Rifle Scopes MLR or MIL DOT

Some Day

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Going to buy a nightforce 5.5-22x56 but in a debate witch to go with the MLR or MIL-dot reticle. going to use it for hunting and shooting long distance or should i go with a different reticle for what i am going to use it for
 

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Re: MLR or MIL DOT

I would go MLR out of those two. If i was buying one for your stated purposes, I would probably go NP-R1.
 

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Why with the NP-R1 could you explain to me a little i am knew to this just getting started in long range shooting.I've shoot deer out to 500 yds an target shoot that range with factory rifles but now i am having a rifle built to do it right. to hunt with and shoot down at williamsport 1000 yard club.i am not that knowledgeable about the reticles so any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Re: MLR or MIL DOT

The NP-R1, combined with 1/4 moa adjustments, will provide finer holdover points in the reticle and finer adjustments. For long range hunting and paper punching, the finer adjustments will be appreciated.
 

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Re: MLR or MIL DOT

I have shot both and own an MLR NXS.

To my taste, the Mil-Dots clutter up the reticle. The MLR reticle is clean and easy to use.

I prefer the MLR. Cleaner, simpler, easier (for me) to use.
 

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I also prefer the MLR. Makes no difference to me until ranging. Then, I find dots difficult to use....is that target 1/2 a dot or 5/8???
 

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Re: MLR or MIL DOT

I was thinking about the mil to mil do they make that in a NP-R1. Thanks matchking and all you other guys for the info.I am thinking strongly on the NP-R1