So a present day comparison:
Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50 non BDC
Nikon Monarch 3 Riflescope - 4-16x50, BDC FREE S&H 6775, 6774. Nikon Rifle Scopes.
$500 Capped turrets duplex style (basic) reticle 1" tube
(just getting a replacement turret knob for my Monarch 2 was $100 and it is still capped)
Internal adjustment 50MOA
Vortex Viper HS 4-16x50 LR scope with dead hold BDC reticle
Vortex Optics Viper HS 4-16x50 30mm Long Range Scope FREE S&H VHS-4307-LR, VHS-4313-LR. Vortex Viper Rifle Scopes, Vortex Rifle Scopes.
$599 ($100 more basically)
Elevation 75MOA Windage 50MOA
It has a proper reticle with a scale on the horizontal and vertical axis
It has an exposed elevation turret for dialing up bullet drop
Vortex has about the best warranty service in the business. Can one really compare the 2 scopes above ? The Vortex costs 20% more but is it only 20% more scope ? Just trying to emulate the elevation turret through their "Spot On" system will add more than $100 and wait till you see your "biscuit" turret knob that is hardly 1/4" high....