Nightforce Releases CMP Compliant SR – Fixed 4.5 x 24 Scope

The shooting world was abuzz earlier this year when the Civilian Marksmanship Program finally got with the times updated its rules to allow the use of lightly magnified optics within its Service Rifle division, bringing the CMP in line with current service rifles used by the various armed services. Specifically, this rules change was to allow the Trijicon ACOG as used by the United States Marine Corps.

Meeting the fully allowed letter of the law (or new rules) is Nightforce with the release of its Competition SR optic. The new SR starts with 4.5x magnification with a 24mm fixed objective, which falls well beneath the 34mm set by the rules. The optic is a full 30mm tube, compatible with any commercial mount. The Competition SR is 9.9 inches long and weighs just shy of a pound at 15.4 ounces.

Adjustment is 100 minute of angle across both windage and elevation in 1/4 MOA adjustments. All turrets are exposed with “large, easy-to-read engraving.” Parallax is set for 200 yards, giving a parallax-free sight at all Service Rifle distances.


The new SR-1 reticle is non-illuminated, designed just for service rifle competition. There is a 10 MOA center circle with a 8 MOA crosshair designed to look similar to those experienced shooting iron sights.

Retail for the Competition SR is set at a whopping $1950. 

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • micmac80

    I hope shooters skip NF as this is a ripoff pore and simple , small fixed magnification fixed paralax scope shouldnt cost 2k $ . This optics cost explosion was kicked of by March and now NF is following their model as there seem to be plenty enough suckers that need to be relieved of their money.

    • Postal0311

      Back when the NF 2.5-10X24 was available, it was about $1300. Now you can pay more for the fixed 4.5X in the same sized package.

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      Good glass DOES cost money… But yeah, seems like this price is completely absurd.

      I’ve got a couple of Leupold 30mm VX-R’s and they’re both under $600. Excellent glass.

  • Anonymoose

    If the limit is 34mm, why wouldn’t they just make a 34mm tube and objective, would even a slight bell look too untacticool? Also, I fail to see any real benefit of this over a 3.5 or 4x ACOG that could be had for >$500 less.

    • Bob Smithsonian

      Because they used existing tubes from the variable scopes

      • Anonymoose

        That’s just lazy. There’s barely any innovation in the firearms optics market these days, unless it’s someone making another “self-aiming” scope that no one will buy.

  • Full Name

    “Retail for the Competition SR is set at a whopping $1950” because they don’t really want average people to buy them.

  • Joby

    Speaking as a gamer, they’d be more likely to go with the ACOG, since it’s mentioned by name in pretty much every game that has weapon attachments in it.

  • Louis Bethel

    They have a good product and are proud of it.
    We may think it is high priced, but NF will last many lifetimes due to having the best tubes in the industry.
    We sell a few of them, but could sell more if the price came down about $100.
    But, you get what you pay for and this among the best.

  • NineWays

    I’m pretty sure the people that would buy this are doing it for the adjustments. Sure the ACOG can be had in 4.5x, but you are limited to holding according to the BDC reticle. Service Rifle shooters have always dialed corrections in their sights, instead of holding.

  • Bob Smithsonian

    Really needs adjustable objective for short range training, etc.