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Old 05-06-2008, 09:22 PM
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Nikon Buckmasters Scope

I was looking to see if someone could comment on wether if the Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40mm scope will fit the bill for a target and hunting scope out to 600 yards?

Or would it be worth the extra money to move up to a Leupold VX-II 6-18X40MM?

Opinions please.....
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:49 PM
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I was looking to see if someone could comment on wether if the Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40mm scope will fit the bill for a target and hunting scope out to 600 yards?

Or would it be worth the extra money to move up to a Leupold VX-II 6-18X40MM?

Opinions please.....
I believe you will be happy with the Nikon. Mine has good glass and except for the BDC reticle, it does all that i need. It tracks well and holds zereo on the .270 it is on.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:13 PM
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scopes

I think the Buckmaster and the VXII are about the same quality. I replaced my Buckmaster with a VXIII, and have been very happy.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:23 AM
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Hey Scott-- Midway has that exact scope on sale right now for $300 with the mil-dot reticle. I just bought 1 myself and love it so far. The mil is cald. for 12X and is probably close to 2.4 inch per hundred yds. @ 18X. Dot should basically be 1/2 IPHY @ 18X too.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:17 PM
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I was just looking on ebay and they had some for sale, but they were UCC Monarch and seamed to be cheaper. Does anyone know what the UCC means?
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:23 PM
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All the buckmasters I've seen have been good scopes. Here is a nice review on a Nikon Buckmaster Scope.
Western Shooter - Online Shooting Magazine: Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 SF - Scope Review

This guy used his out to 1000 yds.

I think they are better than Leupold VX-II but are probably not better than the VX-III.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:54 PM
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I'm fairly happy w/ the buckmaster 6-18 that I have on my 22-250. The reticle is a little thick, but the scope seems to track well and is pretty clear. I believe it is one of the best for that price.
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