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Posted: 1/11/2006 1:20:42 PM EDT
I'm considering the NightForce 2.5 - 10x24 NXS with the NP-R2 reticle mounted in a Larue SPR Mount and I have a few questions for those of you with similar configurations.

For those of you that have this model of scope, do you like it and recommend it? I'll be primarily using the scope for recreational shooting and the occasional coyote hunt. I expect my normal shooting range will be from 50 – 300 yards, but I may do some shooting with it at 500 yards from time to time.

For those with a NightForce scope with the NP-R2 reticle, is it easy to learn how to use this reticle to compensate for bullet drop and wind?

I will be frequently removing the scope so I can use my iron sights for competitive shooting. Is the Larue SPR a good mount for this type of scenario? How well does it hold zero after being removed and then re-installed?

Thank you!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:31:27 PM EDT
Bumping for a reply
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:53:49 PM EDT
All I can comment on is the Larue mount. In my opinion, they are the best!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:39:13 AM EDT
i have the nightforce but in 5.5-22x50 with the np-r2 reticle and its great to use.


some complain about the thin lines but in my opinion it makes for a more accurate shot placement. also it being in moa makes it easier to range but thats just my opinion.

with the larue mount, dont own the spr mount but have the aimpoint and acog mount along with the buis and it returns zero pretty well.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:08:13 AM EDT
Nightforce/NPR2 Ret. Highly recommended, But you may consider a NXS with more power than the 2.5-10x if you will be shooting out to 500yds.

The LaRue mount is the ONLY way to go!!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:36:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:37:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
new-argirl has that scope/mount set up. We like it quite a bit. The scope is hard to use for quick shots at closer ranges, but for anything mid to longer ranges, its awesome.
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Is this scope difficult to use because of the reticle or something else about the scope, i.e. eye relief, FOV, etc?

Thanks
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:34:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:52:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:57:23 PM EDT
I've been considering one myself. What's the glass quality to say a Leupy or HorusVision? I've never even picked up a Nightforce scope before, hopefully there will be one at the gunshow tomorrow.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:27:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:56:03 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies received so far, everyone. The more I read about the NightForce scopes, the more I'm becoming convinced that they're the way to go. They're only a little more than the Leupy's for cost, so why not just go for it.

I'm not overly concerned about how this scope will perform for CQB, because I don't plan to use it for that. Almost everything I'll be doing will be in the 50 - 300 yard range, and I think this scope should fit the bill just right for this. I may use it once in a great while out to 500 yards, but I'm not willing to double the weight of the scope by going up to the 3.5 - 15 NF scope.

I was just reading on NF's site about how to use the NP-R2 reticle, and it sounds like it's a piece of cake to use even for people like me who aren't good with math!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:02:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MSTN:
NO, THERE'S NO PARTICULAR ISSUE WITH THIS SCOPE AND MOUNT COMBO THAT PRESENTS A PROBLEM. ANY MAGNIFIED OPTIC WILL BE SLOWER AT CLOSE RANGE THAN A UNIT POWER OPTIC LIKE THE AIMPOINT OR THE EOTECH. CRANKING THE POWER ON THE SCOPE DOWN AS LOW AS IT WILL GO WILL CERTAINLY HELP, THOUGH.

I SELL NIGHTFORCE SCOPES AND I SELL LARUE PRODUCTS ( WHEN I CAN GET THEM !!! ). IN PARTICULAR, WE OFFER THE NF 2.5-10X24 WITH THE LARUE SPR SCOPE MOUNT. PLAIN AND SIMPLE, I DO THIS BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE THE BEST AVAILABLE FOR THE AR'.

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WES GRANT
MSTN.BIZ



show off

doesnt the NF scopes cost a lot more than MR/T??
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:07:29 PM EDT
Grant,

I heard that only one offer was received for the contract - is this true? Lightforce AUS was the only one to apply.

Also I heard that the contract will be over a five year period for a minimum of 40 scopes to a maximum of 7,700 scopes.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 1:03:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:

Originally Posted By MSTN:
NO, THERE'S NO PARTICULAR ISSUE WITH THIS SCOPE AND MOUNT COMBO THAT PRESENTS A PROBLEM. ANY MAGNIFIED OPTIC WILL BE SLOWER AT CLOSE RANGE THAN A UNIT POWER OPTIC LIKE THE AIMPOINT OR THE EOTECH. CRANKING THE POWER ON THE SCOPE DOWN AS LOW AS IT WILL GO WILL CERTAINLY HELP, THOUGH.

I SELL NIGHTFORCE SCOPES AND I SELL LARUE PRODUCTS ( WHEN I CAN GET THEM !!! ). IN PARTICULAR, WE OFFER THE NF 2.5-10X24 WITH THE LARUE SPR SCOPE MOUNT. PLAIN AND SIMPLE, I DO THIS BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE THE BEST AVAILABLE FOR THE AR'.

photos.imageevent.com/smglee/mstn/DSCN1303.jpg

photos.imageevent.com/smglee/mstn/DSCN1204.jpg

photos.imageevent.com/smglee/mstn/DSCN1061.jpg

WES GRANT
MSTN.BIZ



show off

doesnt the NF scopes cost a lot more than MR/T??



Yeah, about $4-500 difference, depending where you look. That's why I was asking about the quality of the glass. I like the MR/T recticle better but the clarity is what's gonna make it or break it for me.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:59:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:48:38 AM EDT
I have a 2.5 – 10 X 24 Nightforce scope originally I went with the FC-2 reticle. The dot was way too large so I sent the scope in to Nightforce and had it fitted with the NP-R2 reticle. I like the NP-R2 reticle a lot better than the FC-2 but the NP-R2 reticle is a lot thinner than what I would like for it to be. I think the scope would be a lot better for the SPR role if the lines on the retilce were 1.5 to 2.0 times wider than what they currently are.

My .02 cents
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:48:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:51:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:46:24 PM EDT
I have a Leupold 2.5x8x32 on a Remington Mountain Rifle. On the 2.5x10 its the 24 concerns me with a 10X scope. Night Force is a great product from what I hear but is the 24 diameter not too much of a compromise?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:33:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:39:43 PM EDT
Wes, Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question.
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