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Has anyone used a 6-18 Buckmaster with the TARGET DOT ? I assume the DOT is on a fine crosshair. Need a quality piece of glass for 300 yard shot on dogs. Theses Nikons are starting to fall below $300.00 new and that is a good price for magnification.
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I haven't used that scope.

But, for around $300, like you say that's pretty enticing.

 

Have you not seen the Nikon Target Dot reticle??

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No, Have you.  If it is on a fine crosshair and about .5 MOA it would be great.
Can you look at one for me?  Gander Mt. must have one to play with.
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Do you just want to see the reticle, or are you asking for a review of the scope in general??

I can probably post a link to a pic of one, if you like. 

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Just asking if you ever touch one.... Let me know what you think. Pictures sometimes deceiving. Cheaptrick, do you know if the Butler Creek caps fit the curved bell on the new Buckmasters?



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This is interesting......Reports say very dim at 24 magnafication.

Tasco 6-24X44 Target/Varmint.

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Originally posted by catusbill catusbill wrote:

Just asking if you ever touch one.... Let me know what you think. Pictures sometimes deceiving. Cheaptrick, do you know if the Butler Creek caps fit the curved bell on the new Buckmasters?

 

10-4, Bill.

I'll try to get down to a few gunshops and give it a look see.

 

Be advised, I'll give you my overall opinion of the scope, but I do hope that you look to see for yourself before you actually purchase it. 

Opinions on scopes vary greatly, as anyone that has hung out here at OT for more than 5 minutes can attest.

 

I'm not real sure about the BC caps and the obj. of the BM. I understand your question though. I ran BC caps on my older BM with no problems.

I "assume" it will work though.

 

My normal routine when I purchase a new scope, is to take the scope down to the gunshop and actually fit the caps on the scope to make sure they fit.

 

You can loose your religion trying to "guess" what cap fits what eye piece or obj. lens housing.

The BC caps package allow you open them up and try them out before purchase, which I find helpful.



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Thanks Nelson, your the most.
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Bill:

Checked out the 6-16x BM w/ side focus today.

Very nice little scope for the bucks!! (Pun intended)

 

Glass was clear edge to edge.

The turrets were nice too.

Clicks were very solid, but not very audible. 1/8" clicks

The scope over all was very light. Good varmint rig scope.

The side focus was tight, but very movable.

 

One thing...Koshkin brings this up from time to time.

You have to be conscience of head placement, even at lower powers. 

A little wondering and you lose your sight picture.

 

All in all, a dandy scope!!

The scope didn't have a "dot" though. Just a Nikoplex.

 

I'll keep looking for a target dot to review, but that scope gets a thumbs up from me.   



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Thanks Nelson...... I missed one on Ebay...stopped at $235.00, got beat by $1.99, Should, Could and Would went $250.00 but stupped computer locked up. Maybe SWFA will sale me a refurbed for same money.....


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For got to show you New Choate Stock under my Savage 10FLP I put on just now.




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Nice......

 

How's she shoot?

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Going to the farm around noon, (private with 1000 yards bottom). Sun out and will make better pictures. My hunting buddy got two new Burris Signature Selects No. 200772 Illuminated Ballistic Plex 4-16 X 44 AO.

 

Going to check one out and see if it will fit my needs. The SWFA catalog shows the ballistic charts for many calibers. Maybe the .308 is close to what I want in calulated ranges.


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