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Nightforce SHV 5-20x56 Rifle Scope With New Exposed Elevation Turret

My introduction to Nightforce optics happened only several years ago as I first became addicted to long range hunting. I had recently found...
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  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, Review-Nightforce SHV 5-20x56 Rifle Scope With New Exposed Elevation Turret, By Tim King. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
     
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    Thanks for a great review and I was glad to see the Zero Stop feature added to this as well. I assume this is still made is the USA?
     

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    I believe Nightforce is based in the USA but some of their scopes are made in Japan. At least this one is made in Japan.
     
  4. Andy Backus

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    Nightforce scopes are all made in Japan. They do a lot of testing and finishing in the USA on every scope.
     
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    Thanks Tim and Andy! I'll be ordering one of these from you in the near future.
     
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    Hi Andy, I ordered one of these yesterday from you and now I am a little concerned over the Zero Set feature! Can you please explain the difference between zero stop and zero set? Does it allow me to return to zero without dialing past the 100 yard zero I establish? Thanks
     
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    Yes, the zero set does work just like a zero-stop. The only difference is the way it is set up. Once I got it set up correctly the turret would return to the established zero and stop not going any further.
     
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    Perfect. Thank you for clearing it up. The Nightforce website is very vague with how it functions. Thanks again!
     
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    I have both the capped and now none capped .with zero set turrets I prefer the none capped .cant beat these scopes for the price if you a turret twister .
     
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    Yes I agree. I received a few days ago and mounted it today on my RPR. Glass is awesome.
     
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    I love them for punching papers but for low light hunting my new 3x15x56 vx 5 hd firedot is incredible.on my heavier guns I'm running nightforce 5x20x56 and on my lighter guns I'm running either vxr or vx6 or vx 5 scopes .leupolds firedot is the best low light reticle I have ever used .i do appreciate the center cross lighting up in my SHV scopes but even on its lowest setting it's a little to bright for really low light hunting .
     
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    As everything advances in quality there are so many choices out there. This is my first NF optic and so far I'm very happy. I recently bought a Athlon scope for a differ build and was pleasantly surprised with the quality. It's in no way what this is but it's very nice. The lighted reticle is superb for a $600 optic. Athlon Midas was the model. Anyways.... my passion is shooting, guns, and hunting and when one project ends the next is already started. Cheers
     
  13. joeylemons

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    Is the exposed turret something custom only available here?
    I don't see it on the nightforce website
     
  14. Len Backus

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    It is not exclusive to our Store.