Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56The Precision Benchrest riflescopes offered by our company are equipped with 56mm multi-coated lenses that deliver exceptional resolution, enabling shooters to distinguish fine details at long ranges. An adjustable objective provides precise focus, allowing the user to adjust parallax from 25 yards to infinity. The riflescopes are fitted with target turrets calibrated in true .125 MOA (1/8 click) values, which can be reset to zero after sighting in. Additionally, a coil spring plunger return system maximizes tracking accuracy. The eyepiece provides quick reticle focusing, and the glass-etched illuminated reticle provides optimal image and reticle contrast in any lighting conditions. Whether you prefer a specific magnification range, you can be sure that the Precision Benchrest riflescope will provide you with the ultimate benchrest experience.
Features and Benefits of the Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56:
- True .125 MOA click values for elevation and windage
- Best light management and resolution found in a precision riflescope
- Unprecedented accuracy in a variable power scope
- World Record Performance, time and time again\
- Speed and accuracy in all situations
- Rigorously tested for perfection
- Composed of 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum, two to three times thicker than other scopes
- Completely Waterproof and Weather Resistant
- Proprietary titanium beta erector spring that delivers three to four times the spring pressure of other scopes
- Recoil and impact is tested at 1,250 Gs for both positive and negative forces
Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56 Overview:
The Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56 riflescope is a highly sought after option among serious shooters. This riflescope is designed to provide the precision and accuracy necessary for competitive shooting and long-range hunting. In this review, we will take a closer look at the features and benefits of the Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56 riflescope.
One of the key features of this riflescope is its 56mm multi-coated lenses, which provide superior resolution and clarity, even at extreme distances. The adjustable objective allows for fine-tuning of parallax from 25 yards to infinity, ensuring that the shooter can achieve the perfect focus. The target turrets are calibrated in .125 MOA (1/8 click) values and can be re-indexed to zero for easy adjustments. The riflescope is also equipped with a coil spring plunger return system that maximizes accuracy and tracking.
The Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56 riflescope also has a fast-focusing eyepiece and a glass-etched illuminated reticle that provides excellent contrast in any lighting conditions. The riflescope is available in two magnification ranges, allowing shooters to choose the option that best suits their needs. Whether you're a competitive shooter or a serious hunter, this riflescope is designed to meet the demands of your shooting style.
In conclusion, the Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56 riflescope is a top-notch option for serious shooters who demand precision and accuracy. With its multi-coated lenses, adjustable objective, target turrets, fast-focusing eyepiece, and illuminated reticle, this riflescope provides everything that a competitive shooter or long-range hunter could want. If you're in the market for a high-quality riflescope, the Nightforce Benchrest 12-42x56 is definitely worth considering.
|Part Number||Product Description|
|C104||Benchrest - 12-42x56mm - .125 MOA - NP-R2|
|C107||Benchrest - 12-42x56mm - .125 MOA - NP-2DD|
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|SPECIFICATIONS||Benchrest 12-42 x 56|
|Objective lens diameter||56mm|
|Tube diameter||30 mm/1.18 in|
|Internal adjustment range (MOA/Mil)||e: 40 MOA|
|w: 40 MOA|
|e: 10.9 Mil|
|w: 10.9 Mil|
|Click value||.125 MOA|
|Calibrated Ranging Power||22x|
|Parallax adjustment||25 yd–∞|
|Exit pupil diameter||12x: 4 mm|
|42x: 1.4 mm|
|Eye relief||75 mm/2.9 in|
|Field of view @100 yards/100 meters||12x: 6.7 ft|
|42x: 2.3 ft|
|12x: 2 m|
|42x: 0.7 m|
|Objective outer diameter||69 mm|
|Eyepiece outer diameter||43 mm|
Customer Ratings & Reviews
Lives up to its reputation!
I recently acquired the Nightforce 12-42x56mm Precision Benchrest riflescope with an illuminated reticle. It has been mounted on my custom 6.5x47 mm Lapua and will be used in long-range (600 and 1200 yard) shooting competitions. I selected the NP-2DD reticle as it provides a straightforward sight picture and has a sharp and clear edge-to-edge presentation throughout all magnification settings. The 56mm objective and 30mm tube provide ample light transmission in all conditions. The forward bell parallax/fine focus feature offers a wide range of precise adjustments. The target dot is ideal for my needs. As a demonstration, I used a 1/2-inch target at 100 yards and was able to precisely hit the target 100 times, both vertically and horizontally, using the scope's target dot at the maximum 42x magnification. This riflescope is of exceptional quality and offers all the advertised benefits. If you're in search of a well-made optical instrument for your long-range shooting needs, the Nightforce Benchrest riflescope is definitely worth considering.
