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These scopes are about the same price.  I like the larger range of powers on the weaver, but is the nikon the better scope?  I want a silver scope since my rifle is stainless.  This makes my choices more limited.  Any input would be appreciated.
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For about the same money , I would go for a Bushnell 3200 Elite in Silver. However, if these 2 are your only choices, go with the Weaver. I have yet to hear of a V Series scope failing.
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i would spend the extra and buy a nikon buckmaster myself
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i would spend the extra and buy a nikon buckmaster myself

 

+1 but I voted for the Weaver if the two scopes mentioned above are the only ones you're considering...

 

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Plus 2 on the Buckmaster. I never did like the Pro Staff's.
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Gotta be the negative voice on the Nikon. I had a 3 week old  Monarch last year  fail on a 30-06 during it's first session at the range ( bullet impacts wandered horizontally). Nikon's customer service was nothing short of horrible.. They first sent me a $267 estmate to fix it . Then after 3 weeks of emails and non-returned calls, a gentleman named Ed finally responded via email that indeed they would cover it by warranty after all. It was returned 2 months later functional, but with a whole new set of scratches on the scope body. I gave up on Nikon after that.

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Over the years I have had good luck with Weaver classics including the V series, altho not the one to which you refer.
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

Gotta be the negative voice on the Nikon. I had a 3 week old  Monarch last year  fail on a 30-06 during it's first session at the range ( bullet impacts wandered horizontally). Nikon's customer service was nothing short of horrible.. They first sent me a $267 estmate to fix it . Then after 3 weeks of emails and non-returned calls, a gentleman named Ed finally responded via email that indeed they would cover it by warranty after all. It was returned 2 months later functional, but with a whole new set of scratches on the scope body. I gave up on Nikon after that.

 

you know every scope maker out there turns out a lemon or two even s&b im sure, no this doesnt excuse nikons cs dept however. i have had nothing but great luck with all of my nikon scopes i currently hunt with 3 of them ranging in age from 6 yrs to 6 months, for there price i still think they make a great scope i dont know what the deal is with there cs, they make a great camera as well.



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