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#3294333 - 07/17/13 08:57 PM Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5
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I am lookin at a new scope for a smokeless conversion.
Nikon buckmaster 4.5-14-40 bdc or Minox ZA5 2-10-40.
Only $10 price diff.
Lets hear your opinions.
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#3294475 - 07/17/13 10:58 PM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: Roost 1]
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Having a 3-9x40 in both a Nikon Buckmasters and a Minox ZA3 I'll rate them pretty equally with maybe a slight advantage going to the Minox for lens quality. Any particular reason you're going for that much magnification?
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#3294511 - 07/18/13 04:33 AM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Not really other personal preference. Thanks for the info.
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#3294847 - 07/18/13 11:52 AM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: Roost 1]
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Looking a little closer at the Buckmaster you mentioned, with it having the BDC reticle and side focus it'll probably suit your needs better on long shots. You should be able to plug you fps and bc into the Nikon Spot On program and it tell you your distances for the marks on the reticle.

I plugged the info in from my 45-70 conversion and zeroed at 100 the first circle is 150 yrds, second is 225 yrds, third is 300 yrds and last is 400 yrds. Granted you'd need to actually shoot it a few time at those distances to verify but they should be pretty close.
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#3295166 - 07/18/13 05:09 PM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: Rubberduck270]
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I would get the Minox. Nothing wrong with the Buckmaster, but the Minox has better glass
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#3295411 - 07/18/13 08:57 PM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
I would get the Minox. Nothing wrong with the Buckmaster, but the Minox has better glass


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Plus I don't care for a side focus on a hunting scope. 10 power is plenty for me.
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#3295562 - 07/18/13 11:52 PM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: 280longshot]
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Minox. I have the ZA 5 and I think it is much better than the Nikon Monarchs I have.
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#3295608 - 07/19/13 05:20 AM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: TNRifleman]
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Another vote for the Minox. They are awesome scopes.
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#3295614 - 07/19/13 05:38 AM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: Model70Man]
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Be a no-brainer to me ---- Take the Minox over the buckmaster.
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#3296937 - 07/20/13 05:34 PM Re: Nikon buckmaster or Minox ZA5 [Re: TNRifleman]
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 Originally Posted By: TNRifleman
Minox. I have the ZA 5 and I think it is much better than the Nikon Monarchs I have.


I heard that they are comparable to Monarchs but better glass also from a post on another site.

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