Originally Posted by wilkup
...Monarch 7 4-16x50 SF BDC XR Turret
Looks like a pretty awesome new offering with 30mm tube and excellent Nikon glass.[/url]
Nikon usually updates a lens coating and renames the entire line. This time they actually changed the mechanical design a bit.
As far as I can see from Nikon's cumbersome website, Monarch 7 offers the same 4-16 erector tube and BDC reticle as before. Custom turrets were available before as well. The main improvements seem to be the 30 mm tube (adjustment range not listed) and a zoom ring that doesn't slip through your fingers (long overdue). The eye relief took a 10% hit though. I don't see the awesomeness in this scope. It's taken Nikon a long time to make such simple improvements - guess that's sort of awesome.