I have been shooting my T/C Omega for 4 years and haven't had any problems with the pivoting trigger gaurd. The trigger gaurd is quality built and easy to disesemble if need be to clean. Also, the trigger guard is weather tight on the breech so I can confidently say I have not had any misfires. The Nikon is a nice looking scope,thought about buying one for my Omega. Decided to go with a Leupold VX2, only because I wasnt so sure about BDC dots blurring up what I was looking at. And, a good range finder would be helpful ranging a deer to know what dot to use. For me personally, I would rather practice alot shooting to be able to judge distances and know how high to aim with my Leupold. Just my opinion, never said I was a world class hunter,just have a BLAST being out there!!!!