Nightforce Optics, Inc.
Nightforce has done the seemingly impossible. To understand the truth of that statement, you have to consider that, rather than compete with the big scope manufacturers that produce a broad range of products, Nightforce has focused on producing high-end scopes. Although one scope may look much like another on the outside, what’s on the inside is another story. There are many elements which go into producing the image that you see when looking downrange. Change one element, and it affects all the others. Such a small thing as the tiny spring that maintains pressure on the windage and elevation adjustments receives critical attention at Nightforce. The company wants this part, like all of the others that go into making one of its scopes, to operate smoothly and positively for life. That’s a big order. The ability to produce precise instruments that can take the beating of magnum calibers and life in the field is what’s earned Nightforce the respect of the shooting community. You get what you pay for. High performance and low price is a seemingly impossible hurdle…until now. The folks at Nightforce had big grins on their faces when we stopped to see them at SHOT Show. The reason was their new 4-14×56 SHV. Wow! You would not believe how clear and bright a scope can be. But the big news isn’t the quality of the optics. Nightforce proved that point long ago. It was that you can buy this scope for $1,200! That may not be peanuts, but it’s the lowest price you’ll find on a scope at this performance level.