Top 3 Rated Nikon Rifle Scopes

If you’re searching for a good rifle scope, Nikon has some great ones to choose from. We’ve reviewed all of the popular Nikon rifles scopes and put together a list of the top 3 best-rated ones, so you can cut your research time in half. Check out our detailed overviews below, and enjoy the research time we have saved you. Enjoy!

#1 Nikon Buckmasters II Riflescope BDC Reticle, Matte, 3-9x 40mm

Photo of BUCKMASTERS II 3-9x40 BDC


Magnification: 3x-9x

Objective Lens: 40mm

OAL (overall length): 12.3 inches

Weight: 13.1 oz

POU (philosophy of use): This scope is made with the hunter in mind, with it’s long eye relief of 3.6 inches, and it’s bullet drop compensating reticle, which allows you to be able to accurately take longer range shots, because of it’s see through circles that reduce how much the target is obscured at long ranges. The turrets on this scope adjust in 1/4 MOA increments, allowing precise adjustment to allow accurate zeroing of this scope. This sight is also water and fog proof, and has a parallax setting for 100 yards. While the cheapest of the three scopes, this scope is a bargain for what you’re getting. And, like all Nikon products, this scope comes with a limited lifetime warranty, as well as a no-fault policy that covers other services and repairs that the warranty doesn’t cover.



#2 Nikon M-308 4-16x42mm Riflescope w/ BDC 800 Reticle,Black 16463


Photo of M-308 4-16x42 BDC 800


Developed specifically for the trajectory of the .308 Win/7.62 NATO Match round with 168gr. HPBT match bullet.

Magnification: 4x-16x

Objective Lens: 42mm

OAL: 13.5 inches

Weight: 19.0 oz

POU: This is an ideal optic for your AR-10 platform, because it’s bullet drop compensating reticle, according to Nikon, was developed specifically for the trajectory of the .308 Win/7.62 NATO Match round with 168gr. HPBT match bullet. It also has externally adjustable turrets on it that have a simple to adjust zero that allows for easy range adjustment while in the field. The scope has parallax adjustment for anywhere from 50 yards out to infinite. This scope comes with a limited lifetime warranty that covers defects in the scope’s materials, or any workmanship issues that you may encounter. This scope is perfect if you have an AR-10 you’d like to use for long range shooting or a a bolt action rifle in .308 Winchester.


#3 Nikon Prostaff Target EFR 3-9×40 AO Matte Precision Reticle, Black

Photo of PROSTAFF Target EFR


Magnificatin: 3x-9x

Objective Lens: 40mm

OAL: 12.5 inches

Weight: 15.7 oz

POU: This scopes is designed with the rim fire rifle in mind, especially with it’s parallax adjustments that range from 50 yards to infinite. This also has a 3.6 inch eye relief, and is water, shock, and fog proof, because it’s nitrogen filled and has O-rings that seals it from the outside elements. This scope has 1/4 inch adjustment at 50 yards, and has an eyepiece that adjusts to allow you to bring your reticle sharply into focus. This scope has a special coating on it’s lens to allows maximum light transmission and to reduce the amount of reflection from the end piece.