While the original design was influenced by the U.S. military’s needs for extreme long range shooting and hard target interdiction, the NXSTM 5.5-22x has been a favorite of sportsman and law enforcement as well. Both 5.5-22 Nightforce NXS™ models provide a broad magnification range, excellent eye relief, and 100 MOA of elevation travel.
These characteristics, combined with the extreme ruggedness and reliability of every Nightforce riflescope, make them ideal for even the largest calibers. The slim profile of the NXS™ 5.5-22 x 50 makes it easily adaptable to a wide range of mounting systems.
Its superb resolution at high magnification opens an entirely new world of extended range shooting for the accomplished marksman; Nightforce shooters are now accurately reaching to 2000 yards and beyond.
MOAR™ - 20 MOA Reticle
With 1 MOA elevation and windage markings, more accurate range finding and hold-offs are possible on smaller targets at longer ranges. Combined with a floating center crosshair, this makes for a reticle extremely fast and easy to use in the field. MOAR™ reticles in Nightforce 5.5-22x and 8-32x NXS models have a 20 MOA scale below centerline (at left). Reticles in 3.5-15x models have an additional 10 MOA scale below center.
The elevation and windage marks can be used for ranging objects when the size of the target is known. Bracket the target from top to bottom or side to side within the marks. Distance to target can then be determined using this formula:
- Target size in inches ÷ Image size (moa) x 95.5 = range in yards.
For field expedient ranging inside of 500 yards, a constant of 100 can be used in place of 95.5.
Please note that accurate rangefinding with the MOAR™ reticle can only be accomplished at the power settings shown above.