Nightforce ATACR 1-8

Anyone here have a Nightforce ATACR 1-8? I was thinking about buying one, but all I'm seeming to find is mixed information. For those of you who have one, did you run into any issues with fisheye or the FOV being narrow? What does the reticle look like at 1x with no illumination?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    dude its a fricking nightforce. If you have the budget just buy it. literally all complaints are minor nitpicky moronation

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How much does it and it's mount weigh?
      Prisms are like 11oz

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You will never be in a situation where 2 or 3 ounces is going to be a hindrance, and if it is you need to go to the gym.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Buddy, I do push-ups and pull-ups every day. It doesn't change the fact that a pointlessly heavy rifle is annoying. Some LPVO's, with mount, come in around 2 pounds. That's 2 fricking pounds and they're large. You're trying a large weight to the top of your rifle. At that point, it's only right to ask what it is bringing to the table that a 11oz, 3x prism isn't. It isn't as you claim, a 2 or 3 oz difference. Nightforce is great and all the high end LPVOs have really great glass, image and capability. The question is whether or not it's worth more than extra pound of weight over something like an ACOG. I don't think it is, you may. It's still important to consider the weight difference before you unwittingly end up building a 13 pound AR-15.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Yap yap yap
            Lift weights and buy the damn thing and if it’s too heavy for you use the lifetime warranty to return it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, but is a prism going to let you use 1.77x and 2.28x?
            didn't think so.
            dead
            in
            the
            streets

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >1.77x and 2.28x
              I don't get the reference.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm making a joke about why LVPOs are dumb. they will spend their entire existence at one or max magnification and how nobody is so moronic as to imply that magnifications in between have any utility whatsoever.
                which begs the question: if you don't use 1.69x and 3.2185x, why have it?
                because to be able to have an 8x variability in total zoom, you make immense concessions on internal complexity, weight, light gathering, volume and price. Ive sold my LVPOs and I'm gonna replace them with MVPOs, where at least it has two useful magnification settings.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Fair enough. For me it's prisms and if I ever invest in night vision, it'll be prisms with piggyback red dots.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I want that Turk elcan to hit the markets and be affordable

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                kinda funny how it's gone full circle right back to the old 3-9x

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                3-9s are cheap. you can get Swarovski MVPOs for around a grand. piggy back or side mount a microdot and thats a setup worth having. might even weigh less than a lot of LVPOs and mounts.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Yap yap yap
          Lift weights and buy the damn thing and if it’s too heavy for you use the lifetime warranty to return it.

          yeah, but is a prism going to let you use 1.77x and 2.28x?
          didn't think so.
          dead
          in
          the
          streets

          Anyway, pic related. Do what you will.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >You will never be in a situation where 2 or 3 ounces is going to be a hindrance
          Yeah that's the thing, once you get it mounted it's not 2-3 oz it's 30+ oz and an ACOG+RMR weighs literally a pound less.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. A 3 star review for high-tier shit is like a 5 star for mid-tier shit.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1x doesn’t matter because if you’re buying a NF you might as well piggyback a T-2 on it for full gucci

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >buying a NF you might as well piggyback a T-2
      Might as well get DFOV14-C1 with a T2 for the same price, but the bonus of combat proven reliability (SOCOM)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So the 1x feature on the elcan is worthless?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Specter 1x > LPVO 1x whether you believe in 1x or not

          >You will never be in a situation where 2 or 3 ounces is going to be a hindrance
          Yeah that's the thing, once you get it mounted it's not 2-3 oz it's 30+ oz and an ACOG+RMR weighs literally a pound less.

          Unless OP decides to NOD out in the future (lol)

          NF is also issued by SOCOM and you get twice the magnification for the same weight, basically Elcan is a piece of dogshit stop recommending it.

          >twice the magnification
          Half the FOV (negates the 8x)
          >Elcan is a piece of dogshit
          It's wouldn't be my first choice, but that's not fair

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        NF is also issued by SOCOM and you get twice the magnification for the same weight, basically Elcan is a piece of dogshit stop recommending it.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It has a poor 1x. The glass quality is great but whenever I looked through it at 1x something just didn't feel right almost like a fisheye issue but not quite. at higher magnifications it's good but that 1x is bad in comparison to a razor

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    3-9 or 4-12 is good. You literally do not need 1x at all, complete waste of time and mechanical complexity ie cost. If you are shooting 1x you can shoot bindon with a pistol RDS

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >muh nods
    use a LAM
    >but muh passive aiming
    you cant see shit anyway moron
    literally anyone talking about passive night vision is fricking stupid, an image intensifier provides literally zero usable picture past 1x distances

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's why you piggyback a RDS for NOD's

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Anyone here have a Nightforce ATACR 1-8?
    Yes, on an MDRX.
    >For those of you who have one, did you run into any issues with fisheye or the FOV being narrow?
    No fisheye issues, but yeah the eyebox and fov are not the biggest. I've seen people complain about 1x in all these but never had any issue with that either, literally just training. The thing is stiff as frick, you really want that throw lever. It's also easy to leave illuminated and forget about.

    And in general even having a decent LPVO I think they're way, way more niche then is commonly recommended and would suggest thinking over if you even actually want one. A 1x prism, RDS or holo with a flip mag, or fixed mag plus dot, or dot plus MPVO are usually better choices.
    >What does the reticle look like at 1x with no illumination?
    Perfectly fine in daylight, there are big arrows to point you in and you can still make out center regardless. Not entirely sure what you're after here though, I don't think the various options are radically different at 1x.

    Ultimately at this level of money you should really consider just trying stuff out in person if at all possible.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, scope switch or evolutions might make LPVOs somewhat more interesting. Being able to dynamically adjust mag on the fly without ever moving your hands from shooting would boost their value a great deal. But that's still kinda new and limited to only one manual option.

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