Gear Review: Nightforce SHV scope, ADM mount
By Eve Flanigan
The Nightforce scope attached to a Ruger Scout rifle. The item was tested using Sig and American Eagle ammo. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/Guns.com)
In this gear review, I visit new products of brands that have been landmarks in my shooting life. My introduction to Nightforce scopes was a memorable week, the first time I’d hit a target at greater than 1,000 yards. Gaining competence with the first AK I’ve owned has been enhanced by the American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) mount that holds an optic on the rifle. This test did not begin as smoothly as most, but in the end, the joke was on me.
Nightforce reached out with a request to check out a new optic. What are you looking for, the rep asked. I told him a milling reticle, medium to high magnification, appropriate for a .308 or 6.5 Creedmoor long-distance rifle. ADM ponied up its AD Recon flattop rifle mount with built-in 20 MOA elevation. I waited with anticipation for the scope to arrive.
The box showed up at my door. I tore into the package, and thought something must be amiss. Plain black turrets with logo covers and non-numbered rings seemed to stare back up at me. I lifted the