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nickon prostaff vs. Pantex game seeker

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nikon is a 3-9x-40. pantex is a 3.5-10x-50. bolth seem real nice. simmaler fetures, nice eye releaf and i liked them both alot. price to close to even be a factor in the desision. what do you guys think of these two scopes?
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Specifications for Pentax Gameseeker 3.5 - 10x 50mm Matte Variable Power Riflescope (PP):

Tube Diameter: 1 inch Objective Diameter: 50mm Eyepiece Diameter: 35mm Exit Pupil: 10.0 - 4.9mm Eye Relief: 3 inches Field of View: 28.6-9.4 ft. at 100 yards Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 in. at 100 yards Maximum Adjustment: 60 in. at 100 yards Length: 12.95 inches Weight: 18.8 oz. Reticle: Precision

Features of Pentax Gameseeker 3.5-10x50mm Matte Variable Power Riflescope(PP):

  • High density, precision-ground lenses and long-focal length internal oculars
  • Nitrogen filled and double sealed with heavy duty neoprene "O" rings (provides lifetime seal, making scope waterproof and fogproof
  • Dual Bias Springs exerts counter-pressure evenly for windage and elevation adjustments
  • Precision-Machined Click Assembly
  • Self-Lubricating Solid Brass Zoom Tube
  • Recoil-Tough Reticle
  • Multi-layer coating on all optical surfaces
  • Extremely hard, scratch resistant finish
  • Easy to mount design
  • Plenty of eye relief
  • Precision Plex Reticle
  • Pentax Lifetime Warranty
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I got a prostaff and cant complain about it at all.. Its a good scope for the $150..

Cant help you on the pentax.. Hadnt seen one of those yet..
Specifications for Nikon Pro-Staff 3 - 9 x 40 Water Proof / Fog Proof Rifle-scopes:
Magnification: 3x-9xObjective Diameter (mm): 40Exit Pupil (mm): 4.4Eye Relief (in): 3.6FOV @ 100yds (ft): 33.8-11.3Tube Diameter: 1 inchObjective Outside Diameter (mm/in): 47.3/1.86Eyepiece Outside Diameter (mm/in): 39.3/1.55Length (in): 12.3Weight (oz): 13.7Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 MOAMax Internal Adjustment: 80 MOAParallax Setting (yds): 100

Features of Nikon Prostaff 3 - 9 x 40mm Rifle Scopes:
  • 100% Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Nikon Lifetime Full Warranty
  • Multicoated optics for up to 90% light transmission
  • Nikon anti-reflective multicoating
  • Precise, repeatable, 1/4 MOA reticle adjustments
  • Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed
  • BDC (bullet drop compensating) reticle for easy holdover out to 600 yards (magnum calibers) is available
I'm a Leupold guy and I don't own either of these. Having said that, both of these brands have good reputations as they great optic companies. Based on the specs that you have given, I would go with the Nikon for the following reasons:
1. That 50 mm objective lense is rather large in my opinion. Sure it lets more light in, but you will get all the light you need with the 40 mm. Also, the size of the lense is not the only factor in light tansmission.
2. The Nikon is substantially lighter than the Pentax. Even a few ounces starts to add up by the end of the day.
3. The Nikon has what looks like a great warranty.
4. It has more eye relief. (That's one of the important reasons I like Leupold.) This is a really important feature, especially when you have the power cranked up (which reduces eye relief) and are taking a shot from the prone position. Anyone who has ever had a "recoil kiss" from a scope to their eyebrow knows what I am talking about.
Based on these considerations, I would buy the Nikon.
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Sorry I don't have either of the scope you are thinking about, so I can't give a valid opinion. Good luck on your choise though.
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