With the incredible boom in the AR market in recent years, lots of optics and accessory manufacturers have been developing products specific to black rifles. Nikon is one of the latest companies to bring out an optic line built for America's favorite rifle, as well as other tactical-type rifles.
Nikon's new BLACK riflescope line will consist of five models and is designed to meet the needs of both precision long-range shooters and action-shooting AR enthusiasts. The line is expected to be available to shooters sometime in the Spring of this year.
The first offering in the new Nikon BLACK riflescope lineup is the BLACK 1000. Tailored more toward precision shooters, the BLACK 1000 will be available in 4-16×50 and 6-24×50 models featuring either X-MOA or X-MRAD tactical-style reticles synchronized to elevated windage and elevation turrets. These new reticle designs offer clean views, while also providing added functionality to the shooter, and the elevated turrets should make precise dialing for windage and elevation quite easy.
There are three 4-16×50 models available. Two are available with illumination and either the X-MOA or X-MRAD reticle, while the other model features a non-illuminated X-MOA reticle. Meanwhile, the fourth model is the 6-24×50, which comes with an illuminated X-MRAD reticle.
BLACK FORCE 1000
For shooters looking for a riflescope for closer, more rapid engagements or action shooting, Nikon will also be offering its BLACK FORCE 1000 a 1-4×24 riflescope that utilizes Nikon's unique SpeedForce reticle. The reticle features an interesting, illuminated, double horseshoe pattern in the center, which serves as a speedy reference point in rapid target acquisition and engagement. However, the SpeedForce MOA reticle also incorporates BDC circles and hash marks for accurate and precise intermediate-range holdovers.
All of these models in the new BLACK riflescope line feature a 30mm main body tube constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy with Type 3 hard anodizing, meaning the scopes are rugged and ready for hard use. Other great features across the board include Nikon's lead- and arsenic-free Eco-Glass lenses, which also sport a multi-layer surface coating; spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets; and a waterproof, fog proof and shock proof design. Also, each scope is backed by Nikon's No-Fault policy.
Pricing on the new BLACK riflescopes varies from $399.95 to $699.95, offering shooters several great options for the money. For more on the new BLACK riflescope line, visit the Nikon website.