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Nikon Inline XR Scope vs. Leupold Ultimate Slam Rifle Scope

Nikon Inline XR Scope vs. Leupold Ultimate Slam Rifle Scope

In 2016, there are many rifle scopes on the market, but the Nikon Inline XR and the Leupold UltimateSlam are two of the most popular options. While both scopes are designed for use with muzzleloaders, their core functions differ in optical quality, ease of adjustment, and special features. Both muzzleloader scopes are optimized for shots from 50 to 300 yards and feature a full lifetime warranty through Nikon and Leupold respectively.

Leupold Ultimate Slam Rifle Scope

Leupold Ultimate Slam Rifle Scope SABR

The Nikon Inline XR and Leupold UltimateSlam are designed with easy to use reticles. The Nikon Inline XR uses a BDC 300 reticle, which uses ballistic circles as hold points that won’t obscure your target. The Nikon Inline XR isoptimized for use with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology to provide accurate hold points with your personal load data. The Leupold UltimateSlam features Leupold’s new SA.B.R. reticle uses a combination of a ballistic circle with traditional hold points for quick target acquisition. The UltimateSlam features its unique indicator ring to save the scopes customization settings. Each scope has hold points from 50 to 300 yards, making elevation adjustments quick and easy. Both muzzleloader scopes are designed to effectively hold zero after each shot.

Nikon Inline XR Scope BDC

Optical quality is very important when shooting a muzzleloader. The Nikon Inline XR features a generous 5” eye relief and is multicoated for maximum light transmission. Leupold has taken this step further with their Multicoat 4 system, which greatly reflects excess light while focusing optimal light towards the eye. The Leupold UltimateSlam has a wider field of view and a more relaxed eye relief. This combined with its superior clarity and light filtration, gives the UltimateSlam the field advantage. Each scope features finger click adjustments that can be made by simply turning the dial, with each click adjusting one centimeter.

Nikon Inline XR Scope
Overall, the Leupold UltimateSlam and the Nikon Inline XR are muzzleloading scopes that are designed for accurate shooting up to 300 yards. However, the Leupold UltimateSlam is the Muzzle-Loaders.com recommendation when it comes to quality. The Nikon Inline XR is a great muzzleloader scope that is a prime competitor to the UltimateSlam, while at a lower price point. The Leupold UltimateSlam is the superior choice between these two scopes, with its premier clarity and optical performance. 

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