Nightforce Competition rifle scopes are, like the name says, designed for competitive target rifles and benchrest shooters. These rifle scopes are very lightweight, but still rugged and reliable. To be as most competitive, the reticle has to be very thin to cover as little of the target as possible. That's why is the reticle in all Nightforce Competition set in the second focal plane (reticle size doesn't change with magnification). Because you normally don't need an illuminated reticle for target shooting, all scopes from this series are non-illuminated. In this series of rifle scopes, Nightforce has fixed power rifle scopes and also variable magnification scopes. Every scope is designed for a specific type of competitive shooting.
The entire body of these rifle scopes is made from a single piece aircraft-grade aluminum, and the clamping diameter is 30 mm. All scopes from this series have a full metal construction with no rubber parts. The two long-range target scopes have capped turrets, and under these are target turrets that feature a ZeroStop function. The smaller brother, Competition SR Fixed 4.5x24 on the other hand, has tactical turrets for quick elevation and windage adjustment, since this scope is designed for the ˝service rifle˝ competition.
The two big magnification rifle scopes, Competition Fixed 42x44 and Competition 15-55x52 have an adjustable parallax turret which is located on the opposite side of the windage turret, and this turret is very fine adjustable. They feature also a fast-focus European style eyepiece for quick and easy diopter setting. The smaller model, on the other hand, has fixed parallax at 200 yards (183 meters), and the diopter setting is on the outer side of the eyepiece.
All rifle scopes from the Competition series of Nightforce have ED glass (Extra Low Dispersion Glass) which is fully multi-coated to increase the light transmission, contrast, and clarity. The housing is filled with dry nitrogen, so these scopes won't fog internally even when using them in cold environment. Because of the O-ring sealing, these scopes are also waterproof. The warranty on the Competition series rifle scopes is 30 years.
The Nightforce Competition rifle scopes can only be mounted with 30 mm rings.