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Nightforce BEAST 5-25×56 F1 Mil Radian DigIllum Mil-R


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Nightforce BEAST 5-25×56

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 5-25×56 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 accomplished 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 particularly effective for target holdovers, windage leads and range estimation. It eliminates a number of variables, resulting in greater speed and ultimately in greater accuracy in high stress environments.

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 superb contrast, and 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 provide 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/.2 Mil Radian increments. An integral fine adjustment lever provides additional elevation adjustments in .25 MOA/.1 Mil Radian increments. It is the fastest, most precise elevation control ever conceived on a scope. The patented Nightforce ZeroStop system, allowing an instant return to the shooter’s established zero point, is standard. A new 360 degree brake control allows 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, Nightforce knew that the B.E.A.S.T. had to out perform any other existing riflescope 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 riflescope. Only a handful of scopes 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 environment, or engaging 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 gives multi scope capability in one sophisticated package.


Focal Plane First
Magnification Range 5 to 25 x
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Tube Diameter 34 mm

(1.34 in)

Internal Adjustment Range MOA e: 120 MOA
w: 80 MOA
Internal Adjustment Range MIL 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
Illumination Digilum
Elevations Feature Zero Stop

MIL-R F1 Reticle

The Mil-R reticle allows precise ranging and accurate hold offs for effective first shot placement and quick follow up shots.  This reticle features a floating center crosshair which is 1.0 Mil across, whole, half, .2 and .1 Mil Radian graduations across the reticle, and a total of 15 Mil Radian below center.


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