Nightforce BEAST 5-25x56mm
Why is the most advanced riflescope on the market today called the B.E.A.S.T.? It has nothing to do with size, weight, or appearance. Nightforce engineers were asked to do what was thought impossible…to create a riflescope the likes of which had never been built before. To invent radical new technologies that solve old problems inherent to competitor’s products. And to include capabilities and features that for years had been nothing but pipe dreams. Cut no corners, they were told. Not on materials, on quality, on workmanship, on durability. Conceive the ultimate riflescope, we asked them. Then build it.
Nightforce BEAST 5-25x56mm Features
First Focal Plane Precision
While locating a reticle in a riflescope’s second focal plane is most common, a first focal plane location has distinct advantages to the shooter. All reticle subtensions, whether in MOA or Mil Radian configuration, remain in the same visual proportion to the target across the scope’s entire magnification range. This makes a first focal plane reticle effective for target holdovers, windage leads and range estimation. It eliminates a number of variables, resulting in greater speed and in greater accuracy in high stress environments.
A Combination of Technology and Performance Never Before Put Into A Riflescope
The U.S. military spoke, and Nightforce listened. The playing field in warfare has changed. Our military snipers are engaging targets at ever increasing ranges; extremely difficult targets demanding levels of positive identification, accuracy and optical performance that were impossible with existing technology. The U.S. military threw out all the conventions associated with tactical day scopes, and requested a scope unlike any ever created.
Thus was born the B.E.A.S.T.
New Standards of Resolution and Clarity.
There are plenty of high magnification variable power riflescopes on the market. But, magnification without extreme resolving power, razor sharp clarity and great contrast, even in dismal light, is of no value. Military snipers are now called upon to positively identify targets and distinguish threats at distances measured in hundreds of meters. The slightest nuance in appearance can, for example, separate a legitimate IED threat from an innocent non combatant. The optical prescription and glass used in the B.E.A.S.T. was created through a collaboration between U.S. and German engineers, who were tasked with achieving resolution and clarity that surpassed that of any scope in the world, and they succeeded.
Intelligent and Intuitive.
True to eye light transmission exceeds 90 percent, with resolution and image clarity at unprecedented levels. XtremeSpeed adjustments on a 34 mm tube give you 60 MOA, 20 Mil Radians, of adjustment instantly in a single rotation, 120 MOA total travel, meeting, or exceeding, the effective range of any known cartridge at extreme distances.
The heart of the B.E.A.S.T. is its i4F intelligent four function elevation control. Initial adjustments with the primary elevation knob are lightning fast, in .50 MOA or .2 Mil Radian increments. An integral fine adjustment lever provides additional elevation adjustments in .25 MOA or .1 Mil Radian increments. It is the fastest, most precise elevation control ever conceived on a scope. The patented Nightforce Zero Stop system, for an instant return to the shooter’s established zero point, is standard. A new 360 degree brake control for instant securing of elevation adjustments.
The Highest Possible Light Transmission.
The professional sniper’s world is one of shadows and darkness. Enemies intent upon doing harm are not in the habit of operating in broad daylight. Thus, from day one, we knew that the B.E.A.S.T. had to outperform any other existing scope in poor light. And it does. The B.E.A.S.T. achieves 90%+ light transmission, approaching the maximum limit of what is physically possible. There is no such thing as 100% light transmission in a scope. Only a handful of riflescopes in the world have ever topped the 90% figure, and the human eye can distinguish differences of approximately 3%. At first or last light, the B.E.A.S.T. can make the difference between a precise shot or no shot at all.
Applicable To Any Tactical Environment.
At just 15.37″ length, the B.E.A.S.T. is very compact relative to its power, allowing friendly attachment of thermal, night vision and other accessories. On today’s battlefield, our servicemen can find themselves in a fire fight in a crowded, close in urban setting, or small targets at extreme distance, all in a single day. Our military requested one riflescope equally adept in every conceivable environment, and the B.E.A.S.T.’s 5 to 25 x magnification range provides multi scope capability in one package.
|Magnification Range||5 to 25 x|
|Objective Lens Diameter||56 mm|
|Tube Diameter||34 mm|
|Internal Adjustment Range||e: 120 MOA
w: 80 MOA
|Internal Adjustment Range||e: 34.9 Mil
w: 23.27 Mil
|Click Value MOA||.50 and .250 MOA|
|Click Value MIL||.2 and .1 Mil rad|
|Calibrated Ranging Power||N/A|
|Parallax Adjustment||45 yd to ∞|
|Exit Pupil Diameter 5 x||8.3 mm|
|Exit Pupil Diameter 25 x||2.3 mm|
|Eye Relief||85 to 90 mm
3.35 in to 3.54 in
|Field of View @100 yards||5 x 18.7 ft
25 x 4.92 ft
|Field of View @100 meters||5 x 5.7 m
25 x 1.45 m
|Objective Diameter||65 mm|
|Elevations Feature||Zero Stop|
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