Nightforce SHV 4-14×56 Rifle Scope
One of the most difficult challenges Nightforce ever faced was building a riflescope that is worthy of the Nightforce name in every regard—yet within reach of a broader range of hunters and shooters who don’t need the “overbuilt” characteristics of our NXS™ series, most of which were initially created to withstand actual combat conditions.
Welcome to the Nightforce SHV™ 4-14 x 56. We are confident it will outperform any riflescope in its price range. And frankly, many that cost much, much more.
All Nightforce cut was costs. Not corners.
SHV Product Family - Recipient of the Award of Excellence in the Optic Product Of The Year category from Sporting Classics
The Forcepex reticle is available in North America only.
The 4A reticle is not available in North America.
Features and Benefits of the Nightforce SHV 4-14×56 :
- Machined from solid bar stock 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum
- Zero-tolerance lens
The distinction between inferior quality and premium Nightforce Scope is undeniable. At MSP, we only offer Rifle Scopes from the most trusted brands like Nightforce Optics. Buy with confidence that we stand behind the product we sell.
|SPECIFICATIONS||SHV 4-14 x56|
|Objective lens diameter||56mm|
|Tube diameter||30 mm/1.18 in|
|Internal adjustment range (MOA/Mil)||e: 100 MOA|
|w: 70 MOA|
|e: 27.3 Mil|
|w: 19.1 Mil|
|Click value||.250 MOA|
|Calibrated Ranging Power||14x|
|Parallax adjustment||25 yd–∞|
|Exit pupil diameter||4x: 12.0 mm|
|14x: 3.6 mm|
|Eye relief||80-90 mm/3.15-3.54 in|
|Field of view @100 yards/100 meters||4x: 24.9 ft|
|14x: 7.3 ft|
|4x: 7.59 m|
|14x: 2.23 m|
|Objective outer diameter||65 mm|
|Eyepiece outer diameter||43 mm|
Customer Ratings & Reviews
Believe The Hype
This scope has lived up to the Nightforce hype. The glass is the best I have seen, the MOAR reticle makes target acquisition quick, illumination and parallax knobs are easy to use. It gathers light like no other. You can shoot well past legal sunset. Be advised with a large objective scope like this you might have to build up your cheek pad to get a solid cheek weld and natural point of aim looking through the scope. It's really expensive, and it's really that good.
This is the 3rd Nightforce scope I have purchased. I have been very pleased with my other two scopes with one exception. The 2nd scope I bought has a problem with the lighted reticle. It won't adjust--either full bright or off--. I haven't sent it back to Nightforce yet as hunting season has just ended for me, and I used the scope on my favorite rifle. The SHV scope has external reticle light adjustment, which is a large plus at dusk or dawn. I haven't mounted it yet but will do so soon. Right now I'm completely satisfied with the quality of Nightforce scopes-- how they handle the scope with a problem will determine if I buy anymore scopes from them. More to follow on this review after the fix is done.
Night and day difference
I bought a Savage 30-06 that came with a Nikon scope. What a disaster. My shot groupings were variable, with some shots being 5-6 inches standard deviation. I went hunting and missed two hogs. When I returned home, I found out the rifle was shooing 7" below center. I purchased the Nightforce SHV 4-14×56 scope, and I am now able to constantly achieve a .9 " standard deviation at 100 yards with the scope. I go hunting again in a couple of weeks. I am excited.
At least comparable to the NXS line....huge field of crystal clear view....adjustments are precise and repeatable. The IHR reticle is the best thing since NF discontiuned the NP1.
After owning a Nightforce NXS 3.5-15 with the NPR1 reticle, I have no idea why they couldn't have come out with the SHV model first!! The SHV is better than the NXS in many ways. The glass on both scopes is excellent, no detectable difference there. The SHV is superior because it has a rheostat to adjust the illumination as standard equipment, the NXS does not. The moar reticle is superior to the old npr1 reticle in that it has 1 moa hash marks on the horizontal portion of the crosshair as well as the vertical. You can easily use the moar reticle for accurate holdover without having to dial in elevation. The elevation and wind knobs are covered, which can be an advantage in that they are protected from undesired adjustment. The only way I can see this scope being improved would be to have larger, more easily readable marks on the turret for adjustment purposes. Otherwise, this is a more feature-laden scope than the NXS for less money. I know, I own both.
With three of these Nightforce SHV scopes in the gun safe, I can say for a change you get what you pay for! Rather rare these days. I carry a rifle daily as a wildlife damage agent and the Night Force scopes stand up to the use. Quality of sight picture is far above most products. I do not like telling anyone how to spend their money but this product is worth the investment.