Gear Test: Nikon Black Force 1000 Riflescope

The Daily Caller | 9/26/2017 | Staff
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The Nikon Black Force 1000 riflescope, pictured above, is feature-packed and purpose-built for the AR platform.

The versatility and subsequent popularity of MSRs, particularly AR platforms, has led to demand for versatile optics, both for action games and serious tactical work. As 5.56 NATO-caliber AR-15 carbines are now used for everything from entry weapons to designated marksman guns, and since 3-gun courses seem to involve increasingly devious challenges, fast, variable optics that are simple, exacting, lightweight and sturdy have been developed by most of the major players in firearm optics. Typically, these variable scopes range in power from 1-4X, 1-6X or 1-8X, feature rapid power adjustment, have 30 mm main tubes and lack belled objectives.

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Nikon Sport Optics has entered the fray with the Black Force 1000 1-4×24 mm riflescope. Touted as an action-sports optic, it should be suitable for tactical use, as should any similarly featured, sturdily constructed scope.

The Nikon Black force 1000 riflescope’s magnification range is in the lower part of the market spectrum, yet more than adequate for most practical uses. The 1X setting is a true one-power, something that hasn’t always been the case with riflescopes. It allows extremely rapid close-range engagement with the user having only the mounting offset to worry about.

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Speaking of mounts, we used Nikon’s own M-Series designed for AR rifles with Picatinny rails. The aluminum alloy mount places the scope at the proper height on a flattop and positions the scope forward to permit easy access to the charging handle.

(l.) The reticle’s 10 brightness settings are separated by “off” positions, making powering down easy. (r.) Turrets have metal caps and adjust in .5-MOA increments. They functioned smoothly and distinctly.

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