New NightForce ATACR 4-20×50 F1 Scope

    NightForce has just added a new member to the ATACR family called the 4-20×50 F1. To be honest, this is probably my favorite magnification range as it suits almost every spectrum where your rifle can be used. The ATACR 4-20×50 F1 scope has the following four reticle options: Horus TREMOR3, MIL-XT, MOAR F1 and MIL-C F1 (depending on if you prefer MILs or MOAs).

    Here is the product introduction from Nightforce:

    ATACR 4-20×50 F1

    New for 2021, the 4-20×50 F1 fills an important magnification range in the ATACR line. Equally at home atop a bolt action or a semi-automatic rifle, the 4-20×50 F1 is smaller and lighter than the 5-25×56 F1 while offering a 25% improvement in magnification over the 4-16×42 F1. With Digillum, a ZeroStop turret, power throw lever, ED lenses, and 20x max magnification, the ATACR 4-20×50 F1 is our apex mid-power scope.

    Below you can see the specifications.

    Magnification Range 4-20x
    Focal Plane First Focal Plane (F1/FFP)
    Body Tube Diameter 34mm
    Overall Length 13.9 in/353 mm
    Mounting Length 4.1 in/104 mm
    Weight 35.2 oz/998 g
    Click Value .250 MOA or .1 MRAD
    Internal Adjustment Range E: 130 MOA/38 MRAD
    W: 100 MOA/29 MRAD
    Parallax Adjustment 11 yd–∞
    Eye Relief 3.5 in/90 mm
    Field of View @ 100 yd/m 4x: 23.6 ft/7.9 m
    20x: 6.1 ft/2.0 m
    Exit Pupil 4x: 8.3 mm
    20x: 2.5 mm
    Illumination DigIllum™
    Elevation Feature ZeroStop®
    Power Throw Lever Standard

    You can see the MIL-XT and MOAR F1 reticles below, for the other two, please check here.


    Designed to meet the needs of today’s precision rifle competitor, the MIL-XT™ reticle allows for fast and accurate shots on target.

    The MIL-XT™ has a simple center dot for a fine aiming point at center, while the main lines feature .2 Mil-Radian holds. Each whole Mil-Radian is numbered for fast reference under even stressful conditions.


    MOAR™ F1

    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 rangefinding and hold-offs compared to ordinary reticles with coarser markings.


    MOAR™ F1

    The illumination is what Nightforce calls DigIllum, which is a digital reticle illumination technology. You can choose your illumination to suit your lighting conditions in either red or green, with five intensities from very dim to extremely bright. To save battery, it shuts off after 1 hour automatically, or manually of course.

    I was not able to find an MSRP. You can find a direct link here:×50-f1

    What do you think of the new riflescope? Would it suit your needs? Which is the reticle of your choice?

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    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.