Monark or Elite 3200?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by EastHunter, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. EastHunter

    EastHunter Well-Known Member

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    Hi guy.

    My old scope died last week( bushnell buckHorn 4x buy 15 year a go !!!).
    Im looking for Elite 3200 or a Monark(midle range one). Peapole y know push my for the monark for clariti issue and stronger hold of the setting. Is that true? Y fond the 3200 at beter price than the monark (about 120$ lest).
    My shot thend to be short but the long range shooting start to get me so dont want to make a bad chose. What would you do?
     
  2. xman77777

    xman77777 New Member

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    I have both a Monarch and an Elite in similar mag ranges(4-16 vs. 5-15), and in my experience, the Monarch is noticably brighter in low light hunting situations, and on the bench compared side by side. Both have been good scopes, but I prefer the Nikon.

    Rod
     

  3. EastHunter

    EastHunter Well-Known Member

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    Just remenber that bushnel scope are life garenti. Mabe able do pay the difference for better busnel.
     
  4. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Nikons are too. Most of the mainstream optics are for that matter.
     
  5. RugerM77.270

    RugerM77.270 Well-Known Member

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    Third Generation Shooter Supply (sponsor here) Has 3200's on sale for $133. That would settle the deal for me. I put one on my go to rifle and love it.
     
  6. fireroad

    fireroad Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that the Monarch is on par, if not a hair better, that the Elite 4200. The Elite 3200 is equivalent to the Nikon Buckmaster. Both the Buckmaster and the Elite 3200 are decent scopes for the money, but you are much better off going with the Monarch or saving for the 4200. I myself am going ofr the Monarch as it has the edge on brightness, has mil-dot, is lighter and cheaper than the 4200. Goodluck!
     
  7. EastHunter

    EastHunter Well-Known Member

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    Thank Fireroad for the fixing. I have mistaken mi on the scope name. Im lokking for the buck Master or elite3200. Sins y cant wait for the better one got no chose....... The bargin i found is about the same if y take money change,shiping and tax RugerM77.270.
     
  8. fireroad

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    Easthunter -What kind of prices are we talking about? I did a search by model number and this is what I got...

    A Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40SF will run you $275 shipped from Optics Planet.

    A Bushnell Elite 3200 4x12x40 AO will run you about $264 shipped from manoutpostventure.com

    The bushnell has rainguard and AO, but the Buckmaster is lighter and brighter.Given the $10 difference I would go with the Nikon. But, if you have found either scope much cheaper than these prices go for it...but definatley don't pay more. 4-14 is plenty of range for the typical long range hunting shot. Good luck!
     
  9. britz

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    They are both on par w/ each other. I feel the nikon is slightly clearer and has better light gathering ability. However, the Bushnell has a good rep for being mechanically good. Make sure you pay attention to the adjustment range for whatever scope you buy. I think Bushnell has very little adjustment in their higher power 3200's.
     
  10. EastHunter

    EastHunter Well-Known Member

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    Hi Fireroad.

    The big thing is i live in Canada. Im not use to go internet way to buy thing.
    In the store the Nikon buckmaster will run about 340$ cnd, the bushnel 3200 330$ cnd, the bargin y foun is 231$ for bushnel. And it for 3-9 40 scope.
    Think am not born in the better place to buy stuff!!! Might be good time to kick my ass to go internet buying! Just came back from the place i purshace the scope and the guy will test it and send it for fix if it valu the shot. I start feeling to hunt one more year with my old scope(if fixable) and wait to be able to go with a Monark insted going for the 3200. Most my shot are under 100yrd with 300yrd max if in the right place so. What will you do in my place?
     
  11. fireroad

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    Oh , i'm sorry...didn't realize you wanted a 3-9. Yes, if you are shooting out to 300 meter max a 3-9 or 3-10 is plenty of scope. If you can make it one more year I would save up for the monarch...just a much better scope for little more money. I would search ebay and find someone who ships to Canada as it sounds like scopes are pretty pricey up there . By the time you are ready I am sure you can make an American friend who will buy the scope down here and ship it too you. Figure $295 US plus shipping for a Monarch 2.5-10x42.

    $340 CAD is pretty good price as that is $312.00 US...definatley save up for the Monarch!
     
  12. RJ338

    RJ338 Well-Known Member

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    Anothe big difference between the two is that the Nikon Monarch's will give you far better eye relief.
     
  13. EastHunter

    EastHunter Well-Known Member

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    It not that y want a 3-9. That what most store sale in my area. Not so much pepole that shot long range. Mostly hevi wood so that explain why. I would prefer 4.5-15 but they are harder to find. I will look for friend on usa side.
     
  14. fireroad

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    I believe the Monarch is a 4-16 and if that's what you want by all means get it. Ebay for a US friend would be your best bet. I plan on purchasing the same scope next month myself.