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    the right reticle for the right purpose.

    yep, i'm lost close to 100%....

    ...and the fun part is, for close to 10 years,my job was zero'ing rifles for those who are not 100% confident in their skills. some days during the hunting season i could go through 40 rifles of all calibers-brand and all kind of scopes,new, used,antiques and whatnot ....anything was possible haha ; but all those years i've never paid much attention on the scopes and the reticules of the moment.just take it,shoot it,zero it, next.

    now i'm building MY OWN long range rig one part at a time.

    i picked the tikka T3X TAC A1 in 6.5 CM.

    now i'm looking for a scope.either a nightforce NXS 5.5X25X56 -8X32X56 OR the sightron 6X24X50-8X32X50......

    BTW,i was set on the nightforce because the old adage '''buy once cry once'''' ; but from the infos i'm gathering,seems like sightron Slll are riding over many,many FT-R race rigs,and they're quite less expensive than the NXS series or marsh or S&B ...however,i'm not completely set about my choice yet .

    now,the reticles.OMFG!!!

    with that MANY reticules available these days,you need to know your business to be 100% positive on what is the best choice for the purpose intended.

    milrad
    mildot
    moa
    moa2
    NPP2(nightforce)
    milhash

    MOA2

    milhash

    mil-dot

    target dot

    moa-H




    pfffffft...the list goes on and on lol

    my rig will be dedicated to long range action,from 200 to 1000 yards,and i'd like to get one scope for it all .i must point out that i'm not intimidated about having to work with a ''busy''' reticle.whatever i'll pick,i will learn to work with it 100%




    of course, i want the reticle that would allows for very precise adjustments,so of course, a .125 moa like the BR nightforce series would be cool,but obviously, most scope are working with .250 moa increments.

    so,for the use i intend to use this scope for,what would be your pick and why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    LOL..ya,corrected.
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    I would pick the hash mark reticle and go with the Nightforce if you can afford it, it’s strickly better than the sightron (not saying sightron is bad but it is lower than Nightforce)

    Pick either MOA or Mil, neither is better in any way than the other except to individuals preference. If you think in meters and centimetres then MIL. If yards and inches are your thing take the MOA.

    I also like the MOA-H as my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magmalis View Post
    I would pick the hash mark reticle and go with the Nightforce if you can afford it, it’s strickly better than the sightron (not saying sightron is bad but it is lower than Nightforce)

    Pick either MOA or Mil, neither is better in any way than the other except to individuals preference. If you think in meters and centimetres then MIL. If yards and inches are your thing take the MOA.

    I also like the MOA-H as my first choice.
    what it does on top ofn the regular moa?

    also, assuming one is proefficient with the reticle ,which would be ''faster''' as in '''fast target aquisition'''' in such case where you don't know the exact distance your target is at?

    this question is quite imprtant to me. we generally shoot at known distances in BR activities. but many fun shoots imply not knowing the diistance of the target .then, the telemeter might tells you at what distance you are aiming at, and it's then time to remove the turett's caps. there must be one of those busy reticles that does magics very accurately and fast ?
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    Well, the MOA-H seems to have a “shoot here” kinda arrow...

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    The MOA-H has the grid. If you can spot your hits it is a much easier correction.

    Let’s say you are shooting at 100 yards and I call your shot 3minutes low and 2 minutes left. You now line up the you crosshairs where you just shot then take the 3rd dot down 2nd to the left and that’s where you hit. Now to hit your target all you need to do is use that dot as your new reticle, put it where your crosshairs were and you should hit.

    Here is a corny video to watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Magmalis View Post
    The MOA-H has the grid. If you can spot your hits it is a much easier correction.

    Let’s say you are shooting at 100 yards and I call your shot 3minutes low and 2 minutes left. You now line up the you crosshairs where you just shot then take the 3rd dot down 2nd to the left and that’s where you hit. Now to hit your target all you need to do is use that dot as your new reticle, put it where your crosshairs were and you should hit.

    Here is a corny video to watch.

    yes!!! thanks for this VALUABLE post and tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    yes!!! thanks for this VALUABLE post and tip.
    I have 2 nightfirce scopes right now. I run a 4-14 SHV with FFP on my hunting rig in MOA with and MOART reticle. It is my favorite for hunting.
    I also have a B.E.A.S.T. on my 338 Lapu AI with the same reticle that I might send back to get a horus type reticle put into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magmalis View Post
    I have 2 nightfirce scopes right now. I run a 4-14 SHV with FFP on my hunting rig in MOA with and MOART reticle. It is my favorite for hunting.
    I also have a B.E.A.S.T. on my 338 Lapu AI with the same reticle that I might send back to get a horus type reticle put into it.
    i'm reading about FFP VS SFP. i think i'd prefer having the crosshair keeping it's size at any magnification VS a crosshair kind of enlarging at the same rate as the magnification increase. i'm guessing that at higher magnification , the SFP let you fine tune you shot better maybe , because THE dot isn't covering a larger part of the target like a FFP does ,henjce the kind of consensus about trying to keep the magnifying as lowest as possible with a FFP.......of course i'm no expert,i'm learning the ropes of the many different reticles available ,and i try to understand how to choose . i see i'm a long way to go........

    ......as for nightforce, it,s really my 1st choice. however, along my research , i learned that the thing to keep in check is litterally the glass themself; seems like NF don't provide the same exact quality glass from batch to batch.it's been discussed in lenght on sniperhide and sniper central ; while nothing that would cold shower my decision because what really count to me is the exact repeatability,and reliability . however, with the price asked for the one i want, i think that i ow to myself at least giving some thoughts about a slll....as of right now, there's more chances than not i will end up with a NXS 5.5X25X56 illuminated ....

    honestly,if i was 100% set on the reticle i need,the purchase would already be a done deal.


    edit: after looking at the vid couple times, the MOA-H is really growing on me.instead of turning the knobs, you just use the different dots nwich allows you to keep the '''standard''' zero@100 at all time.
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    This intellectual midget needs to rub the contents of a large tube of PREPARATION H on his ego and then smack himself with the empty tube until he's in a permanent coma. !

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