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SHOT Show 2014: Nightforce SHV

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Nightforce SHV
For precision shooters and discriminating hunters after quality optics at a lower price, the new Nightforce SHV (Shooter, Hunter, Varminter) answers your wishes. The new 4-14x56mm variable scope isn’t cheap – that’s just not how Nightforce does things. But compared to the company’s other high-end offerings it is much more affordable. By limiting some options, offering simpler controls, and using a less complex manufacturing process than used to produce their combat-appropriate scopes, Nightforce created a scope that retails for hundreds less than the rest of its catalog. A 30mm tube houses the glass, which allows enough light transmission for dawn and dusk shooting. The optic has crisp .25 Minute of Angle click adjustments on windage and elevation knobs. There are two reticles to choose from, including an illuminated version. And the SHV weighs in at a maximum of 28.5 ounces, making precision more affordable. (MSRP: $995-$1,195;

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