Nikon Scopes – Nikon’s rifle scopes are loosely broken into three lines: ProStaff, Buckmasters, and Monarch. ProStaffs are entry level Nikon scopes, they cost the least and perhaps offer the most bang for the buck. Buckmasters are Nikon scopes that are a step up with improved light transmission and larger selection of objective sizes and magnifications. Monarchs are the top of the line Nikon scopes with the best light transmission and a variety of features. The Monarch group is subdivided into several different lines: the Monarch Gold line has 30 mm main tubes; the Monarch African are offered in low power lightweight designs; and the “X” series has a more tactical configuration with optional mil-dot reticles and various external turret configurations.
Nikon ProStaff Rifle Scopes – These Nikon scopes allow you to lock onto your target quickly and precisely. These Nikon scopes are powerful and durable and allow you to easily make field adjustments, thanks to its zero-reset turrets and 1/4 MOA hand turn adjustments. These Nikon scopes have a fully multicoated optical system which provide up to 98% light transmission, which is perfect for those early morning and late afternoon hunts.
Nikon Buckmasters Rifle Scopes – These Nikon scopes have integrated great optics with exceptional light transmission capabilities and wrapped them in a more ergonomic body with a 1/8-MOA click hand-turn reticle adjustments for precise sighting. Standard features on these Nikon scopes include durable an one inch main body tube constructed of aircraft grade aluminum, a quick-focus eyepiece and a non-reflective matte black finish. The previous model utilized adjustable objective lenses, however, the updated Nikon scopes are now fitted with a side-focus adjustment knob to compensate for parallax. This feature allows the shooter fast, inconspicuous adjustments-and reduces the overall length of these Nikon scopes. These Nikon scopes are O-ring sealed and nitrogen-filled for true waterproof, fog proof and shockproof performance.
Nikon Monarch Rifle Scopes – These Nikon scope are constructed with a one inch main tube and offered in the following magnification ranges and objective sizes: 2-8×32, 2.5-10×42, 3-12×42, 4-16×42, 4-16×50, 5-20×44, 6-24×50, and 8-32×50. Throw in various finishes and reticle configurations and the lineup for these Nikon scopes and it comes out to twenty-four different cataloged scopes. All of these Nikon scopes offer what is called “Eye Box Technology,” which is 4x times power magnification and a constant four inches of eye relief. Nikon scopes which include a BDC (Bullet Drop Compensation) reticle for simplifying determining quick aiming points or holdovers for quick long range shots for most hunting cartridges. The BDC reticle has a series of four circles on the lower portion of the vertical axis of the reticle. For standard cartridges (i.e., those with muzzle velocities of around 2,800 fps) the circles correspond to 200, 300, 400, and 500 yard holdovers. For magnum cartridges (i.e., those with muzzle velocities of around 3,000 fps) the circles correspond to 300, 400, 500, and 600 yard holdovers.
Nikon Monarch X Rifle Scopes – The Monarch X series offer a even higher level of performance. These Nikon scopes are constructed with a 30 mm main body tube constructed of aircraft grade aluminum and are offered in the following magnification ranges and objective sizes:
Nikon™ 2.5 – 10×44 mm Monarch X Mil Dot Reticle Scope, Matte Black and Nikon™ 4 – 16×50 mm Monarch X Mil. – dot Reticle Scope, Matte Black. These Nikon scopes are designated with an SF in the model name for the locking side focus parallax adjustment. These Nikon scopes feature a quick-focus eyepiece, glass etched reticle, sunshade, and a 1/4 click-stop MOA windage and elevation adjustments and utilize an “Ultra ClearCoat” Optical System that provides 95% light transmission for bright viewing.
Nikon Coyote Special Riflescopes – These Nikon scopes give predator and varmint hunters a line of rifle scopes built specifically for their unique needs. They are equipped with 1/4 MOA click adjustments with Nikon’s BDC Predator Hunting reticle which features an unique open circle design for its bullet drop compensating marks that won’t obscure your target and makes moving shots easier. These Nikon scopes also come with Nikon’s ARD (Anti Reflective Device) technology. This special screw-in honeycombed screen eliminates game spooking glare, so you will never blame these Nikon scopes for tipping off a varmint. The Nikon scopes use multicoated lenses made from Nikon’s lead- and arsenic-free Eco-Glass to deliver brighter image quality with light transmission up to 92%, nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed for waterproof and fog proof performance. Color: Mossy Oak Brush.