Optimum Benchrest Shooter's Scope
I have recently acquired my second Nightforce 12-42x56mm riflescope, with the first residing on a .338 Lapua Mag. This new one will be mounted on a 6.5-284 Norma. I use it for long-range shooting, up to 1000 yards, and have found the glass to be clear and the zero points to be consistently repeatable. The 42x magnification is just as clear as the 12x, with only a minimal amount of chromatic aberration at the edges of the field at 42x. The illumination is a nice feature, but I have not used it in the field. Among all the scopes I own, the only one with better glass is my Zeiss HD5 Conquest 5-25x50. I have the NP-R2 reticle, which has thin lines that are ideal for windage holdover. My only criticisms of this scope are the covers on the elevation and windage knobs, which are not necessary for benchrest shooting, and the small size of the elevation and windage thimbles, which can be problematic for those with older eyes. The parallax adjustment is made by rotating the front barrel of the scope, which is not as convenient as side-adjustable controls but is not a major issue for benchrest shooters who are making several shots at the same distance at one time. Overall, this riflescope lives up to the Nightforce name.
High Quality Scope
The Nightforce riflescope is being utilized on a Savage FTR 308 rifle for benchrest and prone shooting. The glass is of the typical high quality expected from Nightforce. Additionally, I also ordered a Sightron SIII 10-50x60mm scope, which is also a great option, but the Nightforce riflescope performs better in low light conditions. The illumination feature is especially useful in lower light situations and against dark backdrops. I am very fond of the NP-2DD reticle. Although I am still breaking in the rifle, I have been able to see .17 caliber holes in targets at 250 yards, which leads me to believe that the riflescope will perform exceptionally well out to 1000 yards.
Excellent glass, bright and crisp throughout magnification range.
After owning a Vortex Golden Eagle and appreciating its 1/8 MOA adjustments, high magnification, and reticle, I was disappointed with its poor light transmission at high magnification and discovered the Nightforce riflescope at a similar price point. Although it has a lower maximum magnification of 18x, it is illuminated, which is a significant advantage for me. From the moment I received it, I could tell the quality of the Nightforce riflescope was top-notch. The dials have a positive and stiff click adjustment, and the light transmission is excellent in all lighting conditions. The parallax adjustment on the objective is within reach, so I do not have to move out of position, and it is smooth, not gritty like some cheaper benchrest scopes. The only downside, as noted by other reviewers, is that the illumination may be too dim in bright sunlight.
The Nightforce riflescope is equipped with extremely sharp optics and can be accurately mounted and shot straight out of the box with just two minor adjustments at 300 yards. The NP-2DD reticle may not be easily visible at low magnifications, especially in low light or foggy conditions. However, the reticle is always crisp and small enough, even at the highest magnification of 42x, to not obstruct the target picture. This riflescope is excellent for genuine long-range shooting, whether for benchrest or varmint hunting.
best benchrest scope for under $3000
The Nightforce riflescope offers exceptional clarity and boasts one of the finest crosshairs for precision shooting. Although it does experience a significant amount of Chromatic Aberration, especially at higher magnifications, the shooter can adjust the magnification to reduce the effect. For instance, setting the magnification between 30-36x helps to minimize Chromatic Aberration and mirage. In ideal conditions, the shooter can go up to 42x, but for most shooting scenarios, a lower magnification is recommended.
In my opinion, this is one of the best scopes on the market, provided that the price point doesn't drive you away. But the cost is worth it! I own two: one on my benchrest rifle and the other on my F-Class rig. Outstanding optics that offer unmatched clarity and light gathering capability. I highly recommend this scope, but it is probably more scope than most people need.
This is one remarkable piece of "glass"!! The optics are bright and clear, as one would expect from any state of the art scope made by Nightforce. I also recommend the Nightforce mounts and rings, as they are solid and substantial enough to stand up under the recoil of any caliber if you are considering powerful optics for long range shooting.
Built like a tank! ...
Built like a tank! Purchased this Nightforce Precision Benchrest 12-42×56 scope to put on a new 1000yd Benchrest rifle. This is my first Nightforce, and WOW what clarity! So clear it seems it doesn't get any darker when going from 12 to 42! Love the scope will purchase another one!
For years I've debated ...
For years I've debated with myself whether to buy a high-end scope or not. After reading many reviews and doing many in-store try-outs of various brands, I decided to go with a Nightforce Benchrest scope, and I am much impressed and pleased. The optics are very sharp and clear throughout all power settings, nice reticle, and good illumination if you need it. I have this scope mounted on a 6mm Ackley Improved rifle and I am sure it will be the undoing of many varmints as well as being a lot of fun at the range.
This is without a doubt ...
This is without a doubt the best scope I've owned. Clear, bright optics, crisp reticle lines great groups out past 100 yards. Haven't had a chance to play on any real long ranges yet... The Nightforce Scope on a Remington 700 .308 or better makes a great package...
I only wish I could give ...
I only wish I could give the Precision Benchrest 12-42×56 a higher rating. This scope is as good as they come. Optics are extremely clear, and I think their open circle mil-dot reticle is the best on the market. I only wish they cost less, so I could buy more. No need to bring a spotting scope to the range when you bring this scope along!