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If you could choose either one which would you choose and why? Both are same price. One is a Nikon Prostaff the other a Nikon Buckmaster both in 3-9x40 with BDC. I'll be able to get either one for about 96 bucks so its a good deal I think? I'm mounting on a Ruger 10/22. Don't plan to shoot past 100 yards or so... Thanks!  
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Buckmaster has better coatings. I'd take that.
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+1 on what Cheaptrick said about the coatings. Both have the Nikon BCD that is good only if you can remember all the drop points. Many find it to be a lot of clutter that obscures the view.
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I rented a rifle at KCR yesterday that had that same Buckmaster on it, except with a mildot reticle. I was kinda impressed with the scope for what it was.
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Doesn't really matter, you'll be sending them back to Nikon for replacement at some point.
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Originally posted by saltydog235 saltydog235 wrote:

Doesn't really matter, you'll be sending them back to Nikon for replacement at some point.

Why is that? I have had several Nikon's and have yet to send any back. 
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so buckmasters then? but why?
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Why what?? The BM is the better scope than the Prostaff. Both will serve you, the BM has better glass. 

What more do you need to know? It's a $100 scope....    
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A blister pack scope isn't what I would put on a rifle, even a 22, but I was impressed with the one that was on the rifle I shot. It was a heck of a lot better than the BSA that was on the rifle I shot a week earlier. It's not a Zeiss Conquest, but it beats a BSA.
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I have a 4x fixed Prostaff on my Marlin .22 LR. I've slayed an ASS TON of squirrels with same. 

If I could swap it out for a Buckmaster for the same $$$$...I'd so today.  

Didn't mean to be pissy. I have a BOMBER head ache and I already am dreading the "silly season". 
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Thank you, I will get the buckmasters!
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I concur with the others.  The BM will be a step up over the prostaff (if we are talking the original prostaff)
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I concur with the others.  The BM will be a step up over the prostaff (if we are talking the original prostaff)

That's a good post. I have no idea what the Prostaff 5 is like. (I'd like to.) Looks like the picture is the original version.  
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by saltydog235 saltydog235 wrote:

Doesn't really matter, you'll be sending them back to Nikon for replacement at some point.

Why is that? I have had several Nikon's and have yet to send any back. 

I sent two back in two months, the third one they sent I sold NIB.  First one's reticle detached and went askew.  Second one a spring broke in the erector on the second sight in shot.  Neither should happen mounted to a Sako 75 in 7mm08.  Two weeks later, my Nikon Bino's fogged up with condensation on the inside.  Never bothered to unbox the replacements, sold them too.  Haven't owned a Nikon shooting product since.  Heck, I was reluctant to get my wife a Nikon Camera.
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Wow. Can't blame your contempt for them then. 

Me? I have ran a ton of Nikon scopes and one pair of binos. On everything from a .22 LR to a .300 RUM zero problems. I purposely tried to wreck a 4.5-14x Buckmaster and couldn't. Traded it to a guy who put it on a .270 "meat gun" and as far as I know, he's still rocking it. 

The Venturer LX bino's were stellar. Wish I still had them   
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On the other side of the coin. If you've had bad luck with Nikon in the past, nobody is going to blame you if you get something else.
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A wise man once stated..... anything mechanical can break.........  even the most expensive optics can and do break..... nothing I immune to failure.   You seem to have luck like I have.  Only thing I've sworn off is Browe, not because I had several that were FUBAR'ed from the factory but because of the piss poor CS from Browe when I had to deal with getting it fixed.
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