Nikon 6-18x40 MD Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jon8777, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. jon8777

    jon8777 Member

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    What is the factory MD power setting on the 6-18x40 Nikon Buckmaster scope?
     
  2. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    As far as i know all the Nikon's are 12x--
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  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    No matter what it's listed at you need to check it yourself.
     
  4. jon8777

    jon8777 Member

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    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?
     
  5. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    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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  6. jerrschmitt

    jerrschmitt Well-Known Member

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    I gave up trying to use mine for rangefinding on Pdogs. Them critters are just too small.:)
     
  7. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    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.