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I have been building this 223 for 2yrs. (budget constraints). I am down to buying the scope and it is crunch time .  It will be a Nightforce 5.5-22x50 but which reticule for Prairie Dogs. I sort of had my heart Yippee set on the NP-1RR. Who out there has bought this reticule for PD shooting and what is your opinion. I have heard latly that it is not worth a dam Devil. So if thats true which reticule would be right and still have ranging capabilities.  I already have 2 guns with Leupold VARXIII LRr's with the Varmint Reticule and they do a pretty good job. But with the amount of of money I plan to spend (Loco) here I could use some constuctive  opinions as to the usefulness of this reticule for ranging on PD's.  Thanks  Dale----------------------------Dont you just  love the little icons--- well it's 1:30 AM
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Originally posted by tenwalker tenwalker wrote:

I have been building this 223 for 2yrs. (budget constraints). I am down to buying the scope and it is crunch time .  It will be a Nightforce 5.5-22x50 but which reticule for Prairie Dogs. I sort of had my heart Yippee set on the NP-1RR. Who out there has bought this reticule for PD shooting and what is your opinion. I have heard latly that it is not worth a dam Devil. So if thats true which reticule would be right and still have ranging capabilities.  I already have 2 guns with Leupold VARXIII LRr's with the Varmint Reticule and they do a pretty good job. But with the amount of of money I plan to spend (Loco) here I could use some constuctive  opinions as to the usefulness of this reticule for ranging on PD's.  Thanks  Dale----------------------------Dont you just  love the little icons--- well it's 1:30 AM
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I use and like the NP-R1 reticle for PD shooting.  It is available on the 5.5-22X50.

http://nightforceoptics.com/nightforcescopes/RETICLES_OVERVIEW/RETICLES_DETAIL/reticles_detail.html#npr1


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the np-1rr reticle works great! I use it alot in a 8x32. shooting pd is a lot different than getting a reticle for shooting something like steel humanoids. Usually around 500 yds, is a long shot, and they live in groups so ranging isn't like a shooting an unkown distance which changes with each shot. The weak side of that reticle is hold off for windage, but most of the targets will be pop can size at 500 yds, and a fast small caliber negates that somewhat. I use the np-r2 on my other general use NF scopes. Using a rangefinder does away with the need to mil the distance, and the reticles aren't as busy as the np-r1.
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I have the NP-R1 and NP-R2 and I like both a lot, I prefer the R1 because of the precision of holdover that can be achieved. The R2 is great if you want something a little cleaner, but for small targets like P D i would go with NP-R1 to give you 1 MOA incriments at full power(22x).
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I would seriously consider going with the mildot reticle and 1/10 mil clicks.  Untill a few months ago I had never had a scope that did not have mildot reticle with either 1/4 moa or 1 moa clicks. I really like having the 1/10 mil clicks because you can measure with the reticle from where impact is to where it should be and dial in that many mils in tenths.  Also you can use the mildots for  hold over if correction is 4.2 mil then you can hold on the 4th mil and dial in .2 this can be very fast on multiple distance targets.
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