Re: vortex vs nikon
I think the Buckmasters are great scopes for the money and had one for years. That being said I currently have both a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 and a Nikon Monarch 6-20x44 both with their versions of the BDC redicle. I think the Nikon has brighter glass and better eye relief but I like the Vortex reticle WAY better. They are both very good scopes for the money and fit my needs better than the Buckmaster.