Nikon has announced its new BLACK riflescope series—a new category of dedicated optics with models engineered for both precision long-range rifle and action-shooting AR enthusiasts—at price points that put the scopes well within reach for most who are looking to enter this genre of rifle shooting.
For the precision rifle shooter, Nikon’s BLACK X1000 is offered in a range of 4-16x50 and 6-24x50 models with X-MRAD or X-MOA tactical-style reticles synchronized to elevated windage and elevation turrets.
Rapid-action shooters like 3-gun competitors who need quick targeting capability with AR/MSR platforms should check out the new BLACK FORCE1000 1-4x24 riflescope, which features capped turrets and a SpeedForce reticle. When the riflescope is dialed down to its true 1x magnification, the reticle’s illuminated double horseshoe center portion serves as quick reference for reaction-speed target acquisition and engagement, as well as for establishing moving target leads. The SpeedForce MOA reticle also integrates BDC circles and hash marks for precise intermediate-range target holdovers.
BLACK series reticles can be applied to virtually any shooting application, regardless of caliber or ballistic performance and can be further optimized for specific shooting situations utilizing Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. All riflescopes in this series feature a 30 mm main body tube built with aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and Type 3 hard anodizing MIL-STD anodizing for ruggedness and optimum strength-to-weight ratios.
These scopes will be on dealers' shelves in spring 2017. For more information, please visit nikonsportoptics.com.