Comparison: Bushnell elite 4200 - Nikon monarch

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by zoeper, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. zoeper

    zoeper Well-Known Member

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    I am facing a standoff between the Nikon Monarch 6-24 x 50 SF with BDC reticle and the Bushvell elite 4200 6-24 x 50 Tacticle with 30mm tube and mill dot reticle.

    Does anyone here have any info/ experience/ happy or horror stories to help me choose?

    Scope would be used for plains hunting also, but mostly competition shooting out to 450 yds

    your help apreciated
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  2. guns_and_labs

    guns_and_labs Well-Known Member

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    Of the two, I prefer the Bushnell 4200. More repeatable adjustments, and the glass seems pretty good. On the other hand, the Nikon Monarch X line seems to flip the order.
     

  3. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I've had two of the new Nikon Monarchs. Comparing them to my Bushnell elites 4200s . I couldn't get rid of the Nikons fast enough. I had a 5x20x44MM Nikon and I could see bullet holes with the Bushnell elite 4200 4x16x40 easier then with the Nikon.
     
  4. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    I love my Elite 4200! The only thing that will ever make me get rid of it is a laser range finding scope that will cost me 5 times what my rifle did.
     
  5. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    The glass on the 6-24x50 Bushnell I had wasn't that impressive. I compared it to my older 6.5-20 Nikons, I don't have a new Nikon. Mechanically the scope seemed fine.
     
  6. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Look below, just reviewed the Bushnell in question.
     
  7. zoeper

    zoeper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, That's just what i wanted to hear! I will report back when it arrives and i've tested it.
    Tyler, I did read all the reviews i could find on the 4200 including yours, but i just needed to hear it from those whe have tested both scopes.

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  8. zoeper

    zoeper Well-Known Member

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    Now aint that just grand?

    Having gone through the agonizing process of choosing a scope, not one of the 2 finalists is available in this country!

    Bugger that then, my old scope just got it's contract renewed for the next couple of years it seems.

    if there is one thing i envy Americans for (make that 2)...
    1. You are spoiled for choice
    2. Your gun laws

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  9. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Zoeper what country is that? I live in California ,we complain about our stupid gun laws in our state all the time..........
     
  10. zoeper

    zoeper Well-Known Member

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    Iron Worker,

    South Africa - Here a firearm is not considered to be property. All gunowners now have to re register their firearms, write competency tests and motivate each and every differnt rifle they apply for. Let me say outright that my figures are not 100% acurate, but only about 25% of all legal weapons was succesfully relisenced over the past 3 years. New firearm licences are almost unheard of and loads of gunshops went bancrupt. You are limited to 2 rifles, unless you obtain dedicated hunter status (more tests and compulsory membership of clubs and hunts) allowing you 4 rifles.
    Quoting someone from another website:
    By 2010 the government would have suceeded in making 75% of guns illegally owned, and they would probably call that a victory of sorts.
     
  11. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Is this because of Nelson Mandela's Legacy ? I don't know what to say? Do you feel threatened ? Are you safe? Its like a plague ......
     
  12. zoeper

    zoeper Well-Known Member

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    Yes i do feel threatened, and so should every other law abiding gunowner and citizen. The goverment is going to great lengths to disarm the inocent. The criminals get to keep their weapons.
    Hey, but let's talk scopes and hunting - much more fun!
     
  13. zoeper

    zoeper Well-Known Member

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    Would anybody out there be prepared to accept a mail order scope on my behalf and stick it back in the mail, USPS to South Africa?

    If so, please shoot me a pm.

    Thanks
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  14. guns_and_labs

    guns_and_labs Well-Known Member

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    PM sent