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#6006723 - 11/02/15 01:49 PM nikon or bushnell
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Registered: 06/14/15
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I'm looking to put a cheap scope on a cheap gun and wanted yalls input, I'm trying to choose between the Nikon buckmaster II and the Bushnell banner dusk&dawn. Both will be in a 4-12x40
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#6006785 - 11/02/15 02:23 PM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
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Of those 2 would go for the Nikon, have a few Buckmaster scopes that have never had a problem.
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#6008602 - 11/03/15 12:27 PM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
7x57 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/15
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Loc: Laredo, TX
I just got a Nikon for my .22 and while it's only $140 scope the glass is pretty darn good and I really liked it from the couple of times I plinked. It's amazing how much better the budget scopes have gotten now a days.

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#6008870 - 11/03/15 02:34 PM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
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Being that I do some freelance work for Nikon I have to jump on the bandwagon too.Only because I know you will be happy with your selection. Instead of the Buckmast Ii I would use Nikon's PROSTAFF 4-12 BDC scope. I just helped a friend put one on a 22 mag rifle and he loves it. Very clear through all magnifications and the light transmission for hazy days will make you happy as well.
The PROSTAFF 4-12 BDC is currently under a Nikon Promo right now giving you an extra $30 off at check out when you buy form an Authorized Nikon Dealer.
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#6009012 - 11/03/15 03:32 PM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
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Only problem I have there is putting a $200+ scope on a rifle that's not really worth that. The rifle will be used seldomly
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#6009962 - 11/04/15 02:04 AM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
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Loc: Justin, TX
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#6009975 - 11/04/15 04:59 AM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
Barton H Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
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The nice thing with the PROMO the PROSTAFF 4-12 BDC is only $40 more then the new Buckmaster II.
The fine focus eyepiece in the PROSTAFF and the great light transmission make the PROSTAFF a real deal.

I put the same PROSTAFF on my Father In-Law's deer rifle and he went from averaging 10 rounds per deer to 12 shots 12 Kansas deer. Pretty good for a 80 year old guy who used to only want to shoot peep sights.

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#6011928 - 11/05/15 05:10 AM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
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"he went from averaging 10 rounds per deer to 12 shots 12 Kansas deer." Are you saying it took an average of 10 shots for him to hit a deer?
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#6011981 - 11/05/15 06:42 AM Re: nikon or bushnell [Re: rickym]
Gravytrain Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
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Loc: Rowlett, Tx
If going cheap (as you say you are) I like Nikon or Vortex Diamondback.
Going high end I like Bushnell.


Edited by Gravytrain (11/05/15 06:43 AM)

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