The new PROSTAFF 5 in 3.5-14×40 features the lines mid-level magnification and several technology upgrades that will satisfy even the most demanding hunters.

It is equipped with a bright new optical system, illuminated reticle, remarkable hand-turn reticle adjustments with Spring-Loaded Zero-Reset turrets and a convenient quick-focus eyepiece with a 4x zoom ratio, making adjustments while in a shooting position a breeze. The PROSTAFF 5 3.5-14×40 outfitted with the BDC reticle is an ideal fit for a variety of hunting situations and can be used with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology to take the guesswork out of compensating for bullet drop.  With enough power for the longest-range shots and a wide field of view to keep you on target even when shooting through thick brush and timber, this is one scope you can truly count on in any situation.  In addition all PROSTAFF 5 riflescopes are built with fully multicoated optics for maximum light transmission, even in extreme low light environments.

Nikon developed the BDC reticle for its’ rifle scopes in 2008 and it has continually grown in popularity due to its’ price as well as functionality.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with this reticle, it allows hunters to hold “dead-on” at ranges exceeding those previously thought possible.  This can be done with pinpoint accuracy.  The BDC’s unique see-through ballistic circles offer an incredible advantage for long range shooting—yet allows for a normal sight picture for shorter-range shots where the crosshair itself is the aiming point.  The BDC reticle is available on almost every scope in Nikon’s line.  When you combined this reticle with their SPOT-ON technology available on the Nikon website, you have a deadly combination. This software allows you to plug in your load and ballistic data as well atmospheric conditions which will provide you with the exact yardages for each circle within the BDC reticle. So, if long range shooting is your passion, but you don’t want to break the bank when buying a scope, the Nikon PROSTAFF 5 with BDC reticle is the way to go.  Make sure you put in your range time and validate your data out to your desired effective range.

From September 10th through November 16th, Nikon will be running their “BDC Bonus Days” promotion which is the perfect time to top your hunting rifle with a great new Nikon scope with a BDC reticle.  The reduction in minimum advertised price will save you up to $100 depending on the model you choose at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse store or by visiting them online at