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Old 12-01-2011, 11:49 PM
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Scope?On a nikon monarch scope

I was hunting yesterday and the sun was setting the sky had a yellow orange tint to it.There was a deer walking along the south west side of the field about 580 yards.I look though my son scope it's a nikon monarch 6x24-50 I had the sun shade on the scope I looked though the scope and I couldn't really see much because there was a bright yellow orange tint or glare when i looked though the scope, so I pulled up my gun it has a swarovski PH scope on it a 6x24-50 with a sun shade on it and there was no yellow orange tint why?I take it that the nikon monarch scopes aren't that great of a scope?

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Old 12-02-2011, 04:16 AM
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Re: Scope?On a nikon monarch scope

I use a Nikon Monarch similar to the one you have, I have never had the problem you described and I have had mine for about 7 years. I also use a sun shade as well. What power was the scope set on when this occurred?

How old is the scope?

I am wondering if it has something to do with the coating that is on the glass? Have you tried calling Nikon and explaining to them your problem? Nikon has a lifetime warranty on their scopes I believe.

I am curious to read what others have to say about this.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:41 AM
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Re: Scope?On a nikon monarch scope

I had it on 24X power.I bought it last year.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:50 PM
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Re: Scope?On a nikon monarch scope

What you're seeing is the optical difference between Swarovski and Nikon.

More specifically it is the quality of lenses and coatings used. Swarovski has several high grade coatings on superior lenses to enhance optical clarity and reduce glare. And while Nikon's lenses are multi coated, they probably didn't start with premium components. The Nikon's are great scopes, they are just built to fit into a specific price point to attract buyers. Something has to give in this marketing approach, and in this instance one of the compromises is the lenses.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:03 PM
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Re: Scope?On a nikon monarch scope

Monarchs vary greatly from scope to scope. Looked through several side by side and some
were good and some were poor in image quality.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: Scope?On a nikon monarch scope

Well I'm going to sell it because alot of our shots are on that side of the field in the evening and morning. And the sun is on that side of the field during hunting season In michigan at this time of year the sun not that high in the sky, so we get alot of glare on his scope. when I had a old red field spotting scope same problem and because that side of the field is shaded all day you can't see over there with those scopes because of the shade and the sun shining.my scope the only one we can see over there with.I guess only swarovski or zeiss for my son gun now.I guess when I buy a scope I'll have to buy it in the evening or morning so I can see how it looks with glare and shade low to the ground. I had a nikon monarch last year a 4x16-42 on his gun same problem.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:33 PM
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Re: Scope?On a nikon monarch scope

When I was hunting with my Monarch, one morning I had an emerald green blotching, for lack of a better word, on the lense. I speculate it was some sort of glare and special set of lighting conditions. It would not have affected my shot had I had one and I never saw it again. The green was the same color as the coatings on the glass.
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