Nightforce Optics

For more than 30 years, Nightforce rifle scopes have been some of the best in the business. From their ATACR and NX8 models to their NHX and Competition lines, all Nightforce scopes are made from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and other high-quality materials.

When you put it all together, Nightforce has some of the most rugged, reliable, and repeatable scopes in the world. They're so good that Nightforce has a number of military contracts, and their scopes are used by law enforcement agencies and professional shooters around the world. Shop our selection below! 

About Nightforce Optics

Founded in 1992, Nightforce Optics is one of the top producers of rifle scopes, sights, and mounting accessories in the world. Their manufacturing headquarters is in Orofino, Idaho, but they send their products all over the world.

Starting in the early 2000s, Nightforce's products have been a favorite of multiple branches of the US military and law enforcement. However, their scopes and accessories are also used by professional hunters, competitive shooters, and gun enthusiasts alike.

Nightforce Scopes FAQs

Where are Nightforce scopes made?

Nightforce is an American company that has its manufacturing headquarters in Orofino, Idaho, as well as corporate offices in Lavonia, Georgia. While the lenses used in Nightforce rifle scopes are produced in Japan, the scopes themselves are hand-crafted at their manufacturing facilities in Idaho.

What makes Nightforce scopes good?

In terms of their overall quality, Nightforce scopes are some of the best in the world. They are used and trusted by professional hunters, competitive shooters, law enforcement, and numerous branches of the United States military. While they come at a steep price tag, Nightforce scopes are worth every penny if you want the best.

Does the military use Nightforce scopes?

Starting in the early 2000s, the United States military began using Nightforce scopes. In 2010 Nightforce was awarded a $25+ million contract to make scopes for snipers and special force members in all four major military branches.

Did Chris Kyle use a Nightforce rifle scope?

Chris Kyle, a famous Navy Seal sniper and subject of the movie “American Sniper”, used Nightforce scopes on most of his long range rifles.

Quoted from his book. “As a SEAL, I used Nightforce scopes. They have very clear glass, and they’re extremely durable under terrible conditions. They always held their zero for me.”

Kyle used a Nightforce NXS scope on his Mk 13 Mod 0 rifle, Nightforce NXS 8-32×56 on his 338 Lapua rifle, and Nightforce ATACR 5-25x56 on his favorite rifle, the .308 GA Precision Gladius. Like many sniping professionals, he was a big fan of the ATACR rifle scopes.

What Nightforce optics can shoot 500 yards?

For mid-range shooting of up to 500 yards, Nightforce SHV models are great options. This includes the Nightforce SHV 4-14x50, Nightforce SHV 4-14x56, and the Nightforce SHV 5-20x56.

What Nightforce optics can shoot 1000 yards?

For shooting at 1000 yards or more, the Nightforce ATACR models are a great choice. The ATACR 5-25x56, Nightforce ATACR f1 5-25x56, and the Nightforce ATACR 5-25x56 f2 are the best in the business.

These scopes are very accurate for at least a mile and can even make shots of up to 3 miles. The Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 is also a solid option.

Which Nightforce scopes are best for hunting?

Whether you're an avid or occasional hunter, the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 or any other scopes in the NXS series are great options. However, the Nightforce ATACR 4 16x42 F1 is also a great hunting scope, as are most of Nightforce's scopes.

What is the best Nightforce scope for long range shooting?

For extremely long-range shooting of 2,000+ yards, the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 is the best option. The Nightforce SHV 5-20x56 is another good option, as are any of the scopes in the 1,000-yard section above.

What is the best Nightforce scope for low light conditions?

The Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 is considered one of the best scopes in the industry for shooting in low-light conditions.

Do Nightforce scopes come with a warranty?

Nightforce is proud to offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty on most of their rifle scopes in the ATACR, BEAST, NXS, SHV, NX8, and Competition models. The warranty pertains to mechanical defects in the riflescope's optical and mechanical components.

What scope brands are comparable to Nightforce?

In terms of quality, durability, and performance, Kahles, Zero Compromise Optic, and Leupold scopes are often considered comparable to Nightforce products.

About Mile High Shooting

Mile High Shooting is owned and operated by Randy and Diann Pennington. They have been in business for over 30 years serving the needs of retail and sports shooters alike. As a Disabled Veteran that served in Vietnam, Randy holds a deep appreciation for those who serve their country in the military.

They ensure that Mile High Shooting is the one stop place for everything a shooter may need. Whether it’s a zero compromise scope or something that will improve the performance of their firearm, they will make sure they have it for you so you can make your improvements stand out.