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#5449359 - 11/30/14 07:32 AM Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40
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Cabelas has them on sale for $129. Seems like a good deal. Anyone using one of these? How do you like them?

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#5449792 - 11/30/14 01:18 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 01/13/14
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Loc: TX - Texas
Its a nice little scope for the price as a entry level scope w a bdc reticle not going to find a better deal ..
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#5452303 - 12/01/14 05:04 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Not a fan.
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#5452321 - 12/01/14 05:08 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
Luke27 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 241
Loc: Sweetwater, Texas
I like the nikon prostaff 4x12x40 with bdc, holds a zero for sure.

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#5452338 - 12/01/14 05:14 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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I have an older Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 on a .243 ADL, and it is a great scope. I have the Prostaff5 3.5-14 on another gun, and while it is good, I'm not sure I like the BDC reticle.
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#5452385 - 12/01/14 05:32 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 08/21/14
Posts: 45
Originally Posted By: S.A. hunter
Cabelas has them on sale for $129. Seems like a good deal. Anyone using one of these? How do you like them?


If you could be interested in a Buckmaster 39x50, I have one sitting on a rifle that has hardly been used.

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#5457492 - 12/03/14 11:25 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 09/04/11
Posts: 106
Loc: Central Texas
I've used Nikon Buckmasters on two rifles for several years. One is a 3-9x40 and the other 4-12x50, neither with the BDC reticle. Both scopes have performed flawlessly for me. I Saw the $129 add you're talking about and ordered one myself. It came in Monday and I have yet to decide on which gun to mount it - but I will say that the "Spot On" calculator is very interesting. It allows you to input your load info and then print out a table with exact distances for the various BDC circles. Pretty cool. Also, you can order custom turrets for that scope for another $99. I think it's a heck of a bargain. My 2 hunting partners (My BILs) both have more expensive scopes - one Leo VX3 and the other is a Monarch fan. I've looked thru those scopes and I don't see the big difference. (Yeah, I know, twilight is when the big diff comes in to play..... )
I say you can't go wrong with the mid-level Nikon product and if you don't like the circles, ignore 'em.
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#5457510 - 12/03/14 11:56 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 10/15/14
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Loc: Blanco texas
For the money, it's a great scope. Is it as good as my Bushnell 3x21 tac, or nightforce...no...but it's also not 1500 dollars either! At a 129 it is a steal.

Ed

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#5458032 - 12/04/14 02:56 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Loc: Krum, TX
I have had one for several years, and while I am not a huge fan of the BDC, the scope is very bright and I have taken quite a few hogs with it with moonlight alone. Tempted to order one or two just to put on a shelf at that price.

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#5458101 - 12/04/14 03:42 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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I went ahead and pulled the trigger on it. My son has the prostaff 3-9x40on his rifle, and i like it a lot. I bought it for him 2 or 3 years ago and paid $130 after a $50 rebate. I was concerned that maybe the buckmaster might have dropped off in quality since it was such a good price. It is actually cheaper then the prostaff I bought. But after reading tons of reviews it set my mind at ease. I haven't picked it up from cabelas yet but hope I won't be disappointed.

Hell I just picked up a browning ab3 composite stalker in the .270 for $370 after $100 rebate. Not a bad christmas for me. So basically I paid little over $500 for my deer rifle, scope combo.

Thanks, for yalls input.


Edited by S.A. hunter (12/04/14 03:43 PM)

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#5475333 - 12/14/14 01:46 AM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 09/18/07
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Picked one of these up today. They are still on sale at Cabelas for $129. Cabela's is running a campaign where when you spend $100 they give you a $25 coupon good for any purchase $100 or more between now and December 24. I used the coupon to get it for $104 plus tax and had them mount and bore site it on my sons Ruger American .270. Makes for a good, inexpensive combo.

Earl
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#5480152 - 12/15/14 10:35 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 255
Loc: TX - Texas
Earl

Please update after you take it out for a spin
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#5488458 - 12/19/14 08:37 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
breadman Offline
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Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 987
Loc: huntsville texas
have several no complaints !! clear , crispt, very eye friendly .
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#5488536 - 12/19/14 09:27 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 862
Loc: San Angelo
Like my Nikon's for the money. I have $1000+ scopes but cannot justify them for everything. The nikon's have been a great value I depend on them and have not been let down. I put the Coyote Special (stacked circle reticle) on my truck gun and for a truck gun it is excellent. Confident in my first round hits out to 400 with no guessing and just about instant. Buddy of mine made a first round no rangefinder 482yd kill on a coyote with a 100gr sierra in a 260 with the coyote special reticle.


Edited by westexhunt (12/19/14 09:47 PM)

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#5491545 - 12/21/14 07:01 PM Re: Input on Nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
Not a fan.


^^^

I used to be one of those guys who thought the $150 scopes were just as good as the $500.

Will cheap scopes work? Sure, so will iron sights. There is a reason why expensive scopes cost more, when I looked through one my mind changed big time.
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