With five new purpose built scopes, the PROSTAFF P3 Line aims to get everyone from shotgunners to arbalists on target this hunting season.

What the PROSTAFF P3 Line Offers:

  • Models tailored to shotguns, muzzleloaders, rimfire and air rifles, predator rifles and crossbows.
  • BDC retile desing optimized for the range, velocity and trajectory of each firearm (and crossbow).
  • Maginification options from fixed 3x to variable 4-12x.
  • Affordable price range from $160 to $300.

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No doubt about it, Nikon has burned the midnight oil in 2018. Making a sizable leap early this year into previously untrod territory, the company has followed up to the introduction of its first red-dot optics with an impressive expansion of one of its best-known series. Relatively affordable and solid performers, PROSTAFF scopes have become a favorite of hunters and are certain to earn a more diverse cross-section of devotees with the newly minted P3 line. Purpose built for certain platforms, the five new scopes are meant to offer tailor-made aiming solutions for shotguns, muzzleloaders, rimfire/air rifles, predator rifles and even crossbows.

At first blush, what separates the PROSTAFF P3 family from other scopes (aside from size in some examples) is a head-scratcher — at least when it comes to the hunting-specific models. But gaze through the ocular and things become clearer. Nikon has etched BDC (Bullet Drop Compensation) reticles optimized for the velocity, trajectory and range of each firearm (and crossbow), giving marksmen (and arbalists) an ideal way to put meat on the table no matter the distance. The rimfire/air rifle reticle is a beat off, boasting more traditional crosshairs with a fine center dot meant to draw the eye.

Commonplace nowadays, Nikon has turned to technology to fine tune a scope to a load with its Spot On Ballistic Match Technology (available as a free app or website). But what should catch shooters’ eyes more than anything is price, with the scopes running from $160 to $300.

More from Nikon:

Nikon introduces a new line of purpose-designed riflescopes just in time for the upcoming hunting season and summer shooting activities. The new PROSTAFF P3 line-up of scopes includes eight new models specifically designed for muzzleloaders, slug guns, predator hunting, crossbows and rimfires/air rifles.

The all-new Nikon riflescope family consists of platform-specific models bearing PROSTAFF P3 MUZZLELOADER, PROSTAFF P3 SHOTGUN, PROSTAFF P3 PREDATOR HUNTER, PROSTAFF P3 CROSSBOW and PROSTAFF P3 TARGET EFR names. Shared features throughout the line include bright, fully multicoated optics, crisp hand-turn reticle adjustments (1/4 MOA except for the CROSSBOW model’s 1 MOA graduations) and generous consistent eye relief. Other features common through the family include rugged, all-aluminum one-inch main body tubes, turret caps and eyepiece quick focus adjustment rings (with rubber insert). The zoom ring on variable power models is also aluminum.

Each of the PROSTAFF P3 hunting riflescope models integrate a specialized Nikon BDC reticle designed for the specific application at hand, including the BDC 300 muzzleloader reticle, BDC 200 slug gun reticle, BDC Predator reticle and BDC 60 crossbow reticle.

Each of the BDC reticles can be optimized for many ballistic aiming possibilities using virtually any load. These can be calculated with the use of either the Spot On Ballistic Match Technology app or website software—both free from Nikon.

The PROSTAFF P3 TARGET EFR (extended focus range) model utilizes Nikon’s Precision reticle, designed to draw the eye into the small dot at the reticle center for precise aiming at small air gun and rimfire targets. This specialty target model features an adjustable objective lens for parallax-free focusing from 10-yards to infinity.

All of the PROSTAFF P3 riflescopes reflect Nikon’s passion for optical performance, lasting quality and overall value and are backed by Nikon’s Lifetime Repair/Replacement NO FAULT POLICY. Suggested retail price for the PROSTAFF P3 specialty riflescope models ranges from $159.95 to $299.95.

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PROSTAFF P3 MUZZLELOADER 3-9×40 BDC 300
Magnification: 3-9x
Objective Diameter: 40mm
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Eye Relief: 3.6 in
Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 44 mm
Weight: 15.2 oz
Overall Length: 11.4 in
Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 in
Waterproof/Fogproof: Yes
Matte Finish: Yes
Reticle: BDC 300
MSRP: $200

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PROSTAFF P3 SHOTGUN 3-9×40 and 2-7×40 BDC 200
Magnification: 3-9x and 2-7x
Objective Diameter: 40 mm
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Eye Relief: 5 in (3-9x); 3.8 in (2-7x)
Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 44 mm
Weight: 15.2 oz (3-9x); 14.3 oz (2-7x)
Overall Length: 11.4 in (3-9x); 11.5 in (2-7x)
Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 in
Parallax Setting: 100 yds
Waterproof/Fogproof: Yes
Matte Finish: Yes
Reticle: BDC 200
MSRP: $200 3-9×40; $160 2-7×40

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PROSTAFF P3 CROSSBOW 3×32 BDC 60
Magnification: 3 x
Objective Diameter: 32 mm
Exit Pupil: 10.7 mm
Field of View: 35.6 ft @ 100 yds
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Eye Relief: 3.4 in
Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 41 mm
Weight: 10.9 oz
Overall Length: 8.2 in
Adjustment Graduation: 1 in
Parallax Setting: 20 yds
Waterproof/Fogproof: Yes
Matte Finish: Yes
Reticle: BDC 60
MSRP: $160

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PROSTAFF P3 MUZZLELOADER 3-9×40 Silver BDC 300
Magnification: 3-9x
Objective Diameter: 40 mm
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Eye Relief: 3.6 in
Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 44 mm
Weight: 15.2 oz
Overall Length: 11.4 in
Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 in
Waterproof/Fogproof: Yes
Silver Finish: Yes
Matte Finish: Yes
Reticle: BDC 300
MSRP: $220

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PROSTAFF P3 TARGET EFR 3-9x40AO PRECISION
Magnification: 3-9x
Objective Diameter: 40 mm
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 44 mm
Weight: 16.6 oz
Overall Length: 12.5 in
Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 in
Waterproof/Fogproof: Yes
Matte Finish: Yes
Reticle: Precision
MSRP: $190

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PROSTAFF P3 PREDATOR HUNTER 4-12×40 and 3-9×40 BDC PREDATOR
Magnification: 4-12x; 3-9x
Objective Diameter: 40 mm
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Eye Relief:  3.7 in (4-12x); 3.6 in (3-9x)
Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 44 mm
Weight: 15.5 oz (4-12x); 15.0 oz (3-9x)
Overall Length: 14.1 in (4-12x); 12.4 (3-9x)
Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 in
Waterproof/Fogproof: Yes
Matte Finish: Yes
Reticle: BDC Predator
MSRP: $300 4-14×40; $160 309×40

For more information on the PROSTAFF P3 line, please visit: www.nikonsportoptics.com.


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