Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope Review

Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18x40 Rifle Scope

Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope is designed using a number of advanced technologies to meet the needs of all kind of hunters including the most demanding ones. The rifle scope features bright new optical system, incredible hand-turn reticle adjustments with Spring-Loaded Instant Zero-Reset turrets and an expedient quick-focus eyepiece with a 4x zoom ratio. The Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope is optimized for use with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology avoid any guesswork out of recompensing for bullet drop. The scope is designed to provide enough power for the longest-range shots and has a wide field of view to keep you on target even when shooting through thick brush and timber. This makes this rifle scope one the most reliable in any situation. The rifle scopes are built with fully multicoated optics for maximum light transmission even in low light situations.

Features of Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope

  • Spring-Loaded Instant Zero-Reset Turrets
  • Fully Multicoated Optical System
  • Patented BDC Reticle
  • 4-Inch Constant Eye Relief
  • Hand-turn 1/8 MOA Adjustments
  • Quick Focus Eyepiece
  • Waterproof/Fogproof/Shockproof
Patented BDC Reticle

The Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope has a patented BDC reticle that has an exceptional see-through ballistic circles that provide incredible benefits for long range shooting while allowing a normal sight picture for shorter-range shots where the crosshair itself is the aiming point.  The several aiming points built into the BDC reticle enable hunters to hold ‘dead-on’ at ranges beyond those earlier thought possible and can be used with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology to provide you precise aiming points at different yardages.

Generous, Consistent Eye Relief

The generous and constant 4 inch eye relief keeps your brow safe even with the heftiest recoiling cartridges, lightweight rifles and extreme shooting angles.  High-eyepoint also known as Long eye relief is made to provide a clear field of view even when wearing eye protection.

Fully Multicoated Optical System

The Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope has fully multicoated optical system that has multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds on every glass surface. This ensures provision of bright and clear sight pictures and optimum light transmission even in low light conditions such as dawn to dusk.

Hand-turn 1/8 MOA Adjustments

Adjustments of the Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope reticle are made in 1/8 MOA click-stop moves that are audible and do not have backlash to make your shot creep off target. The positive click reticle adjustments get you zeroed quickly and maintain your settings even with heavy recoil and under rough conditions.

Spring-Loaded Zero-Reset Turrets

Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope has incorporated the spring-loaded zero-reset turret feature makes it easy to achieve different field adjustments.  When you sight-in lift the spring-loaded adjustment knob then rotate to your “zero” and reengage.

Spot On Ballistic Match Technology

The rifle scope is optimized for use with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. Spot On technology allows you to determine all of the precise aiming points on your scope’s reticle at different yardages for your particular ammunition and load.

Quick Focus Eyepiece

The Quick Focus Eyepiece of the Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope enables the shooter to promptly bring the reticle into sharp focus.

Waterproof/Fogproof/Shockproof

The riflescope is nitrogen filled and is O-ring sealed for waterproof, fogproof and shockproof performance.

Specifications of Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope

  • Finish:  Matte
  • Actual Magnification: 4.5-18
  • Effective Objective Diameter:            40mm
  • Objective Tube Diameter:      50.3mm
  • Eyepiece Outside Diameter:   44mm
  • Exit Pupil:        8.9mm – 2.2mm
  • Eye Relief:       4in
  • FOV (ft @100yds):       22.4-5.6
  • Tube Diameter:           1″
  • Reticle Adjustment (1 Click):  1/8″@100yds
  • Max Internal Adjustment:       40MOA
  • Parallax Settings:        50yds-infinity
  • Length:            13.6/345
  • Weight:           17.10

Pros

  • The scope’s positive click reticle adjustments get you zeroed quickly and maintain your settings even with heavy recoil and under rough conditions.
  • The generous and constant 4 inch eye relief keeps your brow safe even with the heftiest recoiling cartridges, lightweight rifles and extreme shooting angles.
  • The Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope has fully multicoated optical system for bright and clear images and optimum light transmission even in low light conditions.
  • The Quick Focus Eyepiece enables the shooter to promptly bring the reticle into sharp focus.
  • The riflescope is nitrogen filled and is O-ring sealed for waterproof, fogproof and shockproof performance.

My Verdict- Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope

The Nikon PROSTAFF 5 4.5-18×40 Rifle Scope is a high performance rifle scope that has several useful features that makes hunting easier and fun for all types of hunters. The scope is designed to meet the needs of all hunters as well as the most demanding hunters. It is a very reliable tool that can be of great use to any serious hunter.