Nightforce Benchrest

Each of our Precision Benchrest models feature 56mm multi-coated lenses, providing the superior resolution necessary to distinguish fine detail at extremely long ranges. An adjustable objective allows extra-fine focus to adjust parallax from 25 yards to infinity. Target turrets are calibrated in true .125 M.O.A. (1/8 click) values and can be re-indexed to zero after sighting in. Both Precision Benchrest riflescopes are equipped with a coil spring plunger return system to maximize tracking accuracy. The eyepiece provides fast reticle focusing, and a glass-etched illuminated reticle provides optimum image/reticle contrast under virtually any lighting conditions. You have two choices of magnification ranges, but only one choice in the ultimate benchrest riflescope.


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    Benchrest 12-42 x 56

    Focal Plane


    Magnification Range


    Objective lens diameter


    Tube diameter

    30 mm/1.18 in

    Internal adjustment range (MOA/Mil)

    e: 40 MOA
    w: 40 MOA
    e: 10.9 Mil
    w: 10.9 Mil

    Click value

    .125 MOA

    Calibrated Ranging Power


    Parallax adjustment

    25 yd–∞

    Exit pupil diameter

    12x: 4 mm
    42x: 1.4 mm

    Eye relief

    75 mm/2.9 in

    Field of view @100 yards/100 meters

    12x: 6.7 ft
    42x: 2.3 ft
    12x: 2 m
    42x: 0.7 m

    Objective outer diameter

    69 mm

    Eyepiece outer diameter

    43 mm

    Overall length (inches/mm)

    17 in/432 mm

    Weight (ounces/grams)

    36 oz/1021g

    Mounting length (inches/mm)

    5.9 in/150 mm

    Front/Rear Mounting Length

    2.45 in/2.10

    PTL (Power Throw Lever)


    Reticles available




    Elevation Feature

    Capped, Finger Adjustable

    Part Number

    Product Description


    Benchrest - 12-42x56mm - .125 MOA - NP-R2


    Benchrest - 12-42x56mm - .125 MOA - NP-2DD

    NP-2DD™ Reticle

    Available In

    • Benchrest 12-42x56
    • Benchrest 8-32x56
    • NXS 8-32x56
    Unobstructed field of view and precise MOA reference markings serve the predator hunter and benchrest competitor equally well. Simple and effective at close and long ranges.

    NP-R2™ Reticle

    Available In

    • Benchrest 12-42x56
    • Benchrest 8-32x56
    2 MOA elevation and 5 MOA windage increments allow for multiple zero and hold points along with accurate rangefinding. Excellent for long-range applications including big game hunting. NP-R2 reticles in Nightforce 5.5-22x NXS, 8-32x and 12-42x NXS and Benchrest models show 20 MOA scale below centerline (at left). In the 3.5-15x, an additional 10 MOA scale below center is indicated on the reticle.