Re: Nightforce vs ???
I have several Nikons, and a Vortex and Nightforce (benchrest model). The Vortex and NF have much better reticles, track much better, etc... and are all around more mechanically superior scopes. However, the fact of the matter is, my $199 ProStaff has better optical clarity than the Vortex and Nightforce (so does the Monarch), both have craptacular turrets, though.
I haven't tried any of the German optical companies scopes, though.