- Featuring spring-loaded Instant Zero-Reset Turrets
- BDC Active Target Reticle
- Quick focus eyepiece
- ARD (Anti Reflective Device) Technology
- Fully multicoated optics
- Designed for use with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology
When You’re Serious About Predators
The Active Target Special features several technology upgrades that will satisfy even the most demanding predator hunters. A bright new optical system, remarkable hand-turn reticle adjustments with spring loaded Instant Zero Reset turrets, and a convenient quick-focus eyepiece making adjustments while in a shooting position a breeze. The Active Target 3-9x40 with BDC Predator reticle is an ideal fit for both bolt action and AR rifle platforms and can be used with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology to take the guesswork out of compensating for bullet drop. With enough power for the longest-range shots and a wide field of view to keep you on predators coming into the call, you can count on the Active Target Special 3-9x40 in any situation. In addition all Active Target riflescopes are built with fully multicoated optics for maximum light transmission, even in extreme low light environments.
BDC Active Target Reticle
One defining quality that distinguishes the Active Target from all other Nikon riflescopes is the use of the BDC Active Target Reticle. Designed around the needs of predator hunters, its unique open circle design doesn’t obscure the sight picture and makes shot at moving targets easier. The Active Target is optimized for use with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology to provide shooters with exact aiming points on the BDC Predator Reticle at different yardages and different ammunition.
Generous, Consistent Eye Relief
Keeps your brow safe—even with heavy recoiling cartridges, lightweight rifles or severe shooting angles.
Fully Multicoated Optical System
Multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds on every glass surface provide bright and vivid sight pictures and optimum light transmission and maximum brightness from dawn to dusk.
Hand-turn ¼-inch @ 100 Yards Adjustments
Reticle adjustments are made in 1/4-inch @ 100 yards click-stop moves you can both feel and hear, and with no backlash to make your shot creep off target. Positive click reticle adjustments get you zeroed in quicker and maintain your setting—even with repeated recoil and under rugged conditions.
Spring Loaded Instant Zero-Reset Turrets
To simplify field adjustments, Nikon has integrated this feature into all new Active Target riflescopes. Just sight-in as usual, then lift the spring-loaded adjustment knob, rotate to your “zero”, and reengage. Field adjustments are now as simple as dialing-in your subsequent ranges.
Spot On Ballistic Match Technology
Custom precision at your fingertips
The Active Target Special series, like all of Nikon’s riflescopes, are optimized for use with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. Spot On allows you to discover all of the exact aiming points on your scope’s reticle at various yardages for your specific ammunition and load.
Includes ARD (Anti-Reflective Device)
Active Target riflescopes feature a removable ARD (Anti-Reflective Device) designed to eliminate game spooking objective lens reflection.
Nikon No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy*
For Binoculars, LaserForce Rangefinder Binoculars, Riflescopes, Scope Mounts and Fieldscopes
*Excludes lost or stolen products and intentionally caused damage, and also excludes Nikon Rangefinders, StabilEyes Binoculars & Specialty Optics.
Quick Focus Eyepiece
Allows the shooter to instantly bring the reticle into sharp focus.
Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for confidence under the toughest of conditions.
LCD, Video and Photo Gallery images are for illustrative purposes only.
Magnification3 -9 x
Objective Diameter40 mm
Exit Pupil4.4 -13.3 mm
Field of View11.3 -33.8 ft@ 100 yds
Tube Diameter - Other1 in
Eye Relief3.6 m
Overall Length12.4 in
Adjustment Graduation - Other1/4 in
Max Internal Adjustment80 MOA
Parallax Setting - Other100 yds
Spot On Custom TurretYes