Nightforce Optics NX8 1-8X24 F1 rifle scope
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Nightforce Optics is broadening its line of tough NXS scopes with the new the NX8 1-8×24 F1 rifle scope. Here’s their press release . . .

Nightforce® Optics, leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products including riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories, today introduced a completely new category of optics to their line of finely crafted and durable riflescopes. The state-of-the-art NX8™ series is built upon the legendary NXS™ family of riflescopes, well-known for their robustness and battle-proven design. Applying the latest technology and scientific advancements in optics, Nightforce designed the new NX8.

The first riflescope unveiled in the NX8 family is the new NX8 1-8×24 F1 optic. Specifically designed for short -to medium-range shooting, the compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 riflescope delivers trusted Nightforce performance to virtually any rifle platform, and boasts true 1x capability.

“Constructing such a small riflescope to surpass the performance of most larger scopes entails a solid commitment to innovation and optical technology,” said Nightforce Director of Sales and Marketing, Gordon Myers.

“The compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 has true 1x magnification and a daylight visible reticle with multiple brightness settings, it is versatile enough to use at close ranges, plus, has extraordinary capability at far reaching distances” stated North America Sales Manager, Alan Stilwell. “The NX8 1-8×24 F1 conserves valuable real estate on your rifle at only 8.75 inches in length, and weighs just 17 ounces,” Stilwell added. “Put it on your competition rifle for 3-gun, or use it for a variety of shooting disciplines; the NX8 1-8×24 F1 is also robust enough for professional use.”

As targets increase in distance, the intelligent FC-MIL™ or FC-MOA™ first focal plane reticle options provide precise hold points. For those preferring to dial for long shots, the turrets feature Nightforce ZeroStop® elevation-adjustable technology with windage limiter, allowing for a rapid return to absolute zero regardless of any previous elevation adjustments. Adjustments are a true .2 Mil-Radian or .50 MOA. And, to aid in fast magnification adjustments, the Power Throw Lever (PTL) is included.

On display at SHOT Show 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, the compact and lightweight Nightforce NX8 1-8×24 F1 adds flexibility to your shooting options with fast target acquisition at a variety of distances. Please visit us in booth #20449.

Focal plane: First
Objective outer diameter: 30 mm
Exit pupil diameter: 1x: 7.9 mm | 8x: 3 mm
Field of view @ 100 yards/100 meters: 1x: 106 ft. | 1x: 32 m
Eye relief: 3.75″ | 95.3 mm
Internal adjustment range for MOA: e: 100 | w: 100
Internal adjustment range for MIL-RADIAN: e: 30 | w: 30
Click value: .5 MOA | .2 MIL-RADIAN
Parallax adjustment: Fixed at 125 m
Tube diameter: 1.18″/30 mm
Eyepiece outer diameter: 40 mm
Overall length (in/mm): 8.75/222
Weight (oz/g): 17/482
Mounting length (in/mm): 5.7/144
PTL (Power Throw Lever): Standard
Reticles available: FC-MOA™/FC-MIL™
Illumination: Daylight visible, externally adjustable
Elevation Feature: ZeroStop®
MSRP: $1,750

For information on the new Nightforce NX8 1-8×24 F1 riflescope, click here.

For further information on Nightforce Optics, please visit, or email Strategic Marketing Manager, Fred Karl at [email protected].

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About Nightforce
As a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products including riflescopes, spotting scopes and accessories, Nightforce builds the most rugged, reliable, and repeatable optics available. We are known for exceptional products, each built with painstaking craftsmanship. Every riflescope is crafted with such fanatical attention to detail, it is expected to hold up to the most punishing conditions, and last generations. The legendary Nightforce quality testing involves impact tests and follow up inspections that ensure the riflescope is ready to perform to customer expectations and more.

Based in Orofino, Idaho, Nightforce has established an industry benchmark for the highest performing products. Nightforce optics have accompanied elite soldiers into battle, world champion shooters to the winner’s podium, and helped hunters take the trophy of a lifetime.

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  1. In am a medical doctor with an understanding wife
    I mean she is o k with $800 silencer, $200 tax stamps, even gave me an arsenal a.k. one year for Father’s Day!
    And ongoing ammo expenses from Shooting all the time
    But a scope with an MSRP of 1750?!
    There must be a lot of people with that kind of cash to spend on a scope, but that is out of my league

    • doc, that’s a fair price for quality glass. If your wife asks just say Skillshot said so and that should settle the argument.

  2. Not sure where you got 17oz from but it says directly on their website that it weighs 21oz. Still a pretty good weight. But not 17oz…..

    • Incorrect, you are thinking of the ATACR 1-8 which is 21oz…..the NX8 is in fact exactly as stated.

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