Re: Nikon Buckmaster 4.5X14-40 SF w/ Mil dots AWESOME
killzone, cannot compare with the Zeiss as I have not played with one. However, these compare well with the Elite 4200 series and these are some of the best scopes optically. I can say with certainty that given an honest comparison between the Elite and the Leupolds, the Elites are better.
Now the Nikon Monarchs compare very well to the Elites, excellent optics. These Buckmasters are right on their heels for dirt cheap.
Believe or not 'made in Phillipines'. I guess good machinery can be put anywhere.
Further testing will be required before giving full approval. However, a very good start.
The 'focus' or parallax adjustment goes down to 50yds. At lower mag, it pretty much 50ft. Would work very well on a 22LR as you can dial it right down. For longer ranges, even at high magnification, the images are clear and crisp at ranges from 150yds out even though the dial is not set for the range. Very forgiving optics.