NightForce BEAST Mil-XT
The NightForce BEAST Mil-XT has gained superior recognition from its name. Why is the most advanced riflescope on the market today called the BEAST? 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 Mil-XT First Focal Plane
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 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 BEAST was created through a collaboration between U.S. and German engineers, who were tasked with achieving resolution and clarity that surpassed that of any riflescope in the world. They succeeded.
NightForce BEAST Mil-XT’s 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 gives 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 BEAST 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 riflescope. 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 shadow 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 BEAST had to outperform any other existing riflescope in poor light. And it does. The BEAST achieves 90%+ light transmission, which is 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 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 BEAST 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 firefight in a crowded, close in urban environment, or engaging small targets at extreme distances…all in a single day. Our military requested one riflescope equally adept in every conceivable environment. The BEAST’s 5 to 25 x magnification range provides multi scope capability in one sophisticated package.
NightForce BEAST Mil-XT Reticle Breakdown »
|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
|Click Value MIL||.2 and
|Calibrated Ranging Power||N/A|
|Parallax Adjustment||45 yd–∞|
|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|