Any word on next gen Nikon Monarch??
I just bought a Buckmaster 4.5-14 MD today, partially due to all the good things I read about them here. I think the Monarch optics are even nicer, and, even though the specs don't indicate it, to me the FOV seems bigger. I couldn't justify the extra $100 for the Monarch, at least in part due to the lack of side focus, more limited internal adjustment (40 MOA vs 50 IIRC) and lack of mil-dot on the one I wanted (5.5 x 16). Anyway, given the job Nikon did with the Buckmaster last year, are there any rumours floating around about a redesign on the Monarch? If they add the features of the current Buckmaster to the Monarch optics and keep the price similar, it ought to really put the squeeze on some of the more expensive brands out there.