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Nightforce Optics unleashed a new short to medium range scope series, the NX8, crafted to set tactical hearts a flutter.
Derived from the company’s NXS platform, the NX8 1-8×24 F1 is the first scope to launch under the NX8 banner. Whether you’re clearing houses or pretending to on the range, the NX8 offers a 1x magnification for close to mid-range engagements. Designed to be both compact and lightweight, the 8.75-inch NX8 pairs a daylight visible reticle with multiple brightness settings to furnish shooters with a bevy of options. Tipping scales at 17-ounces, Nightforce says the scope is versatile so as to accommodate a variety of shooting styles.
“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,” said North America Sales Manager, Alan Stilwell. “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.”
Pushing an “intelligent design,” the NX8 features a FC-MIL or FC-MOA first focal plane reticle that offers precise hold points. Nightforce says shooters dialing for distance, will also find the turrets are equipped with Nightforce ZeroStop — an elevation-adjustable tech that allows for quick return to zero. Adjustments are .2 Mil-Radian or .50 MOA with the company outfitting the scope with a Power Throw Lever for faster magnification adjustments.
In addition to the NX8 scope, priced at $1,750, Nightforce also offers several accessories to get shooters up and running including X-Treme Duty Ultralite mounts and rings.