The reps from Nightforce were on hand, and they did not disappoint. They brought several models—one of which is still a closely held secret at the time of this writing.
The first scope to talk about is the ATACR 4-16x42. It is crystal clear, as you would expect, with multicoated ED glass lenses. The easy-to-adjust turrets have a lowprofile ZeroHold feature, available in 0.1 MRAD (12 mils per revolution) or 0.25 MOA (30 MOA per revolution).
The capped windage adjustment prevents accidental adjustment. The parallax adjustment is marked with approximate numbered distances and is coupled with digital reticle illumination. The eyepiece features an integrated Power Throw Lever (PTL) and an XtremeSpeed thread for making a fast diopter adjustment. All these features are paired with an intelligent Nightforce F1 first focal plane reticle that provides fast hold-off adjustments and precise distance calculations.
In addition, another of the demo rifles was fitted with an ATACR 7-35×56 F1 with the MOAR F1 reticle that has many of the same features as 4-16x42 plus 100 MOA of elevation. The added magnification is just what the doctor ordered for reaching those long-range targets.
No trip to the range is complete without a spotting scope. The TS-80 Hi-DEF 20-60x helped with following bullet trace and made identifying target hits easy.
Nightforce doesn’t make it easy to choose, but with so many different reticle options with each scope and a wide variety of magnification ranges, it makes one that will fit your needs.
Several Nightforce optics were on hand, such as this ATACR 7-35×56 F1 with an MOAR F1 reticle.