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Old 04-09-2013, 06:00 PM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

A Nikon with a SF should be findable within his budget. Used ones too. I have several. In their price class they have some of the best turrets you can find. I think the Monarchs are assembled in Indonesia.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:14 PM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

westcliffe, Not in China? Im going to faint.
Your right about the Nikons. I have an older Pro Staff 3-9 with bdc reticule, have it on a Browning A-bolt, also an older one, in 243win ss mag. Very good combination.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:22 PM
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I returned a Minnox scope which was hardly cheap (over $500) because it had serious parallax issues. The inability to adjust parallax is a serious hindrance in my view. I couldn't shoot better than a 2" group at 100 yards, with a rifle that has always shot 1/2 MOA and the average was probably closer to 3". It gave me a headache too...
It's a good thing you returned that scope because something was definitely out of wack. Most scopes are set to a 100 yd focus at the factory. Even without focus adjustment, they should have no parallax error at that range.

2+" groups - ouch. My head hurts just thinking about it!
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

I believe the Monarchs and up (including M223's) are not assembled in China. I believe the Buckmarks and everything below the Monarch is.
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I believe the Monarchs and up (including M223's) are not assembled in China. I believe the Buckmarks and everything below the Monarch is.
My friend's Monarch says Made in the Philippines.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:45 PM
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Thanks, all. I'll keep my eyes open for a Nikon SF (probably a buckmaster) or I'm still very interested in the Burris as well.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:44 AM
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My friend's Monarch says Made in the Philippines.
So does mine!
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