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Old 12-23-2009, 05:39 PM
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Default Nikon Buckmaster vs. Leupold VX II

All right here are the 2 deals I had come across me.. I done made my decision but wanted to see what yall thought..

Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40.. Awesome shape used one season.. $200

Leupold VX II 3-9x50.. Put on the gun and shot through one session at the range.. $300

I chose the nikon due to be able to keep hold of the extra $100. Im buying it at the end of our rifle season here in TN. My hunting partner didnt want to take it off and rezero his rifle this close to end of season. He is getting rid of it because he doesnt like the BDC reticle.

Do yall think the Leupold was worth the extra $100??
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:13 PM
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i am a big fan of 50 mm optics. draw in more light for them early morning , late evening shots. i usually can see, right up till legal shooting times.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:06 AM
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I can't speak for/against Nikon, but I do like leupold scopes. You put a 100 in your pocket so I'm sure there's something you need inaddition to the scope.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:57 PM
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In it's price range, the Leupold will always get my nod. Lifetime guarantee - even for a second owner, longest eye-relief, etc. I could go on, but since you've already made up your mind, I'll be kind. The Nikon is very good quality, too.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:25 PM
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Buck, how was the clarity between the 2? Was there an advantage over another?
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:57 PM
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the question to ask yourself is," if money were no object, and there are those that it isn't, what scope would i choose?" that would be the best choice. seeing how $$ is an issue with most folks............do what is best for you.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:25 PM
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Buck, how was the clarity between the 2? Was there an advantage over another?
Very comparable.. no significant difference in my book

The only reason I would choose the leupold over the nikon is the fact that is was a 50 instead of the 40.
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