Originally Posted by teddy12b
Another option I'm considering is a Nikon buckmaster series with the BDC.
I've owned some good buckmasters, and a burris fullfield II 2-7 (only been to the range with it once).
The concept is basically the same except Nikon uses circles instead of lines. What's the general opinion on the BDC reticles?
nikon buckmasters are great scopes for the money.
i personally dont liek BDC reticles at all. first off its hard to find a scope with them that really work, then as atmoshperic conditions change your drop changes.
so much simpler to just have a drop chart for the load for whatever conditions and spin the elevation knob. BDC reticles also tend to be alot heavier from every one that ive used. the nikon is heavy but it does the the open circles that you can put where you want to hit but your still back to the fact that they arent really that accurate.
its very easy to jsut chrono your load and have a couple of the leupold ballistics charts that mount on your scope tube for different condition, and then spin a knob. the nikon buckmasters track very well too, so they will work for that aswell.