Hunters need to have excellent rifles when hunting for trophy animals as well as all other types of game and having Nikon hunting scopes will give them even more advantages when lining up what may be the shot of a lifetime.
Good rifle scopes are as important as good rifles.
I have a friend who has relied throughout his hunting life on what we'll call “budget scopes” that continue to fail at the worst possible times during his hunts.
My friend insists his scope failures are simply bad luck, but every time he mounts a new “budget scope” I wonder how long it will be before shooting recoil, rough handling in the field and weather issues will cause him to have another unsuccessful hunting season.
I've used Nikon scopes for years with nothing but excellent results and I try to gently guide my friend toward Nikon scopes just because I feel sorry for him when a “budget scope” causes him more problems. More on this later. . .
Nikon hunting scopes are built to be waterproof, fog proof and shock proof, because they are nitrogen filled and sealed by O-rings.
Each scope has a rugged body tube that is all in one piece and constructed of an airplane grade aluminum alloy.
Utilizing larger internal lenses, Nikon uses minimum weight to offer maximum strength.
Nikon Hunting Scopes Have Reticle Choices For Any Shooting Requirement
Nikon begins the sighting-in process with their collection of reticles.
They build every one of their reticles to provide ease of sighting and simplicity of use.
They are made to be recoil-proof and to suit almost every shooting need and preference.
Whenever I can, usually at the rifle range, I try to get my “budget scope” loving friend to shoot my Nikon-scoped rifles (I have quite a few) so he'll see the difference that Nikon makes both in longevity and ease of use.
I keep hoping that he'll transfer the rifle range shooting experience to his hunting thought process as he prepares for the upcoming hunting season.
Although he's polite and notices how clear and bright the Nikon scopes are at the rifle range, so far he has resisted coming right out and saying that he's ready to try a Nikon for himself – but I have high hopes for him seeing the light sometime in the future.
I was determined not to give up on trying to influence his scope buying decision – but he's a stubborn guy!
Nikon has the entire shooting market covered very well with outstanding scope products and I can tell you that their offerings that support rimfire shooting (one of my favorite types of shooting and hunting is with 22 and 17 caliber rimfires) are absolutely superb.
Their BDC 150 reticle and its subtensions are made to match its component ballistic circles to a .22 rimfire cartridge's trajectory.
Their BDC reticle and its subtensions are designed to allow hunters to keep a bead on prey at ranges longer than previously thought to be possible.
Its unique feature is that its ballistic circles are transparent to allow for long range shooting while still letting the hunter have a normal sight picture of what is around him for the shorter range shots as well.
Their BDC 60 reticles and its subtensions are for Bolt XR crossbows so Nikon has the market well-covered.
Various Scope Features Provide Many Option Choices
There are ten categories of riflescopes manufactured by Nikon for various hunting situations and weapons.
Choosing the best hunting scope for your own use depends on how you hunt and what other equipment you use when you hunt.
Nikon Monarch Riflescopes offer 22 selections that are created to give hunters versatility and excellent performance with any type of hunting situation and with any rifle or weapon caliber.
Since there are so many great Nikon Monarch rifle scopes available, I know that if I can get my “scope-challenged” friend to just consider a quality Nikon scope instead of the bargain-basement variety, he would be happy for the rest of his life with his choice.
I'm sure there is a Nikon Monarch scope that he would really like – and a Nikon Monarch would help him enjoy shooting a LOT more and I'll bet he would want to do it more often too! Stay tuned. . .I'm still working on him. . .
Buckmasters® Riflescopes come in 16 selections and are popular among hunters for their durability, great light transmission and use with all rifles types.
Nikon has something for everyone, including my friend who is in scope denial. 🙂
Nikon Didn't Forget Specialty Rifles And Shotguns
Nikon hunting scopes also include the ProStaff Riflescopes collection of 30 scopes with rugged precision optics and the Slug Hunter/Shotgun Hunter two scope series which extends shooting range to 200 yards.
Their AR Riflescopes are engineered to fit any AR platform rifle with 20 scopes to choose from.
Each one is built with SpotOn Ballistic Match Technology that makes hitting target a lot easier.
The Nikon Crossbow Scope includes a wide field of view and bright clarity for those who prefer the challenge of crossbow hunting.
The Nikon Rimfire Riflescopes offer four selections and are the best hunting scope for .22 long rifles and cartridges. I can sure vouch for that!
