Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42mm Compact Scope

The Nightforce NXS  2.5-10 X 42 Compact Scope is the biggest and baddest little scope on the market. There are only two ways we could improve upon the Nightforce 2.5-10 x 32 NXS Compact…one of the most popular, most proven scopes. One way is by increasing the size of the objective lens to 42mm, making it even more effective in low light. The other way is by adding new technology, additional features, and more options. Nightforce has done that, too. The result is a scope of streamlined proportions, minimal weight, and performance far beyond its size. Actually, beyond most scopes of any size.

Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42mm Compact Scope Features

Optimal Low Light Performance

42mm objective maximizes light transmission without compromising overall light weight and compact profile.

Side Parallax Adjustment

One of the only 10x riflescopes on the market with adjustable parallax— from 25 yards to infinity.

Power Throw Lever (PTL)

Instant magnification changes in a fraction of a second, even if you’re wearing gloves. Your scope arrives with a flush insert, which you can easily replace with the threaded PTL knob. Like so many Nightforce features, the PTL is included on the Compacts at no extra cost.

MIL-DOT Reticles

Developed by the military, the Mil-Dot reticle allows the sniper to efficiently estimate range to target. It is the most popular reticle design for law enforcement use. Nightforce has improved upon older mil-dot styles with the creation of see through round dots placed on the vertical and horizontal cross lines that serve as reference points. Instead of solid dots and posts that can obscure the target, the Nightforce design allows the sniper to more accurately and quickly estimate range to target. The dots are spaced precisely 1 mil apart, representing 3.6 inches at 100 yards at specified power. The reticle is etched on precision multi-coated compound glass, eliminating possible breakage and misalignment. Nightforce illumination technology allows the reticle to glow red, and it can be adjusted across a range of intensities. This ensures excellent reticle contrast in low light when illuminated, or a well defined black reticle when not illuminated.



Focal Plane Second
Magnification Range 2.5-10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Tube Diameter 30 mm
(1.18 in)
Internal Adjustment Range MOA e: 100 MOA
w: 100MOA
Internal Adjustment Range Mil e: 27.3 Mil
w: 27.3 Mil
Click Value .250 MOA
.1 Mil-rad
Calibrated Ranging Power 10x
Parallax Adjustment 25 yd–∞
Exit Pupil Diameter 2.5x: 15.5 mm
10x: 4.4 mm
Eye Relief 88 mm
(3.5 in)
Field of View @100 yards 2.5x: 44 ft
10x: 11 ft
Field of View @100 meters 2.5x: 13.4 m
10x: 3.4 m
Objective Outer Diameter 50 mm
Eyepiece Outer Diameter 40 mm
Overall Length (inches/mm) 11.9 in
(302 mm)
Weight (ounces/grams) 19 oz
Mounting Length (inches/mm) 5.1 in
(130 mm)
Front/Rear Mounting Length 1.56 in
2.30 in
Power Throw Lever Standard
Reticles Available IHR
Illumination Digillum
Elevation Feature ZeroStop

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs


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