New from Nikon: BLACK FX1000 Riflescopes
Expanding on their successful BLACK line of optics, Nikon has once again raised the bar with the Nikon BLACK FX1000 series of riflescopes. The Nikon BLACK FX1000 are first focal plane riflescopes that feature Nikon’s proprietary etched FX-MOA and FX-MRAD reticles.
Not only are the scopes optimized for hold-overs, but they also have Nikon’s High-Speed Turrets with Integral Zero Stop which allow an end user to dial 25 MOA/10 MRAD of adjustment per revolution.
- BLACK FX1000 4-16x50SF FX-MOA (MSRP – $649.95)
- BLACK FX1000 4-16x50SF FX-MRAD (MSRP – $649.95)
- BLACK FX1000 4-16x50SF Illuminated Reticle FX-MOA (MSRP – $749.95)
- BLACK FX1000 4-16x50SF Illuminated Reticle FX-MRAD (MSRP – $749.95)
- BLACK FX1000 6-24x50SF Illuminated Reticle FX-MOA (MSRP – $799.95)
- BLACK FX1000 6-24x50SF Matte Illuminated Reticle FX-MRAD (MSRP – $799.95)
The Nikon BLACK FX1000 scopes start at around $650. In my opinion this an absolute steal! First-focal-plane, 30 mm scopes, with an etched holdover type reticles and “rapid turrets” tend to command a much high price point.
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I have one of the original Nikon BLACK X1000 riflescopes, and it has been absolutely fantastic. Tracking, parallax, edge-to-edge clarity are all top-notch.
If you are on a budget and looking to get into long range shooting, take a look at these scopes. If you want to start shooting National Rifle League or Precision Rifle Series matches, take a look at these scopes. And, even if money is no object, still, take a look at these scopes!
In a nutshell, everyone should take a look at these scopes.
Question: Do you need a first focal plane rifle scope?
Something to consider with first focal plane riflescopes is that the reticle will shrink as you dial down magnification and increase as you dial up. This is awesome if you like to hold for shots, but at lower magnification, the reticle may be hard to see.
SEE ALSO: First Focal Plane Riflescope vs. Second Focal Plane Riflescope
Out here in the West, where I typically hunt and shoot, my scope typically stays at a high magnification. Back East in the heavy forest, hunters will dial down magnification for a wider field of view.
As mentioned, with a first focal plane scope you might have a hard time seeing your reticle. If you prefer a second focal plane, then Nikon still has you covered with the BLACK X1000 series. Fantastic scopes!
Whether you’re in the market for first or second plane scopes, visit NikonOptics.com.