Originally Posted by muley
I don't really have my heart totally set on a Nikon. I have just had good luck with them in the past. I had a Bushnell 3200 that I really didn't like because the eye relief was awkward for me. I have a Leupold 3-9x40 that is pretty good. The hard part is all the stores around me seem to have the same scopes in stock, so it is hard to look at any others.
Completely agree that the eye relief on Bushnell scopes is awkward. whenever looking at a scope online though, they will give you the specs on the scope including the eye relief. Knowing you like the Leupold eye relief (so do I), look up the specs on your scope, then go find a scope that matches that eye relief.
Like you, I am hesitant to buy something that I haven't put my hands on. But when it comes to optics, most retailers do not carry the top end optics. So it's tough to see them. Fortunately, most online retailers will take a scope back if you don't like it. So I will continue to recommend to you that you explore other options besides the Buckmaster. And I can say that I have put my hands on several Super Snipers and they are all very nice.