vortex vs nikon

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by brandon223, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. brandon223

    brandon223 New Member

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    Hi my name is brandon im new to longer range shooting by longer range i mean 500-1200 yards. i have been hunting for 13 years so im not new to shooting a rifle. i put a nikon prostaff 4x12x40 on my 30-06 and i loved it so i put one on my wifes gun because she likes shooing longer range also i have a .338 win mag i have a thumb hole stock on the way for it and it has a vx2 leupold on it and i want to use it for 1000 + yard so a 18 power is on the list what it better the vortex viper or the nikon buckmaster for the money
     
  2. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    id take the vipor given your choises. the monarch is more in line for a comparison with a viper. Ive got a couple buckmasters. there ok inexpensive scopes but there not the greatest glass in the market or even the best in that price range.
     

  3. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

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    i have a buckmaster and for the price it serves its purpose but will be getting replaced with a vortex 6-24 hs ffp as soon as the rings get here.

    easy answer vortex
     
  4. Mxracer532

    Mxracer532 Well-Known Member

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    Vortex viper hands down! Even over the monarch.
     
  5. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a Nikon Buckmasters, and currently use a Viper PST. Both are good scopes, but the Viper being from a higher price point does have higher quality. That being said, with the experience I've had with the PST, I would buy a regular viper in a heartbeat, Vortex makes some great optics
     
  6. brandon223

    brandon223 New Member

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    Thanks guys
     
  7. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    What is our price point? If you can afford the Viper, it is the way to go. If you can find a used Buckmaster, they will be around $250, great for the money. I have three. They all work well, good glass, adjustments return. That said, I have two Vipers that I have yet to shoot. Optically, they are better than the Nikon, don't have an idea of actual usage yet. I have no doubt I will like them better. It's up to your wallet. You shouldn't regret either.
     
  8. derrelw

    derrelw Well-Known Member

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    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.