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Old 12-04-2011, 01:23 AM
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Looking hard at this scope to go with the new build...Pros, cons?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:34 AM
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You've probably already seen them, but I looked at the reviews for it on MidwayUSA and on Opticsplanet.com and they are favorable.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:59 AM
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I have one and appears to work well. Haven't had it very long but it has done everything I've asked it to.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:25 AM
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I haven't had mine very long either so I can't comment on reliability, but it's a nice, crisp, bright image. Mine is the 3-9x BDC. I am impressed with how accurate the BDC thing is using Nikon's iPhone app.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:59 AM
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They are a very good value for the money. Definetly out of the "cheap scope" catergory. After this price point you start to pay more for very small differences.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:09 PM
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I haven't had mine very long either so I can't comment on reliability, but it's a nice, crisp, bright image. Mine is the 3-9x BDC. I am impressed with how accurate the BDC thing is using Nikon's iPhone app.

Ahhh, very good...MC that looks like what I'm building right there! I've been real happy with my other Nikon's, so I figure this one will do as well. Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:42 PM
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Ahhh, very good...MC that looks like what I'm building right there! I've been real happy with my other Nikon's, so I figure this one will do as well. Thanks!
Medium-height rings give plenty of clearance for that 40mm objective.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:52 PM
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Medium-height rings give plenty of clearance for that 40mm objective.
Good to know, thanks...
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:28 PM
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I like mine a lot as well...it was bigger than I expected compared to the non-rimfire 3-9x40 Prostaff BDC, but it's a clear scope and very cheaply priced IMO...
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:38 PM
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I have one and really like it. Clear optics and the fast eye focus feature is a real plus for close shots.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:24 PM
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How does it work out to 100yards? I have been looking at one but it'll get alot of use at 50 and 100 yds.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:45 PM
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Very well but mine is a fixed 4X.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:37 AM
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I just got this model AFTER my last trip to the range. From the reviews I've read people seem to like it alot. Just playing around with it in the store I liked how clear and easy it was to focus on objects. They did not have anything in it's price range that was as clear as this.

I hope to get to the range this weekend to sight it in.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:36 AM
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How does it work out to 100yards? I have been looking at one but it'll get alot of use at 50 and 100 yds.
It depends on the target IMO-Soda cans are no problem...If you're punching paper for groups, 9 power just isn't enough magnification at least with my eyes for it to be a bench gun...Parallax @ 50 yards is much nicer than @ 100 yards with the standard Prostaff BDC 3-9x40 so that's a pro, the finger/zero reset turrets are a real pro, the only cons which really aren't that big of a deal at all is the turret caps are plastic that melt with acetone/degreasers (if you plan to "__"Coat them) as opposed to the aluminum ones on the non Rimfire model, and again the size is bigger and a tad heavier than the standard one as well...The scope caps are not the same size as the standard Prostaff scope either if you plan on purchasing them; this is not a con really, just something to keep in mind if you're reading the BC cap size chart, it does not apply to the Rimfire model...
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:46 AM
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I recently purchased this scope. The only real issue I have had is with mounting it on the Ruger - the rear sight is in the way of where I want to position the scope. But, the scope itself is very good quality. It is clear and has a good magnification. It was off by over seven inches at first, but now I shoot paintballs off golf tees at 50 yards with no problem. The price was right at Midway during their $15 off time frame.
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