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Monark or Elite 3200?

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Unread 07-29-2009, 05:33 PM
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Re: Monark or Elite 3200?

Easthunter -What kind of prices are we talking about? I did a search by model number and this is what I got...

A Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40SF will run you $275 shipped from Optics Planet.

A Bushnell Elite 3200 4x12x40 AO will run you about $264 shipped from manoutpostventure.com

The bushnell has rainguard and AO, but the Buckmaster is lighter and brighter.Given the $10 difference I would go with the Nikon. But, if you have found either scope much cheaper than these prices go for it...but definatley don't pay more. 4-14 is plenty of range for the typical long range hunting shot. Good luck!
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Re: Monark or Elite 3200?

They are both on par w/ each other. I feel the nikon is slightly clearer and has better light gathering ability. However, the Bushnell has a good rep for being mechanically good. Make sure you pay attention to the adjustment range for whatever scope you buy. I think Bushnell has very little adjustment in their higher power 3200's.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 07:23 PM
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Re: Monark or Elite 3200?

Hi Fireroad.

The big thing is i live in Canada. Im not use to go internet way to buy thing.
In the store the Nikon buckmaster will run about 340$ cnd, the bushnel 3200 330$ cnd, the bargin y foun is 231$ for bushnel. And it for 3-9 40 scope.
Think am not born in the better place to buy stuff!!! Might be good time to kick my ass to go internet buying! Just came back from the place i purshace the scope and the guy will test it and send it for fix if it valu the shot. I start feeling to hunt one more year with my old scope(if fixable) and wait to be able to go with a Monark insted going for the 3200. Most my shot are under 100yrd with 300yrd max if in the right place so. What will you do in my place?
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Unread 07-29-2009, 08:02 PM
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Re: Monark or Elite 3200?

Oh , i'm sorry...didn't realize you wanted a 3-9. Yes, if you are shooting out to 300 meter max a 3-9 or 3-10 is plenty of scope. If you can make it one more year I would save up for the monarch...just a much better scope for little more money. I would search ebay and find someone who ships to Canada as it sounds like scopes are pretty pricey up there . By the time you are ready I am sure you can make an American friend who will buy the scope down here and ship it too you. Figure $295 US plus shipping for a Monarch 2.5-10x42.

$340 CAD is pretty good price as that is $312.00 US...definatley save up for the Monarch!
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Re: Monark or Elite 3200?

Anothe big difference between the two is that the Nikon Monarch's will give you far better eye relief.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 10:58 PM
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Re: Monark or Elite 3200?

It not that y want a 3-9. That what most store sale in my area. Not so much pepole that shot long range. Mostly hevi wood so that explain why. I would prefer 4.5-15 but they are harder to find. I will look for friend on usa side.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 11:31 PM
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Re: Monark or Elite 3200?

I believe the Monarch is a 4-16 and if that's what you want by all means get it. Ebay for a US friend would be your best bet. I plan on purchasing the same scope next month myself.
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