Nightforce First Focal Plane Information

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by NightforceKen, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. NightforceKen

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    Long-Range Hunters,

    After extensive research and development, and uncompromised testing, Nightforce Optics, Inc. is proud to introduce the new and long awaited riflescope that incorporates a first focal plane reticle. The new model is called the NXS 3.5-15x50 F1.

    As part of our introduction, we must place emphasis on one vital fact about this product: It will only be available on a very limited basis for the coming months; this is due to our commitment of fulfilling the various U.S. military contracts.

    We anticipate that this model will be available on a very limited basis for the next four to six months. The reason the product is available on a limited bases is due solely to the two facts:

    1) We are fulfilling U.S. military contracts.
    2) We are in the process of ramping up production for this model to meet commercial demand.

    As a point of interest, this new model riflescope, in the Mil-Spec version, is currently in use by several U.S. Army Special Forces groups. We have fulfilled, and are currently fulfilling U.S. Army contracts for this model.

    Product Information for the NXS 3.5-15x50mm F1: Suggested retail price is $2,410.00
    Standard Features Include:
    1) ZeroStop
    2) Illuminated reticle
    3) Side parallax adjustment
    4) Set of Nightforce Ultralite 30mm medium rings, (limited time only)
    Reticle Options:
    1) Two mil-radian reticles are currently available: The Mil-Dot and MLR
    a. Thin-line subtended measurement equals .250 MOA
    2) Proprietary MOA type reticles will be available in the future. (Within the next four to six months)
    Adjustment Options:
    1) .250 MOA elevation and windage adjustments, ZeroStop
    2) 1.0 MOA elevation and 1/2 MOA windage adjustments, ZeroStop
    3) .10 Mil-Radian elevation and windage adjustments, ZeroStop
    a. Considering the fact that we will only offer the Mil-Dot and MLR reticle options in the short term, we believe the Mil-Radian adjustment option will be the most popular of the models listed above for the short term.

    I hope you all find this information helpful.

    Regards,

    Ken
    Nightforce Optics
     
  2. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    Great news, Ken. Look forward to seeing one at SHOT. I find it interesting the 1MOA/0.5 MOA option, like the Lupy M3.


    Are they any other changes to the design? Like the illumination adjustment and/or the ocular/mag ring connection.

    Would love to see a pic if possible.

    Take care,

    Scott
     
  3. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    I've been waiting to hear of the release of these scopes. I'll definately be getting one with the MLR and 1MOA/0.5MOA in the future. I really like that set up. Congrats Nightforce!

    Geb
     
  4. NightforceKen

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    Scott,

    The FFP scope is going to look nearly identical to the standard NXS line.

    When we developed this scope we asked the Military what additions they would like to see in the scope. Tha majority of the responces back was, Keep it the simple and just like the NXS line, so this is what we did.

    Regards,
    Ken
     
  5. CS T

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    Thanks for the info!

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  6. FRANK21

    FRANK21 Well-Known Member

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    Good news!
     
  7. petenz

    petenz Well-Known Member

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    Just one question:

    Why does it cost around $1,000 more than the standard NXS in the same magnification range? Do you anticipate this price to drop any time?

    It just seems an awful lot dearer, although I am sure that it's worth it
     
  8. NightforceKen

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    The reason for the price diferance,

    First Focal Plane scopes require much more time in the building process.

    For example, A very small piece of debris partical floating in the air lands on the reticle during the build process. You might not see this on a second focal plane scope, but a first focal plane scope, it would like like a boulder embeded on your reticle.

    Thank for the input guys,
    Ken
     
  9. Don - In Idaho

    Don - In Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You also get a set of Nightforce Ultralite Rings, MLR 1/10 milradian click knobs and the ZeroStop option at that price.
     
  10. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    We just received the NF FFP scope w/ the MLR reticle, MIL RAD turrets, and free NF UL Rings for $2290.00

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    Mike @ CSGW
     
  11. cdog

    cdog Well-Known Member

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    I sure don't know much about optics, but a 1000 dollar increase is B.S.!!!
    A falcon ffp scope is about 400 bux, apples to oranges I know, but fact is it's ffp!
     
  12. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    I would also think it is the place they are made the last 8 NF and NXS scopes we have got have all had Japan stamped under the tube we were realy surprised as we thought they used some Japanese lenses but did not think the rest of the scopes were made there we thought they were made in the USA?

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     
  13. CS T

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    In scopes I have found it is true you pay for what you get.

    The NF NXS 3.5-15x50mm w/ 0-Stop in MIL-RAD are $1672.00.
    The NF NXS 3.5-15x50mm w/ 0-Stop, Mil-RAD turrets FFP w/ NF UL rings is $2290.00. This is a difference of $618.00 but do not forget we need to minus $160 for the rings so really you are paying $458 for the FFP.

    Mike @ CSGW
     
  14. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    So what models are made in the US and what ones in Japan. Are the 32 and 42 powers all made in Japan and is that the reason they don't come with Zero Stops?

    Also will the FFP scopes become available in 5.5-22X56?

    Cheers Bill