Nightforce Optics just unveiled two new 1-8x24mm riflescopes to close out 2017.

First up is the NX8 1-8×24 F1. This optic represents the first entry in the company’s new NX8 family of riflescopes.

Designed for short -to medium-range shooting, the compact NX8-8×24 F1 boasts “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 Nightforce’s North America sales manager Alan Stilwell said in a statement. “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.”

The scope includes FC-MIL or FC-MOA first focal plane reticle options, offering up precise hold points. For those wanting to dial in longer shots, the turrets feature Nightforce’s ZeroStop elevation-adjustable technology with a windage limiter, allowing for a fast return to absolute zero regardless of previous elevation adjustments. The adjustments are  true .2 Mil-Radian or .50 MOA. To help with fast magnification adjustments, the Power Throw Lever is included, according to the presser.

The next riflescope on tap is the latest entry in the company’s Advanced Tactical Riflescope (ATACR) series, the ATACR 1-8×24 F1.

Measuring 10 inches in length and weighing 21 ounces, it features a Nightforce intelligent first focal plane reticle; daylight-visible, center red dot for rapid engagements; and multi-coated ED glass that offers “superb light transmission, brilliant images and exceptional color contrast,” the press release says. The 8x zoom, meanwhile, helps the shooter engage target at maximum effective ranges, while the low-profile, true .1 Mil-Radian adjustments are capped to prevent accidental adjustment.

“We originally designed the Nightforce ATACR first focal plane riflescopes for our military customers,” said Nightforce Director of Sales and Marketing Gordon Myers. “They remain the foundation for our MilSpec riflescopes to this day. ATACR optics are well-received by long range shooters, because we combine battle-proven ruggedness with high quality optics and functionality. Our new ATACR 1-8×24 F1 incorporates all the advantages of the ATACR family in one of the most compact and adaptable 1-8 power optics available in the marketplace today.”

“At dusk, dawn, or mid-day; whether you’re shooting close-quarters or long-range distances, the versatile ATACR 1-8×24 F1 delivers a superior field of view and is exceptionally precise. This riflescope’s bomb-proof reliability, extremely low-profile adjustments, and this model’s intelligent FC-DM reticle, is robust enough to partner up with any designated marksman or competitor,” Stilwell added.

MSRP for the NX8 1-8×24 F1 is $1,750. The ATACR 1-8×24 F1 is priced at $2,800. Look for both of these models to make their official debut at SHOT Show 2018 in January.

For more information, visit, and see the specs for each scope below.


Nightforce NX8 1-8×24 F1 Specs

  • 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
  • Click value: .5 MOA | .2 MIL-RADIAN
  • Parallax adjustment: Fixed at 125 m
  • Tube diameter: 1.18″/30 mm
  • Eyepiece outer diameter: 40 mm
  • Overall length (in/mm): 8.75/222
  • Weight (oz/g): 17/482
  • Mounting length (in/mm): 5.7/144
  • PTL (Power Throw Lever): Standard
  • Reticles available: FC-MOA/FC-MIL
  • Illumination: Daylight visible, externally adjustable
  • Elevation Feature: ZeroStop
  • MSRP: $1,750

Nightforce ATACR 1-8×24 F1 Specs

  • Focal plane: First
  • Objective outer diameter: 34 mm
  • Field of view @100 yards/100 meters 1x: 11.26 mm | 96.1 ft | 29.3 m
  • Field of view @100 yards/100 meters 8x: 3.19 mm | 13.1 ft | 4 m
  • Eye relief: 3.74″ | 95 mm
  • Internal adjustment range (Mil): e: 30 | w: 30
  • Click value: .1 MIL-RADIAN
  • Parallax adjustment: Fixed at 125 m
  • Tube diameter: 1.34″/34 mm
  • Eyepiece outer diameter: 46 mm
  • Overall length (in/mm): 10.08/256
  • Weight (oz/g): 21/595
  • Mounting length (in/mm): 5.67/144
  • PTL (Power Throw Lever): Standard
  • Reticles available: FC-DM
  • Illumination: Daylight visible, externally adjustable
  • Elevation feature: Capped, finger-adjustable
  • Covers: Tenebraex included
  • MSRP: $2,800


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