Nikon Prostaff or Buckmaster

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  1. CC Hunter

    CC Hunter New Member

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    Nikon Prostaff Riflescope 3-9 x 40 with BDC Reticle Matte OR Nikon Buckmaster Riflescope 3-9 x 40 with BDC Reticle Matte. which is better one the Prostaff or the Buckmaster!:confused:
     


  2. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    The Buckmaster has slightly better glass. I was in the same boat when I picked up a Weatherby last year. I was able to compare both side by side, outdoors on both cloudy and sunny days and the Buckmaster was clearer all around. You may not be able to see much difference indoors, but outdoors it is easy to see which is better. With all that said, depending on your budget, I'd look at a Monarch. They are even better and comparable IMO to a Leupold VX-III as far as clarity. I'm not sure of the longevity, however, which Leupold is known for. In my situation my budget called for the Nikon Buckmaster instead of the Leupold VX-II and So far I am quite happy but I do think my Leupold VX-II on my Ruger is better. Sorry for the rambling, hope this helps.
     
  3. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

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    I have the Nikon Silver Prostaff (3x9x40) that I like. I've looked through the Buckmaster, but only indoors, so can't really say that it's better than the Prostaff. I think you can't go wrong with either scope.:2cents:
     
  4. Big country

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    Get a Leopold I love mine and it is a fixed 7 power! no seriously both are good quality scopes I was going to buy a pro staff 3x9x40 until my buddy said he would trade me the Leopold for an old CB radio I had in my truck. I still use the scope the radio gave him 2 weeks before it fried.:happy0001:
     
  5. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    @ dbgun -- Agreed. Nikon makes excellent scopes. ANY of them are good and better than a lot of others out there.
     
  6. CC Hunter

    CC Hunter New Member

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    thank's to everybody for the help, hey Big country ask your friend needs a cb radio for a good scope. Ha Ha.
     
  7. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    The Nikon scopes seem to be quality. I've not ran into many issues with them.
     
  8. CC Hunter

    CC Hunter New Member

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    I know that the Nikon scopes are good just looking for some input on the Buckmaster or Prostaff.
     
  9. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    The cheaper one!:happy0001: What caliber rifle is it going to sit on? the answer is the answer. If it is a heavy recoiling cartridge you will need a step up to handle the recoil. I had a scope that would not hold a zero on my .30-.06 but it did fine on a Friend's 222.
     
  10. CC Hunter

    CC Hunter New Member

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    Hey Big country, its going on a Marlin XL7 270win. and I"m using Remington 130gr. I have a Redfield Tracker 3x9x40 its ok but its not clear. all my shots are about 200yd, my longest is about 400yd. :icon_popcorn:
     

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