Nightforce SHV 5-20X56 Riflescope with Illuminated MOAR Reticle C535

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Nightforce SHV 5-20X56 Riflescope with Illuminated MOAR Reticle C535


The Nightforce SHV line is for "shooters, hunters, and varmiters" and is built upon the NXS body, glass, and features, with some of the mil-spec battle durability removed to provide a very affordable, yet high quality scope.

At Charlie's, we are Nightforce fanboi's for sure. We love great scopes. What is really awesome about the SHV line is that you get all the great glass that comes in the NXS, but stripped away the battle readiness for the casual shooter and hunter, and the price point that the SHV comes in at is amazing. Great Nightforce glass at a price that competes with Burris and Bushnell and Vortex. How great is that? It's great. Jump on this one!

This Nightforce SHV 5-20X56 is a second focal plane MOA based scope, which is most popular with hunters and targer shooters. It is built with the same quality and reliability that you have come to expect from Nightforce. This scope features a 4X magnification range, illuminated reticle, exposed elevation turret, and capped windage turret to prevent accidental movement during travel or in the field. It also offers parallax adjustment from 25 yds to infinity and an illuminated reticle.

This SHV has a 30mm main tube, which allows for a maximum elevation adjustment range of 80 minutes, and the adjustments are quarter-minute of angle.

The MOAR reticle has been an extremely popular reticle for Nightforce for a number of years.  If you are an MOA shooter, but want some of the advanced stadia found on milRAD reticles, you will fall in love with the MOAR.


  • Machined in 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum body tubes
  • All metal dials dound under weatherproof caps
  • European style fast focus eye piece for quick and easy diopter adjustment
  • Second Focal Plane
  • MOAR reticle with 1 MOA elevation and windage markings
  • Center illuminated reticle with 20 MOA markings
  • Ideal magnification range for hunters, and target shooters looking for a great scope at a budget friendly price
  • Outstanding precision
  • Price optimized by removing some of the military grade features of other Nightforce scopes while maintaining the optical superiority

Standard Features

The Nightforce ZeroSet feature is also standard and allows for a rapid return to zero in any condition from any distance. The exposed elevation adjustment allows quick access, and a capped windage prevents accidental adjustments during travel or in the field.

Parallax is adjustable from 25 yards to infinity, and it does so without any backlash or hesitation. Also, the external illumination dial has 12 brightness settings.

The power zoom ring allows for quick and precise magnification adjustments, and a clamp-on Power Throw Lever is available as an accessory. The fast focus eyepiece design is standard, as on every SHV model.

You get outstanding clarity, crispness and color contrast at every magnification setting. It features a full 80 MOA of elevation adjustment, side parallax adjustment and ZeroSet technology which allows a quick return to your initial zero setting, regardless of how many elevation adjustments you’ve made.


Item Condition New
Scope Weight: 30.5 oz
Scope Length: 15.2 in
Magnification Range: 5-20x
Scope Objective Diameter:   56mm
Scope Tube Size / Mount: 30mm
Scope Turret Adjustment: 1/4 MOA
Parallax Adjustment: 25 yards - infinity
Reticle Position: Second Focal Plane
Reticle Details: Illuminated MOAR Center Reticle
Field of View: 5x: 17.9 ft, 20x: 5.0 ft
Eye Relief: 3.5 in
Illuminated Reticle: Yes
Scope Finish: Matte Black
MPN C535