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First Look: Nightforce SHV 4-14x56mm Rifle Scope

by RifleShooter Online Staff   |  January 20th, 2014 4

New for 2014, Nightforce has announced their most affordable optic, without sacrificing on their traditional quality.

The Nightforce SHV 4-14x56mm is a multi-purpose optic for shooters, hunters and varminters (as the ‘SHV’ implies).

The scope features quarter-minute adjustment clicks and a 30mm main tube. It will also come in both illuminated and non-illuminated versions, with your choice of MOA or IHR reticles.

The Nightforce SHV 4-14x56mm rifle scope is available in early April 2014. The standard model is available for $995, while the illuminated model comes to market at $1,195.

For more information, check out our video from the 2014 SHOT Show:


  • wilf Branson

    In the various reviews I saw of the new Nightforce scopes, their optics were rated as okay to fairly good, but nothing to rave about. Good mechanical reliability, but If you want great optics, you might have to move over to the expensive German stuff or firms like March or Premier. Rifleshooter magazine gun writers will, of course, praise any product to the sky that advertises with their chain.

  • Peter Furman

    Every “shooter” I know who is qualified,experienced enough to make the call thinks that Nightforce makes some of the very best scopes in that niche!
    It’s rather naive to suggest that only Rifleshooter people lean a little towards the people that pay them so,that comment is absurd!
    I own several different scopes for several different rifles and have found that you pretty much get what you pay for in terms of glass,adjustibility and/or whatever whatever suits your personal needs.
    Sure,you can spend 3-4 thousand and up but,truth be told my Wilson 223 came with a Bushnel scope and it is as good as any upt to 300 yards which is as far as I have attempted so far but feel sure that it will be just fine up to 500 yds which is about as much as I need for this rifle! The rifle and mounted scope cost $3,100 and it “rocks” They Include a soft case which is classy and I am totally satisfied.
    “different strokes for different folks” when it comes to what works for you but you have a nice selection of scopes under $2000 and then there are the those that cost much more but,Nightforce is a very high quality scope-Period!

    • Will Branson

      This isn’t their top of the line scope; and of course, it doesn’t have ED glass. Nightforce is noted for ruggedness, dependability, and accurate settings, not particularly noted for optics. Try looking through a Zeiss Victory, March, Premier, Swarovski and see what I mean. Not that a Leupold or Nightforce won’t do you just as well.

  • gkprice

    Nightforce scopes have garnered high praise from the “crowd” that typically doesn’t have to dig into their own pocket to pay for them – I beat the living heck out of my equipment (and my body too unfortunately) in my hunting life and have never ever had a failure with a Leupold VX2, VX3 or FX 2 or 3 scope AND they are lightweight (something Nightforce scopes AREN’T) so I’ll stick with what works for me (that I pay for myself)

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