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Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

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Unread 07-26-2009, 08:20 PM
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Re: Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

I really wanted the tactical scope you have but with 40-44 mm objective as I like to keep my scopes low. Who's mounts did you use,and how tall are they?
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    Unread 07-28-2009, 02:24 AM
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    Re: Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

    Also, how does the Monarch comnpare to the Bushnell Elite 4200? Ihear that they are pretty close...unfortunbatley Bushnell does not put mil-dots in the 4-16x40 ...
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    Unread 07-28-2009, 06:31 AM
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    Re: Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

    Big difference between the Bushnell and the Nikon is eye relief, I have a Bushnell 4200 in 3-9 on a 300 Mag and a Monarch 3-12 on a 338 RUM and I keep getting reminded of the relief on the bench with the Bushnell.
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    Unread 07-29-2009, 11:37 PM
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    Re: Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

    Last question...how is the resolution at 14x? Good enough for a coyote at 400 yds? 60yds? I would go with the 5-20x44SF, but Nikon doesn't offer it with a mil dot reticle.
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    Unread 07-30-2009, 03:25 PM
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    Re: Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

    I have a couple nikons, I really like them. I have even found that my buckmaster which is a step down from the monarchs is just as clear as my VX-II. The Monarch is better for sure IMHO. I only wonder, my monarch is a 1" tube and most VX models are 30mm arent they? does this make a big difference?


    Best of luck, and the mildot on my monarch is awesome for hold over at the 16X
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    Unread 07-30-2009, 03:47 PM
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    Re: Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

    The VX-II models all have 1" tubes and only the VX-3 LR models have 30mm tubes. Benefit to 30mm tube is greater range of wind and elv adjustment. 30mm tubes are not any stronger, nor do they gather more light.

    How is the resolution on your Monarch at 16x?
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    Unread 07-30-2009, 03:54 PM
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    Re: Nikon Monarch: upgrade over VX-II?

    I dont have a lot of experince with anything else but the resolution seems fine for me. It is a little clearer at 16X than my buckmaster was at the same.

    In fact the VX-II is actually my shooting buddies, I think the Nikon is a little clearer on the high power with sharper images and less mirage. I believe mine was cheaper than the LP too.
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