NXS Compact

The NXS™ 2.5-10 x 32 has proven extremely popular with hunters, law enforcement officers, our armed forces, and tactical/field shooters. At just 12 inches in length, it represents the optimum in size-to-weight performance. Despite its compact size, the NXS™ 2.5-10 x 32 has a large exit pupil allowing fast target acquisition and it is forgiving of eye position. This feature-laden riflescope proves that size is no substitute for quality.

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 32

    Focal Plane


    Magnification Range


    Objective lens diameter


    Tube diameter

    30 mm/1.18 in

    Internal adjustment range (MOA/Mil)

    e: 100 MOA
    w: 100 MOA
    e: 27.3 Mil
    w: 27.3 Mil

    Click value

    .250 MOA
    .1 Mil-rad

    Calibrated Ranging Power


    Parallax adjustment

    Fixed 125 yd

    Exit pupil diameter

    2.5x: 13.3 mm
    10x: 3.3 mm

    Eye relief

    95 mm/3.7 in

    Field of view @100 yards/100 meters

    2.5x: 44 ft
    10x: 11 ft
    2.5x: 13.4 m
    10x: 3.4 m

    Objective outer diameter

    40 mm

    Eyepiece outer diameter

    40 mm

    Overall length (inches/mm)

    12 in/305 mm

    Weight (ounces/grams)

    19 oz/539g

    Mounting length (inches/mm)

    5.7 in/145 mm

    Front/Rear Mounting Length

    2.21 in/2.34 in

    PTL (Power Throw Lever)


    Reticles available



    External Adj

    Elevation Feature


    Part Number

    Product Description


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - .250 MOA - IHR - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - .250 MOA - MOAR - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - MOAR - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - IHR - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - LV - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - MV - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - HV - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .250 MOA - Mil-Dot - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .1 Mil-Radian - Mil-R - NVD - PTL


    NXS - 2.5-10x32mm - ZeroStop™ - .1 Mil-Radian - Mil-Dot - NVD - PTL

    IHR™ Reticle - Illuminated

    Available In

    • NXS 1-4x24
    • NXS 2.5-10x42
    • SHV 4-14x56
    • SHV 5-20x56

    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.

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    MIL-DOT (Discontinued)


    See-through dots and posts do not obscure target, allowing for more precise estimation of range. 1 MIL spacing between dots (3.6″ at 100 yards).

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    MIL-R™ - 10 Mils Reticle

    .5 Mil and .10 Mil divisions allow for multiple zeroes, holdover, hold-under and windage adjustments without touching elevation or windage knobs. Excellent for range estimation.

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    Available In

    • NXS 2.5-10x32
    • NXS 2.5-10x42
    • NXS 3.5-15x50
    • ATACR™ 4-16x50

    MOAR™ - 30 MOA - Center Illumination

    With 1 MOA elevation and windage markings, .140 MOA lines, 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. This reticle features center illumination only, and a 30 MOA scale below center.

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    Available In

    • SHV™ 3-10x42 (illum models)
    • SHV™ 4-14x56

    Velocity™ 600 Reticle

    Available In

    • NXS 2.5-10x42

    Precise shot placement to 600 yards with accurate holdovers. Low, medium and high velocity configurations. Available in our 2.5-10 x 42 NXS only.