Nikon buckmaster 4.5-14 mil dot

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by ShagNasty1001, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Looking at getting a new higher power scope for my .308. Is this one any good? I used to have a pro staff on it then got a red field 3-9x40
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The Buckmaster is the model above the Pro Staff. It's an excellent scope. However, I think the best value and quality Nikon is the "Team Primos" 3-9x40. Nikon stopped making the Monarch in 3-9x40 a few years back. The Team Primos is essentially a renamed Monarch and the Monarch is their top of the line. You should be able to find one for the price of the Buckmaster or less.

    Here's some links:

    Amazon.com: Nikon® Team Primos® 3 - 9x40 mm BDC Rifle Scope Matte Black: Sports & Outdoors

    NIKON TEAM PRIMOS 3-9X40 RIFLESCOPE BDC MATTE 8435 | eBay
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I may have screwed up. I saw the 3-9x40 and thought that was what you were looking for. If so, sorry 'bout that. Check out SWFA, Optics Planet and Natchez Shooters Supplies. They generally have the best prices on scopes. Sometimes eBay and Amazon have decent deals as well.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Check out those other places. Cabela's prices can be high unless something is on sale.
     
  5. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Will do. I'm gonna see what academy carries as well
     
  6. tnel74

    tnel74 New Member

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    Hey I was wondering if the buckmaster 4.5-14x40 has turrets resettable to zero or not?? Can anyone answer this?
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They aren't mentioned in the specs, so I would assume the answer is no. That option is too valuable to not mention if it was there.
     
  8. BornToHunt

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    Vortex diamondback is amazingly clear. VERY durable Completely waterproof freezeproof and fogproof. I will never got to any other optics. Also warranty is lifetime
     
  9. BornToHunt

    BornToHunt New Member

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    Also the buck masters is a Greta scope too. Friend has one in 3-9x40 bdc. Really clear. I like it.
    Still with vortex;)
     
  10. Nateroftheriver

    Nateroftheriver New Member

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    The vortex diamondback has crapy eye relief, it is clear but the eye relief is terrible, the nikon has alot more eye relief, but the coatings nikon uses is just to dark for my taste. Go look at as many as you can that are in your price range as your eyes will tell YOU WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU
     
  11. BornToHunt

    BornToHunt New Member

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    Mine is total opposite of what you just said. GREAT EYE RELIEF
     
  12. Nateroftheriver

    Nateroftheriver New Member

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    Great eye relief on a vortex diamondback ??? You must have zero clue as to eye relief then.
     
  13. Nateroftheriver

    Nateroftheriver New Member

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    The vortex viper an up series have alot more eye relief but the diamondback has very short eye relief. I do have the means to test this as a dealer in vortex an leupold ,nikon, swaro ,bushnell, sightron ,NF. So I look through many different scopes
     
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  14. BornToHunt

    BornToHunt New Member

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    Well I guess my 20/20 almost 18 year old eyes have already worn out then! On full magnification, MY diamondback allows me to move from 6 to 2 inches away from the ocular lens while still looking at my target through the crystal clear glass
     
  15. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Taken from the American Rifleman website.


    The 4-12X 40 mm Diamondback has 3.1-3.4 inches of eye relief and a 3.3 mm (12X)-10 mm (4X) exit pupil.

    6"?.......
     
  16. BornToHunt

    BornToHunt New Member

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    6-2=4. For me the I have 4 inches to work with jack! But, I do not move around that much I stay around 3 in away from the ocular
     
  17. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    You said 6 to 2 inches. Just curious.
     
  18. BornToHunt

    BornToHunt New Member

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    My bad man. I meant to specify my eyeball 6 to 2 inches away
     
  19. BornToHunt

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    Since you work a lot with optics how are the buckmasters compared with prostaff. I'm wantin a 4-12 prostaff on my 22wmr but I like the 3-9 buck BDC. My friend has a 3-9x40 BDC Buckmasters that i have shot with and to me the magnification isn't that great. The clarity is reticle I really like but I feel the magnification is lacking. What do you think? For ranges up to 130 on rabbits and squirrels to coyotes