Nikon, known for their optics (and fabulous cameras), has debuted their latest new series of riflescopes, the BLACK series. The BLACK series is designed specifically for precision long-range and “action rifle”
modern sporting rifle enthusiasts.
Rather than go for the complex reticles that seem to be the fad of the day, Nikon is opting for high-speed, low-draw MOA or MRAD crosshairs (a touch I enjoy, as busy reticles have not been my cup of tea). For the precision rifle shooter, introductory options include a 4-16×50 and a 6-24×50. As a nice touch, the windage and elevation turrets are synchronized to the chosen reticle so no MOA/MIL or MIL/MOA problems here.
Action rifle shooters will find a 1-4×24 optic a welcome option. The BLACK FORCE 1000 features a true 1x magnification and an illuminated double horseshoe reticle, including BDC circles for intermediate range holdovers.
All BLACK series optics are compatible with Nikon’s “Spot On Ballistic Match Technology” and are built on standard 30mm aluminum tubes, type III hard anodized. All the optics further include Nikon’s lead and arsenic free Eco-Glass and fully multilayer coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
The BLACK series will be available Spring of 2017, with retail pricing starting at $399 for the 1-4x and ranging to $649 for the 6-24x models.