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Old 02-01-2008, 09:47 PM
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Nikon 6-18X40 buckmaster

Can someone tell me how many minutes of UP this scope has. I think this for each click on this scope equals 1/8 MOA??? Input would be appreciated!
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:58 PM
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I just purchased that same scope and it has 50 inches of adjustment at 100 yards (these scopes are set for 1/8 inch at 100, not 1/8 MOA). That means from center, you have 25 inches of adjustment.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:16 AM
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Do you think this scope is adequate to sit on top of a 300 WM to go 1000+ yds with?
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:45 AM
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Adaquate, Possibly. Depending on what you expect out of the scope.

Generally you want to spend as much as you can afford on glass, and when you spend more you gain in precision mechanism, clear glass, and durability. The one I would be worried about is durabilaty. I am not an expert on optics, but I would be leary of putting a buckmaster on a moderate recoil rifle like a 300 for hundreds of rounds if you are expecting precision accuracy. On the other hand, I wouldn't think twice about mounting a Buckmaster or even a prostaff on that rifle if I was not going to shoot past 450 or so.

I think the Monarch would be better suited for that. I put 30 rounds through my 300 WSM with that scope on it to test it since My 22-250 didn't come in yet, but honestly I don't think I will make it a habit of mounting that scope on that rifle. I have a Monarch 5.5-16.5 on it usually.

I am quite confident that it will work for now. Hopefully someone more experienced will chime in for you. Good luck, Mark.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:08 AM
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Thanks for the advice! much appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:12 AM
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Obviously Leupold will do the trick but is there anything else out there that would be better then the buckmaster but cheaper then the loopy???
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:31 PM
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From what I know, (which isn't much lol) these would be the ones I would look at. Sightron ssII, Bushnell elite 3200 or 4200, Nikon Monarch to name a few. This is just information that I have gotten from quit a bit of reading on this and a couple other sites. You get what you pay for to some extent. I really hope someone else with more experience will chime in and help you out too. In otherwords, don't take my advice to the bank just yet

Check out Large Selection of Discounted Scopes, Binoculars, Rangefinders and More! They have competative prices and I think they handle the scopes that I mentioned.
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