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Nikon recently joined the party of scopes with its very interesting precision riflescope called Nikon Black X1000. We are going dive a deep in this beautiful aircraft-grade aluminum scope to find out if it is going to a good bet for you or not in this Nikon Black X1000 Review.
For starters, the riflescope can be a bang with an affordable price range compared to the other available options.
The matte black 30mm main body tube has a choice of X-MOA, Illuminated XOA or Illuminated X-MRAD reticle including a total 90 MOA internal adjustment travel for the X-MOA reticle.
I know you can hardly wait to get it out of the box and will go out to sight in the scope on a very grey, overcast or rainy day. Whether you are a big fan of Nikon optics or not confusion is common.
However, this Nikon Black X1000 rifle scope reviews review will help you to make an excellent decision that will not disappoint you.
I will cover 4-16x50SF because it has better qualities and slightly better glass at lower magnification. Let’s start by hovering on the features first.
Up to 4-16x50 magnification capacity
50mm objective diameter
30mm tube diameter
24 oz weight gives you the maximum flexibility
Exit pupils from 3.1 to 12.5mm
Comes with a matte black finish
Satisfactory 3.6-4-inch eye relief
Can be used for AR (modern sporting rifle)
In this part of the article, I will discuss why Nikon optics is worth your attention.
Furthermore, provide you a realistic feel of the pros and cons, and answer whether it will be a wise choice for you as a dedicated shooter or starter.
Adjustment & Configuration Settings
Conventionally, X1000 stands out for its excellent assembly. Crystals, Turrets, and Bevel look and work perfectly.
The appropriate gear is made of an illuminated reticle, etched with glass and positioned in the second focal plane of the viewfinder. As you already know, the reticle is the heart of any good optic.
In the case, you will find X-MRAD is illuminated peephole made of mill radian glass. It provides you with 10 MRAD in both orientations - horizontal and vertical with marks in the middle.
The telescope brings about ten positions on the rheostat and maintains the brightness levels sufficient under any conditions.
Glass Clarity & Quality
The Black X1000 glasses have MRAD or MOA tactical-style variant with the illuminated option.
Compared to one of its competitors’ Vortex Viper PST GEN1, Nikon’s monster has better quality. But it has dimmer reticle illumination though the contrast and color quality are excellent.
Of course, you can’t expect more than this glass in that price range. So, it can be the right choice for entry-level shooting. The glass stands out as being very good for the price point.
Build & Finish Quality
Like dominating the camera industry, Nikon is marking its footsteps in PRS production with Black X1000 and its precise design and construction.
The flawless external design, turrets and the magnification bezel are better than available competitors. It is manufactured with a graduated aluminum alloy which makes it increase its durability.
Nearly 3.6-4inch eye relief is also worth mentioning while using a high-caliber cartridge. The bad news is, the dimensions are not the smallest or lightest on the market but deliver such an incredible performance. It has distinct and sharp clicks. That particular magnification of bezel is firm without being stiff. The complete package feels like a top tier touch.
Parallax & Magnification
The scope is made up of simple optics, and it’s not because of their border perception on simplicity.
Our following 4-16x magnification with an objective diameter of up to 50mm can begin the field of vision at 30 meters. There is also a 30mm tube diameter and a 44mm outer diameter of the eyepiece.
There is a button placed on the left side of the scope to configure the parallax control. According to the manual, the value of the yards and their value expressed in meters like 50 yards, 60 yards, 75 yards, 100 yards, 150 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, 500 yards and ending with infinite option.
The best thing about this gear is that Nikon is offering you a lifetime warranty. But the requesting process is complex. The knobs are lovely and knurly.
I really like the knobs on MOA reticle. There are plenty of adjustments for a 6.5 Creedmoor out to 1100 yards with a 0 MOA mount (that’s as far as I’ve gone with it).
However, if you get this stuff, do yourself a favor and get the 20 MOA. You’ll appreciate it later.
Unfortunately, you will find some durability issues such as ghost clicks or hearing additional clicks when adjusting turrets, stiff turrets, and debris inside the scope afterward.
But in broadways, this scope will not disappoint you. But I was disappointed to know that the hash marks on the turrets do not align with the corresponding marks on the body on the individual scope that some customers received.
Undoubtedly at this point there is still doubt in your mind whether or not the gear is the right decision; it’s going be an invariable answer. It depends on you. Some people spend thousands or hundreds of dollars on this kind of product and not all the time it works as their expectations.
You will be amazed to know that it is manufactured in the Philippines. I guess it’s for the product cost minimization. The price-quality ratio of this product has already turned out a good response from its customer panel. They omitted other bands because they are providing a step higher than its retail price compared to the other competitors.
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Larry is a professional Shooter and his hobby is shooting and Hunting! He has been shooting for the last 6 years and he loves using many types of guns while outing as well. Based experiences with a different type of Guns and Hunting related products. He is sharing his opinion about various Guns so that a beginner can get started right way. Find him on Twitter.