Video Product Review: Nikon BLACK FX1000 6-24x50SF First Focal Plane Rifle Scope
Getting a first focal plane riflescope for under a $1,000 is a fete unto itself, but getting one with all of the features of the Nikon BLACK FX1000 is truly amazing.
Being a first focal plane scope means that the reticle will stay proportional to the target, no matter what magnification you use. Because it appears to get larger or smaller, this makes it easier to use the holdover subtensions for adjustment. A second focal plane reticle remains the same size and is only correct at a set magnification without a complicated mathematical formula. Typically a first focal plane scope will be much more expensive than a second focal plane, so the fact that Nikon is able to deliver a scope of this configuration for under $800 is a great leap forward.
Designed for the long-range precision shooter, the Nikon BLACK FX1000 offers an illuminated reticle with the Nikon’s proprietary FX1000 MOA reticle for easy adjustments on the fly to various ranges. The reticle allows quick computation with known thickness subtensions without adjusting your turrets. The FX1000 is also available with an FX-MRAD reticle.
For more range of adjustment, the high-speed tactical turrets provide crisp tactile clicks for easy adjustment. An integrated zero stop gives you the ability to rapidly return to your zero distance and with 60 MOA of total adjustability and 25 MOA of adjustment per rotation, you have plenty of ground you can cover quickly.
The reticle is illuminated with 10 intensity levels and an off position is placed between each one so you can have your reticle spring to life on your desired setting with a single click of the dial.
The addition of a Quick Focus Eyepiece and side parallax adjustment means you can use your focus as a quick and dirty rangefinder and then make sure your reticle is crisp in the eyepiece.
Nikon’s multicoated lenses repel dust, fog, dirt, water, and oil as well as enhance viewability and clarity in a variety of lighting. O-ring sealed construction and nitrogen purging, keep out moisture on the inside as well. The aircraft-grade aluminum 30mm tube protects the lenses from bumps and bangs and the matte black finish makes it stealthy.
The constant generous eye relief provides ample room between your brow and the scope, even when shooting prone and downhill.
And if something should happen to your scope, Nikon offers its lifetime repair/replace No Fault Policy warranty.
My name is Dan Kidder, I am Managing Editor of Sportsman's News Magazine. I am a former Marine who served with the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team Company during Operation Desert Storm. Prior to moving to Utah, I served as communications director for Georgia Congressman Mac Collins in his Washington, DC office. I am the President and CEO of On Target Defensive Training, offering firearms and unarmed combat courses to civilians and law enforcement. My students have included federal agents of the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Border Patrol, ICE, local and state law enforcement, national celebrities, and the general public. My beat at Sportsman's News includes tactical firearms, personal protection, survival, first aid, camping, and hiking.