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Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1 Review

Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1 Review

By Scott Shreve

Id like to start out by saying that Nightforce Optics has done it again. The new ATACR 4-16x42 F1 front focal plane scope is an incredibly functional, well-designed, low-profile, compact scope, and the optical performance is outstanding. The quality and clarity of the scope at 16x magnification is amazing. It truly delivers!

Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1 Review

From the moment I unpacked this scope, I was impressed. The overall compact size, low profile turrets, easy-to-read etched markings on the side parallax and elevation turrets, the capped windage turret, and the incredible clarity of the ED glass combined to form whats arguably the best scope being manufactured today.

Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1 Review

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The ATACR 4-16x42 F1 front focal plane scope has a 34mm main tube, is 12.6 inches in overall length, and weighs 30 oz. MOA models have 89 MOA elevation and 60 MOA windage, while Mil models have 26 Mils of elevation adjustment and 18 Mils on the windage side. Both scopes feature Zero-Hold and Digillum reticle illumination. The scope model I received to T&E has the .1 Mil-Radian Mil-R reticle in it. It is also available with the MOAR, Horus H59, and TReMoR3 reticles. The Mil-R reticle allows precise ranging and accurate hold offs for effective first-shot placement and quick follow-up shots. The floating center crosshair is 1.0 Mil across, and supported with whole, half, .2 and .1 Mil-Radian graduations across the reticle.

Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1 Review For this review, I mounted the scope on a GA Precision, custom-built 6.5 SAUM, with an integral 20 MOA base, and secured it with a set of Nightforce 34mm Ultralite medium-height rings. The scope was easy to zero at the range after a quick bore sighting at 25 yards.
Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1 Review
For this review, I mounted the scope on a GA Precision, custom-built 6.5 SAUM, with an integral 20 MOA base, and secured it with a set of Nightforce 34mm Ultralite medium-height rings. The scope was easy to zero at the range after a quick bore sighting at 25 yards.


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