Additionally, three Muzzleloader Riflescopes are made by Nikon along with the BDC 300 reticle that helps hunters shoot them at ranges out to 300 yards. You shooters with smoke-poles were not left out by Nikon – they thought of you too.
Varmint Guns, Specialty Pistols And Handguns Can Be Scoped As Well
Varmint/Coyote Riflescopes are built specifically for the needs of predator hunters. Predator and small game hunters have a great selection to choose from for their firearms.
With six selections in this series, you’ll find that one will be the best hunting scope for your coyote hunting needs.
Handgun scopes have two ultra-rugged choices that are built to be recoil-proof.
These are ideal for hunters, competitors and varmint shooters.
All Nikon’s rifle scope offerings are good rifle scopes that will serve you well on whatever firearm you choose to mount them.
Since I hunt with Specialty Pistols as well as rifles and shotguns, and since I have many Nikon scopes on my guns in all those categories, I almost feel guilty for having such good equipment when I'm in the field because my Nikons make shooting so much easier.
If I could just get my stubborn shooting buddy to leave the dark side and come into the Nikon light, I know he would be a lot happier.
Continuing on, Nikon also carries rifle scope mounts and all types of useful accessories to make mounting scopes easier.
It's always important to remember that all of the Nikon hunting scopes come with a full lifetime warranty. I keep trying to emphasize that to my hunting partner and that's one area where I seem to be making some inroads with him.
He's all about value, and a full lifetime warranty seems to bring a twinkle to his eye every time I mention it, so I try to bring it up often.
Excellent Eye-Relief And Fog Proofing Are Nikon Specialties
Nikon's scopes feature SpotOn Ballistic Match Technology, which was created to enable the hunter to pinpoint the exact aiming point per the BDC reticle for your exact load and ammo.
Even the best rifle scopes will not remain useful with scratches and fog on them – these are issues that quality manufacturers like Nikon take seriously and their engineers have come up with some outstanding processes to deal with potential problems in these areas.
Nikon makes their scopes waterproof and fog proof as well as coating the lenses with ClearCoat™.
Their Ultra ClearCoat™ Optical System creates great light transmission (95%) and bright, sharp sight pictures from first light to dusk.
The scopes are also outfitted with spring-loaded Instant Zero-Reset Turrets for simplified and repeatable adjustments in the field.
With the Nikon Monarch 3 Eyebox Technology, every scope model includes an impressive non-critical eye relief of up to four inches to help keep your face safe from the heaviest recoil.
Nikon hunting scopes have included every possible feature and technological advantage known to produce extraordinary scopes for any hunting weapon.
Savvy hunters who use them are definitely increasing their chances of hunting success.
As I've been telling you about these Nikon scopes, I've also been telling my hunting buddy about them while trying not to put too much pressure on him all at once.
I think he may be starting to come around. . .fingers crossed. . .
Nikon's Competitors Make High Quality Scopes Too
According to www.petersonshunting.com, there are other top-notch hunting scopes available from other popular manufacturers in addition to Nikon hunting scopes.
Scopes such as Aimpoint's Hunter Scope, Burris' Black Diamond 3-12X50 Scope, the Bushnell Legend Ultra-HD 1.75-5X32 Scope, Leupold VX-R-4-12X40, Vortex 3X9X40 Viper and the Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 2-8X42 Scope also provide excellent effectiveness for today's hunters.
In my opinion, competition in any marketplace is a great thing and the scope market is no exception.
We have choices in optics now that are unprecedented in shooting history because of continuous competition in the scope marketplace.
Overall, I prefer Nikon because of their quality engineering and manufacturing which, coupled with their outstanding full lifetime warranty, are superb reasons for choosing and owning Nikon. At last count I had eleven Nikon scopes (soon to be twelve).
The key item to remember when choosing a rifle scope is to make sure that you have chosen the very best tool for your personal shooting needs.
A final word on my “scope-challenged” shooting and hunting friend. . .he actually surprised me by taking my advice and purchasing a Nikon Monarch scope (he got the Monarch 3 2.5-10×42 Matte BDC model) for his 270 Winchester.
I'm pretty sure I've created a Nikon Frankenstein.
All my friend seems to want to do now is tell me how great Nikon scopes are and it seems like he knows the entire line of Nikon hunting scopes better than I do. What have I done. . .? 🙂