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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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I need a scope for a new muzzle-loader. I narrowed it down to these two.
A Nikon ProStaff Shotgun Hunter 2-7 x 32 Black Matte Riflescope(BDC 200)

A Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm Shotgun Scope, Matte Black, Heavy Duplex Reticle 113866



Anyone have any pros or con on either of these?

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The Leupold would be my choice for a hunting rifle. It's sleeker and more slender with(from my experience) a much larger field of view.

The Nikon has excellent glass for the money. Extremely clear, bright, and contrasty. And if it were for a target rifle on a budget, it would be my pick. But I find them somewhat bulky, the 32mm scope had a bell similar in size to a 36mm Leupold, and the 40mm had a bell the size of a 44mm. Also both had noticeably small fields of view for a hunting rifle.

Also, I'm sure the BDC works fine. But I could do without it. For me it's an added distraction that I don't care for.

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Thanks Sheridan all where good points.
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Mine wears a 2 1/2X Leupold on it, and it needs no more.I took a deer at 289 layered yards with it. I normally would not take a shot that long with a muzzler, but the deer had already been hit. Why the 2 1/2X? It`s small, light and it has a larger field of vision.
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I personaly don't think you would go wrong with either choise.

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I have a nice Nikon scope that has served me well It's on rifle and has held up But if it were me I would go with the Leupold outstanding service and lifetime guarantee Never had any dealings with Nikon

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FWIW, I have a Nikon Inline XR, 3 x 9 x 40, with the BDR reticle, in silver. It's mounted on a T/C Stainless Black Diamond .50 cal. Great glass and no problems so far. This scope is made for muzzleloaders. I never could talk myself into parting with the funds for Leupold, altho I am sure they are well worth the $$$.
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