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.