Exceptional quality and precision at extended ranges; the Nightforce SHV™ 5-20×56. The SHV series of riflescopes delivers our legendary precision and reliability promise, within a more streamlined and economical platform. While the quality of many lesser variable-power riflescopes deteriorates dramatically at high magnification, our SHV 5-20×56 provides superb clarity, crispness and color contrast throughout its entire magnification range. With premium features including: a 30mm main tube, ZeroSet™, and multiple reticle and illumination options, the SHV 5-20×56 is a more than capable partner for your next long range shooting adventure.
|Objective lens diameter
||30 mm/1.18 in
|Internal adjustment range (MOA/Mil)
||e: 80 MOA
w: 50 MOA
e: 21.8 Mil
w: 13.6 Mil
|Calibrated Ranging Power
|Exit pupil diameter
||5x: 8.7 mm
20x: 2.5 mm
||80-90 mm/3.15-3.54 in
|Field of view @100 yards/100 meters
||5x: 17.9 ft
20x: 5.0 ft
5x: 5.46 m
20x: 1.52 m
|Objective outer diameter
|Eyepiece outer diameter
|Overall length (inches/mm)
||15.2 in/386 mm
||29.1 oz/825g* 30.5 oz/865g**
|Mounting length (inches/mm)
||6.5 in/165 mm
|Front/Rear Mounting Length
||2.81 in/2.04 in
|PTL (Power Throw Lever)
The Nightforce Forceplex reticle was created by and for hunters. Designed with direct customer feedback, it is simple and uncomplicated, with a clean, unobstructed field of view. The fourplex design has long been prized by hunters around the world for the way the heavier lines center your eye quickly on the target…yet we’ve made no compromises on precision, with 0.125 MOA center crosshairs that allow precise shot placement on the smallest target—even at extended distances.
The Nightforce Forceplex is available in illuminated and non-illuminated versions, depending upon the SHV riflescope you choose. It is superb in low-light environments, and will serve you well on any game, from the dense forests of North America to the vast plains of Africa.
IHR stands for International Hunting Reticle (some would say Improved Hunting Reticle), with good reason. Most “hunting” reticles on the market are designed to work at either long ranges or short distances—but not both—limiting their applications and putting the big game hunter at a disadvantage. For the pursuer of dangerous game, a reticle that will not perform quickly at close ranges can have serious ramifications.
The IHR is ideal for dangerous game at close quarters. Substantial posts at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions provide lightning- fast target acquisition, and its simple design provides a full, uncluttered view of charging or running game.
Conversely, when a smaller target presents itself at a substantial distance, the floating center crosshair provides a precise aim point, while still providing holdoff reference if needed. Adjustable illumination aids in accurate shot placement under adverse lighting conditions.
Armed with an IHR, the hunter will be equally comfortable in the thick bush of Africa, the vast plains of the American heartland, and the rugged mountains of Asia. It is International in application and performance both.
MOAR™ – 20 MOA
The Nightforce MOAR reticle is a major advancement in precision shooting. a floating center crosshair two MOA wide and two MOA tall provides a precise aiming point— especially on smaller targets at longer ranges. One-MOA elevation and windage spacings provide for more accurate range finding and hold-offs compared to ordinary reticles with coarser markings.
The Nightforce MOAR has thicker line subtensions than our traditional reticles, and is marked with 10, 20 and 30 MOA elevation indicators (10 and 20 mOa windage indicators), making it extremely fast and easy to view under field conditions.
The MOAR design is more intuitive, easier to see in low light and more visible against dark backgrounds and
in shadows than other MOA reticles. Shooters will also find the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock posts to be an excellent asset for greater speed and target acquisition.
The MOAR has established new levels of precision and ease of use for the long-range shooter.