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Old 01-03-2010, 02:18 PM
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Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

What is the factory MD power setting on the 6-18x40 Nikon Buckmaster scope?
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:44 PM
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Re: Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

As far as i know all the Nikon's are 12x--
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re: Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

No matter what it's listed at you need to check it yourself.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:17 PM
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Re: Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

I was looking at buying one, i was not sure what the MD setting was. Has anyone 'done the math' with thus scope and use the 18x power setting?
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:22 PM
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Re: Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

Absolutely. I never apply a scope for rangefinding at a lower than highest power. Mine calcs out , AND MEASURES 2.4 IPHY @ 18x (dots become ~1/2" instead of 3/4's at cald. power). Mine is used for rangefinding and windage (turret for elevation) at this power for prairie dogs out to ~500 yds. on this 17 Fireball XP--


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Old 01-05-2010, 10:27 PM
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Re: Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

I gave up trying to use mine for rangefinding on Pdogs. Them critters are just too small.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:41 PM
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Re: Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

I've only used mine once to try and range them, but conditions were hot and i was in an uncomfortable prone position laying on rocks. Was still able to get within ~10 % of lasered out to about 300 yds. or so most of the time. IMO, it's still considerably better than guessing.
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