Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II 3-9×40 BDC 150 Review

The Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II 3 9×40 is one of the highest rated and most recommended Rifle Scope available. It’s not hard to see why it’s so popular amongst the Rifle or the Hunting enthusiast once you get to use the actual product. Nikon as in general brand are known more for their Cameras, and they certainly didn’t disappoint with the optics that they used in the Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II 3 9×40 BDC 150. It can also be considered as a budget Scope considering all its excellent features and its price point. The Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II 3-9×40 BDC 150 Riflescope weighs about 1 pound or 0.45 kg, which is comparatively lighter than other Rifle Scopes.

Material and Design

The overall design is slick, and it just feels well-made and sturdy. But of course, you don’t purchase a Rifle scope for its good looks. Fortunately, it has more than adequate features to back its slick and clean design. The material used in its construction is of high quality and will definitely not disappoint anyone looking for a good finish and overall feel of the product. The black matte satin black finish only adds to its appealing design. Even the minor details such as the scope cap are properly put together with a black elastic chord, unlike most scopes whose minor details rather feel like they were “rushed.” The adjustment mechanism works smoothly as well, and overall the material and design is pretty solid.

Magnification

The Nikon Rimfire II 3 9×40 may not be up to that level of magnification as they do on your camera, but it’s as close as it gets. Unless you want the Scope magnification for looking out into the space, you will be more than satisfied with it. It gives you clear images of the target object even at full zoom in. The magnification of the Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II features 3-9×40, where 40 indicate the diameter of the lens (40mm). The variable scope magnification can be adjusted anywhere from 3x zoom to 9x zoom depending on your needs. The magnification can produce clear images of objects up to 50 yards.

Optic Performance

The optical performance is really where the Nikon Prostaff 3 9×40 Rimfire II shines. After all, it’s a Nikon, it would be a shame if it didn’t. It features a fully multi-coated optics that enables almost every available light to pass through it so that you won’t have to worry about any weather conditions to see clearly. The optics do an excellent job in filtering the images to allow you to see the objects clearer and brighter than it actually appears, unlike other cheap scopes that fail miserably in this particular area. Since hunting is specifically ideal at night conditions, the scope delivers excellent light channeling through the lens. The Nikon Prostaff 3 9×40 BDC Rimfire II Rifle Scope’s optical performance can be compared to any high-end Riflescopes and still it may perform better than them. In short, the optical performance is phenomenal, and you won’t get any better at its price range or even at a higher price.

Spot-On Ballistic Compatible

Finding the perfect trio of Rifle, Scope, and Bullets is absolutely necessary when it comes to an ideal hunting experience. With all those complimenting one another maximum of your hunting is pretty much done (with a good aim of course). The spot-on ballistics software on Nikon Prostaff provides the exact required effect. The software can be used on your PC to allow you to determine which Ammo compliments your Scope the best, hence eliminating all that unnecessary task of wasting your time and ammo trying to find the ideal match. The app is also available for Android and iPhone, but the software they provide gives you access to every of its features (at a price, of course).

Tunnel Vision and Eye Relief

The tunnel vision aka scope clarity plays a big part. After all, you need a clear scope to see the images clearly. The Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II 3-9x40mm Riflescope has excellent light-gathering characteristics even at outdoor, dark or natural lighting. It also features an eye relief distance of 3.6 inches which is more than adequate to provide a clear vision and protect your eyes as well.

Pros

  • The accuracy is excellent, primarily because of its Spot-on Ballistics compatibility
  • It features auto zero turrets. Its spring loaded mechanism ensures that you obtain zero with almost no time required unlike other time-consuming scopes
  • Performs excellently on any hunting grounds or on the range
  • Its multi-coated optics enables 98 of the light to pass through the lens, hence, giving a clearer and brighter image
  • Simple and easy to adjust the magnification
  • Excellent value for money, literally, mind-blowing deal
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty

Cons

  • They do not provide rings absent installation. This may be confusing for most people who may not be thorough with their Rifles.
  • It has some minor issues with magnification settings, but again that factor is dependent on person to person.

The Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II 3-9×40 BDC 150 Scope is an all-rounder offering excellent quality, reliability, durability and most importantly, its price point is just perfect for all the features that it comes loaded with. The design is beautiful and will look good on any Rifle that it is mounted on. With the optics performance as high and on par with any higher-end scopes, it definitely is a must-buy for all Gun enthusiasts who are looking for good performance and overall a great value for money.

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