batteries.
The diameter of each of the circles in the bottom of the reticle is 9" at max power at the stated ranges.Also can someone explain the NP-1RR Reticle to me? Way too busy reticle. Thank you gents
I'd go Mk4
It matches the NXS in every way that matters, (except zero-stop) and;
It's lower mounting
The eyepiece dosen't turn with power changes
Alumina accessories(like the best flip-up covers ever made)
Get it custom here: Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x50mm LR/T M1 Illuminated Reticle Long Range Tactical Rifle Scope Personalized by Leupold Custom Shop FREE S&H LU-RS-M4-85-25x50-LRTM1-IL-Custom-61990, LU-RS-M4-85-25x50-LRTM1-IL-Custom-60065.
And if you're not even familiar with mils, or mildots, then it doesn't make sense to challenge yourself in that regard.
I agree, I have owned both NXS's and Mark IV's just the detents and the positive stops of the NightForce is enough for me to give the NF the thumbs up. Nothing worse than those tiny little clicks that are not positive.The Leupy has MK lV has 70 MOA of adjustment and the Nightforce has 100 MOA of adjustment. The Nightforce is rated for 1250 G's bothe positive and negetive
The Nightforce is a rock solid scope that will serve you well. The adjustments are positive and precise and are true MOA and not IPHY
Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1
Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen
The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz