Nightforce SHV 4-14X50 F1 Riflescope with Mil-XT Reticle - C694

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Nightforce SHV 4-14X50 F1 Riflescope with Mil-XT Reticle


The Nightforce SHV 4-14X50 F1 Riflescope is a distinguished addition to any marksman's arsenal, offering a blend of performance and affordability.  The Nightforce SHV riflescope is a model that offers a harmonious balance between premium performance and economic accessibility. Derived from the acclaimed NXS series, this scope maintains the exceptional optical quality Nightforce is renowned for. It's designed for shooters who demand precision without the premium price tag of combat-ready features.

At Charlie's Custom Clones, our selection criteria for scopes are rigorous, ensuring each product aligns with our commitment to quality. The SHV series stands out by providing the same exceptional lenses found in the NXS range, tailored for the everyday shooter. This approach allows the SHV to be priced competitively, presenting a viable alternative to other brands like Burris and Bushnell without compromising on quality.

Key Features:

  • First Focal Plane Reticle: Ensures size scaling with zoom, allowing for ballistic calculations and range estimation at any magnification level, enhancing long-range accuracy.
  • Illuminated Mil-XT Reticle: Provides clear targeting in low-light conditions, improving shot precision at dawn or dusk.
  • ZeroSet Functionality: Allows for a quick return to zero, offering shooters confidence in their shot placement after dialing for elevation changes.
  • Generous Adjustment Range: With a 30mm main tube, the scope offers a wide adjustment range for elevation and windage, accommodating for long-distance shooting scenarios.
  • Optimized Light Transmission: The 50mm objective lens works to maximize light gathering, ensuring a bright and clear view even in suboptimal lighting.
  • Robust Construction: While streamlined for the non-combatant shooter, the scope retains the durability expected from Nightforce, ensuring reliability in diverse environments.

The Nightforce SHV 4-14X50 is the series' pioneering model to feature a first focal plane design. It is crafted to uphold Nightforce's standards of durability and performance. The scope offers a magnification range of 4-14x, an illuminated reticle, and thoughtfully designed turrets for elevation and windage that combine ease of use with protection against unintended adjustments.

Additionally, the Mil-XT reticle is somewhat of the crown jewel for Nightforce scopes, and this marks the first time an SHV scope has been paired with the highly desirable Mil-XT reticle, which is midRAD based with a modified Christmas tree design for rapid distance and wind hold overs.  Not the the SHV is an entry level scope, but the Mil-XT has been reserved for the NX8 and ATACR lines, with a longer distance and leading edge materials for tough tactical needs.

This riflescope is versatile, with a magnification range that provides a clear field of view and the ability to discern fine details at longer ranges. The 50mm objective lens enhances light transmission, critical for clear vision in various lighting conditions. The scope's build is robust yet streamlined, measuring 14.8 inches in length and weighing 30 ounces.

Featuring a 30mm main tube, the SHV model allows for extensive adjustment capabilities, and the turrets are calibrated in either quarter-minute of angle or tenth mil-radian, depending on the reticle selected. The Nightforce ZeroSet feature is standard, enabling a swift return to zero, while the parallax adjustment is precise and reliable from 25 yards to infinity.

When comparing the Nightforce SHV and NXS lines of riflescopes, several key differences emerge:

  1. Build and Durability: The NXS line is known for its rugged, mil-spec durability, making it suitable for more demanding tactical environments. The SHV line, while still robust, has some of the battle-ready features pared down to make it more affordable [1].

  2. Turret Quality and Features: The NXS scopes have superior turrets with features like a real zero stop, more adjustment per revolution, and are generally more robust, which is preferred for frequent adjustments in field conditions [2].

  3. ZeroSet vs. ZeroStop: The SHV series uses Nightforce's ZeroSet functionality, which is a simplified version of the ZeroStop feature found in the NXS series. ZeroStop offers a more precise and tactile return to zero [3].

  4. Eye Relief: The NXS scopes offer slightly more eye relief than the SHV models, which can be a critical factor for shooters using high-recoil firearms [4].

For the SHV 4-14x50 with Mil-XT reticle, when compared to other scopes in its performance class and price range, it stands out due to:

  1. First Focal Plane Reticle: This feature is not always available in scopes at a similar price point, offering significant value for precision shooting at varying magnifications.

  2. Illuminated Reticle: The inclusion of an illuminated reticle, especially one as sophisticated as the Mil-XT, adds to low-light performance, a feature that may cost more in other brands.

  3. Optical Quality: Nightforce is known for its high-quality glass, and the SHV line benefits from this reputation, often compared favorably against competitors like Burris, Bushnell, and Vortex in terms of clarity and light transmission [1].

  4. Price Point: Considering its features, the SHV 4-14x50 F1 offers a competitive price, often being more affordable than other scopes with similar specifications and from high-end manufacturers.



Condition New
Color Matte Black
Materials Aircraft-grade aluminum
Lens High-quality glass
Lens Coatings Fully multi-coated
Weight 30 oz
Length 14.8 inches
Magnification Range 4-14x
Objective Diameter 50mm
Tube Size/Mount 30mm
Turret Adjustment .1 Mil
Parallax Adjustment         25 yards - infinity
Reticle Position First Focal Plane
Field of View 25.1 - 7.4 ft at 100 yds
Eye Relief 2.8 - 3.1 inches
Illuminated Reticle Yes
UPC 847362008080
MPN C694

This detailed breakdown of features and specifications is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Nightforce SHV 4-14X50 F1 Riflescope's capabilities, ensuring that our customers are well-informed about the product's unique attributes and inherent benefits.