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Thread: Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 Matte BDC Reticle

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    Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 Matte BDC Reticle

    Has anyone got/used one of these scopes?
    I'm a Bushnell fan personally, but these don't seem too bad for the price really.
    What do you guys think of this scope? Or Nikon scopes in general..

    PROSTAFF 4-12x40 Matte BDC from Nikon

    Cheers,
    Shane

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    Very nice scope mate. Glass is nice and clear.

    What are you using it for?

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    Yeah, it looked pretty clear.
    Do you own the scope?
    It'll be used on my Anschutz 1517.

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    Yeah mate. I have had a few Nikon's.

    Perfect match really. Be sure to use the drop chart on the spoton calculator online.

    Decent low light too. Even comes with zero stop.. Handy.

    I current run the 3-9*40 on my rimfires ... Really nice wee thins And a 3-9*50 is going on my bush pig...

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    Yeah, I don't think you don't need 4-12 for rimfires, but I thought as I can get it $100 cheaper than a Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40 it could be a scope to consider..
    What reticle do you have on yours?

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    Bdc mate. Bloody hard to beat and the 12 power is nice for picking up the head when its hard to see through grass...

    You won't regret the scope mate.

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    Yeah, I've read a dozen or so reviews about the scope and not that more a few people have mentioned that past 200 yards the circles covers the rabbit and you can't see it.. Not that I plan on shooting at 200 yards plus all the time though.

    I can choose between the BDC and the NP reticle which looks like this..


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    Haha... Well, I have never shot that far with a Rimfire!

    If you are wanting a thinner ret the 3-9 is good but heck, that makes the bunny tough to see at 200! I reckon the amount of times you shoot it under that distance will out weigh the times you do and further more, you'll probably have sorted a way of doing so!

    You can always zero at 75 then the readings will go past 200 whilst still in the circles so sight won't be a problem.

    Check the zero options on the spoton calculator and see what happens. Remember to punch in the mag you will be using eg: 12* so it gives you the correct drop.

    I have found the bdc too thick on my 6-24 *50 but very accurate with the .223 ammo. Goats fell over when I pointed it in their direction....

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    Yeah, true.
    Ended going with the 4-12x40 Prostaff for $320 from Hamils
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    Good stuff. They're a nice all rounder really... Can be popped onto a few rifles as they're not fiddly little scopes.

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    If weather is good this Saturday I will defs be going out for a shoot with the new scope and will report back in the varmint section hopefully with some pics too
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    Nice one Kimber.

    Good luck, I'm on my way back home in a few weeks and have booked a shoot at the start of October... Can't wait!

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    Sounds fun!
    Where are you based?

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    Warkworth Nth of Auckland but heading south due to a lack of critters...

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    Yeah, I'm always on the lookout for new land to hunt as I only have one decent sized bit of land I can hunt on for rabbits.
    I'm thinking about buying a rangefinder sometime and just wondering if you have any suggestions?
    I'm not looking at buying an expensive rangefinder if I don't have too.

 

 

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