SOCOM selected the Nightforce 4-20x50 ATACR riflescope.

The U.S. SOCOM community just selected a new long-range optic. The Nightforce ATACR 4-20×50 F1 will fill the Ranging – Variable Power Scope (R-VPS) component of the Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optics (MAS-D) Program.

SOCOM Selects Nightforce ATACR 4-20×50 F1

The Mil-Spec ATACR riflescope integrates as the Mid-Range and Designated Marksman solutions for U.S. Special Operations Command’s current and future Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon Systems. The R-VPS will round out a complete family of variable-power scopes awarded to Nightforce Optics within the MAS-D Program.

The ATACR 4-20X comes optimized to provide improved target detection and identification. It also improves hit probability for engagements out to 1,200 meters, according to Nightforce Optics.

“We are both proud and humbled to realize another Nightforce ATACR model selection within the VPS family of scopes for USSOCOM. While a new benchmark for us, the real benefit is the continuity it brings to the end user. Now, regardless of weapon system, they will have commonality in adjustment features and ancillary components”, said Nightforce’s MIL-GOV-LE Business Development Manager, Tod Litt.

The ATACR 4-20X offers performance in intermediate range target detection. It also delivers reliable mechanical adjustment, according to Nightforce. The optic features ED glass, 0.1 Mil-Radian adjustement value for windage and elevation. It comes with the Horus Vision TREMOR3 reticle and a tan, hardcoat anodized finish. It also comes with a purpose-built scope mount and laser rangefinder integration platform. Employed as a complete solution, the user detects, ranges and receives a firing solution.

The optics will augment multiple systems in the SOCOM inventory. The ATACR 4-20X will support the MRGG (Mid-Range Gas Gun) upon fielding. For even more info, please visit

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