Hi, I'm Trevor from OpticsPlanet.
Choosing a rifle scope for your nexthunt can be a tough decision.
You know you want Nikon but now which scope.
As you can see right here this is just asmall sampling of all the flavors Nikon has to offer.
It is really important to decide and choose the model which best works for you andyour needs.
Starting with magnification, a lot of different magnification ranges outthere.
Now which one do you need? Well it really depends on what you doing,what your hunting.
Let's start with varmint hunting, say you're going to shoot somesmaller animals at a long-range away.
You want a higher magnification rangefor that.
A great choice would be a 4-16 magnification range.
This is an M-223in 4-16X.
This would be a great choice for varmint hunting.
Nikon also has a Monarch 3 series in 5-20X, another great choice.
When your hunting varmints or small animals it's really good to have that higher magnificationrange,you're really going to want it.
Now jumping into the bread and butter.
You need that mid-range scope for that classic whitetail/ mule deer hunt,2.
5-10x, 3-9x, they'd be perfect.
Here's a Nikon Monarch 3 in 2.
5-10x, this is an ideal choice50 yards up to 300 yards would be a great choice for use any then mid-rangechoice.
We also have a 4-12x scope right here.
Once again to be a great choice forany of that medium-size game for medium yardages.
Now jumping into the far end of things, you have really big game.
You're going onAfrican cape buffalo hunt, you're going on a moose hunt.
You want a smaller magnification range because generallyyou take that shot pretty close up.
You are usually well within a hundredyards on that.
Now Nikon has a lot of different options for you in terms of reticles.
They have a standard Niko-Plex reticle which is a Plex reticle,so it has a typical crosshair and the posts are heavier and they taper to afiner,thinner crosshair center.
Now that's good all around, it's proven,it's tested, it works extremely well, it's good in any situation.
Now Nikon also has their BDC reticle and they're really known for it.
BDC that'sbullet drop compensation and it blows you away as a shooter.
When you use it for the first time you're gonna be hooked.
What it is, is areticle, standard crosshairand on the lower post there's a series a circles and those act as holdoverpoints.
Putting a circle over your target, onedoesn't obscure the target like a solid dot will but it also draws your eyeright into the center.
You can actually use the top, bottom and middle of thatcircleas a hold over as well.
One of the nice things Nikon has done is make spot onsoftware.
You can go to Nikonhunting.
com and look at that free spot on software.
You just type in your exact cartridge, you can import customcartridges as welland they're gonna give you a complete ballistic readout for that reticle.
I can't say enough good things about it, it's a great choice forany hunt.
A few different variations in the BDC reticle as well.
Nikon has their coyote special series and this BDC reticle andthis specific scope actually has a large circle in the crosshair.
When you're coyote hunting or predator hunting in general, you can putthis circle right over that sweet spot you need.
Your eye is naturally going to be drawn into the center and you can make an accurateshot.
That reticle is specific to the predator seriesor coyote special scopes.
Great reticle choice for coyote hunting.
Another important choice in deciding which rifle scope to go with,is the objective size.
You want to make sure you get the appropriate objectivesizefor your needs.
Now what the objective size relates to is how much light hasthe ability to come in that rifle scope.
I like to go with a fifty millimeter objective when you going to be doing lowlight hunting.
If you're going to be hunting near dawn or dusk, a larger objectivewill have the ability to let more light into the scope.
Now on the other end, youhave a smaller objective size say forty millimeter.
Big benefit to going with a smaller objective islower mount height.
If you're not hunting near dawn or dusk andyou know you're going to have ample light coming in.
Go with a smaller objective, the32 millimeter, the 40 millimeter, the 42 millimeter.
It is going to allow you to mount the scope lower, it is going to be more comfortable for you, you're going to have abetter cheek weld,it's going to be better all around and is a big benefit with going with a smallerobjective sizeif you can definitely do it.
Now coming to turrets, what turret to go with?Right here we have a capped turret.
Now capped turretsare a great great feature while hunting.
It's very easy if you don't have acapped turretfor that scope to bump into something and you hear the worse and you can hear theworst sound you can hear as a hunter"click click click".
Now you don't know where that turrets gone.
Has it gone up, down, left,right and is it my windage or elevation.
Having a capped turret with a screw on cap is a nice way to maintainyour ZERO and you don't have to worry about losing that.
On the other end of it, there's exposed turrets.
They're making their wayinto the hunting category because they do have some nice features.
One being if you're a varmint shooter.
You're sitting on the back of a truck,you want to keep your eye behind the glass because you've got a lot of little small objects runringaround out there.
You just want to make minor adjustments but not have to worry about unscrewing a cap.
Having exposed turrets like this can be nice in some hunting situations.
They're definitely finding their way there right now now.
Say you're really looking to consolidatesome of your gear,this would be a great choice for you.
This is the Nikon IRT.
This is alaser scopeso they actually did is combine a laser rangefinderinto your scope.
Once this is mounted, your eyes stays behind the glass righthere.
You can now look at your target and range it and get the readoutin your scope.
It's a laser range finder and scopeall built into one.
Keep your eye behind the glass, you can see the yardageand then take a shot all in one right there.
This is a great choice from Nikon aswell.
No matter what your hunting or what platform you're on, Nikon has a choice for you.
You're hunting with a slug gun, Nikon offers a slug Hunter series of scopes.
This is going to be agreat choice for you, designed for that platform specifically.
Let's say you're hunting with an AR platform.
Nikon has the P-223 series, they havethe M-223 seriesa great choice for you again.
If you stand it on your standard boltgun,can't go wrong with the Monarch 3's.
Say you're coyote hunting, you're doingsome varmint hunting.
The predator reticle in the Nikon coyote special would be a great choice for youand if you want to consolidate some gear, you want to lose a rangefinder,you wanna put it all into one package.
The Nikon IRT with the built-in laserrangefinderwould be a great choice for you.
Bottom line is Nikon has a lot of optionsand they're going to have one that is going to suit your needs perfectly.
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I'm Trevor thanks for watching!.