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#5663442 - 03/22/15 12:33 PM Which Nighgforce?
300_WizzM Offline
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Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 243
Loc: Grand Saline, TX
Looking at getting either a NXS 5.5x22, 8x32 or the ATACR. Of these three which would you recommend? Scope will be used for target shooting and the occasional competition.

Also this will be going on the new 6.5x47 when its done. smile

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#5663447 - 03/22/15 12:37 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Not 8X on the low end, and I would get the first focal plane model.
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#5664071 - 03/22/15 06:35 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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I have 4 of the 5.5-22 NF models. It's my favorite scope. I prefer SFP, but that's a personal preference. The ATACR scope has great features, but I do not like the reticles available for it.
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#5664085 - 03/22/15 06:41 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Can't go wrong with either, I'm buying an NSX shortly as soon as I get closer to finishing up a rebarrel on a .308. Just mounted an SHV on a .280AI, but haven't shot it yet. Very impressed with the glass, quality, and when you hold one, you just feel like your holding something that is indestructible!
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#5664262 - 03/22/15 07:55 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: ChadTRG42]
300_WizzM Offline
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Registered: 03/15/14
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Loc: Grand Saline, TX
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I have 4 of the 5.5-22 NF models. It's my favorite scope. I prefer SFP, but that's a personal preference. The ATACR scope has great features, but I do not like the reticles available for it.



Which recticle you prefer was thinking the MOART.

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#5664270 - 03/22/15 07:58 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: Mfloski]
300_WizzM Offline
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Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 243
Loc: Grand Saline, TX
Originally Posted By: Mfloski
Can't go wrong with either, I'm buying an NSX shortly as soon as I get closer to finishing up a rebarrel on a .308. Just mounted an SHV on a .280AI, but haven't shot it yet. Very impressed with the glass, quality, and when you hold one, you just feel like your holding something that is indestructible!


I agree I have a older model NXS. Was really interested on everyone's opinion if the ATACR was really worth the extra coin over the NXS.

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#5664431 - 03/22/15 09:05 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: 300_WizzM]
slayer12 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/07
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I just picked up a 4-14 SHV that I haven't mounted yet but the glass is very clear and crisp. I am thinking about trading up to the 5-20 or a NXS I just would like something with a little more power.
I went with the MOAR reticle and really like it a lot.

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#5664588 - 03/22/15 10:34 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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The best reticle, IMO, is the MLR (with mil turrets). It's a mil reticle with .5 mil hash marks, instead of the round circles. But NF is discontinuing the MLR. I also have an MOA scope with the NP-R1 reticle. This is the best MOA reticle, IMO. I have the MOA scope on my 300WM right now. I can run both MOA or MILS just as effective as the other. Mils is faster for speed of dialing and ease of wind calling when shooting in comps. But for hunting sake, tomato tomoto. If I were a new shooter, I would go mils, since it is easier to learn.

I don't like the newer cross hairs of the NF scopes for 2 reasons. There is a large distance from the center to the first hash mark (1 mil). I use the hash marks close to the center for shot corrections and such. And, there is a void where the line disappears where I would want a hash mark for reference.
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#5664773 - 03/23/15 06:50 AM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: 300_WizzM]
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The ATACR has better glass than the NXS line but not sure if that and the added adjustment travel is worth the price.
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#5673890 - 03/28/15 07:16 PM Re: Which Nighgforce? [Re: 300_WizzM]
bobsumner Offline
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Registered: 09/03/13
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Looking at the ATACR for my next rifle build. The price is going to sting.

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