Nikon’s New PROSTAFF P5 Line of Rifle Scopes

Nikon PROSTAFF P5 rifle scopes optics hunting

Courtesy Nikon

Nikon introduced the Prostaff 5 rifle scopes six years ago. Now they’re updating the line, dropping the price slightly and renaming the family of eight optics with various magnification and reticle options PROSTAFF P5. Here’s their press release . . .

Nikon Introduces the PROSTAFF P5 Family of Riflescopes

Melville, NY (April 2019) – Nikon continues to raise the bar for riflescope performance as it surpasses the century-mark of optical innovation. The all-new PROSTAFF P5 is a continuation of that legacy wrapped up in a one-inch main body tube and a versatile 4x zoom ratio that offers a wide field of view and increased image detail throughout the magnification range.

Nikon’s legendary optical performance is maximized through its dedication to engineering optical systems specific to each and every riflescope it builds, and the PROSTAFF P5 is no exception. The optical system of the PROSTAFF P5 was created around Nikon’s renowned lead-and-arsenic-free glass that is fully multicoated with anti-reflective compounds, providing consistently bright images in all lighting conditions.

Durability is always a priority for Nikon and the PROSTAFF P5 will surely live up to this reputation. Engineered for minimum weight and maximum strength, the PROSTAFF P5 features an all-aluminum zoom ring, focusing eyepiece and turret caps with matched knurling for increased grip and visual appeal.

The PROSTAFF P5 is the first one-inch tube riflescope in Nikon’s hunting lineup to offer its new MK1-MOA long-range reticle. Together with precise, 1/4-MOA turrets, the MK1-MOA reticle provides precise visual reference points for ranging, holdovers and windage corrections. The renowned BDC reticle and Nikoplex reticles are also offered for those that either want a ballistic compensating reticle or a single aiming point respectively. All reticle options are supported by Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic App for quick referencing in any field situation.

Nikon PROSTAFF P5 rifle scopes optics hunting

Included in the PROSTAFF P5 lineup are long-range models that offer turret-mounted side focus parallax adjustment to enable finely tuned sight picture without the need to break cheek weld. The generous eye relief on all PROSTAFF P5 models allows quick target acquisition and helps keep brows safe––even during heavy recoil.

As with all Nikon riflescopes, the PROSTAFF P5 models are nitrogen purged and O-ring sealed for waterproof, fogproof and shockproof performance and are backed by Nikon’s NO FAULT Lifetime Repair/Replacement Policy.


Nikon PROSTAFF P5 rifle scopes optics hunting


  1. avatar Shire-man says:

    Whatever came of Nikon pulling out of the GAOS and NRA convention?

  2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    I have two or three Nikon ProStaff rifle scopes and I cannot say enough good things about them. I think they are an incredible value. Their images are bright and very high contrast.

  3. avatar ai338 says:

    I like the part where they tell you the focal plane.

    1. avatar Widdler says:

      Just a wick overview, no weights or tube size either. Guess we’ll be going to their site.

      1. avatar Widdler says:

        My bad, does say 1″ oops

        1. avatar CDC says:

          Weren’t any specs on their web site yesterday, downloaded the manual to get them.

    2. avatar Wayne says:


    3. avatar WI Patriot says:

      IF they don’t specifically say FFP, then you know it’s SFP…

      1. avatar ai338 says:

        That was my takeaway from it being a hunting optic, but then they went on about the long range reticle.

  4. avatar Al Bondigas says:

    Why no 2-7×32? For those not interested in shooting refrigerators at 1800 yards, this is the most versatile scope for everything from .22LR to .458 Win Mag.

    1. avatar WI Patriot says:

      Vortex had a nice one, they discontinued it…all for the sake of the masses…

      1. avatar That Jason says:

        Here you go×32-riflescope.html

        There’s a separate one for rimfire with parallax set to 50 yards instead of 100, and a scout scope version with almost 10″ of eye relief.

        3 models hardly seems like discontinued

        1. avatar WI Patriot says:

          That’s not a scope I’d ever use, that’s a scope for new/beginners…more like an air rifle/rimfire setup…

        2. avatar Hoth says:

          I wouldn’t put a crossfire on anything larger than a rimfire. I’ve got an older 2-7x viper that I love that has been discontinued. I’d buy two today if they still made them.

  5. avatar TommyJay says:

    I’ve got an older 3-9x 40mm AO Prostaff intended for .22LR. Other than wishing it was a 32mm, it is excellent.

    If a Nikon rep. is reading here, PLEASE put all the scope data back in your website.

  6. avatar Gadsden Flag says:


  7. avatar WI Patriot says:

    All in a 1″ tube…30mm should become the defacto standard, toss the 1″ tube to the curb…

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      For a common 4 or 6X hunting scope, there’s no need for a 30mm tube.

      1. avatar WI Patriot says:

        You just don’t get it, 30mm is so much more effective at transmitting light…got 2 scopes, identical in every way EXCEPT the tube diameter, look through them both in all lighting, and I guarantee you, you’ll never buy another 1″ tube scope ever again…

        1. avatar Joseph Constable says:

          30 mm = 1.18 inches. Virtually the same. And both terms are interchangeable for scopes.

  8. avatar Aaron Walker says:

    OMG! Watchout! These will be the next targeted items after “Bump-stocks” by the SJW Mob, Demo-Authoritarians, and some Globalist GOP RINO$…Because know one in THEIR right mind NEEDS to shoot at people at 100s of yards away!!! Only Military Snipers and Sharpshooters should have access to “Sniper Scopes” that enhance “Weapons of War” !

    1. avatar Craig in IA says:

      That’s already been run up the flagpole.

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

button to share on facebook
button to tweet
button to share via email