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Old 06-26-2007, 08:02 AM
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Default Nikon Omega Muzzleloader Scopes

anyone shoot with one of these? is the BDC accurate with the given load (150 grains of powder and 250 grain projectile)? any opinions would be appreciated. i'm thinking of buying a T/C Triumph and mounting this particular glass on top.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:24 AM
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Default RE: Nikon Omega Muzzleloader Scopes

The concept is fine but in practice I don't know.
What if your particular rifle doesn't like that load? 150 grains with 250 grain bullet is pretty darn specific. It just seems fairly limiting to me
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:36 AM
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Default RE: Nikon Omega Muzzleloader Scopes

I bought one last year from Cablea's and returned it. I found the field of view too narrow and replaced it with a Leupold.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:10 PM
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I bought one last year from Cablea's and returned it. I found the field of view too narrow and replaced it with a Leupold.
thanx for the response
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:13 PM
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I think theres threemain things wrong with it:

What if you decide that you want to shoot heavy conicals for fun, or a 200 gr. sabot for more accuracy, then its just a useless cluster.

There is too much in the field of vision, a pain to look through.

It goes to 200 and 250 yd shots, how many shots far with a BP will you be shooting, hopefully not many.

For $50 less, you can get a Leupold 2-7 by 33, a much clearer and trustworthy scope.


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Old 06-29-2007, 12:57 AM
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I think theres threemain things wrong with it:

What if you decide that you want to shoot heavy conicals for fun, or a 200 gr. sabot for more accuracy, then its just a useless cluster.

There is too much in the field of vision, a pain to look through.

It goes to 200 and 250 yd shots, how many shots far with a BP will you be shooting, hopefully not many.

For $50 less, you can get a Leupold 2-7 by 33, a much clearer and trustworthy scope.

i prefer a large diameter scope for the increased field of view and light gathering ability. i would also never buy a scope adjustable or not under 9x. my eyes aren't the best and i rely on the extra benefit of higher magnification.

also, Leupolds are nice scopes but not worth what they sell for. IMO your buying the name. i use a Pentax (4-12x40mm) on my T/C ProHunter .25-06, which most people claim as a cheap worthless scope, and it is just as clear and bright as any Leupold i have ever looked threw. keep in mind that thelatest Leupold i have looked threw was a vxiii. i also use a Swift (4-12x50mm) on my Weatherby .300 Mag which has never given me a problem.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:51 AM
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I've been considering the Omega, but I think getting another Bushnell Elite 4200 3x9 for the same money is a much better quality scope. Using different loads other than the one load mentioned wouldn't work. I can always put it on another rifle.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:33 AM
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Default RE: Nikon Omega Muzzleloader Scopes

I wouldn't be so quick to judge the Nikon Omega scope! As usual, I'm surprised to read some of the opions we collect here on the forums!

I've tested several different scopes on my muzzleloaders and the OMEGA 3-9x40 is certainly one of the finest you'll find, especially for the $$$. Also, it would seem thatseveral are somewhat confused by the principle behind the BDC retricle, it's NOT exactly set up for onlyONE specific load and charge. If you visit their website you will find the owners manual PDF file you can open and read. ThereNikon explains exactly how the BDC easily compenstates for any and all loads you'd like to use.You simply shoot [email protected] 200 yards and then by simply varying the magnification on the scope you'll center the pattern to the circle dotin the retricle and this will simply be you magnification setting for the BDC. Granted, the preset distances at 9x wil just about perfectly cover yourhotter loads as they describe though. This optic is a great buy in my opinion and it's as crystal clear of an optic as you'll find. I'd put it up against dozens of scopes I've used. I like the Omega so much that I recently putit on a T/C Encore Pro Hunter thumbholethat I plan on using this deer season. For comparison my other muzzleloaders are a T/C Omega .50 topped with a Nikon Monarch UCC 2-7x32 and a T/C Pro Hunter topped with a Sworovski 3-10x42




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Old 06-29-2007, 06:22 PM
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Default RE: Nikon Omega Muzzleloader Scopes

i'm not an optic expert but what does the variable magnification have to do with the bullets poi?
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:53 AM
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i'm not an optic expert but what does the variable magnification have to do with the bullets poi?
This should explain everything CC.

http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/pdfs/OMEGA_manual.pdf
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