January 2nd, 2019

New Nightforce Products for 2019 — 7-35x56mm ATACR F2 SFP

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Nightforce Optics has introduced a second focal plane version of the popular ATACR™ 7-35×56 F1 scope. The First Focal Plane (FFP) 7-35X ATACR scope is very popular among PRS/NRL competitors. In fact, according to the Precision Rifle Blog, the 7-35x56mm F1 ATACR is a top choice among surveyed PRS/NRL shooters: “The Nightforce ATACR 7-35×56 F1 was on more rifles than any other scope. 20% of them to be exact. It has only been out a couple of years, but has quickly become a favorite among this crowd.” This scope offers ED glass, very good resolution, excellent reliability and stout construction.

Seeing the popularity and success of the FFP 7-35x56mm ATACR, Nighforce decided to bring out a Second Focal Plane (SFP) version. “The F1 first focal plane-version has been so successful, that we wanted to make the same … performance available to those who prefer a second focal plane reticle”, said Nightforce’s Alan Stillwell. We think that’s a good option. For slow-fire target shooting, at known distances, we often prefer the visual “stability” of a Second Focal Plane reticle, which stays constant (in the circle of view) with any magnification (meaning the reticle lines do not grow or shrink as you zoom in or out). MSRP for the new SFP 7-35x56mm ATACR F2 is $3,100.00.

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The ATACR™ 7-35x56mm F2, built on a 34mm tube, provides 100 MOA/29 MRAD of elevation adjustment and 60 MOA/17 MRAD of windage adjustment. Nightforces claims that this scope “delivers superb clarity at every power setting, allowing detailed rendering and identification of small targets at extreme ranges”. The new 7-35X ATACR F2 is offered with either the MOAR-T™ or MIL-C™ proprietary Nightforce reticles. DigIllum reticle illumination and ZeroStop elevation are standard.

New Nightforce MIL-XT Reticle

Nightforce has a new illuminated MIL-XT™ reticle, available in 16X, 25X and 35X ATACR™ F1 (first focal plane) riflescopes. It is designed for precision rifle competition (PRS and NRL). By providing precise hold-over and hold-off points, this reticle helps competitors engage targets rapidly without needing to dial windage or elevation, allowing faster hits “on the clock”. Main lines feature .2 Mil-Radian holds, while each whole Mil-Radian is numbered for fast reference.

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Below center, there are .2 Mil-Radian-spaced floating dots at every vertical Mil-Radian. Whole Mil-Radians dots are larger in size for fast counting. Numbers below center vary in size and are placed on each side for easy counting and verification of appropriate hold points. Nightforce says: “The MIL-XT™ provides excellent range estimation, rapid target engagements and precise first-shot placement.”