OUR 2.5-10 x 42 NXS™ COMPACT: THE BIGGEST, BADDEST LITTLE SCOPE ON THE MARKET.
There are only two ways we could improve upon the Nightforce 2.5-10 x 32 NXS™ Compact…one of our most popular, most proven riflescopes. One way is by increasing the size of the objective lens to 42mm, making it even more effective in low light. The other way is by adding new technology, additional features, and more options. We’ve done that, too. The result is a riflescope of streamlined proportions, minimal weight, and performance far beyond its size. Actually, beyond most riflescopes of any size.
Optimal low-light performance
42mm objective maximizes light transmission without compromising overall light weight and compact profile.
Side parallax adjustment
One of the only 10x riflescopes on the market with adjustable parallax— from 25 yards to infinity.
Power Throw Lever (PTL™)
Instant magnification changes in a fraction of a second, even if you’re wearing gloves. Your riflescope arrives with a flush insert, which you can easily replace with the threaded PTL™ knob. Like so many Nightforce features, the PTL™ is included on our Compacts at no extra cost.
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NXS 2.5-10 x 42
Objective lens diameter
30 mm/1.18 in
Internal adjustment range (MOA/Mil)
e: 100 MOA
Calibrated Ranging Power
Exit pupil diameter
2.5x: 15.5 mm
88 mm/3.5 in
Field of view @100 yards/100 meters
2.5x: 44 ft
Objective outer diameter
Eyepiece outer diameter
Overall length (inches/mm)
11.9 in/302 mm
19 oz/535g* 20.5 oz/581g**
Mounting length (inches/mm)
5.1 in/130 mm
Front/Rear Mounting Length
1.56 in/2.30 in
PTL (Power Throw Lever)
NXS - 2.5-10x42mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - MOAR - DigIllum™ - PTL
NXS - 2.5-10x42mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - IHR - DigIllum™ - PTL
NXS - 2.5-10x42mm - ZeroStop™ - .1 Mil-Radian - Mil-R - DigIllum™ - PTL
NXS - 2.5-10x42mm - ZeroStop™ - .1 Mil-Radian - Mil-Dot - DigIllum™ - PTL
IHR stands for International Hunting Reticle, with good reason. It’s uncluttered and lightning fast, equally effective on dangerous game in tight quarters and at longer ranges on smaller targets. A floating illuminated center crosshair provides simple hold off capability. 3, 6 and 9 o’clock posts bring the eye quickly to your target.
IHR stands for International Hunting Reticle, with good reason. It’s uncluttered and lightning fast, equally effective on dangerous game in tight quarters and at longer ranges on smaller targets. A floating center crosshair provides simple hold off capability. 3, 6 and 9 o’clock posts bring the eye quickly to your target.