Originally Posted by Shootin4fun
Back to the Vortex....Anyone have an opinion regarding the Viper series vs. Nikon Monarchs... in particular the Viper 4-12x40 PA vs. the Monarch 3-12x 42 SF?
Or Viper 6.5-20x44 PA vs the Monarch 5-20x44 SF?
Anyone have a feel of how the Viper PA, Viper PST, Viper HS, compare with the various lines of Monarchs?
I have the Viper 6.5-20x44 PA on my RRA. It is my opinion that money spend on vortex optics (the viper in particular)
is money well spent. My only complaint ( and a minor one) is that cranked up to 20 power, the eye relief is kind of short. That is to be expected on a scope that cost less than 5 bills. The turrets are solid and accurate. the glass isn't the best but its much better
than what I expected for a scope in this price range. Unless you need the the feature set of the PST line, (at twice the price) I think the viper is the best variable powered optic with a three digit price tag.