The following is a Press Release from Nightforce Optics:
New 8 Power Series Kicks Off with a True 1x Capable Optic
Lavonia, GA, U.S. – (December 15, 2017) Nightforce® Optics, leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products including riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories, today introduced a completely new category of optics to their line of finely crafted and durable riflescopes. The state-of-the-art NX8™ series is built upon the legendary NXS™ family of riflescopes, well-known for their robustness and battle-proven design. Applying the latest technology and scientific advancements in optics, Nightforce designed the new NX8.
The first riflescope unveiled in the NX8 family is the new NX8 1-8×24 F1 optic. Specifically designed for short -to medium-range shooting, the compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 riflescope delivers trusted Nightforce performance to virtually any rifle platform, and boasts true 1x capability.
“Constructing such a small riflescope to surpass the performance of most larger scopes entails a solid commitment to innovation and optical technology,” said Nightforce Director of Sales and Marketing, Gordon Myers.
“The compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 has true 1x magnification and a daylight visible reticle with multiple brightness settings, it is versatile enough to use at close ranges, plus, has extraordinary capability at far reaching distances” stated North America Sales Manager, Alan Stilwell. “The NX8 1-8×24 F1 conserves valuable real estate on your rifle at only 8.75 inches in length, and weighs just 17 ounces,” Stilwell added. “Put it on your competition rifle for 3-gun, or use it for a variety of shooting disciplines; the NX8 1-8×24 F1 is also robust enough for professional use.”
As targets increase in distance, the intelligent FC-MIL™ or FC-MOA™ first focal plane reticle options provide precise hold points. For those preferring to dial for long shots, the turrets feature Nightforce ZeroStop® elevation-adjustable technology with windage limiter, allowing for a rapid return to absolute zero regardless of any previous elevation adjustments. Adjustments are a true .2 Mil-Radian or .50 MOA. And, to aid in fast magnification adjustments, the Power Throw Lever (PTL) is included.
On display at SHOT Show 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, the compact and lightweight Nightforce NX8 1-8×24 F1 adds flexibility to your shooting options with fast target acquisition at a variety of distances. Please visit us in booth #20449.
NIGHTFORCE NX8 1-8×24 F1 SPECIFICATIONS:
Focal plane: First
Objective outer diameter: 30 mm
Exit pupil diameter: 1x: 7.9 mm | 8x: 3 mm
Field of view @ 100 yards/100 meters: 1x: 106 ft. | 1x: 32 m
Eye relief: 3.75″ | 95.3 mm
Internal adjustment range for MOA: e: 100 | w: 100
Internal adjustment range for MIL-RADIAN: e: 30 | w: 30
Nightforce Optics has a couple new optics in store for 2016 as well as some new accessories. The following are a few Press Releases from Nightforce.
New Competition™ Fixed 42 x 44 riflescope from Nightforce
The new Nightforce Competition™ Fixed 42 x 44 riflescope combines unparalleled precision with exceptional value for the competitive shooter. This riflescope is purpose built for short range competitive shooting, where weight is an issue. By eliminating the inherent weight of a variable-power mechanism, the Competition™ 42 x 44 weighs just 20.7 ounces. Its ED glass provides exceptional resolving power and color contrast, bringing clarity to the smallest target at extreme ranges.
As with all Nightforce riflescopes, the Competition’s mechanics are extremely robust, impervious to recoil. 1/8 MOA (.125 inch) adjustments track true and without backlash. Side parallax adjustment focuses to under 10 meters, making it an excellent choice for rimfire and air gun competitions, as well as for large caliber and long-range applications. Every advantage for the serious shooter has been included, such as high-visibility engraving, fast-focus eyepiece, sunshade, lens covers and a choice of proven Nightforce CTR-2™ or CTR-3™ reticles.
This new riflescope joins the Competition riflescope family, which includes the extremely successful Competition™ 15-55 x 52, the riflescope chosen by the U.S. F-Class Rifle Team for their campaign to the 2017 World Championships. The Nightforce Competition™ Fixed 42 x 44 retails for $1795 in the US market.
New first focal plane SHV™ 4-14 x 50 F1 from Nightforce
Nightforce has announced their first SHV™ riflescope built with first focal plane reticle technology, the SHV™ 4-14 x 50 F1. This is the latest addition to the company’s popular SHV™ line, winner of two consecutive Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice awards.
The new riflescope features intelligent reticles with illumination that turns off between each of 11 brightness settings, allowing the user to pre-select an illumination level appropriate for lighting conditions, turn it off to preserve battery power, then restore it instantly with a one-click rotation of the dial. This prevents having to cycle through multiple brightness settings, which takes time and can affect the shooter’s night vision. The proprietary Nightforce MOAR™ and MIL-R™ reticles are offered.
The SHV™ 4-14 x 50 includes side parallax adjustment, and offers windage / elevation adjustments in .25 MOA or .1 Mil-Radian increments. It has an exposed elevation turret with Nightforce ZeroSet™, which provides the user with a positive return to their zero point regardless of how many elevation adjustments have been made. The windage adjustment is capped for protection, but the cap can be removed and the windage adjustment used fully exposed. The SHV™ 4-14 x 50 allows 90 MOA of elevation adjustment and 70 MOA windage within its 30mm tube.
“Our SHV™ line has been extremely popular with shooters who demand affordable performance,” said Sean Murphy, marketing project manager, “and the new 4-14x F1 model continues to deliver. Fewer options and a simpler configuration allow us to offer SHV™ models at extremely competitive prices. We created the new 4-14 x 50 F1 to answer customer requests for SHV™ quality and affordability with the unique benefits of first focal plane reticle placement.”
New riflescope accessories from Nightforce
Nightforce Optics has added several items to its growing line of shooting accessories. New are Standard Duty Rings, providing an ideal combination of durability and value. Available in .90, 1.00, 1.25 and 1.50 inch heights for 30mm tubes, the straightforward two-screw design of the new Standard Duty Rings require less front-to-back mounting space, ideal where installation choices are limited. A positive locking jaw design and machined recoil lug provide perfect alignment and superior accuracy when mounted to Mil. Std. 1913 bases (also available from Nightforce). These new rings are a quality option available to shooters for under $100 retail.
The new Nightforce MultiMount™ was originally designed as a platform for close-range sights to be mounted in conjunction with a primary riflescope. The MultiMount™ offers far more versatility, however, functioning as a user-configurable system providing a rock-solid base for any Mil. Std. 1913 accessory that will fit.
Designed to replace the top half of an X-Treme Duty™ ring, the MultiMount allows placement of a Mil. Std. 1913 rail at the 45-degree left, 45-degree right and/or 90-degree up positions. Two rail sections are included, along with mounting hardware. The MultiMount™ is available for 30mm and 34mm X-Treme Duty™ rings.
The RAP™ (Ruggedized Accessory Platform) provides four inches of Mil. Std. 1913 rail space above a riflescope for the mounting of lasers, illumination tools and other accessories. Replacing the top half of Nightforce four- and six-screw X-Treme Duty™ rings, the RAP will withstand heavy recoil and still maintain zero even with delicate accessories or sensors.
The new Compact Magmount™ adds to the tough and reliable Nightforce Xtreme-Duty™ Ultralite Unimount™ and Magmount™ mounting systems, with titanium / aluminum construction providing the performance of steel at half the weight. The Compact Magmount™ requires less rail space than the traditional Magmount, and is available to fit 30mm and 34mm riflescope tubes. Options available include both zero MOA and 20 MOA of taper.
Nightforce manufactures an extensive array of rings, mounts, bases, and related accessories created to maximize accuracy and performance, especially when used in tandem with a Nightforce riflescope.