Reviews and Problems with Nikon BUCKMASTER 3-9X40 NIKOPLEX
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2 March 2014
Summary: I'll start by saying that I was impressed with this series scope at first. Great visibility, easy adjustments, everything I had expected. At the range, bore sighted with a laser system then need very few shots to zero at 100 yrds. Shot about another 25 rounds to familiarize my view field at varying ranges and all was set for the hunt. Got in the field and set up in the stand.
Summary: I purchased my 3-9x40 6 years ago and it has never needed to be re-zeroed. I won a Remington 700 in .270and I will be buying another for that rifle. I work with a guy that thinks if you dont have a $700 scope, you have a piece of junk. Cant wait to go hunting with him so I can school him.
Summary: This is a great scope for the money......Excellent in low light conditions and fantastic optics........I use this scope on a Mosin Nagant (7.62X54R) and the scope takes all the recoil the rifle can dish out....I would recommend this scope to anyone.....
Summary: I'm not sure there is a better scope out there...regardless of the price. But, for the money, I am certain there is not another one w/ such a sharp, clear, or crisp image. Very durable. I shoot a .270 and have the 40mm objective Prostaff scope on it. Scope gathers light very well and is easy to see through in low light conditions. I love the long eye relief and the clarity of the cross hairs. Sighting in adjustments are true.
Summary: I have owned this scope on several rifles ranging from .223 to .300 Win Mag. It has taken a severe amount of recoil on several of the rifles, without needing to re-zero. With the .300 Win mag. it stays zeroed from year to year. Will put it up against any other scope regardless of the cost. Unless you plan on hunting in total darkness, it gathers light as well as any other.
Summary: Mounted on my Spanish Mauser, 7mm Mauser, Mfg. in 1908 in Oviedo, Spain. Boresighted and ready to take to the range and sight in. My favorite "old" rifle. Will write an updated review after sighting in. Very happy so far.
Conclusion: I am impressed with everything about this unit I has great clarity, accuracy, and durability, when I am ready to purchase my new more expensive rifle, I will not hesitate to add a Nikon scope to it as it has truly proved itself to be a top quality instrument and is something I can stand behind for years to come.
Pros: The clarity of the optics and the accuracy of the BDC reticle make it a great choice. I also find the magnification adjustment easy to use while in the field. Fog proof, shock proof, lifetime warranty can't be beat.
Cons: The only thing I was concerned about was the fact that it was a little heavier than the scope it was replacing, but that was just a little fixed power 4X32 Bushnell Banner. Don't get me wrong, this is not a heavy scope it is comparable to all others that I looked at in this class.
Conclusion: If you are buying your first scope or you have used those models that commonly come in package deals, you feel that you bought yourself an elite scope at great price. I am not sure how you might feel if you are one who has been using scopes that cost as much or more than the rifle they are mounted to, but if you will surely be happy if you are graduating from those $50 models. Note: Rating is based on the class of scopes in the $100-$250 range.
Pros: First, I couldn't beat the price. I was purchasing an economical rifle (less than $500) and didn't want to break the bank on a scope (saving for a really expensive one to put on a really expensive rifle in the future). Although there are cheaper scopes, I don't know if there are any cheaper with the same features, ones that I think are must: clear quality optics, fogproof, and lifetime warranty, which takes some of the risk out of a purchasing decision. Like I mention...
Cons: I did not dislike anything about the scope. My expectations were commensurate with what I planned to pay, and this scope exceeded those expectations.