NightForce NXS 5.5-22x56mm Scope
Born from Mil-Spec requirements and designed from the ground up, the NightForce NXS 5.5-22x56mm Scope line of battlefield ready precision scopes stand ready to function flawlessly under the harshest extremes and meet your most demanding needs. From the proprietary Mil-Spec bonding agent incorporated in the optical mounting package which ensures no metal to glass contact, to the hardened bronze materials utilized in the adjustment and erector tube assemblies, the Nightforce NXS family of riflescopes define Rugged, Reliable, Repeatable. Need proof? Watch The Torture Test video and decide for yourself.
The Nightforce MOAR reticle is a major advancement in precision shooting. a floating center crosshair two MOA wide and two MOA tall provides a precise aiming point— especially on smaller targets at longer ranges. One-MOA elevation and windage spacings provide for more accurate range finding and hold offs compared to ordinary reticles with coarser markings.
The Nightforce MOAR has thicker line subtensions than the traditional reticles, and is marked with 10, 20 and 30 MOA elevation indicators (10 and 20 MOA windage indicators), making it extremely fast and easy to view under field conditions.
The MOAR design is more intuitive, easier to see in low light and more visible against dark backgrounds and
in shadows than other MOA reticles. Shooters will also find the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock posts to be an excellent asset for greater speed and target acquisition.
The MOAR has established new levels of precision and ease of use for the long-range shooter.
Nightforce customers asked for a finer version of our MOAR reticle for even more precision at extreme ranges, and the new MOAR-T delivers. .0625 MOA lines, with 1 MOA elevation and windage markings. Allows accurate rangefinding and holdover estimation at the longest distances. Center Illumination only.
The elevation and windage marks can be used for ranging objects when the size of the target is known. Bracket the target from top to bottom or side to side within the marks. Distance to target can then be determined using this formula:
- Target size in inches ÷ moa x 100 = range in yards.
Please note that accurate rangefinding with the MOAR reticle can only be accomplished at the power settings shown above.
.5 Mil and 1 Mil divisions allow for multiple zeroes, holdover, hold under and windage adjustments without touching elevation or windage knobs. Excellent for range estimation.
The Nightforce MIL-R reticle can provide you with an accurate distance to your target, when the size of the target is known, by utilizing one of the following Mil relation formulas:
- Target Size in Inches ÷ Image Size Measured in Mils in Reticle x 27.77 = Distance in Yards
- Target Size in Inches ÷ Image Size Measured in Mils in Reticle x 25.4 = Distance in Meters
- Target Size in Centimeters ÷ Image Size Measured in Mils in Reticle x 10.93 = Distance in Yards
- Target Size in Centimeters ÷ Image Size Measured in Mils in Reticle x 10 = Distance in Meters
For example, a standard stop sign measures 30” tall x 30” wide. Knowing the size of the target, in this case, a stop sign, and applying the correct formula above, you will be able to accurately calculate the distance to your target.
- Known target size = 30”
- Image size = 2.5 Mils. To measure image size of target in Mils, refer to the reticle diagram above.
- Divide target size (30”) by image size in reticle (2.5) = 12
- For distance in yards, multiply 12 x 27.77 (constant) = 333.24 yards to target.
- For distance in meters, multiply 12 x 25.4 (constant) = 304.8 meters to target.
Your ability to accurately measure your target in your reticle does take some practice to become
|Objective Lens Diameter||50mm|
|Tube Diameter||30 mm
|Internal Adjustment Range
|e: 100 MOA
(e: 27.3 Mil)
w: 60 MOA
(w: 16.4 Mil)
|Click Value||.250 MOA
|Calibrated Ranging Power||22x|
|Parallax Adjustment||50 yd–∞|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||5.5x: 9.1 mm
22x: 2.3 mm
|Eye Relief||95 mm
|Field of View
(@100 yards 100 meters)
|5.5x: 17.5 ft
(5.5x: 5.3 m)
22x: 4.7 ft
(22x: 1.4 m)
|Objective Outer Diameter||59 mm|
|Eyepiece Outer Diameter||43 mm|
|Front/Rear Mounting Length||2.83 in
|Power Throw Lever||Accessory|
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