Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9×40 BDC Review
Personally, I am a big fan of the Nikon Scope range, but so excited with their latest addition to the family the all-new reinvigorated Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9×40 BDC. Why am I excited because this scope is any deer hunters dream? Nikon has been around for years and makes the best rifle scope this side of the hemisphere.
When it comes to sighting in your scope at 200 yards, you will not be disappointed with this buy. Let me tell you why.
What Makes This Scope Superb
The first important thing for any hunter is that the Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9×40 has a BDC (Bullet Drop Compensation.) If you have never used a scope, ask any gun handler one of the main things in a BDC is that you can fine-tune the bullet drop while out in the field with ease.
Another great thing is that the Nikon scope is fog-proof in any condition as the scopes filled with nitrogen. This is a big help when you are outdoors while hunting in the forest. You even get an extra adjustable sunshade to give you accuracy with improved vision when out hunting all day. They have even improved on the low lighting by adding massive exit pupils while hunting during the evening.
Right Out of the Box
Once you receive your Buckmasters II scope, the scopes dialed in at 100 yards but you can easily adjust it up to 300 yards with the BDC. The great thing compared to years ago is that you can use your Smartphone to download an app to help you sight in your scope and is one of their own the Nikon Spot on Ballistics Match.
The riflescope is much lighter than its older brother is and weighs 16.1 ounces. With the scope, you have two magnification levels but this one mentioned here are the three to nine models that have a 40mm objective lens. You get an eye relief of 3.6-inches and it has a length of 13.1-inches with a light transmission of up to 92%.
The lens is fully multicoated and helps with light transmission while the turrets are resettable and you do not even need a tool to set them. All you need is your finger to adjust them and instead of the normal locks, they have used protective caps.
Changing the scopes power is easy
To change the scopes power it has a magnification ring with nub and gives the scope a nonslip grip. Even the reticles simple to use and all you need to remember is that the BDC is not there to adjust the elevation or windage. You will need to do this yourself.
With the included dial, you can adjust the length of your shot and will be dead on at 100 yards. However, when setting it for 50 yards and onwards you will need to turn the dial and it has a ¼ MOA click adjustment setting. This gives you superb stability when you use a heavy recoil weapon.
One more amazing thing when using this scope is that the optics designed for quick focus that helps when you need to spot your target. With the quick focus built-in eyepiece, you get the Brightvue technology that helps with transmitting light up to 92%.
- The Nikon Buckmasters II has a magnification of 3×9 with an objective lens of 40mm
- The exit pupil of this scope is 4.4 – 13.3mm
- It has a field of view of 11.3 – 33.8 ft at 100 yards
- The tube diameter is 1-inches and you get an eye relief of 3.6 – 3.6-inches
- The outside diameter of the eyepiece is 44mm
- And it has a max internal adjustment level of 80 MOA
- The device is Waterproof and Fogproof and has a Spot On Custom Turret
- It has a BDC reticle with multi-coated lenses
- You get a positive click reticle adjustment of ¼ -inch at 100 yards with the precise hand-turn click dial
- Use the Spot On™ Ballistic Match Technology for the exact aiming points
- Includes a lifetime warranty
For helpful information when using the scope you can view different feedback from customers online. Overall, when it comes to the Nikon Buckmasters 3-9×40 Reviews, clients are more than pleased with the product. They find that the scope is durable, sights into zero easily, and you can use it with a heavy recoil weapon such as the M&P15, 300 Whisper, and 300 Blackout.
Pros and Cons While Using the Scope
- One customer recommends that it needs a better eye relief
- Superb quality build
- The eyepiece is crystal clear
- Works well on an AR15 you only need to make sure what rings you use as it is a bit on the long side
- The BDC reticle is great
- Needs no batteries
- Easy to adjust
- Zooming in is reliable and smooth
- The fact that it is Weatherproof and Fogproof is superb
When it comes to your money, you always trust Nikon as they outshine all the other manufacturers. Whether you use the Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9×40 BDC on a 7mm up to a heavy recoil weapon you will always get the best results. This is one of the best scopes to have for hunting, as you will always hit your target when standing for miles.