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#603392 - 02/06/08 08:25 PM nikon buckmaster ?
pety221
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there 4x16x40s any good ? thinking of getting one in the layaway for the .308
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#603857 - 02/07/08 07:27 AM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: ]
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If you hunt thick woods, the 4x on the low side is pushing it.
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#604671 - 02/07/08 04:27 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
pety221
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mines mostly clear cut now tho
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#605555 - 02/08/08 08:12 AM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: ]
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I've only had one Nikon Buckmaster but it was a 6-18X40mm and every rifle I mounted it on required nearly the full adjustment of left windage to get it on paper at 100 yards. I sent that one back on warranty and quickly traded it towards a Leupold on the sample list.
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#605568 - 02/08/08 08:19 AM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: firefox]
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 Originally Posted By: firefox
I've only had one Nikon Buckmaster but it was a 6-18X40mm and every rifle I mounted it on required nearly the full adjustment of left windage to get it on paper at 100 yards. I sent that one back on warranty and quickly traded it towards a Leupold on the sample list.

I've got one of the 6-8x40 Buckmasters and can't say that I'm that impressed with it. The glass quality just isn't that good but then again it's not a big money scope.
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#611362 - 02/12/08 06:12 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Whelen Man]
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i m a leupold man but have a couple nikon and they have served me well.
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#611592 - 02/12/08 07:52 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: upatree]
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Good Scope
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#612135 - 02/13/08 07:39 AM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Hammer]
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#612491 - 02/13/08 11:29 AM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I'd go with the Monarch if you can swing the extra jingle. I have no complaints with my Buckmasters 3-9X40.

Lately I've been going down in size rather than up in size for whitetail scopes. I really like the 2-7X32 I have on my muzzleloader. I seldom shoot it over 6 power. You may be hunting in areas where you get a lot of 300 yards shots, where the higher power and larger objectives have a benefit. For me, I go for light gathering and field of view, and I mount it as low on the gun as I can.
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#612601 - 02/13/08 12:51 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: jakeway]
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In my opinion there isn't a Nikon made that is worth the box it comes in.
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#612879 - 02/13/08 03:55 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
In my opinion there isn't a Nikon made that is worth the box it comes in.


What do you have on your guns?
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#612980 - 02/13/08 05:05 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Rackseeker]
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I had a Nickon Monarch on my Savage ML-II, I replaced it with a VX-III 3.5-10x40
I have seven VX-III's, a vari-x III, and a couple of VX and vari-x II's.
I have a Bausch and Lomb Elite 3200 on my squirrel gun.
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#613191 - 02/13/08 06:44 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I am a fan of Nikon Buckmasters.
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#613214 - 02/13/08 06:54 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: smstone22]
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No problem out of mine. I've got a few on various guns. Honestly can't remember which scope is on what caliber, but I know I've got one on my muzzleloader and another on a 30-30.
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#614804 - 02/14/08 05:08 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
I had a Nickon Monarch on my Savage ML-II, I replaced it with a VX-III 3.5-10x40
I have seven VX-III's, a vari-x III, and a couple of VX and vari-x II's.
I have a Bausch and Lomb Elite 3200 on my squirrel gun.


HillBilly is a Nikon racist! LOL! JK!
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#615075 - 02/14/08 07:40 PM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: Blue5]
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 Originally Posted By: Blue5
 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
I had a Nickon Monarch on my Savage ML-II, I replaced it with a VX-III 3.5-10x40
I have seven VX-III's, a vari-x III, and a couple of VX and vari-x II's.
I have a Bausch and Lomb Elite 3200 on my squirrel gun.


HillBilly is a Nikon racist! LOL! JK!



CLOSE!!!! \:D
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#615708 - 02/15/08 07:24 AM Re: nikon buckmaster ? [Re: ]
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I have a 3-9 and a 4-12 Nikon Monarch, and I regularly shoot my Dads Nikon Buckmaster 6-18. As far as clarity, I like all of them better than my Leupy VX2 2-7, not to say I dont like my Leupy, but the Nikons are brighter.
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