Take 10 Minutes to Get Started With Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9x40mm BDC Riflescope Review

In the following article, we will present you a detailed review of the Nikon Buckmasters II Riflescope 39x40mm. We will try to approach all the main features of this device and to explain you how all of them work. As you probably know by now, Nikon was always producing premium quality scopes and their most successful product was the famous Buckmasters' predecessor. So will this new scope model from Nikon be able to overcome the competition and become the most sold scoop of the year?

​Dimensions of the scoop

​This little thing is professionally made, with a 40 mm objective lens, which will enhance the light admission inside the scope. However, 40 mm is a pretty decent dimension and the whole scope can be easily manageable. Its length is 12.3 inches and the weight 13.1 ounces. Still a very good dimension for this level of performances. The only problem with these dimensions consist in the optics eye relief. The recoil can be pretty unpleasant, sometimes harmful for the hunter, especially if he's wearing glasses. 2.3 inches is just too little for the eye relief.

​Glass power

​So let's get the things straight, right from the beginning. There are more powerful scopes available on the market. But if you need a scope for deer hunting purposes, this is the best product that you could purchase. The lens of the scope have the magnification range from 3x to 9x, more than enough for hitting the deer in a vital organ, from a more than decent distance. The scope keeps its clarity and contrast, even at the most advanced magnifying level, allowing you to see your prey properly. If this scope was a TV, you could compare it to a HD television.

​Optics quality

​Before purchasing a new scope, you should ask yourself, how good are the optics? The new Nikon Buckmasters II Riflescope 39x40mm, comes with multicoated optics, which have the role to maximize all the available light and give you a very clear image. The optics are also focusing on a good contrast and color distribution, so you will be able to distinguish every single detail. The only flaw of the optics consists in the eyebox. In our opinion, it is a little limited but this could be easily compensated with the quick-focus eyepiece, which is incredibly easy to use.

​Another interesting optics feature is the BDC reticle, which will allow you to place a range marker. By doing this, you will never loose your target again if you need to reload or something's bothering you.

​Transmittance

​Like we've mentioned before, this device has a multicoated optics feature and a 40mm lens. All of these are certain to guarantee a great transmittance. It would've been better if the whole scope had some kind of illumination but for this price-range, its actual features are more than enough. Everything is build to ensure a great light and contrast, even in the poorest conditions.

​Where can you use it?

​When you're hunting a deer, the field of view is a crucial thing, which will influence the result of your hunting session. With this scope, you shouldn't worry about it because Nikon ensures us that the scope can provide a generous view of more than 100 yards.

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Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9x40 BDC
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Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9x40 BDC
  • Durable, versatile Riflescope is the result of collaboration between Nikon and Buck masters
  • Brighter anti-reflective System of multicoated lenses provides over 92 percent anti-reflection capability
  • BDC reticle trajectory-compensating System is designed and calibrated to provide fast, simple aiming points for various shot distances

Last update on 2017-07-24 at 08:36 - Details

​Is it hard to mount it?

​The next step after you purchase the scope, is to mount it on your rifle. If you don't have experience with scoped rifles, it might be a little tricky for you at the beginning but, it isn't that difficult. Just make sure that you won't find any scope rings in the box. In order to avoid that, you should order them together with the glass.

​Tricks & tips for easily mounting the scope

​Attaching the scope to a rifle isn't a complicated process but there are some trick that could ease up the whole thing for you. As you already know, the scope eyepiece is only 44 mm. When you're installing it, make sure that you have enough space between the scope and the moving parts of the rifle.

​How easy can you sight in the scope?

​In order to sight in your scope, you will need a laser sighting tool, which will determine the correct elevation. For a more accurate sight in, you need to go to the shooting range and adjust it like in the old times. If you don't know how to do it, you can always ask a professional to ask you with that task.

​Durability

​Like any other Nikon product, this one is also very resistant. The optics chamber is purged with a nitrogen compound and the lenses feature an O-ring seal. That's incredibly helpful if you like to hunt during bad weather conditions because these features make the scope: waterproof, dustproof and fogproof. More than that, the scope comes with a lifetime warranty, ensured by Nikon.

  PROS

  • Great value for money and many interesting features.
  • The open circle range feature, which allows you to observe the target as you aim.
  • Life warranty and replacement of the product, ensured by Nikon.

  CONS

  • Not much of an eye-relief.
  • The O-rings are not included with the scope and you have to purchase them separately.
  • The reticle is not illuminated and you have to count entirely on the natural light.
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Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9x40 BDC
245 Reviews
Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9x40 BDC
  • Durable, versatile Riflescope is the result of collaboration between Nikon and Buck masters
  • Brighter anti-reflective System of multicoated lenses provides over 92 percent anti-reflection capability
  • BDC reticle trajectory-compensating System is designed and calibrated to provide fast, simple aiming points for various shot distances

Last update on 2017-07-24 at 08:36 - Details

conclusion

I hope that you enjoyed our review about the Nikon Buckmasters II Riflescope 39x40mm and you will find it useful sometime. Keep in mind, that if you're a deer hunter, this is the best option available on the market. Some advanced hunters consider it a little basic, because it has no illumination and it has a pretty tight eye relief but then again, would you rather have a high-tech scope, which will break in one month? I certainly would not. So that's why, for a deer hunter and in this budget, the Nikon Buckmasters II Riflescope 39x40mm is the best thing that you could purchase.

If you're wearing glasses, the eye relief might be a bit of a problem for you. If you're wearing glasses but you still want it, you could modify it to a local shop but you should know that by doing it, you will loose your warranty. Overall, the Nikon Buckmasters II Riflescope 39x40mm is a good device and we totally recommend it to you.