Nikon ProStaff 3-9 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope Review (BDC)

Today we will review the specifications and features of the Nikon ProStaff 3-9x 40mm Black Matte Riflescope to see what makes this product an attractive option for you.

Riflescope Specs

This scope is lauded in online reviews with a high popularity. This compact device features a 40mm objective lens with magnification that ranges from 3-9x. Nikon’s multicoat fully covers the optical system and transmits up to 98 percent of available light no matter the time of day for maximum brightness.

The Nikon ProStaff has simplified field adjustments through its integration of a zero-reset turret. The zero-reset turret features a spring-loaded adjustment knob and 3.6 inches of eye relief which prevent rough kickbacks that can be caused by recoil, light gun weight, and shooting at severe angles. By lifting the knob and rotating to your individual range, field adjustments have been made easier.

The patented bullet drop compensating reticle allows hunters to hold themselves dead on at excessive ranges that were previously considered to be impossible. The Nikon Prostaff Riflescope includes see-through ballistic circles and cross hair that are advantageous for both long-range and short-range shots. The fields of view range from 33.8 feet at 100 yards in 3x magnification and 11.3 feet at 100 in 9x magnification.

The Nikon Prostaff is measured at 12.4 inch length with a 1 inch tube diameter. The objective OD is 1.98 inches and the eyepiece OD is 1.73 inches. The rifle scope’s exit pupil ranges from 13.3mm at 3x magnification and 4.4mm at 9x magnification. Adjustment graduation for the scope is 1/4 MOA and the max internal adjustment is 80 MOA. Parallax settings are 100 yards and its weight is about 1 pound.

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This Nikon scope has had much thought put into small details, which turn into fantastic features. One such feature is the rifle scope’s housing, which is filled with nitrogen and sealed with an O-ring and provides waterproofing and fogproofing. You can use this unit in a variety of conditions thanks to support for a sunshade accessory. It is available in matte black to match standard equipment.  The scope is a breeze to focus and zoom in or out and the turret reset capability makes sighting easy. Nikon features a handy web and phone app that estimates the yards for bullet drop compensation. The app comes with a free version as well as a paid version.

For a mid-range scope, the Nikon ProStaff 3-9x 40mm Black Matte Riflescope is impressively high quality for a reasonable price that doesn’t feel like you’re buying a whole new rifle. The rifle scope is larger than previous generations, so keep in mind that you may need higher scope rings. Be careful when ordering scope covers, as some websites list incorrect cover sizes. The great,  sleek design is sure to fit perfectly with any collection and accessories with its classy matte black finish.

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