Nikon Black x1000 Review: Best for Long Range Shooters!


Today we got another scope review for you & the topic is Nikon black x1000 review. A great long-range shooting scope. Hope you have a good time reading this. Without further a due let’s start this review.

Nikon The Best!

First of all, let’s get to know something about Nikon shall we? Nikon the famous brand who has provided top quality cameras and camera lenses for over a century. 

This Japanese based company has great reputation worldwide for making one of the best lenses in the camera market. You should have already heard about them by now, because their reputation is just that high. 

So, you can expect a well-made scope just like there cameras and lenses.

Nikon Black x1000 Rifle Scope

Specifications of Nikon Black x1000

Topic Value
Adjustment Click Value 1/4 MOA
Adjustment Range 60 MOA
Battery Type CR2032
Color Black
Eye Relief 3.5 - 4 Inches
Exit Pupil 8.3 - 2.1 mm
Fabric/Material Aircraft-Grade Aliminium Alloy
Field of View, Linear 18 - 4.5 ft at 100 Yards
Finish Matte
Fogproof Yes
Illumination Color Red
Included Accessories Sunshade
Length 15.2 Inches
Lens Material Glass
Magnification 6-24x
Optical Coating Multi-Layer Coated
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Parallax 50 Yards
Reticle Focal Plane SFP
Reticle X-Moa IL
Shockproof Yes
Tube Diameter 30 mm
Water Resistance Level Waterproof
Weight 25 Oz

Now that we got the specification out of the way, we can move on ahead in our Nikon black x1000 review. For clarification the unit we are reviewing is the 6-24x not the 4-16x, at the end we are going to give you the main structural difference and also the different kind of reticle you get.

In our review we have the Illuminated X-MRAD reticle. We are going to attach pictures of the different kind of reticle that this gun comes with.

Let's Talk About The Nikon Black x1000

Build Quality

The material they use in the scope is aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. We have reviewed scopes with the same grade alloy and we were very pleased by the build quality.

Aircraft-grade alloy probably one of the best materials for scopes. We find plenty with this grade alloy in the 500-600$ mark. The same quality alloy is also used in some of the top end scope just because its that good and that durable.

So, we are very pleased to assure that you have nothing to worry about the build quality.


Nikon is known for there lenses. You can’t gain that much fame and fandom in the market without providing some top of the line glass. Nikon does exactly that. They don’t tend to cheap out on glass otherwise their reputation would take severe damage.

The multi-coated glass gives you both waterproof guarantee and fog-proof guarantee. It is also glare-free so you won’t see any kind of glaring issue in broad daylight. It is also shock-proof so the glass won’t come out of its designated holes or rotate from recoil.


Reticle is an important part for a rifle scope. For some people no matter how good is the scope if the reticle is not of their preference, they would straight up discard it from there short list.

The Nikon black x1000 not just only comes in 2 different version the 4-16x and 6-24x it also comes with 2 different kind of reticle for you to choose from. For our instance we have the illuminated X-MRAD reticle which is mil based. There is total 17 mil of adjustment. The reticle is in SF (Second Focal) and glass-etched. That means the reticle won’t zoom alongside scope zoom.

Because this one is glass-etched it holds pretty accurate whether you hold or dial elevation and wind. Below there will be an image showing the 2 type of reticle the black series provides.



Don’t you just love it when things compliment each other? Like a Melody?

Well, Nikon chose that route for the black series. I am saying that because the turret compliments the reticle. How you may ask let me answer that for you

The turrets are set on mil and the reticle is mil-based X-MRAD you get what I am trying to imply here. The MOA reticles get MOA adjustments. This is great for both the people who likes to hold-off for elevation and windage or just dial their adjustment for different range. Both parties can do that without touching the turrets.

The windage turret is spring-loaded and pretty quick. It has instant zero reset for field correction. Lift up the cover set your zero snap back the cover in its position.

Parallax Adjustments

You can adjust the eyepiece by a simple step turning on the ocular lens. But please keep in mind to do that by facing in a white target or towards the sky, when the reticle is clearly visible and sharp that means the ocular lens is correctly focused.

You can find a turret on the left to adjust parallax on the go. The scope is capable of 1000yard shooting but you can lower down the parallax for as low as 50yards shooting. Pretty satisfied.

Easy Adjustments

We told you guys in the turret section that these are pretty easy to use and get used to. The zoom ring is also nicely built and doesn’t tend to move on its own from recoil feedback. You can use the scope on any caliber without having to worry that your adjustments will get messed, don’t worry it won’t.

Additional Features

Well you might ask we almost covered all the main and major points then what left to talk about. Quite a bit left to talk about actually. Like for example the sunshade. Yeah one 4inch sunshade is included for the scope. Not only it eliminates any kind of glaring issue it also provides as an extra security method for your scope.

In moist climate the sunshade prevents any kind of moist getting inside the scope. Great little feature to have. I think we need to also mention the illuminated reticle, well it wont work as a night vision scope now. But still illuminated reticle is always welcome.

The 30mm main tube can be mounted into any kind of caliber you have or plan to get. Also the massive 50mm objective lens provides a massive viewable area. The constant eye relief assures that you wont be loosing your eyebrows any time soon.

Just like the other Nikon scopes this one is also sealed with an O-ring and nitrogen purged meaning fog wont bother you.

Now let us give you the pros and cons of this scope. We already mentioned most of the pros in this Nikon black x1000 review already now let’s see the cons too. Let’s start with the pros like usual then move on to cons.


  • Excellent build quality.
  • Excellent glass.
  • Turrets and reticle in perfect sync.
  • Great pricing.
  • Lifetime warranty.


  • Second focal plane.
  • The reticle brightness isn’t that high.

Let's Watch a Video Review

Well we are almost at the end of our Nikon black x1000 review. Previously we mentioned this scope different versions now let’s mention some main difference between the 5 different version of the scope. Well I wouldn’t call them all that different because they aren’t actually. Still let’s see the difference.

If we look into the Nikon Black x1000 family, we can find four models or styles or configurations-

As you can see by the name only difference is one is 4-16x another one the one we reviewed 6-24x.

  • Both of them are made with same quality.
  • 6-24x is slightly bigger in size than 4-16x.
  • Both of them are in SFP (second focal plane).
  • Both of them features MOA and MRAD illuminated reticle.
  • Nikon black x1000 6-24x50SF is just a tiny bit heavier than the 4-16x.

There aren’t many differences between the two. It depends on are you aiming for a 4x scope or you plan on going for longer range. Another thing is whether you prefer MOA or MRAD, a lot of people might prefer MOA as they already used MOA.

We personally don’t hate the other but I got a soft heart for Christmas tree reticle, which this one doesn’t have so a little sad about that. But anyway no matter which one you buy you will be a happy person through and through. We hope that the scope going to serve you for a long time.

Would you like to read our more review (!). Well, Here you go:

Final Words

We made our thoughts through the Nikon black x1000 that we reviewed today. Not going to lie, we personally enjoyed the project. The scope is hella good. Its suited for long range competition, or long-range day-hunting.

It also has good camouflage thanks to the sunshade. Excellent build and glass quality. We can happily recommend the scope. we are well aware the complains about the turret malfunction and some bad experience with warranty. We still would recommend the product.

With that said we end our Nikon black x1000 review here. Hope we could help with your scope shopping. We enjoyed writing this so we hope you enjoy the reading experience. With that said this is targetchaser saying good bye for now. Hope to see you in our next review. Have a good rest of the day.

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