cart SHOPPING CART You have 0 items

Discussion Forums

Search forums
Forum Index > Optics > New nightforce shv/4-14x50-f1

New nightforce shv/4-14x50-f1

09 Apr 2016
@ 09:40 pm (GMT)

Bob Mavin

G'day all
I'm so impressed with my little Nightforce 2.5-10x24 scope, I've decided to buy another.
I'm poised ready to buy a Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 but they just release a new model a first focal plane Nightforce SHV 4-14x50 F1 rifle scope.

The SHV is a lower class model than NXS but this one has some good features, having your hold over reticule work at all magnifications sounds good.

Does anyone have an opinion?


10 Apr 2016
@ 02:03 pm (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: New nightforce shv/4-14x50-f1
It is their lower priced model and many review articles I have read say good things of them. Personally however, I never have placed a lot of trust in online reviews. They could well be good but in my much narrow minded viewpoint, I think and recommend the one you like but think of the Nightforce 2.5-10x42 compact scope with Zero stop as the best hunting scope NF makes.
10 Apr 2016
@ 09:35 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: New nightforce shv/4-14x50-f1
Just be aware, the eye relief is short on this model.

I have not used this new scope but the eye relief specs cause immediate concern. Sometimes a short eye relief scope is also finicky in that your sight picture can be off with the slightest shift of the head back and forwards. In other words, its either a perfect picture (and smack in the eye) or shadows. Very annoying if you set the rifle up wearing a light shirt, but then it won't give a full site picture if you have a jacket or pack straps on, or from various changes in shooting position.

Some of the old Bushnells are like this.
10 Apr 2016
@ 10:41 pm (GMT)

Bob Mavin

Re: New nightforce shv/4-14x50-f1
Thanks guys
I noticed the 3" relief after posting
I think I'll go with the NXS 3.5-15x50 4" eye relief
11 Apr 2016
@ 02:57 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: New nightforce shv/4-14x50-f1
Why not look at the Sightron equivalent ?


We are a small, family run business, based out of Taranaki, New Zealand, who specialize in cartridge research and testing, and rifle accurizing.