A Buddy of mine needed a new scope for his 1895 and found this newer model by Nikon at a good price online. He called me and asked if I might be interested in on too and since I also had a new rifle (go figure!) I said sure, make it an order of two. Well, I am impressed with this new Nikon, just as I was with the older 1.5-4.5x20 Monarch UCC I had three of already.
I ended up sighting in both of these new scopes on the new rifles, so I did get a little work in with them. Clear, precise and very useful scopes is what I've found them to be. Both rifles were sighted in at close range for hunts we were going on (50 yard range) and both rifle/scope combinations gave sub MOA performance (interpolated at 50 yds). My rifle, by the way is a Remington M750 Carbine in .35 Whelen. So the generous eye relief is appreciated on both rifles.
I must comment about the reticle found on this scope, a German #4 type. I really like this reticle for most any hunting situation, besides perhaps shots at 200 yds plus. Not that you cannot make such a shot on a big game animal, but rather that there are reticles better suited to long range shooting, no doubt. I
Here's the numbers Nikon has released reference this new 1" "African Series" model:
Tube Diameter: 1"
Objective (front) Diameter: 25.4mm
Ocular (rear) Diameter: 41mm
Adjustment Click Value: 1/2 MOA
Eye Relief: 4.1-4"
Field of View at 100 Yards:
92.9' @ 1x
Lens Coating: Ultra ClearCoat
Weight: 12.16 ounces