Sorry to not respond sooner but was out using the scope. got a very nice 4X4 mulie with it. POI was spot on.
yes, I am really impressed with the optics and mechanicals. Low light is certainly better then the 'law' allows me to shoot in. Resolution inside 700yds is going to be very tough to beat. Starts to loose perfect crispness around 1000m (maybe just my eyes???).
Mounted on a Savage in 270 launching 150gr SST's at 3000fps. About 300rds fired and nothing has moved or broke. Certainly not a hard kicker but that is all I can report.
I really like the 'hunter' knobs. Low profile yet allow full adjustment and have a vernier scale like a true target turrent. Keeps from hanging up on clothes or bush when walking around. Same idea as on elite 4200 target scopes.
so far, all adjustments have been spot on. I think they will handle good solid useage but too new to know for sure. Everything moves smooth and feels like it should cost over $1000. No joking. Clicks are precise and have a nice click feel/sound.
I too am glad that products like this have allowed superb performance to reach the average budget. If the mechanicals continue to be this good, they will challenge the very best on the market at any price.
It's going to be hard for me to justify the extra cost for a Nikon Tactical now (BUT...you only live once). Can't wait for the new gen Monarchs.
You will get just slightly better optics when spending several times more money but scopes aren't for glassing but aiming. This the Nikon B will do just fine as far as you can hit.
Please post details on where to get the sun shade. Didn't think one would fit.
A link with pics of the turrents.