Why is the most advanced riflescope on the market today called the Nightforce B.E.A.S.T Riflescope? It has nothing to do with size, weight, or appearance. Nightforce engineers were asked to do what was thought impossible - to create a riflescope the likes of which had never been built before (the Night Force BEAST 5-25x56 Riflescope). To invent radical new technologies that solve old problems inherent to competitor's products. And to include capabilities and features that for years had been nothing but pipe dreams. Cut no corners, they were told. Not on materials, on quality, on workmanship, on durability. Conceive the ultimate riflescope, Nightforce asked them. Then build it. It was a challenge so demanding, so taxing, at times so overwhelming, that the concept became known as "a beast," both for the difficulties it presented and for the times when it seemed they had created a monster. When they succeeded, and it came time to give the newest Nightforce riflescope a name, nothing else seemed appropriate. "But we can't call a riflescope a 'beast'," some folks said. What does that stand for? What will customers think? They'll think it stands for "Best Example of Advanced Scope Technology." Because that's what the Nightforce B.E.A.S.T. 5-25x56 Rifle Scope is.
While locating a reticle in a riflescope's second focal plane is most common, a first focal plane location has distinct advantages to the accomplished shooter. All reticle subtensions, whether in MOA or Mil-Radian configuration, remain in the same visual proportion to the target across the scope's entire magnification range. This makes a first focal plane reticle particularly effective for target holdovers, windage leads and range estimation. It eliminates a number of variables, resulting in greater speed and ultimately in greater accuracy in high-stress environments.
The U.S. military spoke. Nightforce listened. Recognizing the changing difficulties, the U.S. military threw out all the conventions associated with tactical day scopes, and requested a riflescope unlike any ever created. Thus was born the Night Force B.E.A.S.T. Rifle Scope.
There are plenty of high-magnification variable power riflescopes on the market. But, magnification without extreme resolving power, razor-sharp clarity and superb contrast- even in dismal light-is of no value. Military snipers are now called upon to positively identify targets and distinguish threats at distances measured in hundreds of meters. The slightest nuance in appearance can, for example, separate a legitimate IED threat from an innocent non-combatant. The optical prescription and glass used in the Night Force B.E.A.S.T. 5-25x 56mm Riflescope was created through a collaboration between U.S. and German engineers, who were tasked with achieving resolution and clarity that surpassed that of any riflescope in the world. They succeeded.
At just 15.37" length, the Nightforce 5-25x 56mm B.E.A.S.T. Riflescope is very compact relative to its power, allowing friendly attachment of thermal, night vision and other accessories. On today's battlefield, our servicemen can find themselves in a firefight in a crowded, close-in urban environment, or engaging small targets at extreme distances - all in a single day. Our military requested one riflescope equally adept in every conceivable environment, and the Nightforce BEAST Riflescope's 5-25x magnification range provides multi-scope capability in one sophisticated package.
NightForce C501: The BEAST 5-25x56mm F1 Riflescope- ZeroStop - 2 Speed - Mil-Radian - Brake - MD2.0, Black, 35 mm
Nightforce C450: The BEAST 5-25x56mm F1 Riflescope - ZeroStop - 2 Speed .25 MOA - Brake - MOAR, Black, 34mm Main Tube
Nightforce C448: The BEAST 5-25x56mm F1 Riflescope - ZeroStop - 2 Speed - Mil-Radian - Brake - Mil-R, Black, 34mm Main Tube
Nightforce C489: The BEAST 5-25x56mm F1 Riflescope - ZeroStop - 2 Speed - Mil-Radian - Brake - Tremor 2, Black, 34mm Main Tube
Nightforce C449: The BEAST 5-25x56mm F1 Riflescope - ZeroStop - 2 Speed - Mil-Radian - Brake - H59, Black, 34mm Main Tube