Nikon ProStaff 2-7x32mm Riflescope Review
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- Positive click reticle adjustments
- Zero reset turrets
- Outstanding light transmission
- Does not include rings
- Non-illuminated reticle
- No parallax adjustment
- Focusing at maximum magnification can be difficult
Hey there, and welcome to my evaluation of the Nikon ProStaff 2–7x32mm Riflescope. When you’re shooting downrange, you want a scope that will bring all the action to you. While Nikon is pretty well known for its cameras, they also make some of the best scopes money can buy, at prices that can’t really be beaten. Let’s check out the ProStaff 2–7x32mm riflescope and see if it can match up with that reputation.
What Are The Scope’s Dimensions?
This scope has an overall length of 11.5 inches, with a 32mm objective lens. It’s light enough that you’ll barely notice it’s mounted to your rifle, at just 12.5 ounces.
The ProStaff’s eye relief is a solid 3.8 inches, offering you an eyebox that’s far enough from your face to prevent it from banging against you even with extremely lightweight rifles or heavy recoil.
As for the exit pupil, it dilates between 4.6mm and 16mm.
How Much Magnification Do I Get From The ProStaff?
This scope is designed for moderate-range shooting, offering a zoom range from 2X to 7X. I found that the contrast, crispness, and clarity were terrific throughout most of the magnification levels, but focus and a full field of view became difficult to achieve at maximum magnification.
How Is The Optics Quality On The Riflescope?
The glass surfaces of the Nikon ProStaff are all fully multicoated for maximum brightness and quality of picture. The sight picture isn’t quite HD quality, but it’s very nearly there.
The scope’s reticle is Nikon’s Nikoplex, and offers plenty of range compensation markers for shooting at any appropriate distance. Just remember that with just 7X magnification, you might not be able to target small objects from further away than about 450 yards.
What’s The Light Gathering Capability Like On The Scope?
When you do your hunting in low-light conditions, the optic’s transmittance becomes very important. While an illuminated reticle would have been nice, the 32mm objective lens and fully multicoated optics offer terrific light transmission, providing you with a very bright sight picture even during the dawn or dusk hours.
How Wide Is The Field Of View?
This scope has an excellent field of view, ranging from 9.5 feet to 33.4 feet at 75 yards.
How Easy Is The Scope To Mount?
After you unbox it, you’ll be eager to start mounting your scope. This is an easy process, except for the fact that you don’t get scope rings with your purchase. Be sure to order them when you buy the glass.
Any Tricks Or Tips About Mounting The Scope?
With the size of the objective bell on this scope (44mm), you might run into difficulties with clearance between the scope and the moving parts of your rifle. This might necessitate the use of high-profile rings.
How Easy Is The Nikon ProStaff 2–7x32mm Riflescope Riflescope To Sight In?
Now that you’ve mounted your scope, it’s time to sight it in. Once again, this is a fairly simple and straightforward process. Start things off by getting your shots on paper by using a laser bore-sighting tool, which will save you time and ammunition. Then you can carry on at the rifle range with fine-tuning your adjustments. The windage and elevation turrets on the glass move in 1/4-MOA increments, with positive clicks that you can hear and feel. You’ll have a total adjustment range of 80 MOA for both windage and elevation, and the spring-loaded zero reset turrets mean you can make field adjustments quite easily. The scope holds zero almost indefinitely.
Parallax on this scope is fixed at 100 yards. Alas, the objective isn’t adjustable, so you’ll have to settle for a 100 yard parallax setting with this model.
How Durable Is The Scope?
How about an optics chamber that’s nitrogen-purged along with lenses that are O-ring sealed? Put together, you’ve got a scope that’s both waterproof and fogproof, and it’s pretty rugged and shock-resistant to boot.