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Nikon vs Vortex

Ive narrowed it down to these two scopes. Nikon Monarch 4-16x and the vortex viper HS 4-16x. The nikon is $440 and the vortex is $450. Which is better??

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    Re: Nikon vs Vortex

    Flip a coin. I don't think you can go wrong with either and those two scopes are near identical.
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    Re: Nikon vs Vortex

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    Flip a coin. I don't think you can go wrong with either and those two scopes are near identical.
    Yep, both pretty good glass for what you pay for them. From the guys I know shooting the Vortex scopes they are well pleased with them for the most part.

    If one has an advantage of the other my impression is that the Vortex are a little more ruggedly built.
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    Re: Nikon vs Vortex

    I own that Vortex, and a few Nikons including a Monarch 5-20.

    I'd buy the Vortex. In fact, I think my Monarch 5-20 will change to a Vortex once mine arrives from Cameraland NY.
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    Re: Nikon vs Vortex

    I own both Nikon and Vortex. You want to check and see which one has more vertical elevation adjustment. I know my Nikon's both came up about 10MOA less than my Vortex. As far as glass, they both are really good.

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    Re: Nikon vs Vortex

    I have both too. At first look I'd take the Vortex simply because of the 30mm tube. The 30mm tube is stouter than the 1", has more gripping surface for your rings, and the 30mm tube usually provides more adjustment in the turret.

    Update: After verifying specs. The Vortex has 75 MOA elevation adjustment vs. Nikon's 40 MOA. The Vortex has a lot of features for $450 and a fabulous wrranty to back it up, not sure about Nikon's warranty service. Of the two, Vortex would be my choice.

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    Re: Nikon vs Vortex

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    Ive narrowed it down to these two scopes. Nikon Monarch 4-16x and the vortex viper HS 4-16x. The nikon is $440 and the vortex is $450. Which is better??

    thanks

    Id go for the Nikon!
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