Anyone interested in new Nikon Black X1000 scopes?

Discussion in 'Scopes, Optics, LRFs, Spotters, BoreScopes' started by Ledd Slinger, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. LAhunter

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    Thank you both for the input! it greatly helps to have people who know what they are talking about to help me make a decision. I am glad I found this site. Thank you again!
     
  2. bman940

    bman940 Love to shoot, Silver $$ Contributor

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  3. bman940

    bman940 Love to shoot, Silver $$ Contributor

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    All the data should now be updated on Nikon's website showing what the BLACK X1000 MRAD/MOA version's are capable of doing. Drop me a note with any question's and I'll do my best to get you the answers.

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  4. NZVarminter

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    I bought one in 6-24..but had to send it back. At low power left hand perimeter was fuzzy, right hand nice and sharp. tried to set the parrelax. Closest I could focus was 60 m, and had double image on left hand side of the centre.

    Put alongside my Zeiss HD5 5-25 (which I'm not impressed with compared to the old MC model) and the Nikon is dull. I could resolve down to the same level of detail on the USFA test chart but expect in the field I would be disappointed.

    Turrets felt nice, but only 12MOA per rev and no zero stop and windage had marking 0-12 one way.

    Others have posted it has a forgiving eyebox, but didnt seem any better than any of my other scopes. The old Zeiss MC 6.5-20 *50 wins hands down compared to any other scopes in the under $1000 price bracket. Pitty they downgraded to the HD5 series!
     
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  5. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    I've been hunting extensively with the Nikon Black X1000 6-24x50 on my 338-375R this fall. The optics at long range on high power are nothing to brag about. The picture is bright, but the resolution leaves a little to be desired. Of course for the price tag, this is nothing to complain about.

    However, the turrets on this scope track perfectly. I originally shot the rfile out to 900 yards getting ready for hunting season and the turrets worked flawlessly.

    During the course of the hunting season, I have dialed my turrets up and back down a few times debating on whether or not to take different bucks, and while watching herds of elk for a bull to step out. Haven't seen anything big enough that I wanted to shoot yet :( The rifle has been packed up and down mountains for lord knows how many miles and beat around in a truck going to and from locations all season. As a precautionary measure, I decided to go to the range today and take a 600 yard cold bore sighter shot to make sure everything was still good. Dialed the turret up to 600 yards and touched it off. The 250gr Berger impacted the target 3/4" off dead center bullseye. Although the optics don't fully compare with much more expensive scopes, I'd have to say the Nikon Black X is just as reliable mechanically as any scope on the market. Mechanical reliability is by far the most important thing to me in a riflescope. I only need to see where I'm aiming on the animal to make shot. I don't need to count the hairs on its nose. That's what my high end binoculars and spotting scope is for. Tho it would be nice if Nikon offered the Black X scopes with the better ED glass as an option.

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