Shooting Illustrated | Nightforce ATACR 4-20×50 F1 Scope Selected for USSOCOM Contract

by Guy J. Sagi –
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Nightforce Optics Mil-Spec ATACR 4-20×50 mm F1 has been chosen as U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Ranging—Variable Power Scope (R-VPS) part for its Miniature Aiming Systems—Day Optic (MAS-D) Program. The scopewill be built-in because the Mid-Range and the Designated Marksman options for USSOCOM’s present and future anticipated Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon Systems.

As a part of a lifecycle alternative program and capabilities enhancement, the Nightforce Mil-Spec ATACR 4-20 is optimized to supply improved goal detection and identification, in addition to hit likelihood for engagements out to 1,200 meters. It rounds out an entire household of variable energy scopes awarded to Nightforce Optics inside the MAS-D Program.

“We are each proud and humbled to appreciate one other Nightforce ATACR mannequin choice inside the VPS household of scopes for USSOCOM,” mentioned Nightforce MIL-GOV-LE Business Development supervisor Tod Litt. “While a brand new benchmark for us, the true profit is the continuity it brings to the tip consumer. Now, no matter weapon system, they’ll have commonality in adjustment options and ancillary elements.”

The Nightforce Mil-Spec ATACR 4-20×50 mm affords glorious efficiency in intermediate vary goal detection in addition to dependable mechanical adjustment. The optic options the corporate’s distinctive ED glass, 0.1 mil-radian adjustment worth for each windage and elevation, the Horus Vision TREMOR3 reticle, and a tan, hardcoat anodized end.

Like the earlier VPS Program options, the R-VPS is offered as a system, using a purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser vary finder integration platform. When employed as an entire answer, the SOF end-user’s capability to detect, vary and obtain a firing answer correlates nicely with the semi-automatic weapon functionality it’s meant to boost. The new optics are to reinforce a number of techniques within the SOCOM stock and are meant to assist the Mid-Range Gas Gun as soon as it’s fielded.  

A civilian model of the riflescope is on the market and lovers can choose the identical reticle. It will not be, nevertheless, at present out there within the tan hardcoat anodized end.

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