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Old 02-16-2002, 08:34 AM
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Re: NIKON MONARCH MIL-DOT SCOPE

I have shot the new 6.5-20 quite a bit now and it is performing very nicely. The mil-dots are exactly 3.6" at the 12 power setting.
There is a unique design with the mildot reticle - the crosshairs do not actually meet the posts. I am estimating a gap of just over three tenths of a mil (0.34) from the end of each post to the beginning of each crosshair. No a big deal as the mildot spacing is still accurate. Would have been nice if it had been exactly .3 so we could use it for a referance.
The scope has been returning to zero perfectly, gives exactly 1/8 minute per click, nice crisp adjustments. Will need a long range base for any distance but it is a hell of a hunting scope for most ranges. I did not have any problem obtaining a 500 yard zero with a 10 minute Badger base and standard Badger rings - did not shoot it any farther to date.
By the way - did you folks know that Nikon is giving a certificate for a free MILDOT MASTER with every Mil-dot equiped scope - including the 6.5-20. Hell of a good idea.
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Old 02-24-2002, 01:16 PM
 
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Re: NIKON MONARCH MIL-DOT SCOPE

What is the eye relief of 6x20?The 5.5x16.5 I'v got does not have enough eye relief for a hard kicking round,otherwise a very good scope=CJ
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Old 02-25-2002, 02:11 PM
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Re: NIKON MONARCH MIL-DOT SCOPE

Mach5,

I have mine on a 308. I would not want it on my 338 Lapua just for that reason. My Leupold has lots of eye relief. I wear glasses to so eye relief was a concern. I do not want to creep on the Lapua.

Matt
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Old 02-25-2002, 02:38 PM
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Re: NIKON MONARCH MIL-DOT SCOPE

Nikon's 2002 catalog says 3.1 to 3.5 inches eye relief for the 6.5-20 scope. The new model has an adjustable eyepiece, which still has the rubber ring on it.

The scopes that I have shot have had good eye relief, have only shot them on .308's so far.
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Old 03-09-2002, 04:26 PM
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Re: NIKON MONARCH MIL-DOT SCOPE

I own two Nikon Monarchs and would gladly trade them both for one Leupold. The glass is average,durability poor and their service is the worst in the industry. It took me a total of 3 months to get my scope back. Open the wallet and get the Leupold or better. Leupold has the best service dept. All scopes used hard can fail, it is the service that makes the difference. blair0352@msn.com
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