Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 rifle scope review

July 14, 2009 by  
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Ease of Setup: 4.8 Stars / 5 Stars

The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 Rifle Scope is generally quite easy to set up.

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Usability: 4.4 Stars / 5 Stars
The The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 Rifle Scope is a serious piece of machinery, but it is user friendly and intuitive for most of its users.

Features: 4.3 Stars / 5 Stars
The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 Rifle Scope offers more features than any other rifle scope in this price range, making it an excellent buy.

Meets Expectations: 4.6 Stars / 5 Stars
The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 Rifle Scope definitely meets expectations as well as exceeding them in certain cases by offering excellent value for the money, plenty of features and an overall great scope with plenty of zooming power.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Nikon
Magnification: 3x - 9x
Tube Diameter: 1 "
Objective Diameter: 40 mm
Exit Pupil: 4.4 mm
Eye Relief: 3.6 in
Length: 12.3 in.
Weight: 13.7 oz

Pros:

The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 rifle scope features a 100 % waterproof and fog proof scope with a lifetime full warranty. It offers multi colored optics which allows for 90 % light transmission to be achieved. It also features Nikon's patented anti-reflective multi coating and a precise and repeatable ΒΌ MOA adjustment. This scope is nitrogen filled as well as O ring sealed. It also offers a BDC or bullet drop compensating reticle that allows for easy hold over for as long as 600 yards as well.

The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 rifle scope comes in numerous colors and finishes including camouflage, silver and matte black. It is a nice length and weight for what it is, at 12.3 inches long and 13.1 ounces in weight. The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 rifle scope can alternate between 3x and 9x zoom. Finding a similar scope offering the same level of features in this price range is going to be difficult.

The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 rifle scope is easy to set up and is generally quite user friendly. It offers a number of unique and sought after features, and gives great value for the investment. All in all, the Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 rifle scope is considered to meet the expectations of its users, allowing it to be a good value and well worth buying for compatible rifles.

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Cons:

Nikon Prostaff Rifle Scopes are serious instruments and are not as user friendly as some people would like. The The Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 Rifle Scope is feature rich, but some people have found that it costs more than they would like to pay for a rifle scope. The adjustments definitely leave something to be desired, and yardage needs to be marked inside of the scope for an increase in usability but in general the scope works as well as could be expected.

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One Response to “Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 rifle scope review”
  1. Mitch Cameron says:

    I have one of these mounted on my Savage Model 99 in .308 Win (7.62X51) with the BDC reticle. it has performed flawlessly since installing it and the BDC works just fine all the way out using both my 155 grn Match handloads and Federal Gold Medal Match 168 graing factory ammo. Going to try some Barnes 130 grain this year and see how ot works with those and will let you know. This result is typical of all Nikons Scopes I have owned/used over the years.

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