Location: dallas, tx
So its been 3 years, and my Buckmaster 4.5x14 mildot broke on me while firing. The front 1" lens broke free and slammed against the objective, chipping it. I sent it to Nikon, and they replaced it with a Prostaff 5 3.5x14 mildot. Upon opening the shipping box and seeing the prostaff logo, I was ready to fume a bit thinking Nikon sent me a lower quality scope as opposed to a buckmaster (From what i'm reading, they actually discontinued the buckmaster mildot scope). However, after a bit of internet research, it looks like the prostaff 5 series is apart form the standard prostaff.
Can anyone comment on that? How does the Prostaff 5 compare to the buckmaster? Pricewise, the prostaff 5 is slightly more expensive than the buckmaster, and on paper the specs seem to be in its favor. But of course that does not always reflect real-world performance.
I'm hesitant on actually putting on the scope, because I'll probably give it away or sell it and end up putting a higher-quality, lower-magnification (maybe 1-4 power) scope on my rifle (FAL). I have a feeling that even the prostaff will eventually fail with all the shooting i'm doing. Of course scrounging $1000 for another scope is a different story all together.