I can't quote you dimensional tolerances or statistical facts because we were asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement before our tour started. But let me just say I watched an engineer who was doing quality checks for manufacturing tolerances on a special electronic measuring device that cost much, much more than the combined values of my two vehicles and all my personal rifles.
In fact, one strong impression I got from the tour is that the strong growth in sales and profits in recent years has enabled them to make very large investments in technology and personnel that will enable them to further excel.
Before any new scope is sent out the door it undergoes a very rigorous inspection.
Inspection checklist form.
Each scope is put through an impact test. It is pounded against a hard surface to test integrity of the reticle and the erector tube components. This has to do with repeatability of "clicks" for adjusting for both elevation and windage.
The scope is struck on the target in several different directions. And then it is subject again to the repeatability tests.
All scopes are checked for resolution (sharpness), clarity, brightness, repeatability and other factors.
As we left Orofino, Idaho that day to continue our long, pleasant journey home, it was with a sense that the team members at Nightforce Optics truly epitomize the concept of “a culture of excellence".
Our new friends at Nightforce.
Len Backus is the owner of www.LongRangeHunting.com. He has been a long range hunter since the 90's and is as likely to bag his game with a camera as with a rifle or a specialty handgun. His outdoor photography can be seen at LenBackus.com.
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