Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 Scope Review | Long Range Scopes

Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 Review

Are you in search for the perfect Nikon scope that will not just look good on your rifle but also have the basic functions you need for magnifying your target for a better view? Looking for a nitrogen filled waterproof scope that is lightweight? The nikon prostaff bdc might just be the perfect scope for you. This nikon prostaff 3-9×40 bdc review is our two cents on this affordable yet quality rifle scope.

Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 4 x 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 1 poundNikon Prostaff 9 X 40 Review
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Actual magnification: 3x to 9x
  • Eye relief: 3.6 inches
  • Parallax setting: 100 yards


  1. Finish – The Matte black finish is just perfect companion to any rifle. The design is quite simple and classic that it looks like an old school scope used in World War 2. But do not underestimate its functionality to how simple it looks. It is definitely durable and extreme coil resistant.
  2. Quick Focus – The glass is very sharp and bright which allows you to quickly focus.
  3. Weight – You practically won’t feel the added weight on your rifle. It just fits right and the added weight is light. Very good for fast shooting. At 7.2 ounces, it is a great accessory to your AR15.
  4. Easy to Install – This scope can be easily installed in your rifle in no time. Although bulky, the scope will fit well with the right rings.
  5. Price – It’s very affordable for a Nikon scope. It is a great bang for the buck. Sniper scopes with these functionalities are worth a lot more than the nikon prostaff bdc.
  6. Firm clicks – When adjusting the knobs, you easily can click it towards accuracy. Other scopes feel too tight or to soft when adjusting the focus or the knobs, this is great for shooters who need to do a quick adjustment.
  7. Online program – What’s good about the after sales support is the online platform from Nikon which allows the shooter to print out the BDC for your specific rifle, MFD round and zero sight in distance. It gave us more confidence in pulling the trigger knowing that one will hit the target.
  8. Exceptional eye relief – Another feature that makes this an awesome buy is its exceptional eye relief. It has an amazing amount of eye relief with 3.6 cms. The Eye relief should give you enough space to stay on sight for longer periods of time.
  9. Lifetime Warranty – Finally, we cannot stress this enough, you get a lifetime warranty. With all of the amazing features, durable design, state of the art technology and just pure value for money, this may just be the last rifle scope you will buy.


  1. Scope caps – The scope caps serve its basic function but adds no value to style. You have to totally take off the caps and keep them in your bag. You can’t just flip it up and then flip it down when the scope is not in use. Compared to other scopes, this is one of the things which make it less appealing.
  2. Large scope – You probably will need higher scope rings so that you can install it in your rifle properly. It can be a little bit bulkier than expected. The size chart is actually inaccurate which probably will make you be surprised once you receive this through mail.

Who Should Buy Nikon Prostaff

Prostaff by Nikon ReviewThe Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 is a highly recommended for shooters who are into classic looking scopes. Usually these types of scopes will be expensive but surprisingly the Nikon scope is very affordable. It is recommended for collectors of older rifle models. If you are tight on your budget, this is definitely the product that you should choose over those $2000 mid range sniper scopes. If you are a beginner in shooting, this is definitely a good entry level long range scope for you.

This is recommended for people who shoot for recreation. You can purchase high end expensive scopes but we doubt you will take it with you every time you go shooting. For an alternative scope, this Nikon scope is ideal for you

Why Buy The Prostaff 3-9×40

The Prostaffer is perhaps one of the best buys for the money. There is definite value to this item. For its price, you can get state of the art technology from Nikon. You cannot find a more pristine view than the Nikon prostaff BDC. The Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 provides everything you can ever ask for in a sniper scope. First, you get Nikon’s patented muti-coat optical systems and their adjustment technology. Hunters have always loved the Nikon Prostaff BDC unique ballistic circle that allows a shooter a maximum range that they would have thought impossible. If you are a bit old school, you can still go back to the normal sight’s cross hairs. But perhaps our favorite feature that is unique to this Nikon prostaff bdc is its zero reset turret. You can now adjust in the field with a spring loaded adjustment knob and get back to zero ready to re-engage.Nikon Prostaff Rifle Scope Review

Overall Impact

This scope does not disappoint! Why the Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 is the best can be summed up in two words, “Lifetime Warranty”. This is not to say that you can expect to use the warranty. It is just a good testament of the company’s pride. Nikon makes a lot of great products and the Nikon Prostadd 3x9x40 will not disappoint.

It is not often you will find a rifle scope with a lifetime warranty because a lot can happen in an afternoon of hunting. It is even harder to find a lifetime warranty on a scope that brags of a 98% light transmission. Sure, this Nikon Prostaff BDC is big and bulky for a sniper scope but we all know that great things come in big packages.

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