The SHV™ 3-10x42 riflescope is a perfect choice for those wanting value in a small package. The 3-10x magnification range and 42mm objective provide for a practical solution to a wide range of applications from target shooting to big game and varmint hunting.

Offered with a choice of either the Foreceplex™, 4A, or the intelligent MOAR™ reticle; the shooter has the ability to tailor the SHV™ 3-10x42 to their specific shooting application. 

Standard Features

  • 30mm bodytube
  • Capped .25 MOA adjustments
  • Side parallax adjustment (25 yards to infinity) on the non-illuminated models


Now with Illumination

  • Fixed parallax (125m) and illumination on the new C610 and C611 models
  • Fast focus eyepiece

Experience the same premium quality and absolute precision only a Nightforce riflescope can deliver; now in a compact, more economical package.

SHV Product Family - Recipient of the Award of Excellence in the Optic Product Of The Year category from Sporting Classics


The Forcepex reticle is available in North America only.
The 4A reticle is not available in North America.


    Click & Drag to Rotate


    SHV 3-10x42

    Focal Plane


    Magnification Range


    Objective lens diameter


    Tube diameter

    30 mm/1.18 in

    Internal adjustment range (MOA/Mil)

    e: 90 MOA
    w: 80 MOA

    Click value


    Calibrated Ranging Power


    Parallax adjustment

    25 yd–∞ (Fixed 125m on illuminated models)

    Exit pupil diameter

    3x: 10.7 mm
    10x: 4.4 mm

    Eye relief

    88mm/3.5 in

    Field of view @100 yards/100 meters

    3x: 34.9ft
    10x: 11ft
    3x: 10.6m
    10x: 3.4 m

    Objective outer diameter

    50 mm

    Eyepiece outer diameter

    40 mm

    Overall length (inches/mm)

    11.6 in/295 mm

    Weight (ounces/grams)

    20.8 oz/590g

    Mounting length (inches/mm)

    5.1 in/129 mm

    Front/Rear Mounting Length

    1.74 in/2.05 in

    PTL (Power Throw Lever)


    Reticles available



    Center Illumination (C610 and C611) models

    Elevation Feature

    Capped, Finger Adjustable

    Part Number

    Product Description


    SHV - 3-10x42mm - .250MOA - IHR - Non-Illuminated


    SHV - 3-10x42mm - .250MOA - MOAR - Non-Illuminated


    SHV - 3-10x42mm - .250MOA - Forceplex - Non-Illuminated
    (available only in North America)


    SHV - 3-10x42mm - .250MOA - 4A - Non-Illuminated
    (Not available in North America)


    SHV - 3-10x42mm - .250 MOA - Illuminated - Forceplex™


    SHV - 3-10x42mm - .250 MOA - Illuminated - MOAR™


    Available In

    • SHV 3-10x42
    • SHV 4-14x56
    • SHV 5-20x56
    • Not Available in North America
    The Nightforce™ 4A reticle adds a high degree of precision to a classic hunting design. Posts at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions bring the eye quickly to the target, but unlike many heavy, bulky plex-style reticles, the 4A provides an exceptionally clean, uncluttered field of view. This makes it ideal for running game, as well as on stationary targets, virtually anywhere in the world. (Not available in North America)


    adobe_pdf More Information


    Available In

    • SHVTM 3-10x42
    • SHVTM 4-14x56
    • SHVTM 5-20x56

    Designed with customer feedback, the Forceplex reticle has bold lines to draw your eye to center, and remain visible to the last bit of legal lighting. The thin center cross hair allows for exact bullet placement. This simple design provides for a clean field of view to see as much as possible in the scope.

    MOAR™ - 30 MOA - Center Illumination

    With 1 MOA elevation and windage markings, .140 MOA lines, more accurate range finding and hold-offs are possible on smaller targets at longer ranges. Combined with a floating center crosshair, this makes for a reticle extremely fast and easy to use in the field. This reticle features center illumination only, and a 30 MOA scale below center.

    adobe_pdfMore Information

    Available In

    • SHV™ 3-10x42 (illum models)
    • SHV™ 4-14x56