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Post  cyclone72 on Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:07 pm

I can say I have owned one but also say I was dumb enough to sell it as well.Very sharp clarity,built like a tank and I had the one with the EREK turret which made sighting it in alot easier.Right now Im wanting to get a Nighforce 5.5 x 22 with an NP-R2 reticle because it looks very user friendly.With the US scope I had the GAP reticle and it looked pretty busy.
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Post  Bull_127 on Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:28 pm

I have never owned a US Optics nor Nightforce but the ones that I have looked through were exceptional.

I have to say though I don't know if they were any better than the IOR's I have owned.

Of course I have sold them all... affraid

I know have a Konus m30 and it is a damn nice piece of glass. I got it when they were still 199 at BHPhoto. While waiting for the backorder they went up to 599. I still got it for the price I paid!
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Post  cyclone72 on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:58 pm

IOR's are nice and I guess their is not much of a noticeable difference but I can tell their is one,I definitely like the US's glass much better.I have looked through a couple IOR's and my US and to me the US had better clarity but it might be like comparing a NightHawk to a Wilson Combat 1911.I prefer US and NFX over IOR but I wouldnt kick an IOR out of bed either.
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Post  HK91guitarfingers on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:12 pm

Has anyone ever used the Horus Vision reticles?

And if so, what did you think of them?

http://www.horusvision.com/reticles.php




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Post  Bull_127 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:20 pm

I have never even heard of them, but it looks very busy to me. I like to have a clearing around the reticle, just my opinion though.

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Post  HK91guitarfingers on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:36 pm

Indeed, they have many versions, some not so busy.

The idea is to speed up the range/windage adjustment by not having to go to the turrets!
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Post  cyclone72 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:51 pm

too busy,I like the simplicity of NFX's NP-R1 or NP-R2 reticles.
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Post  oneton on Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:00 pm

i agree with ya'll its busy

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Post  Bull_127 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:36 pm

HK91guitarfingers wrote:Indeed, they have many versions, some not so busy.

The idea is to speed up the range/windage adjustment by not having to go to the turrets!

I use a mildot reticle for that. Hasnt failed me yet. After you get used to them you can usually hit pretty close if you use distance calculations for the dots.

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Post  HK91guitarfingers on Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:01 pm

Again, I couldn't agree more Bull_127.
From what I understand the idea behind it is to facilitate rapid hold-over and windage.

I suppose it would be something you would have to practice with and get used to as well.

My mill-Dot on the HK91 is great for Ranging the target and hold-over, but windage has to be dialed in on the scope.

This says it better, I pulled it out of an article about Nightforce Scopes using this reticle.

"A grid reticle instantly allows a user to shoot farther with more accuracy," said Larry Chao, VP of Horus Vision. "You can optically correct for elevation and wind instead of having to do it mechanically by clicking knobs, which takes time and lacks reference points. Your eyes are much faster, more accurate and more adaptable than your fingers.

"Our reticles also allow for superior second-shot correction, because the shooter can optically adjust based on the first shot. They provide a steady optical frame of reference — an absolute measure versus a subjective one."

http://www.horusvision.com/press.php?release=4
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Post  Bull_127 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:05 pm

I guess I would have to see one, I don't ge the gist of how it works, just by looking at it. I am sometimes a little slow LOL

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