Every hunter is only as good as the tools at his disposal. When out in the hunting field, the only thing a hunter can truly rely on is good instincts and excellent reflexes. It’s a riflescope manufacturer’s job to make sure that nothing else troubles him along the way and his target is always within his crosshairs. For the best shooting in the hunting grounds, you need the best target scope on the market.
One of the founding members of the Nightforce NXS family, the NXS 2.5-10×24 is proof that big things can truly come in small packages and is often regarded as the best scope for night hunting thanks to its great light transmission lens in low-light environments. With its straight body tube attached to its lens, the NXS 2.5-10×24 offers a pretty small body (about 9.9 inches in length). But don’t let its small body fool you. Its performance alongside those of the rest of NXS 2.5-10x family has been proven time and time again in the hands of the U.S military. The NXS 2.5-10×24 offers performance far beyond what its small body seems capable of at first glance, hence it is known as the contract riflescope for the U.S. military Mk 12 5.56mm Special Purpose Rifle program.
The NXS 2.5-10×24 offers a truly versatile body that is streamlined to be compact and discreet, yet offers a performance that far outmatches most of its bulkier competitors. It comes in a matte black finish and has a huge range when it comes to mounting options for basically any rifle. Apart from that the 2.5-10×24’s supreme quality lenses offer incredible low-light performance making it one of the best night vision scopes for night hunting overshadowing some of its more pricey and bulky competitors as well.
Being one of the most popular scopes on the market, the NXS 2.5-10×24 offers many excellent features that make it arguably the best target scope for its price including a throw level allowing for instant magnification, a range of reticles that include the MOAR and Mil-R as well as zero parallax concerns making it one of the fastest scopes in the field.
Although it was discontinued, it was brought back in 2015 after many customer requests as it was still deemed one of the best night vision scopes on the market. The Nightforce family truly chose to focus on quality rather than quantity to bring a scope to the market that beats its tougher competitors by being quicker, more durable and more reliable.
Its discreet body, in addition to its low mounting profile, and amazing magnification make it ideal for a mountain or safari rifle whether in the daytime or nighttime. And with its finely tuned scope to reduce zero parallax or aiming errors to a zero, you can expect nothing to escape your cross hairs.
The Nightforce NXS 2.5-10×24 is priced at $1,950. Compared to other pricier models that offer similar features as the 2.5-10×24 but nowhere near the comfort, quickness or durability, this scope delivers a bang for your buck and is truly one of the best scopes for night hunting and any other situation you may need it for.