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I see that a lot of people have given the Nikon Prostaff line very favorable reviews on a couple of other forums, especially considering the price.  I was looking at Nikon's catalog and comparing the Prostaff and Buckmaster lines.  I see that the Buckmaster line claims to be waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof while the Prostaff line only claims to be waterproof and fogproof.  Nikon makes no claim that the Prostaff is shockproof....however they claim that the scope "maintains it's settings even with heavy recoil".  What is the difference between shockproof and "maintaining it's settings even with heavy recoil"?  Does this mean that the scope is shockproof, but Nikon is not guaranteeing it as a warranty issue like it does on the Buckmaster and higher end scopes.  After looking at a couple of hunting and shooting forums, I don't believe that I have seen anyone mention that they have had any problems with the Prostaff line maintaining their zero.  I am just trying to figure out the roughly $50 difference between the Prostaff and Buckmaster lines other than the 90% vs. 92% light transmission difference that the factory claims.  Does the Buckmaster line actually have better and stronger internal parts or is it simply the little better light transmission issue.  Nikon is also probably having to pay Buckmaster for the use of their name.  Any comments will be appreciated.
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my bro in law has one on his .270 win which kicks pretty well  for a .270 and its held up for four years now, im not real big on it optically i feel the buckmaster is better and the team primos is a lot better than both of those.

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although I didn't have personal experience, that's pretty much what I was thinking Pyro!
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+1 for the Team Primos, its a no brainer at $200
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Originally posted by donlipa donlipa wrote:

+1 for the Team Primos, its a no brainer at $200
 
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+3 Team Primos
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 Nikon usually hits it on the head with specs .... but alas ... the claims and labels of being shockproof and etc. are to be taken with a grain of salt on all scopes . Some buyers expect to be able to drive spikes when labeled certain ways ... and factory claims vary in dimension .
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