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February 9, 2009, 12:18 PM
4.5x16x42 buckmasters hold up on a 7mm ultra mag sps ss.

February 9, 2009, 12:20 PM
to only shoot 175 grain bullets out of it. I want the bdc model. Looks pretty cool and easy to use.

February 9, 2009, 12:44 PM
Yes, but remember all things mechanical can fail. There are no guarantees that it will hold up for any length of time, but Nikon builds good scopes so I wouldn't worry about it too much. The 7mm RUM is no where near as punishing as some of the other RUM calibers.

February 9, 2009, 01:43 PM
company besides leaupold has the best warranty.

February 9, 2009, 01:56 PM
I have a 6-18X Buckmasters on a .223. I like the scope and would think it would hold up on a 7mm rem mag.

But on my 7mm rem mag, I have a 4.5-14 Burris Fullfield II with their version of a BDC - their Ballistic Plex reticle, which I like a little better than Nikon's BDC.

7mm rem mags will tear up some scopes. I got by with a Tasco for many years until this past fall when the torque of the recoil spun the reticle.

If I were getting a Buckmasters, I would skip the BDC and go with a Nikoplex or Mil-dot... just my own preference.

February 9, 2009, 04:10 PM
company besides leaupold has the best warranty.

I have owned and used Leupold products for over 30 years. My first rifle scope was a Leupold, and I own and use them still today. Every rifle that I have scoped wears a Leupold, save one rifle chambered in .22 LR, and that one wears a Redfield. I also have a pair of Leupold bino's, and a Leupold spotting scope.

So, I feel qualified to say that Leupold's "warrantee" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Their products are top-notch IMO, and that's why I own and use them, but their warrantee isn't all that great.

Take an old pair of bino's I bought back in the mid-1980's. One of the eye-pieces got loose after a couple of years, and they no longer had parts to fix it. It cost me around $80 to replace it with the then-new Wind River equivelent.

Or my old spotting scope that suffered from the same loose eye piece, and something else inside that was loose. It again cost me something like $80 to replace it with a newer model, since they no longer carried parts for the old one.

Or the (very) old scope I sent them that had crosshairs that would move down in the lower-left corner as I turned up the magnificationi. They said that was normal in older scopes, and they couldn't fix it, so they gave me the option of upgrading (once again) and charged me about the same as the others.

I love Leupold products, and they're excellent for the price spent on them, but I sure get tired of reading about their warrantee. I've only had to send something back to them those three times, out of many, many of their products used, but their warrantee didn't impress me.

Not nearly as much as Cabelas did when my brother negligently broke a pair of Stiener bino's he'd bought from them. He broke off one barrel, and called Cabelas to see if they could tell him where to send them to be fixed...and he was perfectly willing and ready to pay for the repair, so no offense to him.

They told him to just send them back to Cabelas, and they'd replace them for him for free. He did, and they not only sent him a new pair, but they also sent him a refund check for the amount that pair of bino's had dropped in price since he bought them a few years before.

And that's the best customer service I've ever heard of.


February 9, 2009, 04:37 PM
So, I feel qualified to say that Leupold's "warrantee" isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Interesting. I've had the exact opposite experience with the Leupold warranty.

A number of years ago I bought an older Leupold 2-7x33, and after a few years the tube started to turn a plum purple color. I sent it to Leupold, and got back a scope with a brand new tube and updated ocular lens. No charge.

About 3 years ago I fell down a rockslide and seriously dinged up my 3-9x40. I sent it to Leupold, fully expecting to pay for repairs. I got it back, fully repaired at no cost to me.

I sent a VARI-X III 3.5-10x40 in a week ago. The power selection ring had frozen up, and was extremely difficult to turn. Leupold is fixing it at no cost to me.

In all three cases, Leupold covered the return postage.

My opinion is that the Leupold warranty is hard-to-beat. That is why, between my sons and myself, we own 8 Leupold scopes.

My preference would be Leupold over Nikon, or any other brand.

February 9, 2009, 05:02 PM
My preference would be Leupold over Nikon, or any other brand.

Mine as well, unless I could afford a Swarovski. They're the best I've ever used, but I can't afford them (my dad could, though).

I own and use Leupold products exclusively, except for the one scope mentioned above. If I didn't like them, I wouldn't keep buying and using them.

My experience with their warrantee service was many years ago; the first in about 1986, the last in about 1995. Perhaps they've improved it from what it once was.

I hope so, but it won't make any difference either way about my using their products. They've served me well over the years.


Wild Bill Bucks
February 10, 2009, 09:40 AM
To speak to the original post, the Buckmaster is an excellent choice, and I'm sure you will have no problems with it on a 7MM.

As to the warranties on scopes, one must remember that these companies make their living on optics, and the world of hunters and outdoorsman generally keep a close eye on the products that they use. The word of mouth from one hunter to another, gets around like wildfire, so most of the companies that make these products, want you to be satisfied in all your expectations of their products, and most of them will work overtime to take care of a problem for you.

I've owned 3 Buckmasters, 4 Nikons, 3 Weavers, 2 Luppies,1 Redfield. 4 Simmons,2 bushnells, and 2 Burris, and several other companies scopes over the last 40 years, and I haven't found one yet that doesn't try their best to help you with a problem. Most of them carry a lifetime warranty, and even if you keep a scope several years, and they can't fix it any longer, the additional cost to upgrade, is far less than buying a new scope.

Just my .02